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Jack Mountain WMA

Zone: 381

Counties: Garland, Hot Spring

2022-23 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Quail
2022-23 Crow

Sept. 1, 2022-Feb. 20, 2023. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2022-23 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 24, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23, 2022 and Dec. 29-31, 2022
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 18, 2022 and Dec. 26-28, 2022
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2022 and Jan. 7-8, 2023

WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Four does with archery,
  • Four does with muzzleloader or modern gun combined.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to four does.

Deer Notes:

  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
2022-23 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2022-23 Squirrel

May 15, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48. No dogs allowed Nov. 12-20, 2022.

2022 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 17-Nov. 30, 2022
Bear Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23, 2022
Bear Modern Gun: Nov. 12-30, 2022
Bear Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2022

Bear Notes:

  • Statewide bag limit.
  • No dogs.
2022 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 9-10, 2022. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 18-May 8, 2022. One legal turkey.

Hunters, trappers and campers 16 and older must purchase a leased lands permit.


Jack Mountain WMA was formed in 2015 through a cooperative agreement between the AGFC and the Ross Foundation.

Area Notes
  • A free annual General Use Permit (WMP) is required to hunt or trap on WMAs. Permits are available online by clicking "Buy Licenses" at or by calling 833-345-0325 or any regional office.
  • A Jack Mountain WMA leased lands permit is required to hunt, trap or camp on the area.
  • Holders of AGFC Mobility-Impaired Access (MIA) may operate ATVs only on designated mobility impaired access areas on Jack Mountain WMA.
  • ATVs on designated MIA areas must be 100 feet and no more than 300 feet from the centerline of the road.
  • Only one hunting stand or blind per MIA card holder allowed.
  • ATVs are allowed on designated open, maintained roads on Jack Mountain WMA from Sept. 1-Dec. 31 and 7 days prior to opening of turkey season through the end of turkey season.
  • Use of ATVs on right-of-ways is strictly prohibited unless designated as an open road.

Jack Mountain WMA is owned by the Ross Foundation, a private nonprofit organization based in Arkadelphia.




The primary purpose of Jack Mountain is timber production to support the Ross Foundation's mission. However, recreation that is compatible with that timber production is allowed. The AGFC secured this leased land agreement to offer hunters in the Hot Spring and Arkadelphia area continued access to good hunting opportunities.

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