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Little Bayou WMA

2017-18 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Bobcat hunting
  • Coyote Hunting
  • Deer Modern Gun
  • Fox Hunting
2017-18 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Oct. 21-25, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2017.
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 permit.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

Deer Notes:

  • A WMA Deer Hunt Permit is required to hunt deer with muzzleloader on this WMA. Click here for details.
  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
2017 Crow

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 19, 2018. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

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

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).

2017 Waterfowl
  • It is unlawful to use any device that simulates wing movement or movement of any kind through electrical or mechanical means, except traditional jerk strings.
  • See Notes for access regulations.
About the Name

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

Camping

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

Description

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.

Notes
  • No boats allowed from noon to 4 a.m., Nov. 19-Jan. 29.
    • Exception - Boats allowed from noon until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2, Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 3.
  • Closed to all access (except in designated campsites, parking areas, boat launch ramps and boat staging areas) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 28 and Feb. 3.
Ownership

AGFC

Phone

877-367-3559

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.

Safety

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

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