Waterfowl hunters who make use of public duck blinds on several northeast Arkansas public hunting areas will soon get their chance to perform maintenance work on these public blinds. Sportsmen may access Big Lake, St. Francis Sunken Lands and Dave Donaldson Black River WMAs from Aug. 16 through Aug. 31, to maintain public duck blinds, waterfowl hunting holes and boat lanes.
There are no blinds on Dave Donaldson Black River WMA, but public hunting holes may be maintained on that WMA. Access is scheduled for an earlier period than past years after comments from local residents.
The later dates conflicted with a peak in farming activities. Maintenance will only be allowed into the areas during daylight hours. Permits will not be required.
The use of all-terrain vehicles for off-road travel is restricted to persons actively participating in blind or hunting hole maintenance, and mobility impaired access permit holders as permitted by area regulations.