LITTLE ROCK — Greater than 60,000 acres of wetland habitat can be found for waterfowl hunters by means of Arkansas Sport and Fish Fee wildlife administration areas, practically all of which is open on a first-come, first-served foundation. Nevertheless, just a few choose areas are reserved by means of drawn allow hunts to extend hunter satisfaction and stop conflicts from hunters organising too shut to at least one one other.
Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms WMA, Sheffield Nelson Dagmar WMA and the west unit of Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA all reserve particular alternatives by means of on-line drawings.
Allow hunts are nothing new for Raft Creek WMA close to Georgetown. It has been managed by means of lottery-style drawings on weekends for years to cut back crowding and supply the next high quality searching expertise. Along with dozens of searching areas accessible to the general public by way of on-site drawings on Saturdays and Sundays throughout duck season, some areas are reserved for on-line drawings carried out every week earlier than every searching interval the realm is open. A particular mobility-impaired blind and youth blind additionally can be found solely by means of these on-line drawings. The primary software interval for these hunts is Nov. 8-11 for hunts on Nov. 17, 18, 20 and 21. Solely sure areas are drawn on-line, and just for Saturdays and Sundays. If a allow holder doesn’t declare their location earlier than that day’s on-site draw is carried out (2 hours earlier than taking pictures mild), the situation is obtainable within the on-site draw. Looking on Tuesdays and Wednesdays is open on a first-come, first-served foundation and hunters could arrange all through the WMA.
The AGFC additionally has improved waterfowl alternatives for teenagers on the Conway George Tract of Sheffield Nelson Dagmar WMA close to Brinkley. Looking blinds had been put in for concealment and added consolation, and the habitat was manipulated to extend the probability of shut photographs. These blinds are the one permit-style searching accessible on Dagmar WMA. Solely youths and their mentors could use them. Not more than 4 contributors could hunt a blind per celebration, and just one mentor is allowed per youth hunter. Nevertheless, one mentor could accompany multiple youth on the blind. These blinds can be found by on-line draw starting Nov. 8-11.
Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA West Unit presents a superb alternative for youth waterfowl hunters in southeastern Arkansas. The waterfowl space on this WMA is split into seven models round open water and marsh habitat. AGFC employees has constructed above-ground blinds on every of the seven models. These blinds can be found by allow solely, with the primary software interval being Dec. 6-9, after deer allow hunts have concluded.
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