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Overview

Frog Bayou WMA

Zone County
235 Crawford
2023-24 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Deer Modern Gun
  • Deer Muzzleloader
  • Turkey
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 Firearms: Closed

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

  • Two antlered bucks with archery,
  • Four antlerless with archery.

Deer Notes:

  • No antlered restriction.
  • 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 power line dove field requires a permit for opening weekend, after that it is open to all hunters and a permit is not required. The Sharp Chapel Road field does not require a permit and is open to all hunters the entire dove season.

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.

2023-24 Waterfowl

Waterfowl Notes:

  • Waterfowl hunting only allowed 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 designated campsites, 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 – Boats allowed from 1 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., Dec. 2 and Jan. 31.
  • No boat motors are allowed.
  • Hunters must park in designated areas.
  • Waterfowl hunters: Please register online at: agfc.com/waterfowlhunt before and after each waterfowl hunt.
Access

Access is by county roads off U.S. Highway 64 at Dyer.

Area Notes
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Camping

Not allowed. Nearby Corps of Engineers Clear Creek Park has camping and picnicking facilities.

Description

Frog Bayou WMA was established in 2005 by the AGFC in partnership with Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service.

The area nearly tripled in size to its current 2,180 acres in 2017, thanks to a partnership with The Trust for Public Land and Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Dollars.

The WMA is along Frog Bayou (also called Clear Creek), south of Dyer in Crawford County near the Arkansas River. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land adjoins the WMA. The former farm is a wetland restoration, with migratory waterfowl its main user.

Seven moist soil units with low levees are operated as shallow impoundments during late fall and winter; one of these units is separated from the main tract. Much of the other land has been planted in hardwoods such as cypress and willow oak. About 40 acres are forested.

Rabbits are plentiful, with some squirrels and deer. A variety of shorebirds – herons, egrets and less common species – white-faced ibis visit the area. Visitors may spot them along Denham Road. 

Ownership

AGFC

Phone

833-356-0871

WMA Master Plan

View the master plan for this AGFC-owned WMA.