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Overview

Holland Bottoms WMA

Zone County
340 Lonoke, Pulaski
2023-24 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Deer Regular Modern Gun
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 (permit hunts): Oct. 21-23, 2023 and Nov. 24-26, 2023
Deer Modern Gun: Closed
Deer Modern Gun Special Youth Hunt: Nov. 4-5, 2023 and Jan. 6-7, 2024

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

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

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. Dogs allowed. Daily limit – 12, possession limit – 48.

2023-24 Waterfowl

Waterfowl Notes:

  • Spinning-wing and mechanically operated decoys not allowed. See Page 43.
  • Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne is closed to waterfowl hunting.
  • The Willow Oak Forest Preserve Natural Area is open to waterfowl hunting.
  • No airboats during duck season. (excluding Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne)
2024 Turkey

Youth Hunt (permit required): April 6-7, 2024. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt (permit required): April 15-17 and April 20-22, 2024. 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 agfc.com or by calling 833-345-0325 or any regional office.
  • Only shotguns (.410 and larger) with slugs (no buckshot allowed) or muzzleloading rifles shooting a single projectile are allowed during modern gun special youth hunt.
  • The Union Pacific Railroad right-of-way through the area is considered part of the WMA for season and regulations purposes.
  • Lake Pickthorne WRA closes to access Nov. 1 and reopens to access Feb. 16.
  • For access restrictions that affect all users during waterfowl season, check the waterfowl guidebook
Camping

Camping is available in three designated camp sites.

Description

Bumping up against Jacksonville’s city limits, Holland Bottoms WIldlife Management Area’s 6,190 acres are a few minutes’ drive from more than a quarter million people in the Little Rock area.

Hunting Opportunities

Hunting opportunities exist for deer, small game and waterfowl.

Management Practices

Management practices include: prescribed fires, timber harvest and water level control.

Ownership

AGFC/Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission

Phone

833-345-0283

Recreation Other Than Hunting

Public fishing is available at Tommy L. Sproles Lake Pickthorne on the west side of the WMA.The lake is popular for bass, crappie and bream.

Restaurants and Other Facilities

Numerous services can be found in the cities of Cabot and Jacksonville

WMA Master Plan

View the master plan for this AGFC-owned WMA.