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Jack Mountain WMA

Zone County
381 Garland, Hot Spring

Jack Mountain WMA is a leased land WMA, meaning hunters, trappers and campers 16 years of age or older must purchase a Jack Mountain WMA leased lands permit (LJM) along with a free annual General Use Permit (WMP). Permits are available online by clicking “Buy Licenses” at or by calling 833-345-0325 or any regional office.

2023-24 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • 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: Oct. 21-29, 2023 and Dec. 29-31, 2023
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 11-Dec. 17, 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 bucks, which may include:

  • Two bucks with archery, muzzleloader or modern gun,
  • Four does with archery,
  • Four does with muzzleloader or modern gun combined.
  • During youth hunt, youths may take four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) or up to four does.

Deer Notes:

  • Three-point rule.
  • No dogs.
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. No dogs allowed Nov. 11-19. 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:

  • Statewide bag limit.
  • No dogs.
2024 Turkey
Youth Hunt: April 6-7, 2024. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 15-May 5, 2024. One legal turkey.
Jack Mountain WMA was formed in 2015 through a cooperative agreement between the AGFC and the Ross Foundation.
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.
  • Hunters, trappers and campers 16 years of age or older must purchase a Jack Mountain WMA leased lands permit (LJM).
  • A camping permit from the Ross Foundation is required to camp on Jack Mountain WMA. Call 870-246-9881 to request a permit.
  • Holders of AGFC Mobility-Impaired Access (MIA) may operate ATVs only on designated mobility impaired access areas on Jack Mountain WMA.
  • ATVs on designated MIA areas must be 100 feet and no more than 300 feet from the centerline of the road.
  • Only one hunting stand or blind per MIA card holder allowed.
  • ATVs are allowed on designated open, maintained roads on Jack Mountain WMA from Sept. 1-Dec. 31 and 7 days prior to opening of turkey season through the end of turkey season.
  • Use of ATVs on right-of-ways is strictly prohibited unless designated as an open road.
Jack Mountain WMA is owned by the Ross Foundation, a private nonprofit organization based in Arkadelphia.
The primary purpose of Jack Mountain is timber production to support the Ross Foundation’s mission. However, recreation that is compatible with that timber production is allowed. The AGFC secured this leased land agreement to offer hunters in the Hot Spring and Arkadelphia area continued access to good hunting opportunities.