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Overview

Cherokee WMA

Zone County
128 Cleburne, Conway, Independence, Logan, Pope, Scott, Stone, Van Buren, White

Cherokee WMA is a leased land WMA, meaning hunters, trappers and campers 16 years of age or older must purchase a Cherokee WMA leased lands permit (LCH) 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
2023-24 Crow

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

2023-24 Deer

Deer Archery: Sept. 23, 2022-Feb. 29, 2024
Deer Muzzleloader: Oct. 21-29, 2023 and Dec. 9-11, 2023
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 11-Dec. 3, 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: Four deer, no more than two antlered bucks, which may include:

  • Two antlered bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Four antlerless with archery,
  • One antlerless with muzzleloader or modern gun.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one antlerless.

Deer Notes:

  • Three point Rule within Cleburne and Conway counties.
  • No antler restrictions within Independence, Logan, Pope, Scott, Stone and Van Buren counties.
  • 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. Dogs allowed. Daily limit – 12, possession limit – 48.

2023 Bear

Bear Archery: Sept. 13-Nov. 30, 2023
Bear Muzzleloader: Oct. 21-29, 2023
Bear Modern Gun: Nov. 11-30, 2023
Bear Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2023

Bear Notes:

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.
  • Hunters, trappers and campers 16 years of age or older must purchase a Cherokee WMA leased lands permit (LCH).
  • CWD regulations apply in Independence, Logan, Pope, Scott, Stone and Van Buren counties. 
  • Permanent deer stands are not allowed.
  • Hunters in possession of a valid Cherokee WMA leased lands permit are allowed to use ATVs, motorcycles or bicycles only on open, maintained roads during an open hunting season while traveling to or from a campsite or hunting location.
  • Dogs may be used for coyote, fox and bobcat hunting when the declared furbearer hunting season is open and firearms deer season is closed.
  • Campsites are undeveloped and available on a first come/ first serve basis.
  • Camping is limited to no more than 14 consecutive days.
  • Camps may not remain unoccupied for more than 48 hours.
  • Creating a disturbance after 10 p.m. is not allowed.
  • It is unlawful to camp or use any campsite for more than 30 days total during one calendar year.
  • Nonhunters camping with a permit holder do not need to have a permit while camping.
Ownership

Green Bay Packaging, Inc.

Phone

833-356-0879