Chris, I had heard that in recent years, Oakwood was losing some ducvks due to lack of fed w/ the oak trees dying off. I know it used to be quite a honeyhole albeit populated very, and I mean very early by local hunter in the early part of the season. I always wanted to hunt that timber...it looks awesome. I remember camping back at Turkey Bayou one night w/ my new wife many moons ago. We pitched camp late, racked out, and when we got up tghe next AM, there had to be a hundred snake holes around our tent and the squirrel hunters next to us had a string of beer can tabs strung on a line that had to be 80' long. I was crackin' up. Needless to say, Momma was a bit less enthusiastic about the snake idea and we did see a buttload of mocassin's around.
I think I know where that walkin is by the Cache. The river cuts across Rte 3 and it looks like some pretty swampy backwaters to the east of the roadway w/ what appears to be walkin access. I also always wondered if a guy could hunt the flooded areas just east of Horseshoe where 3 and 127 intersect. I think a number of guys hunt the walkin on the east side of Union Co refuge as well. Another area I wonderd about was along the road that runs under the bluffs east of near where the Big Muddy cuts across Rte 3. There are some spots to drop a small boat in off this gravel road and motor west toward Rte 3 in some awesome looking flooded low ground. Looked pretty stimulating but I'm not sure that it is public ground.