Deer Archery: Sept. 28, 2019-Feb. 29, 2020.
Deer Modern Gun Mobility Impaired Hunt (permit hunt): Oct. 5-6, 2019.
Deer Modern Gun (quota permit hunt): Nov. 9-10, 2019. This area has special firearms restrictions; see Area Notes.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 2-3, 2019 and Jan. 4-5, 2020. This area has special firearms restrictions; see Area Notes.
WMA Bag Limit: Two deer, no more than one antlered buck, which may include:
The name comes from LakeWedington, which the WMA surrounds.
Cabins are available for overnight stay, but there are no campgrounds.
Wedington WMA is just outside of the Fayetteville/Springdale area and is owned by the USDA Forest Service. It consists of beautiful hardwood timber forests that surround Lake Wedington. There are wildlife openings within the property that allow game to travel.
Deer hunting is limited to bow only for the majority of the season, however, there are opportunities for modern gun permit hunts for both youth and non-youth hunters. This area is known to have a healthy population of deer and many bucks are harvested each year. Hunters also have the chance to hunt rabbit and squirrel on this WMA.
The Wedington WMA, located 13 miles west of Fayetteville, is easily accessible from highway 16 and highway 412. Topographic maps of the Area are available from the USGS: Gallatin, Rhea, Robinson, and Wheeler.
Wildlife habitat is managed through timber stand improvements and prescribed fire.
Only shotguns (.410 and larger) with slugs (no buckshot allowed) or muzzleloading rifles shooting a single projectile are allowed.Refer to USDA Forest Service website for more information on mobility-impaired modern gun permit hunt application at 479-667-2191.
USDA Forest Service
Fishing and boating on Lake Wedington are great recreational opportunities this WMA offers. Lake Wedington is considered a fishing hot spot in Northwest Arkansas.
There are many restaurants and hotel accommodations in Fayetteville and Springdale. The Catfish Hole and Mama Deans are great places to eat while visiting this part of The Natural State.