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Provo WMA

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

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 21-29 and Dec. 16-18, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 11-22 (no dogs), Nov. 25-Dec. 6 (dogs allowed) and Dec. 26-28 (no dogs), 2017.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2017 and Jan. 6-7, 2018. WMA Deer Bag Limit: Four deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery,
  • Four does with archery,
  • One buck and one doe with muzzleloader,
  • One buck and one doe with modern gun.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

Deer Notes:

  • Three-point rule.
  • Dogs allowed for deer hunting only Nov. 25-Dec. 6.
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, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2017 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

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. Two bearded turkeys, no more than one jake. Firearms Hunt: April 10-25, 2017. Two bearded turkeys, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

Access

Access points are located along Hwy. 71 north of Lockesburg, along Hwy. 70 between the Hwy 71 Jct. and Dierks, and along Provo road.

Age

The area was established as a WMA in 1999.

Camping

Camping is permitted on the area at designated campsites.

Description

This area is located on a ridge between the Cossatot and Saline Rivers and primarily consists of intensively managed pine timberlands and mixed pine/hardwood tracts.

Hunting Opportunities

Deer, quail, turkey, squirrel, and rabbits. See current regulations for seasons and permit requirements.

Location

It is in Sevier County, about 3 miles northeast of Lockesburg.

Management Practices

Wildlife management practices are integrated with timber management practices to provide quality wildlife habitat and hunting opportunities. These management practices provide substantial open land habitats and stimulate excellent browse production.

Notes
  • In addition to a General WMA Use Permit, a Provo WMA leased lands permit is required to hunt, trap or camp on the area. Leased lands permits may be purchased at any license vendor, AGFC regional office or online at https://ar-web.s3licensing.com/
Ownership

This area consists of approximately 11,000 acres of Weyerhaeuser Company land.

Phone

877-777-5580

Purpose

The primary objective of this management area is to provide quality wildlife habitat and public hunting opportunities.

Recreation Other Than Hunting

Dierks Lake offers good fishing opportunities and is approximately 4 miles north. Pond Creek NWR and Millwood Lake are approximately 10 miles south.

Restaurants and Other Facilities

Facilities are located in Lockesburg, DeQueen, and Dierks. Corp of Engineer campgrounds at Dierks Lake.

Safety

Due to the large network of Weyerhaeuser roads that run throughout the area it is recommended that anyone not familiar with the area obtain an area map from the AGFC.

Detailed Interactive Map Public Use Maps