seven devilsThe Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has approved emergency closures of portions Seven Devils, Cut-off Creek, Big Lake, and Trusten Holder this week during feral hog removal operations.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, in cooperation with the AGFC, will be conducting aerial gunning operations on the WMAs aimed at reducing feral hog populations on the WMAs.

Aerial operations are scheduled to begin Feb. 26 and continue through March 2. Public safety during the flights is the primary concern for the temporary closures.

The scheduled closures are planned on the following dates and locations:

Trusten Holder Wildlife Management Area
Dates: Tuesday, Feb. 27 through Thursday, March 1
Times: Daylight hours (7 a.m.-7 p.m.)

Seven Devils Wildlife Management Area
Dates: Tuesday, Feb. 27 through Thursday, March 1
Times: Daylight hours (7 a.m.-7 p.m.)

Cut-off Creek Wildlife Management Area
Dates: Tuesday, Feb. 27 through Thursday, March 1
Times: Daylight hours (7 a.m.-7 p.m.)

Big Lake Wildlife Management Area
Dates: Monday, Feb. 26 and Friday March 2, 2018
Times: Daylight hours (7 a.m.-7 p.m.)

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