Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018.
Deer Muzzleloader (permit hunt): Oct. 21-25, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunts): Nov. 11-15 and Nov. 24-28, 2017.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunts: Nov. 4-5, 2017 and Jan. 6-7, 2018.
WMA Deer Bag Limit:
Three deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:
Youth Hunt (permit required): April 8-9, 2017. One bearded turkey
Firearms Hunt (permit required): April 10-12, 2017. One bearded turkey, no jakes.
A WMA Turkey Hunt Permit is required to hunt turkeys on this WMA. Click here for details.
The name is from the small farming community of Pine Tree, Arkansas. The WDA was established as a branch experiment station. The University of Arkansas has conducted agricultural experimentation over many years dealing with various research efforts.
Access is provided from Highway 306 either from Colt, or Hunter, Arkansas, depending upon direction of travel. Several St. Francis County roads (107 and 267) cross the management area. Field roads provide seasonal access, but can become impassable during wet periods.
The University of Arkansas received ownership in 1960 from the U.S. Soil Conservation Service.
No camping is allowed.
The area consists of hardwood timber intermixed with fields planted in various crops. Several beaver ponds provide habitat for wintering waterfowl and other wetland wildlife. Large tracts of pasture are established with an occasional small fishing pond providing a water source for wildlife. The area comprises about 11,850 acres of habitat - 3,940 acres in forests, 5,630 in pastures and 2,280 acres in crops.
The management area is regulated by permit quota hunting for deer. Small game, such as rabbits, quail, squirrels and furbearers, doves and ducks are hunted under statewide seasons.
The area is in St. Francis County about 6 miles west of Colt, Ark. State Highway 306 bisects the northern portion of the management unit.
Management initiatives are conducted by a cooperative effort between the AGFC and the University of Arkansas. Various wildlife management practices are implemented to enhance habitat diversity to meet various habitat needs of wildlife.
This 11,850-acre area is owned by the University of Arkansas.
The management area purpose is twofold. One is to experiment in the agricultural field as to various needs of the farming industry. Secondly is to provide under a cooperative effort with the AGFC to manage the resource for public use. The WDA is managed for all species of resident wildlife and wintering migratory species.
Many outdoor opportunities exist on Pine Tree, including fishing, birding and hiking some of the woodland roads.
The town of Colt, Arkansas, approximately 6 miles from Pine Tree, provides several places to enjoy a meal and a grocery store.