WMAs closed for hog eradication
Depending on weather, portions of Trusten Holder, Seven Devils, Cut-off Creek, Freddie Black Choctaw Island and St. Francis Sunken Lands Wildlife Management Areas might be closed to daytime public today through Saturday.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, will conduct aerial operations to reduce feral hog populations on the WMAs.
Aerial operations are scheduled to begin today and continue through Saturday. To ensure safety for the public and to comply with USDA regulations, access will not be allowed during ongoing operations.
The operations will depend on weather and site specific conditions. The date range will allow some flexibility to cover large contiguous tracts of habitat. When access to the WMAs is restricted, AGFC and partnering agency staff will be on-site to maintain road and access closures.
For additional information, contact AGFC Statewide Feral Hog Program Coordinator J.P. Fairhead at (870) 253-3721 or the AGFC Wildlife Management Division at (501) 223-6359.