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Keystone WMA

Area Restrictions

That portion of the Arkansas Arm of the Keystone WMA that was previously the Waterfowl Refuge is open to restricted hunting. Lands in Osage County and the Arkansas River are restricted to archery and shotgun with pellets only. Lands in Pawnee County are restricted to archery only. The western boundary of these restricted hunting areas is a northern extension of Swan Drive in the city of Cleveland; the southern boundary is the old railroad trestle.

All shotgun hunting is restricted to federally approved nontoxic shot on the Boston Pool, Buckeye Creek and Cottonwood Creek WDU portions.

Same As Statewide Seasons
Deer Archery, Deer Muzzleloader, Youth Deer Gun, Dove, Rail, Gallinule, Turkey Fall Archery
Seasons w/ Special Restrictions
  • Deer Gun

Open during the first nine days only and Cottonwood Creek Wetland Development Unit lands are closed.

  • Holiday Antlerless Deer Gun

Same as statewide seasons except Cottonwood Creek Wetland Development Unit lands are closed.

  • Crow, Quail, Woodcock, Snipe, Rabbit, Squirrel, Predator/Furbearer Calling, Pursuit with Hounds for Furbearers

Closed during the first nine days of deer gun season.

  • Turkey Fall Gun

Tom only, shotgun only.

  • Waterfowl

Hunting hours for waterfowl close at 1 p.m. daily on the WDU portions.

  • Trapping

Open to water sets, live box traps and enclosed trigger traps only.

  • Turkey Spring, Youth Turkey Spring

One-tom limit; seasons combined, area combined.

Additional Restrictions

Hunter and angler camping is allowed within 50 yards of open roads.