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Roth Prairie Natural Area WMA

Zone: 560

County: Arkansas

2022-23 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Deer Modern Gun
  • Deer Muzzleloader
  • Turkey
2022-23 Crow

Sept. 1, 2022-Feb. 20, 2023. Open Thursdays through Mondays. No limit.

2022-23 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 24, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023
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.

Deer Notes:

  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
2022-23 Quail

Nov. 1, 2022-Feb. 5, 2023. Daily limit - 6, possession limit -12. Bird dogs allowed.

2022-23 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023. Daily limit - 8, possession limit - 16. Dogs allowed except during firearms deer hunts.

2022-23 Squirrel

May 15, 2022-Feb. 28, 2023. Dogs allowed. Daily limit - 12, possession limit - 48.

Area Notes

A free annual General Use Permit (WMP) is required to hunt or trap on WMAs. Permits are available online by clicking "Buy Licenses" at or by calling 833-345-0325 or any regional office.


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: 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.


Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission



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.

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