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From the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

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• Earl Buss Bayou DeView WMA

Boaters should use caution while using the Thompson Tract boat run. A few ducks and geese are moving through the area.

• South Oliver GTR Habitat: Mast production has been good.

Water Level: 10% flooded with a current gauge reading of 0.0 feet. Most available water is within the natural slough.

• Thompson Tract GTR

Habitat: Mast production has been good.

Water Level: 80% flooded with a current gauge reading of 0.9 feet.

• Lake Hogue WRA

Habitat: Primarily deep open water habitat.

Water Level: Normal pool level.

• Big Lake WMA

When the Ditch 81 extension gauge near Manila (upstream of the Big Lake north-end control structure) reads 17.5 feet, water is beginning to come over the north levee degrade on Big Lake WMA. When the Ditch 81 Extension gauge reads 18.0 feet or higher, the water level on the WMA will rise quickly and hunters should exercise caution while on the area. Be aware of underwater logs in boat runs and hangers in trees.

A few ducks and greese are seen flying around the area.

• North Woods GTR

Habitat: Mast production is fair.

Water Level: Bo Dock gauge currently reads 235.3 feet msl. Target level is 235.5 feet with 95% flooded.

• South Woods GTR

Habitat: Mast production is fair.

Water Level: The 7-Mile gauge is currently at 234.4 feet msl. Target level is 234.5 feet with 98% flooded.

• Simmons Field

Habitat: A good amount of millet, smartweed and sedge is present. Seed production is very good in north unit, middle field was planted in Chawapa millet coverage is fair, south field was stripped in Chawapa millet fair with strips of smartweed that did extremely well.

Water Level: 100% coverage

• St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA Hunt Area

Habitat: Mast production is average within the hunt area.

Water Level: Water levels on St. Francis Sunken Lands for waterfowl season are dependent on flows from St. Francis River. The target level for providing huntable timber is 212.0 feet msl read from the Oak Donnick gauge. As of Nov. 26, levels were at 212.34 feet msl. Birds are in the area; however, numbers are still low.

• Snowden WRA

Habitat: There was a small green up response of wetland plants after the growing season bums throughout the unit.

Water Level: 10% flooded, mostly in the low-lying areas due to rain.

• Payneway WRA

Habitat: Pool D has 14 acres of buckwheat providing good bugging areas when water becomes available. A,B,C pools have sunflowers left standing with some smartweed response underneath. Barrows have been mowed for openwater use.

Water Level: Pool A is at 0%. Pool B is at 5% coverage. Pool C is at 10%. Pool

D is at 30%.

• Shirey Bay Rainey Brake WMA

Waterfowl hunters should be aware of hangers and submerged logs within the boat runs and GTRs. Please exercise caution when accessing the area. In addition, hunters should allow safe passage when parking vehicles along roadsides. Vehicles blocking access will be moved.

• Adam Brake GTR

Habitat: Good abundance of mast crop within the GTR.

Water Level: Water level is 238.4 feet msl with a target level of 240.0 msl. 50% flooded.

• Rainey Brake GTR

Habitat: Good abundance of mast crop within the GTR.

Water Level: 90% flooded.

• Eagle Pond GTR

Habitat: Good abundance of mast crop within the GTR.

Water Level: 40% flooded.

• Phase III

Moist-Soil Unit

Habitat: Good wetlandtype vegetation.

Water Level: 80% flooded.

• Charles Crisp Moist-Soil Unit

Habitat: Good wetlandtype vegetation. Water Level: 70% flooded.

• Ward Field Moist-Soil Unit

Habitat: Good wetlandtype vegetation. Water Level: 60% flooded.

• River Field Moist-Soil Unit

Habitat: Good wetlandtype vegetation. Water Level: 70% flooded.

• Dave Donaldson Black River WMA

Waterfowl hunters should be aware of hangers and submerged logs within the boat runs and GTRs. Please exercise caution when accessing the area. Please remember to keep boats off the levees so AGFC personnel can access the area. Boats blocking access will be moved. Unattended trailers are not to be left overnight on parking areas.

• Upper Island GTR

Habitat: Below-average abundance of mast crop within the GTRs.

Water Level: Water level is 269.65 feet msl. Target level is 269.5 feet msl. 100% flooded.

• Lower Island GTR

Habitat: Below-average abundance of mast crop within the GTRs.

Water Level: Water level is 268.25 feet msl. Target level is 268.0 feet msl. 100% flooded.

• Upper Reyno GTR

Habitat: Below-average abundance of mast crop within the GTRs.

Water Level: Water level is 267.0 feet msl. Target level is 266.9 feet msl. 100% flooded.

• Lower Reyno GTR

Habitat: Below-average abundance of mast crop within the GTRs.

Water Level: Water level is 266.0 feet msl. Target level is 266.3 feet msl. 85% flooded.

• Winchester GTR

Habitat: Below-average abundance of mast crop within the GTRs.

Water Level: Water level is 263.25 feet msl. Target level is 263.7 feet msl. 80% flooded.

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