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Jim Kress WMA

Zone: 387

Counties: Cleburne, White

2020-21 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
2020-21 Crow

Sept. 1, 2020-Feb. 21, 2021. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2020-21 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 26, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25, 2020 and Dec. 12-14, 2020
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 14-Dec. 6, 2020 and Dec. 26-28, 2020
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 7-8, 2020 and Jan. 2-3, 2021
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,
  • One doe with muzzleloader or modern gun.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

Deer Notes:

  • Permanent deer stands are not allowed.
  • Three point rule.
  • No dogs.
2020-21 Quail

Nov. 1, 2020-Feb. 7, 2021. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2020-21 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2020-21 Squirrel

May 15, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2020 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 26-Nov. 30, 2020
Bear Muzzleloader: Oct 17-25, 2020
Bear Modern Gun: Nov. 14-30, 2020
Bear Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 7-8, 2020
Bear Notes:

  • Bear seasons close earlier if bear zone quota is reached. Click here for details.
  • Statewide bag limit.
  • No dogs. 
2020 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 11-12, 2020. Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.
Firearms Hunt: April 13-28, 2020. Two legal turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

Area Notes
  • In addition to a General WMA Use Permit, a Jim Kress 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/
  • Hunters in possession of a valid Jim Kress WMA leased lands permit are allowed to use ATVs, motorcycles or bicycles on open, maintained roads during an open hunting season while traveling to or from a campsite or hunting location.
  • A Jim Kress WMA leased lands permit is not required to operate a vehicle on state highways or county roads.
  • All ATVs are prohibited on Big Creek Natural Area.
  • Campsites are undeveloped and available on a first come first serve basis.
  • Camping is limited to no more than 14 consecutive days.
  • Camps may not remain unoccupied for more than 48 hours.
  • Creating a disturbance after 10 p.m. is not allowed. It is unlawful to camp or use any campsite for more than 30 days total during one calendar year.
  • Nonhunters camping with a permit holder do not need to have a permit while camping.
Description

Seasonal closure gates are closed early January through early October. Gates open in October for muzzleloader season and remain open until early January.

Ownership

Green Bay Packaging and Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Phone

877-297-4331

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