By Ronnie Weston| August 17, 2012 at 1:46 PM CDT - Updated June 28 at 4:05 AM
PLAINVIEW (AGFC) – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have entered into an agreement for the Nimrod Lloyd Millwood Wildlife Management Area in Yell County. The agreement calls for all Corps-managed lands around Nimrod Lake and the Fourche La Fave River above the lake to be included into the WMA system.
In the past, the AGFC has managed some land in the area, according to Regional Supervisor Randall Bullington. "We have managed about 1,500 acres and it was mainly for duck hunting. Now we will be managing a much larger land base," Bullington says. All lands now associated with the Nimrod Corps project will now be part of the Nimrod Lloyd Millwood WMA.
The Corps' Joel Epperson said they are excited about the expanded partnership with the AGFC to include all of Nimrod. "The AGFC and Corps will now be able to collectively manage and apply for additional funding to enhance the habitat at Nimrod. In fact, the agencies have already benefited in the form of a grant which will allow for a project to improve the drainage system in the Lloyd Millwood WMA Duck Pond Area," Epperson added.
The WMA is a popular deer, turkey and duck hunting area located near Nimrod Lake in the west-central part of the state. It also has good bear, quail, rabbit and squirrel hunting opportunities.