jimmyscott wrote:You're not going to get spoiled on duck hunting in NWA like you would in NEA. That said, check out Frog Bayou (Alma, AR) and Kerr Reservoir (Sallisaw, OK). There are walk-in places at each of those. This part of the state is right in between two flyways (Central and Mississippi). I think the birds we see in NWA are mostly Central flyway birds. Therefore, the more west you go, the better off you'll be. Or, go south to the Arkansas river. Some Central flyway birds use the Arkansas as a travel corridor, and they take it all the way to east Arkansas. (That's why Stuttgart and the surrounding areas are so bountiful; because they get most Mississippi and some Central flyway birds.) If you'll spend a little time on google earth checking out the Arkansas river, you'll find areas that water gets backed up. Some of those areas have walk-in possibilities (hint: I already mentioned two of those locations.). When the weather gets so cold that ponds freeze up, head to any river or creek (hint: You shouldn't have to travel very far.). If there is running water, you'll probably see the ducks. My best mornings in NWA have been when the temperature is below 15 degrees. That should be enough information to get you started.
dmadden7070 wrote:There is a little run off the arkansas river southwest of arbuckle island that looks like it would hold ducks. anyone know if that is public or private?
All the area around Arbuckle Island is private...The south side of the river is not really worth it anyway unless it gets REALLY cold (like 2 years ago when the river froze over) and the river gets up...even then, the people who own it are pretty strick about who they let on it (usually only family memebers)
IH_Scout80 wrote:All the area around Arbuckle Island is private...The south side of the river is not really worth it anyway unless it gets REALLY cold (like 2 years ago when the river froze over) and the river gets up...even then, the people who own it are pretty strick about who they let on it (usually only family memebers)
The area south of the main island is shown as part of the Ozark Lake Cooperative WMA (see link below).
PintailKiller- have you been stopped down there by the landowner or a GW?
I'm with you dmadden7070- looks pretty ducky.
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