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:
Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 19, 2018. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
Nov. 1, 2017-Feb. 4, 2018. Daily limit - 6. Bird dogs allowed.
Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2017. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 32. Dogs allowed.
May 15, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
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).
The name for the WMA is derived from the bayou that runs along the southwest side of the area.
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 exist for deer, turkey and small game.
Management practices include planting of native warm-season grasses, which provide habitat for rabbit and quail.
A main recreation opportunity people pursue on this WMA is training dogs for rabbit hunting.
Restaurants and other facilities can be found in Carlisle.