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Little River WMA

Zone: 417

Counties: Hempstead, Little River

2022-23 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
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 and Dec. 29-31, 2022.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 12-Dec. 18, 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: Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include: 

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

2023 Turkey

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


The area is accessible only by boat from the Little River north of Fulton.


Little River WMA was transferred to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1991.

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.


Nearest camping facilities are at Millwood Lake State Park on Hwy. 32, west of Saratoga.


The area is primarily bottomland hardwood and is inundated often.

Hunting Opportunities

Deer, quail, turkey, squirrel, and rabbits. The bottomland hardwood provides some excellent waterfowl hunting opportunities when flooded.


It is located in Hempstead County, on the Little River north of Fulton.

Management Practices

Active management is limited on this area due to inaccessibility.


This 597-acre area is owned by the AGFC.




The primary objective of this management area is to provide quality wildlife habitat and public hunting opportunities.

Recreation Other Than Hunting

Other recreational opportunities are limited due to inaccessibility. Millwood Lake and Pond Creek NWR are located directly to the north. Old Washington Historic State Park is located 15 miles to the northeast.

Restaurants and Other Facilities

The nearest restaurants are in Hope, Fulton, or Texarkana.


Extreme Caution should be used when boating on the Red River and Little River.

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