List of Wildlife Management Areas in Arkansas Information

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This is a list of Wildlife Management Areas in Arkansas. All counties are represented except Boone, Chicot, Crittenden, Dallas, Fulton, Grant, Jackson, Lincoln, and St. Francis County.


Name County or counties Area Description
Bayou Des Arc Wildlife Management Area White 953 acres Created in 1966 with a 320-acre public fishing lake. [1]
Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area Arkansas, Jefferson 33,832 acres Called the "George H. Dunklin Jr. Bayou Meto WMA" and also called "Wabbaseka Scatters" or just the "Scatters". [2]
Beaver Lake Wildlife Management Area Benton, Carroll, Madison 8,007 acres Includes Devil's Eyebrow Natural Area. [3]
Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area Faulkner 2,040 acres Kenny Vernon Nature Trail and Bell Slough Water Trail. [4]
Benson Creek Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Monroe 1,458 acres Includes 610 acres of bald cypress/water tupelo swamps along Bayou DeView. [5]
Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area Ashley, Union 7,020 acres plus 3,600 new acres to be added in 2018 and 2019. The WMA joins the Moro Big Pine WMA and the Warren Prairie Natural Area WMA having colonies of Red cockaded woodpeckers. [6]


Big Lake Wildlife Management Area Mississippi 12,320 acres 7,000 acres purchased in 1950. The rest purchased up to 1969. [7]
Big Timber Wildlife Management Area Clark 45,000 acres: Includes 3,500 acres (Olds Foundation) added in 2018. Also known as Big Timber Leased Lands WMA. Private land owners including The Ross Foundation, Clark Timberlands, Anthony Timberlands. and Red River Texarkana that is managed by Hancock Forest Management giving annual leases to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. [8]


Blevins Wildlife Management Area Hempstead 128 acres Established in 1991. [9]
Blue Mountain Wildlife Management Area Logan 8,200-acre Corps of Engineers property. [10]
Brewer Lake Cypress Creek Wildlife Management Area Conway 1,200 acres Surrounds Brewer Lake. [11]
Brushy Creek Wildlife Management Area [12] Cross 215 acres The WMA is a Co-op of private land owners that have joined together. [13]
Buffalo National River Wildlife Management Area Baxter, Marion, Newton, Searcy 95,730 acres The entire 135 miles of national river is a WMA. Certain areas are also under national park regulations for hunting and fishing. [14] [15] [16]
Camp Robinson Wildlife Management Area [17] Faulkner, Pulaski 26,675 acres
Caney Creek Wildlife Management Area Howard, Montgomery, Pike, Polk 85,000 acres
Casey Jones Wildlife Management Area Ashley, Drew 83,832 acres
Cattail Marsh Wildlife Management Area Greene 78 acres
Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area Scott 103 acres
Cherokee Prairie Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Franklin 566 acres
Cherokee Wildlife Management Area Cleburne, Conway, Independence, Logan, Pope, Scott,

