Spring Bank WMA
- 2023-24 Closed Seasons
- 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. 16-18, 2023
Deer Modern Gun: Nov. 11-Dec. 10 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,
- Two does with muzzleloader and modern gun combined.
- During youth hunt, youths may take four deer, two bucks (no antler restrictions) and two does.
- 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-May 5, 2024. One legal turkey.
Access to both tracts is off Hwy.160, west of Bradley. Tract 1 is north of the Pleasant Valley community and Tract 2 is south of the Walnut Hill community. Refer to an area map for more specific directions.
The area was established as a WMA in 1992.
- Area Notes
Nearest camping facilities are on the Lafayette County WMA, 3 miles east of Bradley.
The area is divided into two separate tracts, tract 1 is primarily old fields, bordered by an oxbow lake of the Red River, and tract 2 is forested with a pine/hardwood mixture.
- Hunting Opportunities
Deer, quail, turkey, squirrel waterfowl and rabbits. The old field habitat provides some excellent rabbit hunting opportunities.
Lafayette County, west of Bradley off Hwy. 160.
- Management Practices
Management activities on this area are limited due to its remote location. However, a habitat management plan, which includes prescribed burning, is currently being developed.
This 701-acre area is owned by the AGFC.
The primary objective of this management area is to provide quality wildlife habitat and public hunting opportunities.
- Recreation Other Than Hunting
The oxbow lake on Tract #1 provides good fishing opportunities. The Red River is nearby, Lafayette County WMA is approximately 7 miles to the east, and Sulphur River WMA is approximately 7 miles to the west. Also, the states of Texas and Louisiana are very close to the west and south, respectively.
- Restaurants and Other Facilities
Facilities are located in Bradley, AR and Springhill, LA. Bass Haven Restaurant and Lodge are located on Lake Erling. They have lodging as well as RV hookups and a boat launch. They can be reached at 870-694-6221.