Friends of Hobbs
State Park-Conservation Area

2018-2019 hunting seasonS at hobbs 

Special Note:
A free annual WMA General Use Permit (WMP) is REQUIRED to 
hunt  or trap on WMAs.  Permits are available online by clicking "Buy Licenses" at or by Calling 800-364-4263 ext. 6359 or any regional office. 

  • RABBIT: September 1, 2018 - February 28, 2019.  Statewide bag limit. 
    See Note #1 below.
  • SQUIRREL: May 15, 2018 - February 28, 2019.  Statewide bag limit. 
    See Note #1 below.
  • TURKEY:  Fall 2018        CLOSED
                    Spring 2019    CLOSED
  • DEER:  No dogs. No antler restrictions.

Archery/Crossbow:  September 22, 2018 - February 28, 2019 
Archery zone closed during deer permit hunts
Youth Modern Gun January 5-6, 2019      (Shooting Range Closed)

By permit only
Muzzleloader November  14 - 18, 2018     (Shooting Range Closed)
Modern Gun:  December 1-5, 2018               (Shooting Range Closed) 


  • Seasonal limit is 4 deer--No more than ONE antlered buck 
  • Muzzleloader and Modern Gun permit: One buck, (no antler restrictions) or one doe
  • Modern Gun Youth hunt:  Two deer - one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.
  • Mobility Impaired permit: two deer, one buck (no antler restrictions) and one doe.


    1. Only Modern Gun and Muzzleloader deer permit holders are allowed to engage in any hunting-related activity during MG and MZ deer permit hunts. 
    2. Camping is not allowed  during Modern Gun and Muzzleloader hunts.
    3. Use of two-three-four-wheeled or similar off-road motorbikes/ATV's are not permitted on the area.
    4. The shooting range will be closed during permit hunts.
    5. No camping allowed during youth modern gun, modern gun and muzzle loader hunts.

      CHECK STATIONS - All deer harvested with Modern Guns or Muzzleloaders must be checked in at the Park’s Maintenance Complex on War Eagle Road near the intersection of Hwy 12 and War Eagle Road.  Please remember that Hobbs is Zone 320 (not Zone 1) when you check in your deer.

      Visitor safety is of the utmost importance to us. For this reason we ask that you please abide to closure advisories found in "Trail & Shooting Range Status".  

      Contact Hobbs State Park - Conservation Area office, (479) 789-5000, for information on geographic areas of the park where hunting is permitted and prohibited. Consult the Arkansas Game & Fish Regulation Booklet for all other game and trapping.

      For any additional information on hunting regulations at Hobbs State Park (zone 320), or in Arkansas, please consult the Arkansas Game & Fish Regulations Guidebook, Wildlife Management Area section.  Or, visit website,

      Trails Status Notice

      Most trails and campsites are CLOSED during certain hunting season dates! Be sure to take the link below for more Information on Trail Closures HERE

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