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April 13, 2022

Keith Stephens Chief of Communications

ALMA – Due to the lack of available pilots, this week’s U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Service aerial operations at Frog Bayou and Ozark Lake wildlife management areas have been suspended. The operations are part of a program aimed at reducing feral hog populations in the areas.

To provide safety for the public and comply with USDA regulations, access to the WMAs was scheduled for closure April 11-15. The two WMAs will now be open this week.

For additional information, please contact AGFC Feral Hog Coordinator, Ryan Farney at 501-223-6471 or Arkansas APHIS Director Robert Byrd at 501-835-2318.