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Overview

Casey Jones WMA

Zone County
125 Ashley, Bradley, Drew

Casey Jones WMA is a leased land WMA, meaning hunters, trappers and campers 16 years of age or older must purchase a Casey Jones WMA leased lands permit (LCJ) along with a free annual General Use Permit (WMP). Permits are available online by clicking “Buy Licenses” at agfc.com or by calling 833-345-0325 or any regional office.

2023-24 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
2023-24 Crow

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

2023-24 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 24, 2023-Feb. 29, 2024
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 21-29, 2023 and Dec. 29-31, 2023
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 11-Dec. 17, 2023 and Dec. 26-28, 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:

  • Three-point 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. No dogs allowed Nov. 11-19, 2023. 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.

Access

The Casey Jones Leased Lands WMA tracts can be accessed via highways and county roads. 

Age

The Casey Jones Leased Lands WMA was established in 1988.

Area Notes
Camping

Designated campsites are located in various areas of the WMA. No electricity or running water is provided.

Description

The various tracts provide a diversity of habitats, including upland pine, upland pine/ hardwood mix, upland hardwood, bottomland pine/ hardwood mix and bottomland hardwood.

Hunting Opportunities

The Casey Jones Leased Lands WMA offers excellent deer, turkey and small game hunting opportunities.

Management Practices

Most of the tracts are managed intensively for pine and/or hardwood sawtimber. Single tree selection is the predominant harvesting method. Prescribed fire is also used. These timber management practices produce excellent wildlife habitat for most game species.

Ownership

The Casey Jones Leased Lands WMA is owned by The Campbell Group and Plum Creek, Inc.

Phone

833-363-7638

Purpose

The Casey Jones Leased Lands WMA was established to provide hunting and other outdoor recreation opportunities in south Arkansas.