b'PUBLIC HUNTING ARKANSAS COUNTYGEORGE H. DUNKLIN JR. BAYOU METO WMAOne of the largest state-owned wildlife management areas in the nation, Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area encompasses 33,832 acres in Arkansas and Jefferson counties. The Bayou Meto is operated by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. Acquisition of land began in 1948.The area includes eight permanent streams (Five Forks, Wabbaseka Bayou, Government Cypress Slough, Bear Bayou, Dry Bayou, West Bayou, Cross Bayou, Little Bayou Meto, and Big Bayou Meto), twelve intermediate streams and six lakes. Green-timber duck hunting is some of the best in the state and constitutes the heaviest recreational use of the area. There are 52 primitive camp sites scattered over the area. Other special facilities include an archery range, concrete boat ramps, and an observation tower for viewing waterfowl and shorebirds.Fishing opportunities are good in the Bayou Meto. Cox Cypress Lake, a 200-acre lake, is noted for excellent crappieshing in early spring. Wrape Lake, 3 miles north of Reydel, is an 80-acre manmade reservoir. Both area lakes are stocked yearly with catchable-size channel cat sh.DALE BUMPERS WHITE RIVER NWRWhite River National Wildlife Refuge, recently renamed in honor of former Arkansas Senator Dale Bumpers, was established in 1935 for the protection of migratory birds.The refuge lies in theoodplain of the White River near where it meets the mighty Mississippi River. Long and narrow, three to ten miles wide and almost ninety miles long, the refuge is one of the largest remaining bottomland hardwood forests in the Mississippi River Valley. The refuges fertile forests and three hundred lakes are interlaced with streams, sloughs, and bayous. The result is a haven for a myriad of native wildlife and migratory birds.White River National Wildlife Refuge is one of over 550 National Wildlife Refuges in the United States. Managed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in the Department of the Interior, the National Wildlife Refuges encompass over 95 million acres of land for wildlife. In 2013, White River National Wildlife Refuge and its watershed was recognized by the Department of Interior as the second National Blueway, a new designation for rivers and watersheds of national signi cance designed to promote and conserve the economic, recreational, and natural values of healthy river systems from source to outlet and across watersheds.For more information, visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website at: https://www.fws.gov/refuge/White_River/Stuttgart Official Sportsmans Guide 2021 69'