Stone, Van Buren

62,203 acres
Cove Creek Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Faulkner 228 acres
Crossett Experimental Forest Wildlife Management Area Ashley 1,675 acres
Cut-Off Creek Wildlife Management Area Drew 9,314 acres
Cypress Bayou Wildlife Management Area Lonoke, White 2,478 acres
Dardanelle Wildlife Management Area Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Pope, Yell 42,658 acres
Dave Donaldson Black River Wildlife Management Area Clay, Greene, Randolph 21,150
DeGray Lake Wildlife Management Area Clark, Hot Spring 14,000 acres
Departee Creek Wildlife Management Area White 450 acres
DeQueen Lake Wildlife Management Area Sevier 8,792 acres Owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. [18]
Devil’s Knob Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Izard 519 acres
Dr. Lester Sitzes III Bois D’Arc Wildlife Management Area Hempstead 13,646 acres
Earl Buss Bayou DeView Wildlife Management Area Poinsett 4,435 acres
Ed Gordon Point Remove Wildlife Management Area Conway, Pope 8,694 acres
Electric Island Wildlife Management Area Garland 115 acres
Ethel Wildlife Management Area Arkansas 176 acres
Falcon Bottoms Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Columbia, Lafayette, Nevada 2,787 acres
Fort Chaffee Wildlife Management Area Crawford, Franklin, Sebastian 66,000 acres The WMA is withing Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center area. WMA rules are in effect and a Sportsman’s Orientation class is compulsory. [19]
Freddie Black Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area Deer Research Area East Unit Desha 8,300 acres Also referred to as the Choctaw Island WMA. The WMA is not a true island but includes the Choctaw Bar Island in the Mississippi River [20]
Freddie Black Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area Deer Research Area West Unit Desha
Frog Bayou Wildlife Management Area Crawford 812 acres Established in 2005 by the AGFC in partnership with Ducks Unlimited and the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service and expanded in 2017 with The Trust for Public Land and Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration money. The WMA is located along Frog Bayou, that is also known as Clear Creek, adjacent to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land. [21]
Galla Creek Wildlife Management Area Pope 3,329 The Galla Creek WMA is among several others involving controversy of flooding protocols used in Greentree Reservoir Management that has seen deteriorated conditions and a substantial dying off of timber. [22] [23]
Garrett Hollow Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Washington 670 acres
Gene Rush Wildlife Management Area Newton, Searcy 17,963 acres
Greers Ferry Lake Wildlife Management Area Cleburne, Van Buren 9,914 zcres
Gum Flats Wildlife Management Area Howard, Pike 15,661
H. E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Franklin 457 acres The Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (ANHC), a division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage added the property in 1988. [24] Along with the Presson-Oglesby Preserve (The Nature Conservancy, 155 acres), and the Cherokee Prairie (ANHC) are three contiguous tracts of protected prairie land. [25]
Hall Creek Barrens Natural Area Wildlife Management Area [26] Cleveland
Harold E. Alexander Spring River Wildlife Management Area Sharp 13,859 acres
Harris Brake Wildlife Management Area Perry 3,769 acres
Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area White 17,524 acres
Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area Benton, Carroll, Madison 11,744 acres
Holland Bottoms Wildlife Management Area Lonoke 6,190 acres
Hope Upland Wildlife Management Area Hempstead 2,115 acres
Howard County Wildlife Management Area Howard 26,000 acres
Howard Hensley Searcy County Wildlife Management Area Searcy 170 acres
Iron Mountain Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Polk 260 acres
Jamestown Independence County Wildlife Management Area Independence 971 acres
Jim Kress Wildlife Management Area Cleburne 14,527 acres
Jones Point Wildlife Management Area Marion 1,200 acres
Kingsland Prairie Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Cleveland County 400 acres
Lafayette County Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Lafayette 16,739 acres
Lake Greeson Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Howard, Pike 200 acres
Lee County Wildlife Management Area Lee 200 acres
Little Bayou Wildlife Management Area Ashley 1,284 acres
Little River Wildlife Management Area Hempstead County, Little River County 597 acres
Loafer’s Glory Wildlife Management Area 2,616 acres
Maumelle River Wildlife Management Area Pulaski
McIlroy Madison County Wildlife Management Area Madison 14,496 acres
Mike Freeze Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area Prairie 19,184 acres
Moro Big Pine Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Calhoun 16,000 acres
Mount Magazine Wildlife Management Area Logan, Yell 120,000 acres
Muddy Creek Wildlife Management Area Montgomery, Scott, Yell 146,206 acres
Nacatoch Ravines Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Hempstead 645 acres
Nimrod/Lloyd Millwood Wildlife Management Area Yell 3,550 acres
Norfork Lake Wildlife Management Area Baxter 10,000 acres
Ozan Wildlife Management Area Hempstead 580 acres
Ozark Lake Wildlife Management Area Crawford, Franklin 7,834 acres
Ozark National Forest Wildlife Management Area Conway, Crawford, Frankliln, Johnson, Madison, Newton, Pope, Searcy,

Van Buren, Washington

678,878 acres
Palmetto Flats Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Little River 1848 acres
Petit Jean River Wildlife Management Area Yell 15,502 acres
Pine City Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Monroe 870 acres
Piney Creeks Wildlife Management Area Johnson, Newton, Pope 180,000 acres
Poison Springs Wildlife Management Area Nevada, Ouachita 17,604 acres
Prairie Bayou Wildlife Management Area Lonoke 453 acres
Provo Wildlife Management Area Sevier 11,327 acres
R. L. Hankins Mud Creek Upland Wildlife Management Area Randolph 1,025 acres Deeded by FMHA in 1989. [27]


