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Petit Jean River WMA

Zone: 510

County: Yell

2020-21 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
2020-21 Crow

Sept. 1, 2020-Feb. 21, 2021. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2020-21 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 26, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 17-25, 2020 and Dec. 12-14, 2020
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 14- Dec. 6, 2020 and Dec. 26-28, 2020
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 7-8, 2020 and Jan. 2-3, 2021
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two antlered bucks, which may include:

  • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Four antlerless with archery,
  • One antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take three deer, two antlered bucks and one antlerless.

Deer Notes:

2020-21 Quail

Nov. 1, 2020-Feb. 7, 2021. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2020-21 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2020-21 Squirrel

May 15, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

2020-21 Waterfowl

Statewide Waterfowl Season Dates and Bag Limits

General WMA Regulations

Waterfowl Notes:

  • No boats allowed Nov. 16-20, Dec. 1-10 and Dec. 24-25.
    Exception 1 – Boats allowed from 4 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5 and Feb. 6.
    Exception 2 – Boats allowed on the following waters:
    • Petit Jean River, Kingfisher Lake, Keeland Lake, Clubhouse Pond and Lilly Pad Pond.
  • 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. 21-Jan. 31 and Feb. 6 (except in the Petit Jean River, Keeland Lake and Kingfisher Lake).
  • It is unlawful to use any device that simulates wing movement or movement of any kind through electrical or mechanical means, except jerk strings. See exact code.
  • No boats allowed from 1 p.m. to 4 a.m. Nov. 21-30, Dec. 11-23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 31.
    Exception 1 – Boats allowed from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 5, Jan. 31 and Feb. 6.
    Exception 2 – Boats allowed from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on the following waters:
    • Petit Jean River, Kingfisher Lake, Keeland Lake, Clubhouse Pond and Lilly Pad Pond.
  • Boating regulations on WMAs and NWRs.
  • Airboats may not be operated within Petit Jean River WMA (excluding Petit Jean River and Kingfisher Lake) during duck season.
  • In addition to a valid Arkansas hunting license, nonresidents need a a valid Arkansas waterfowl stamp (DSN) and a 5-day Nonresident WMA Waterfowl Hunting Permit (NW5) to hunt waterfowl on wildlife management areas. The permit costs $30.50 and is valid only Nov. 21-30, Dec. 27-Jan. 5, Jan. 22-31. It is available online, by telephone or from license dealers. Nonresidents will also need a free WMA General Use permit (WMP) when hunting on any WMA.
2020 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 26-Nov. 30, 2020
Bear Muzzleloader: Oct 17-25, 2020
Bear Modern Gun: Nov. 14-30, 2020
Bear Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 7-8, 2020
Bear Notes:

  • Statewide bag limit.
  • No dogs.
2021 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 10-11, 2021. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 19-May 9, 2021. One legal turkey, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

Area Notes
Ownership

AGFC

Phone

877-478-1043

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