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Railroad Prairie Natural Area WMA

Zone: 539

Counties: Lonoke, Prairie

2019-20 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Deer Modern Gun
  • Deer Muzzleloader
  • Turkey
2019-20 Crow

Sept. 1, 2019-Feb. 21, 2020. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2019-20 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 28, 2019-Feb. 29, 2020.
WMA Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery,
  • Three does with archery.

Deer Notes:

  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
2019-20 Quail

Nov. 1, 2019-Feb. 2, 2020. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2019-20 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2019-Feb. 29, 2020. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.

2019-20 Squirrel

May 15, 2019-Feb. 29, 2020. Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

About the Name

Railroad Prairie Natural Area occupies portions of the abandoned right-of-way of the former Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific railroads along U.S. Highway 70 between Carlisle and DeValls Bluff.

Camping

Camping is not allowed.

Description

Its long, linear shape encompasses a variety of habitats and communities including prairie, herbaceous wetlands and forests. A large portion of Railroad Prairie consists of tallgrass prairie, a habitat that was once much more common across the Grand Prairie of eastern Arkansas.

Hunting Opportunities

Hunting opportunities exist for deer, small game and quail.

Ownership

Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Phone

877-734-4581

Recreation Other Than Hunting

Bird watching is a popular recreational activity on this WMA

Restaurants and Other Facilities

Restaurants and other facilities can be found in the cities of Carlisle and DeValls Bluff.

Safety

This area is adjacent to U.S. Highway 70, visitors should be aware of traffic.

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