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Overview

Prairie Bayou WMA

Zone County
535 Lonoke
2023-24 Closed Seasons
  • Alligator
  • Bear
  • Deer Muzzleloader
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 Modern Gun 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,
  • Three does with archery.
  • 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.

2024 Turkey

Youth Hunt: April 6-7, 2024. One legal turkey.
Firearms Hunt: April 15-23, 2024. One legal turkey.

About the Name

The name for the WMA is derived from the bayou that runs along the southwest side of the area.

Area Notes
Camping

No camping is allowed on the WMA.

Description

Prairie Bayou WMA encompasses 453 acres in southeastern Lonoke County, south of Carlisle. The area was acquired through the Farmers Home Administration program in 1994. The WMA is part of the Grand Prairie Ecosystem.

Hunting Opportunities

Hunting opportunities exist for deer, turkey and small game.

Management Practices

Management practices include planting of native warm-season grasses, which provide habitat for rabbit and quail.

Ownership

AGFC

Phone

833-345-0283

Recreation Other Than Hunting

A main recreation opportunity people pursue on this WMA is training dogs for rabbit hunting.

Restaurants and Other Facilities

Restaurants and other facilities can be found in Carlisle.