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J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA

Zone County
380 Logan
2023-24 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Deer Muzzleloader
  • Furbearer Trapping
  • Quail
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: Closed
Deer Modern Gun (permit hunt): Nov. 8-9, 2023
Deer Modern Gun Youth Hunt: Oct. 7-8, 2023
WMA Deer Bag Limit: Three deer; no more than two antlered bucks, which may include:

  • Two antlered bucks with archery,
  • Three antlerless with archery,
  • One antlered buck or antlerless with modern gun permit.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take two deer, one antlered buck and one antlerless.

Deer Notes:

  • No antler 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 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.

2023-24 Rabbit
Sept. 1, 2023-Feb. 29, 2024. 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 is allowed 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset during waterfowl season.
  • Closed to all activities when “Field Trial in Progress” signs are displayed. A schedule listing the dates of field trials will be posted at area headquarters and on
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 or by calling 833-345-0325 or any regional office.
  • CWD regulations apply.
  • This area is closed to all other activities when “Field Trial in Progress” signs are displayed. A schedule listing the dates of field trials will be posted at the Area Headquarters or open a PDF of the schedule here.
  • All organized horse and mule events on J. Perry Mikles/Blue Mountain SUA must be scheduled/ reserved annually by July 1 through the Area Manager.
  • All pleasure riding is restricted to dates when no field trials are being conducted.
  • A current Arkansas hunting license is required for dog training.
  • Dog training is prohibited during organized field trials.
  • The area is open for training raccoon dogs at night and rabbit dogs year-round except during organized field trials.
  • Quail dog training is allowed from Oct. 1-April 15 except during firearms deer hunts where dogs are not allowed.
  • Dove hunting is closed during authorized field trials.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Recreation Other Than Hunting
Click here for a list of scheduled trials.