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Moro Big Pine Natural Area WMA

Zone: 445

County: Calhoun

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, 2022
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 12-16, 2022, Nov. 25-29, 2022, Dec. 10-14, 2022 and Dec. 26-30, 2022
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2022 and Jan. 7-8, 2023

WMA Deer Bag Limit: Five deer, no more than one buck, which may include:

  • One buck with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Five does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take five deer, no more than one buck (no antler restrictions) or up to five does.

Deer Notes:

  • 12-inch inside spread or 15-inch main beam rule.
  • No dogs.
  • Hunters must harvest and check a doe on Moro Big Pine Natural Area WMA prior to harvesting a buck.
  • A youth is not required to harvest a doe before harvesting a buck during any hunt.
  • Deer must be brought to WMA Biological Check Station
    during the first 2 days of the November Adult Modern Gun Seasons (2 hunts total).
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 (permit required): April 9-10, 2022. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt (permit required): April 18-20, 2022, April 23-25, 2022 and April 30-May 2, 2022. One legal turkey.

Hunting wihtin 100 feet of the center of any road (including closed and seasonally closed roads) on Moro Big Pine Natural Area WMA is illegal.

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

Age

Conservation easement purchased in 2006. WMA opened in 2007.

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 agfc.com or by calling 800-364-4263 or any regional office.
  • Check antler restrictions for important additional information.
  • Vehicles, horses, mules and bicycles may only be used on open, gravel/graded roads.
  • Pedaled bicycles (non-motorized) may be used on closed 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.
Ownership

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.)

Phone

877-836-4612

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