Prairie Bayou WMA
- 2022-23 Closed Seasons
- Deer Muzzleloader
- 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 Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 5-6, 2022 and Jan. 7-8, 2023
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
- Two bucks with archery,
- Three does with archery.
- During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.
- Three-point rule.
- No dogs.
- 2022-23 Quail
Nov. 1, 2022-Feb. 5, 2023. Daily limit - 6. Bird dogs allowed.
- 2022-23 Rabbit
Sept. 1, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 32. Dogs allowed.
- 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: April 9-10, 2022. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 18-26, 2022. One legal turkey.
- About the Name
The name for the WMA is derived from the bayou that runs along the southwest side of the area.
- Area Notes
No camping is allowed on the WMA.
Prairie Bayou WMA encompasses 453 acres in southeastern Lonoke County, south of Carlisle. The area was acquired through the Farmers Home Administration program in 1994. The WMA is part of the Grand Prairie Ecosystem.
- Hunting Opportunities
Hunting opportunities exist for deer, turkey and small game.
- Management Practices
Management practices include planting of native warm-season grasses, which provide habitat for rabbit and quail.
- Recreation Other Than Hunting
A main recreation opportunity people pursue on this WMA is training dogs for rabbit hunting.
- Restaurants and Other Facilities
Restaurants and other facilities can be found in Carlisle.