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Spring Bank 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-Dec. 10 and Dec. 26-28, 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, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Four does with archery,
  • Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and two does.

Deer Notes:

  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
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. One bearded turkey. Firearms Hunt: April 10-18, 2017. One bearded turkey, no jakes (youths may take one jake as part of their statewide seasonal limit).

Access

Access to both tracts is off Hwy.160, west of Bradley. Tract 1 is north of the Pleasant Valley community and Tract 2 is south of the Walnut Hill community. Refer to an area map for more specific directions.

Age

The area was established as a WMA in 1992.

Camping

Nearest camping facilities are on the Lafayette County WMA, 3 miles east of Bradley.

Description

The area is divided into two separate tracts, tract 1 is primarily old fields, bordered by an oxbow lake of the Red River, and tract 2 is forested with a pine/hardwood mixture.

Hunting Opportunities

Deer, quail, turkey, squirrel waterfowl and rabbits. The old field habitat provides some excellent rabbit hunting opportunities. See current regulations for seasons and bag limits.

Location

It is located in Lafayette County, west of Bradley off Hwy. 160.

Management Practices

Management activities on this area are limited due to its remote location. However, a habitat management plan, which includes prescribed burning, is currently being developed.

Ownership

This 701-acre area is owned by the AGFC.

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

The oxbow lake on Tract #1 provides good fishing opportunities. The Red River is nearby, Lafayette County WMA is approximately 7 miles to the east, and Sulphur River WMA is approximately 7 miles to the west. Also, the states of Texas and Louisiana are very close to the West and South, respectively.

Restaurants and Other Facilities

Facilities are located in Bradley, AR and Springhill, LA. Bass Haven Restaurant and Lodge are located on Lake Erling. They have lodging as well as RV hookups and a boat launch. They can be reached at 870-694-6221.

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