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July 2003

Camden, Hope, Bodcaw, Rosston, White Oak & Columbia Lakes

Lake Columbia bream have been biting well in about five feet of water around the lily pads with worms or crickets.  Bass are hitting spinner baits with willow leaf blades and white skirts.  Fishermen are catching catfish weighing up to 15 pounds on trotlines using shiners.

Bream have scattered at Lake Erling.  Bass are hitting six-inch black and blue tailed worms.  Anglers are catching catfish weighing up to 15 pounds with shiners on trotlines.

White Oak Lake is producing good bream on crickets.


The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission approved several deer and bear hunting season revisions for 2003 at a recent meeting.  The statewide seasonal deer limit, set at three, will include no more than two legal bucks and no more than one doe, with the exception of bag limit restrictions on WMA’s.  Gun deer season for Zones 4A, 5A, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 will run November 8 - December 7.  Deer muzzle loading season for Zones, 1, 2, 3, 4A, 5A, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, ll, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A and 17 are October 18 - 21 and December 20 - 22.  The season for Zones 4 and 5 is October 18 - 21.  Bear season for muzzle loaders in bear Zones 1 and 2 was set for October 18-21.  The following deer seasons were approved:

Archer/Cross Bow:

Zones 1, 2, 3, 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 16A and 17:  October 1, 2003 - February 15, 2004. 

Statewide bag limit apply.  No dogs.


Zones 1, 2 and 3:  November 8 - November 16 and November 27 - December 7, 2003.  Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits).  No dogs.

Zones 4:  November 8 - November 9, 2003.  Statewide bag limit applies.

Zone 5:  November 8 - November 9, 2003 and November 15 - November 16, 2003. 

Statewide bag limit applies.  No dogs. 

Zones 6, 7, 8, 10, and 11:  November 8 - November 16 and November 27 - December 7, 2003.  Legal bucks only (does may be taken by holders of zone quota doe permits).  Dogs allowed.

Zones 16A and 17:  November 15 - December 25, 2003.  Statewide bag limit applies.  Dogs allowed.

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