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Little Bayou WMA

Zone: 415

County: Ashley

2022-23 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Bobcat Hunting
  • Coyote Hunting
  • Deer Modern Gun
  • Fox Hunting
  • 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. 15-19, 2022
Deer Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2022
Deer Modern Gun: Closed

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

  • Two bucks with archery,
  • Four does with archery,
  • One buck and one doe with muzzleloader.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

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

2023 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 8-9, 2023. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 17-May 7, 2023. One legal turkey.

About the Name

Little Bayou WMA is named for the small bayou running through the area known as Little Bayou.

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.
  • For access restrictions that affect all users during waterfowl season, check the waterfowl guidebook

Camping is allowed on Little Bayou WMA. There is one campsite on Ashley County Road 104 with pads for RVs, but there are no hookups for electricity or water.


Formerly an agricultural area in the early 90s, Little Bayou WMA was replanted in timber in 1991 with hardwood seedlings and acorns. The area is now predominately forested with bottomland and upland hardwoods and short-leaf pines.

Hunting Opportunities

This area offers many types of game to hunt. Deer, turkeys, and small game such as rabbit, squirrels and dove can be hunted. The area is known for excellent rabbit hunting.

Management Practices

Wildlife habitat on this area is managed through timber management and prescribed fires. Native warm season grasses were planted through a grant awarded to the area. This WMA also has one of the few access ramps to Bayou Bartholomew.





Recreation Other Than Hunting

Bird watching, floating the bayou and fishing are fun ways to use the WMA other than for hunting purposes.

Restaurants and Other Facilities

Hamburg is the closest city with restaurants and hotels. T&T Hog Hut and Sawyers steakhouse are good restaurants try while in the area.


Little Bayou does experience seasonal high waters, flooding is a possibility.

WMA Master Plan

View the master plan for this AGFC-owned WMA.

Detailed Interactive Map Public Use Maps