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Jack Mountain WMA

2017-18 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
2017-18 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018 
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 21-29 and Dec. 29-31, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 11-Dec. 17 and Dec. 26-28, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2017 and Jan. 6-7, 2018. WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined,
  • Four does with archery,
  • Four does with muzzleloader and 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 allowed for deer hunting.
2017 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 23-Nov. 30, 2017.
Bear Muzzleloader: Oct. 21-29, 2017.
Bear Modern Gun: Nov. 11-30, 2017.
Bear Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2017.
Bear Notes:

  • Statewide bag limit.
  • No dogs.
2017 Quail

Nov. 1, 2017-Feb. 4, 2018. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2017 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2017 Squirrel

May 15, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48. Dogs allowed except Nov. 11-19, 2017.

2017 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 8-9, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. Firearms Hunt: April 10-25, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

Age

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

Notes
  • In addition to a General WMA Use Permit, a Jack Mountain WMA leased lands permit is required to hunt, trap or camp on the area. Leased lands permits may be purchased at any license vendor, AGFC regional office or online at https://ar-web.s3licensing.com/.
  • Holders of AGFC Mobility-Impaired Access cards 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 is 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 rights-of-way is strictly prohibited unless designated as an open road.
Ownership

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

Phone

870-836-4612

Purpose

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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