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Moro Big Pine Natural Area WMA

2017-18 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
2017-18 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 21-25, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 11-15, Nov. 24-28, Dec. 9-13 and Dec. 26-30, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2017, and Jan. 6-7, 2018.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than one buck, which may include: 

  • One buck with archery, muzzleloader permit or modern gun,
  • Six does with archery, muzzleloader permit or modern gun. 
  • During youth hunt, youths may take six deer, one buck (no antlerÊrestrictions) or six does.

Deer Notes:

  • 12-inch inside spread or 15-inch main beam rule.
  • No dogs.
  • Hunters 16 and older must harvest and check a doe before harvesting a buck.
  • Deer must be brought to the WMA biological data station the first three days of the muzzleloader and modern gun hunts (except during the special youth hunt).
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 (permit required): April 8-9, 2017. One bearded turkey. Firearms Hunt (permit required): April 10-12, April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2017. One bearded turkey, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

Turkey Notes: A WMA Turkey Hunt Permit is required to hunt turkeys on this WMA. Click here for details.


Conservation easement purchased in 2006. WMA opened in 2007.

  • All other seasons closed during firearms permit deer hunts.
  • Vehicles, horses, mules and bicycles may only be used on gravel/graded roads.
  • Mobility Impaired Access card holders may hunt directly on MIA old abandoned railroad north and south trams. ATVs must remain on the trams.
  • MIA card holders may not hunt directly on MIA trails 015, 016 and 034. ATVs on these trails must be 100 feet and no more than 300 feet from the centerline of the MIA trail.

Potlatch owns the area, but the AGFC, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, The Nature Conservancy and the Arkansas Forestry Commission joined together in 2006 to purchase a conservation easement to allow hunting and public access to 16,000 acres. (A conservation easement is a voluntary, legal agreement placed on a piece of property that limits certain types of uses or prevents development from taking place now and in the future, but enables the landowner to retain ownership.)



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