Railroad Prairie Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Prairie 244 acres
Rainey Wildlife Management Area Pope 488
Rex Hancock Black Swamp Wildlife Management Area Woodruff 7,221 acres
Rick Evans Grandview Prairie Wildlife Management Area Hempstead 4,885 acres
Ring Slough Wildlife Management Area Clay 83 acres
River Bend Wildlife Management Area Perry
Roth Prairie Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Arkansas 41 acres
Sandhills Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Miller 143 acres
Scott Henderson Gulf Mountain Wildlife Management Area Van Buren 14,000 acres Created in 1970 by the AGFC as "Gulf Mountain WMA" with an initial purchase of 6,400 acres. A 3,600 acre purchase and smaller tracts totaling 2,012 was added in 1971. 2,000 acres of Green Bay Packaging's Arkansas Mill division land was added to the WMA. The company owns over 250,000 acres in the state and this was part of the companies "Sustainable Forestry Initiative". [28]Located 12 miles southwest of Clinton the Little Red River bisects the southern area and the Ozark National Forest is the northern boundary. [29]
Seven Devils Wildlife Management Area Drew 5,032 acres
Sheffield Nelson Dagmar Wildlife Management Area Monroe 9,720 acres
Shirey Bay Rainey Brake Wildlife Management Area Lawrence 10,711 acres
Slippery Hollow Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Marion 705 acres
Spring Bank Wildlife Management Area Lafayette 701 acres
St. Francis National Forest Wildlife Management Area Lee, Phillips
St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Area Craighead, Greene, Poinsett, Clay 27,643 acres
Stateline Sandponds Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Clay 4,000 acres
Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms Wildlife Management Area White 4,000 acres
Sulphur River Wildlife Management Area Miller 16,681 acres
Sweden Creek Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Madison 137 acres
Sylamore Wildlife Management Area Baxter, Marion, Searcy, Stone 150,000 acres
Terre Noire Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Clark 415 acres
Trusten Holder Wildlife Management Area Arkansas, Desha 8,173 acres
Two Bayou Creek Wildlife Management Area Ouachita 1,250 acres
W.E. Brewer Scatter Creek Wildlife Management Area Greene
Warren Prairie Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Bradley, Drew 2,128 acres
Wedington Wildlife Management Area Benton, Washington 16,000 acres
White Cliffs Natural Area Wildlife Management Area Little River 573 acres
White Rock Wildlife Management Area Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Madison, Washington 280,000 acres
Whitehall Wildlife Management Area Poinsett 111 acres
Winona Wildlife Management Area Garland, Perry, Saline 160,000 acres

References

  1. ^ Bayou Des Arc Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2019-02-20
  2. ^ Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2019-02-20
  3. ^ Beaver Lake Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2019-02-20
  4. ^ Bell Slough Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2019-02-20
  5. ^ Benson Creek Natural Area Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2019-02-20
  6. ^ Beryl Anthony Lower Ouachita Wildlife Management Area (April 11, 2018)- Retrieved 2019-02-20
  7. ^ Big Lake Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2019-02-20
  8. ^ Big Timber Wildlife Management Area (by Randy Zellers Nov. 21, 2018)- Retrieved 2019-02-20
  9. ^ Blevins Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2019-02-20
  10. ^ Blue Mountain Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2019-02-20
  11. ^ Brewer Lake Cypress Creek Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2019-02-20
  12. ^ Brushy Creek Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2019-02-20
  13. ^ Brushy Creek Wildlife Management Co-op- Retrieved 2019-02-21
  14. ^ NPS: Buffalo National River Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2019-02-21
  15. ^ Pierce, Jason. “Creating the Natural State: Outsiders, Insiders, and the Buffalo National River.” Ozark Historical Review 35 (2006, pp. 34–49)- Retrieved 2019-02-21
  16. ^ Encyclopedia of Arkansas: Buffalo National River Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2019-02-21
  17. ^ Camp Robinson WMA- Retrieved 2019-02-21
  18. ^ DeQueen Lake WMA- Retrieved 2019-02-21
  19. ^ Land Conservation Assistance Network: Fort Chaffee WMA- Retrieved 2019-02-21
  20. ^ Audubon: Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area- Retrieved 2018-02-21
  21. ^ Frog Bayou WMA- Retrieved 2019-02-22
  22. ^ Greentree Reservoir Management- Retrieved 2019-02-22
  23. ^ Duck hunters realize changes necessary at green tree reservoirs (Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette)- Retrieved 2019-02-22
  24. ^ H. E. Flanagan Prairie Natural Area WMA- Retrieved 2019-02-22
  25. ^ Nonnative Species Control at the Cherokee Prairies in the Arkansas River Valley (pp. 2)- Retrieved 2019-02-22
  26. ^ Hall Creek Barrens Natural Area WMA- Retrieved 2019-02-22
  27. ^ R. L. Hankins Mud Creek Upland WMA- Retrieved 2019-02-22
  28. ^ Arkansas Mill division- Retrieved 2019-02-22
  29. ^ Gulf Mountain WMA- Retrieved 2019-02-22