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Camp Robinson SUA

Zone County
100 Faulkner
2023-24 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear Modern Gun
  • Bear Muzzleloader
  • Deer Muzzleloader
  • Quail
  • Turkey
  • Waterfowl
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: Closed
Deer Modern Gun (Permit Hunt): Nov. 11-13, 2023
Deer Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Jan. 6-7, 2024

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

  • Two bucks with archery,
  • Three does with archery,
  • One buck and one doe with modern gun permit.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take two deer,
    one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.

Deer Notes:

  • A WMA Deer Hunt Permit is required to hunt deer with firearms on this WMA.
  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
2023-24 Dove
Sept. 2-Oct. 22, 2023 and Dec. 8, 2023-Jan. 15, 2024

Mourning Dove and White-Winged Dove 
Daily Limit – 15, possession Limit – 45

Eurasian Collared-Dove
No daily or possession limit
Eurasian Collared Doves must remain fully feathered in the field and while being transported from the field.

Dove Notes:

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission prepares a few fields each year for the opening weekend of dove season so the public has a place to enjoy this exciting form of wingshooting.

A WMA Dove Hunt Permit is required to hunt dove opening weekend on this Area. Afterwards, the area is available on a first-come, first-served basis. WMA acreage put into dove fields is relatively small because most hunters only pursue doves the first few days of the season. However, after opening weekend of dove season, many wildlife species feed in the fields, particularly those that were topsown with winter wheat.

2024-25 Squirrel
Sept. 1, 2024-Feb. 29, 2025. Daily limit – 12, possession limit – 48.
2023 Bear
Bear Archery: Sept. 13-Nov. 30, 2023
Bear Firearms: Closed

Bear Notes:

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.
  • Camp Robinson SUA has a military history, Munitions and Explosives of Concern may be present. Use caution; recognize these military items can be dangerous; if encountered retreat; do not touch! Move away from the area and call 911.
  • Please check the current public use schedule prior to accessing the area to ensure that compartments are open for use.
  • Public Use Schedule facilities and compartment schedules. Please check prior to accessing the area to ensure that compartments are open for use. This schedule can also be obtained at the information station.
  • Public Use Map
  • Horseback riding for pleasure is allowed year-round; except during scheduled events, including field trials, in which the public use compartments are reserved.
  • Bird dog, rabbit dog and waterfowl retriever training is allowed Sept. 15-April 1 except during firearm deer hunts and after supplemental quail releases.
  • A current Arkansas hunting license is required for dog training.
  • Waterfowl retriever training is allowed year-round in Compartment 5, except for during the firearm deer permit hunt.
  • No person, multi-person party, driver or occupant of a single vehicle arriving at or being present at Camp Robinson Special Use Area’s (SUA) compartment 5 may train, control or possess, or have in one vehicle more than four dogs except after 9 a.m. on Tuesday or Thursday. “Vehicle” means a car or truck with any accompanying trailer whether or not attached.
  • Live ammunition is prohibited for dog training.
  • Camping is limited to 7 days on the area and the campground near the headquarters and multipurpose building is closed except for users during scheduled events including our permit deer hunt in November. .
  • Only enclosed, pull-activated, dogproof traps may be used for furbearer trapping.
  • The 4.5-mile Camp Robinson SUA Woodlands is shown in this auto tour map.
  • Dove hunting on the opening weekend of season is by permit only.
Camping is allowed only in designated areas.
Hunting Opportunities
Permit hunts are available for deer. The area often has a few acres of dove fields planted each year as well.
Camp Robinson Special Use Area is approximately 9 miles east of Mayflower, adjacent to Lake Conway on Clinton Road.
Management Practices
Many management practices are in use at Camp Robinson SUA, from food plots and special agricultural plantings to prescribed fire and selective thinning of overstory trees.
The property was previously part of Camp Joe T. Robinson before being deeded to the AGFC for conservation purposes. The SUA is intensively managed for a host of both game and non-game wildlife species. The area also supports the AGFC’s enforcement training center, an archery range and firing range, complete with rifle, pistol, skeet and trap shooting.
Recreation Other Than Hunting
Click here for the Camp Robinson SUA Woodlands Auto Tour map.
Restaurants and Other Facilities
The town of Mayflower, 9 miles to the west, offers a few small restaurants and gas stations. The cities of Conway and Little Rock are about 15 miles from the SUA, and offer ample lodging, shopping and dining.