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Ed Gordon Point Remove WMA

Zone County
213 Conway, Pope
Acres: 8,854
2024-25 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
2024-25 Crow
Sept. 1, 2024-Feb. 17, 2025. Open Thursdays through Mondays only. No limit.
2024-25 Deer
Deer Archery: Sept. 28-Feb. 28.
Deer Alternative Firearms (permit hunt): Oct. 12-16.
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 2-6.
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Jan. 4-5.
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Three deer, no more than one buck, which may include:

  • One buck with archery.
  • Three does with archery.
  • One buck and two does with alternative firearms permit.
  • One buck and two does with modern gun permit.

Deer Notes:

  • 15-inch inside spread or 18-inch main beam rule.
  • No dogs.
  • Hunters must harvest and check a doe on Ed Gordon Point Remove WMA prior to harvesting a buck.
  • A youth is not required to harvest a doe before harvesting a buck during any hunt.
  • Antler restrictions do not apply to youths.
2024-25 Dove
Sept. 7-Oct. 27, 2024 and Dec. 8, 2024-Jan. 15, 2025

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.

Dove fields on WMAs are 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 Quail
Dec. 1-31. Daily limit – 6, possession limit – 12.
2024-25 Rabbit
Sept. 1, 2024-Feb. 28, 2025. Daily limit – 8, possession limit – 16.
2024-25 Squirrel
May 15, 2024-Feb. 28, 2025. Dogs allowed. Daily limit – 12, possession limit – 48.
2023-24 Waterfowl

Waterfowl Notes:

  • Waterfowl hunting allowed only on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and all day Jan. 31.
  • No boats allowed Nov. 11-17, Nov. 27-Dec. 8 and Dec. 24-26.
    Exception – Boats allowed from 4 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2.
  • Closed to all access (except in parking areas and boat launch ramps) from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 31 and Feb. 3.
  • Spinning-wing and mechanically operated decoys not allowed. See Page 43.
  • No boats allowed from 1 p.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 18-Jan. 31.
    Exception 1 – Boats allowed from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2 and Jan. 31.
    Exception 2 – Boating access is allowed on Lake Cargile throughout the season.
  • Motors with factory exhaust systems only during waterfowl season.
  • No airboats during duck season.
  • Deer Modern Gun Hunt permit holders may access Steve Frick Waterfowl Rest Area Nov. 4-8.
2024 Bear
Bear Archery: Sept. 18-Nov. 30.
Bear Alternative Firearms: Oct. 12-16 (deer permit holders only).
Bear Modern Gun: Nov. 2-6 (deer permit holders only).
Bear Notes:
  • Statewide bag limit.
  • No dogs.
  • Bear Zone 1 quota does not apply on this WMA.
2025 Turkey
Youth Hunt: April 12-13. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt (permit required): April 21-23, April 26-28 and May 3-5. One legal turkey.Turkey 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 800-364-4263 or any regional office.
  • CWD carcass movement restrictions apply in Pope county.
  • Check antler restrictions for important additional information.
  • For all hunters except deer modern permit holders during the deer permit hunt, The Steve Frick Waterfowl Rest Area is closed to access Nov. 1 and will reopen to access Feb. 16.
  • The Wylie Cox Field Trial Area is open to all hunting following the Ed Gordon Point Remove WMA Season Dates and Bag Limits.
  • Dog training is still allowed from Sept. 1-April 1. Dog trainers must possess a current Arkansas hunting license.
  • For access restrictions that affect all users during waterfowl season, check the waterfowl guidebook.
AGFC/Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission