Where to Hunt
Arkansas hunters have a variety of options when looking for a place to go hunting.
- Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs): The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has many WMAs available for public hunting.
- Some of the WMAs require special permits or draw permits to hunt large game, such as white-tailed deer. Many of these areas around the state provide great opportunities for small game hunting.
- Always read the current hunting regulations to check for any changes and requirements for hunting in WMAs.
- Hunting Leases: Leases are another option for hunting.
- Many private landowners lease hunting rights out to individuals or a group of individuals. Prices can vary depending on location, amount of land, and number of individuals on the lease.
- Remember that having hunting privileges does not mean that you own the land. Be sure to take care of and respect the land and also follow the landowner’s requirements.
- Private Land With the Landowner’s Permission: Getting permission from landowners is another way to find great places to hunt.
- Don’t show up on the landowner’s doorstep on opening day of the season. Get to know the landowner, and let them get to know you.
- Find out where and when you can hunt.
- Ask about any specific rules that the landowners might have for you while you are on their land and follow them. Remember that hunting on private land is a privilege, so don’t lose it!