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Prairie Bayou WMA

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

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2017 and Jan 6-7, 2018.
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.

Deer Notes:

  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
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. Bird dogs allowed.

2017 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2017. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 32. Dogs allowed.

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: April 8-9, 2017. One bearded turkey. Firearms Hunt: April 10-18, 2017. One bearded turkey, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

About the Name

The name for the WMA is derived from the bayou that runs along the southwest side of the area.

Camping

No camping is allowed on the WMA.

Description

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.

Ownership

AGFC

Phone

877-734-4581

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.

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