Roth Prairie Natural Area WMA
- 2021-22 Closed Seasons
- Deer Modern Gun
- Deer Muzzleloader
- 2021-22 Crow
Sept. 2, 2021-Feb. 20, 2022. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.
- 2021-22 Deer
Deer Archery: Sept. 25, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022
Deer Firearms: Closed
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
- Two bucks with archery,
- Three does with archery.
- Three-point rule.
- No dogs.
- 2021-22 Quail
Nov. 1, 2021-Feb. 6, 2022. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.
- 2021-22 Rabbit
Sept. 1, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.
- 2021-22 Squirrel
May 15, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022. Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.
- Area Notes
There are no camping opportunities on this WMA.
Roth Prairie Natural Area is a tallgrass prairie formerly managed for hay production. Big bluestem, Indiangrass and other grasses typical of tallgrass prairies dominate the sites. Prairie mounds, some up to 3 feet tall, can be seen on the property, indicating that the land has never been plowed or leveled. Roth Prairie Natural Area is one of the last few fragments of tallgrass prairie left in the Grand Prairie of eastern Arkansas. Before settlement, the Grand Prairie contained about 320,000 acres of prairie. Now, only one percent remains. Visit:http://www.naturalheritage.com/natural-area/roth-prairie/ for more information.
- Hunting Opportunities
Hunting opportunities are very limited due to the WMAês small size. While there is an archery deer season, the best hunting opportunity is for small game such as rabbits and quail.
- Management Practices
There are no active management practices at this time.
- Recreation Other Than Hunting
Roth Prairie Natural Area is a great place for birdwatching. Short-eared owls and many species of prairie and grassland birds can be seen at this WMA. People will also have the chance to see what the Grand Prairie looked like before agriculture.
- Restaurants and Other Facilities
Stuttgart is the nearest town with restaurants and hotels.