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Lee County WMA

Zone: 412

Counties: Lee, St. Francis

2022-23 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Waterfowl
2022-23 Crow

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

2022-23 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 24-Feb. 28, 2023
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 15-23, 2022 and Dec. 18-20, 2022
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 11, 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: Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

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

Deer Notes:

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

Nov. 1, 2022-Feb. 5, 2023. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

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. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2022 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 9-10, 2022. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 18-26, 2022. One legal turkey.

About the Name

Lee County WMA is named after the county it is in.


The management can be accessed by Highway 131 turning North from Haynes. A county road off 131 can access the south end of the WMA.


The area was established as a WMA in 1970.

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.


No camping allowed.


The management is comprised of old agricultural fields, which have been reforested providing a home for an abundance of wildlife including small game and an assortment of birds.

Hunting Opportunities

Hunting opportunities exist for deer, turkey and small game.


Lee County is located South of Haynes, Arkansas near Crowley's Ridge.

Management Practices

Reforestation of old agriculture fields provides abundant habitat for wildlife.


The small FMHA tract was deeded to the AGFC in 1991.




It was acquired to provide additional public use opportunities.

Restaurants and Other Facilities

Haynes Arkansas provides the nearest opportunities for dining. A small store provides barbecues and sandwiches for the hungry visitor. A parking area is provided where 131 and the WMA converge


Lee County has a good population of rattlesnakes. When visiting, be cautious and observant.

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