Deer Archery (permit hunt): Oct. 7-Nov. 26, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun (youth permit hunt): Dec. 2-3, 2017.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than one buck, which may include:
Sunrise, July 1-sunset, Feb. 28. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during daylight hours only. Daily limit 2.
Sunrise, July 1, 2017-sunset, Feb. 28, 2018. Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays during daylight hours only. No limit.
Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 19, 2018. Open Thursdays and Saturdays only. No limit.
Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only during the statewide dove season. Statewide daily bag limit and possession limit.
Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday hunting only). Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed.
Sept. 1, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday hunting only). Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
Youth Hunt (permit required): April 7-8, 2018. One legal turkey.
Turkey Notes: A WMA Turkey Hunt Permit is required to hunt turkeys on this WMA. Click here for details.
The area was established in 1997.
Camping is available at Millwood Lake.
Grandview Prairie represents the largest, contiguous tract of blackland prairie in public ownership in the nation. The area consists of improved pasture, woodlands, wooded draws, bottomland habitats, and native grasslands comprised of blackland prairie communities.
Deer, small game, and furbearers can be hunted. The area is known for it's high quality white-tailed deer herd. See current regulations for seasons and permit requirements.
The area is located in Hempstead County, 2 miles north of Columbus.
The protection, enhancement, and restoration of the blackland prairie ecosystem is being accomplished through a landscape level management plan using prescribed fire and prairie restoration techniques. Wildlife species management plans are also being implemented. The white-tailed deer herd is managed utilizing a quality management program.
Waterfowl hunting is not allowed on lakes or ponds.
This 4,885 acre multi-use area is owned by the AGFC.
This multi-use area is managed for the protection, enhancement, and restoration of the blackland prairie habitat found there. Conservation education is also a major purpose of this area. Additionally, the area is managed for quality hunting and recreational opportunities.
Excellent fishing opportunities are found on the two area lakes. Outdoor recreation including hiking, wildflower walks, bird watching, and wildlife viewing is encouraged. A sporting clays range is available by appointment. Old Washington Historic State Park is located 5 miles to the east. Millwood Lake is approximately 10 miles to the west.
Facilities are located in Washington, Nashville and Hope. Overnight accommodations and classroom facilities are available by reservation. Additional information can be obtained by calling (800)983-4219 or (870)983-2790.
While visiting this area, care should be taken to minimize impacts on this fragile habitat.