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Feb. 28, 2018

Keith Stephens Chief of Communications

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has approved the emergency closure of the Freddie Black Choctaw Island Wildlife Management Area Deer Research Area East Unit. The WMA will be closed March 2-3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The WMA is being closed while the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services conducts aerial operations on the WMA. The strategy is aimed at reducing feral hog populations.

To provide safety for the public and comply with USDA regulations, access to the WMA will not be allowed during ongoing operations.