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Petit Jean River WMA

2018-19 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
2018-19 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 22, 2018-Feb. 28, 2019.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 20-28 and Dec. 8-10, 2018.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 10-Dec. 2 and Dec. 26-28, 2018.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 3-4, 2018 and Jan. 5-6, 2019.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two antlered deer, which may include:

  • Two antlered deer with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Four antlerless deer with archery,
  • One antlerless deer with muzzleloader or modern gun.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take three deer, two antlered deer (no antler-point restrictions) and one antlerless deer.

Deer Notes:

  • CWD regulations apply.
  • No antler-point restrictions on buck harvest.
  • No dogs.
2018-19 Waterfowl
  • View Statewide Waterfowl Season Dates and Bag Limits.

    Waterfowl Notes: 

  • 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.
  • Nonresidents need a Nonresident 5-day Wildlife Management Area Waterfowl Hunting Permit to hunt waterfowl.
  • See Area Notes for Access Regulations.
2018 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 22-Nov. 30, 2018.
Bear Muzzleloader: Oct. 20-28, 2018.
Bear Modern Gun: Nov. 10-30, 2018.
Bear Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 3-4, 2018.
Bear Notes:

  • Statewide bag limit.
  • No dogs.
2018 Crow

Sept. 1, 2018-Feb. 21, 2019. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2018 Quail

Nov. 1, 2018-Feb. 3, 2019. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2018 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2018-Feb. 28, 2019. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2018 Squirrel

May 15, 2018-Feb. 28, 2019. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2018 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 7-8, 2018. Two legal turkeys, no more than one jake.
Firearms Hunt: April 9-24, 2018. Two legal turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

Notes
  • No boats allowed from 1 p.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 17-Jan. 27.
    • Exception 1 - Boats allowed on Petit Jean River and Kingfisher Lake.
    • Exception 2 - Boats allowed from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 1, Jan. 25-27 and Feb. 2.
  • Closed to all access (except in the Petit Jean River and Kingfisher Lake and in designated campsites, parking areas, boat launch ramps and boat staging areas) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 17-Jan. 27 and Feb. 2.
  • Airboats may not be operated within Petit Jean River WMA (excluding Petit Jean River and Kingfisher Lake) during duck season.
Ownership

AGFC

Phone

877-478-1043

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