b'Wildlife Management AreasGEORGE H. DUNKLIN JR.Waterfowl Hunts and Special Military Hunts, Dec. 5 and Feb. 6.BAYOU METO WMA See Boating regulations on WMAs and NWRs - page 27. Zone: 010 / Counties: Arkansas, Jefferson ABOUT THE NAME:2020\x1f21 WATERFOWL The area has several unofficial names, most of which are still in use by the public. The Bayou Meto Public Shooting Statewide Waterfowl Season Dates and Bag Limits Area, Wabbaseka Scatters or just the Scatters are names still General WMA Regulations commonly used to refer to the WMA. The original name was Bayou Meto Game Restoration Project.WATERFOWL NOTES: ACCESS:Waterfowl hunters must be off water by noon. Bayou Meto WMA can be reached off U.S. Highways 79, 165, No boats allowed Nov. 16-20, Dec. 1-10 and Dec. 24-25. 152, 88 and 276. There are AGFC signs on each highway. Exception 1Boats allowed from 4 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. Access to most of the area is by walk-in and boat only. The Dec. 5 and Feb. 6. Government Cypress Tract is walk-in only. See https://apps.Exception 2Boats allowed on the following waters: agfc.com/maps/ Mulberry Access (includes all of the Salt Bayou ditches tothe confluence of Little Bayou Meto) AREA NOTES: Buckingham Flats Access (includes Big Bayou Meto)Cannon Brake Access (includes Little Bayou Meto onlyA free annual General Use Permit (WMP) is required to huntwithin the Cannon Brake Impoundment) or trap. Wrape Plantation Waterfowl Rest Area and HalowellCox Cypress and Grand Cypress Lakes Reservoir are closed to access November 1 and will reopenClosedtoallaccess(exceptindesignatedcampsites,to access Feb. 16. parking areas, boat launch ramps and boat staging areas)CAMPING:from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m., Nov. 21-Jan. 31 and Feb. 6. Boats may only be launched in boat staging areas after 2:00 a.m.There are 52 primitive camp sites scattered over the entire and any boat must remain occupied at all times while keptarea. Campsite boundaries are marked with signs.in boat staging areas between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m.ItisunlawfultouseanydevicethatsimulateswingDESCRIPTION:movement or movement of any kind through electrical orBayouMetoisoneofthelargeststate-ownedwildlife mechanicalmeans,exceptjerkstrings.Seeexactcodemanagementareasinthenation,encompassing33,832 24.11 on page 29.acres in Arkansas and Jefferson counties. The topography Boatswithoutboardmotorslargerthan25horsepower isgenerallyflatwithlittlemorethanan11-footchange or surface-drive motors of more than 37 horsepower andinelevationovertheentirearea.Theareahasanorth-airboats may not be used. southelongation,withthesouthernmostextensionofthe area separated from the main body by a distance of one NoboatsallowedontheGovernmentCypressWalk-in Waterfowl Impoundment. See map at agfc.com/bayoumeto mile.Sixteenall-weather(graveled)roadsareavailable, No boats allowed from noon to 4 a.m. Nov. 21-30, Dec. totaling 17.4 miles. In addition, 25 secondary (non-graveled) 11-23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 31. roadsarescatteredthroughoutthearea,butareonlyfor Exception 1Boats allowed from noon until 6:30 p.m., AGFC employees conducting management and enforcement Dec. 5, Jan. 31 and Feb. 6. work.Thereareeightpermanentstreams,totaling30.5 miles, including Five Forks, Wabbaseka Bayou, Government Exception 2Boats allowed from noon until 6:30 p.m. on the following waters: CypressSlough,BearBayou,DryBayou,WestBayou,Mulberry Access (includes all of Salt Bayou ditches to the CrossBayou,LittleBayouMetoandBigBayouMeto. confluence of Little Bayou Meto). Twelveintermediatestreams,totaling23milesinlength,Flats Access (includes Big Bayou Meto). Buckingham form an extensive drainage network which feeds the majorCannon Brake Access to include Little Bayou Meto only permanent waterways. Seventeen ditches totaling 26 miles within the Cannon Brake Impoundment. contribute to the flooding and drainage. The largest and mostCox Cypress and Grand Cypress Lakes.significant is the Salt Bayou Ditch which extends 8 miles into Waterfowlhuntersmaynotpossessshotgunshellsthe WMA. Six lakes, totaling 1,080 acres, are on the area. containingshotlargerthanNo.2andmaypossessnoHalowell Reservoir is the largest, being 600 acres, followed more than 15 shells unless hunters are in camping, parkingby Grand Cypress lake (280 acres), Cox Cypress (150 acres) orboat-launchingareasorduringtheSpecialYouth 28 Stuttgart, Arkansas 2020 Official Sportsmans Guide'