Duck blind removal vote in AGFC August meeting

NORTHEAST ARKANSAS (KAIT)- The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Wildlife Management Chief was to permanently remove blinds on the St. Francis Sunken Lands and Big Lake wildlife management areas in northeast Arkansas.

Wildlife Management Chief David Goad presented the proposal while the commission is set to vote on it at its August meeting.

If the proposal is passed, each person claiming a blind and would like to remove it, will be required to secure a blind removal permit.

The permit will allow for specific vehicles and equipment to be utilized in the removal process. The proposed permit also says that no habitat degradation will be allowed.

If approved in August, blind removal could begin Sept. 1 and end Oct. 14. On Oct. 15, AGFC personnel will remove all remaining blinds.

There are 128 blinds on St. Francis Sunken Lands WMA and 98 blinds on Big Lake WMA.

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