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Overview

Buck Island WMA

Zone County
078 Phillips
2023-24 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Furbearer Trapping
2023-24 Crow

Sept. 1, 2023-Feb. 19, 2024. Open Thursdays through Mondays only. No limit.

2023-24 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2023-Feb. 29, 2024
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 21-29, 2023 and Dec. 29-31, 2023
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 11-Dec. 28, 2023
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2023 and Jan. 6-7 2024

WMA Deer Bag Limit: Five deer, no more than two bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Five does with archery, muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take five deer, no more than two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to five does..

Deer Notes:

  • 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam rule.
  • No dogs.
2023-24 Quail

Nov. 1, 2023-Feb. 5, 2024. Daily limit – 6, possession limit -12. 

2023-24 Rabbit

Sept. 1, 2023-Feb. 29, 2024. Daily limit – 8, possession limit – 16.

2023-24 Squirrel

May 15, 2023-Feb. 29, 2024. Daily limit – 12, possession limit – 48. 

2024 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 6-7, 2024. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 15-May 5, 2024. One legal turkey.

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 agfc.com or by calling 833-345-0325 or any regional office.
  • Check antler restrictions for important additional information.
  • No vehicular or foot access.
  • Boating access only.
  • WMA is subject to flooding when the Mississippi River reaches 36 feet at the Helena gauge.
Description

1,510 acres

Ownership

Arkansas Game and Fish Commission

Phone

833-345-0283