b'Wildlife Management AreasACCESS: For more information contact the Arkansas Game and Fish To reach the area in Arkansas County, take Hwy 165 southCommissions Monticello Regional Office at 1-877-367-3559.of DeWitt toward Gillett 10 miles to the junction of Hwy 164CAMPING:and Hwy 44, then east on Hwy 44 to Tichnor. At TichnorThereare5primitivecampingareaslocatedin Arkansas takethepavedcountyroadsouth10milesasindicatedCounty.Located3milesfromtheadjacenttoLock#2is by the directional sign toward Lock and Dams 1 and 2 andMerrisach Park. It is a fee area with all the modern facilities. MerrisachLake.UponreachingtheLockandDamandLocated along Hwy 212 East is Pendleton Park. The park MerrisachLaketurn-offcontinuesouthacrossthePosthas water and electrical service at each of its 13 sites, a fee Canal Bridge at Lock 2. Immediately over the bridge turn leftis charged and the park is open year round. Wilbur D. Mills as indicated and follow the gravel road 1 mile. To reach thePark is just down stream of Dam # 2 on the Desha County area in Desha County. From Pine Bluff take Hwy 65 southside of the river and offers the same services as Pendleton toward Dumas for 30 miles to Gould, take Hwy 212 east forPark, March through October.10 miles to the junction of Hwy 212 and Hwy 65 at Pendleton Bridge of the Arkansas River, continue on 212 east towardDESCRIPTION:the Pendleton Park Area and Dam 2. Green and yellow infoThe area is a typical overflow bottomland hardwood area with signs indicate area boundaries. overcup oak, Nuttall oak, sugarberry, ash and persimmon AREA NOTES: being the dominate species. An oxbow lake, named LaGrues Lake,providesexcellentwetlandshabitatfortheareas A free annual General Use Permit (WMP) is required tonative wildlife and migrating waterfowl.hunt or trap.This WMA is in Flood Prone Region F and H.HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES: Horses, mules and ATVs are not allowed on U.S. Army Deer;excellent,arearestrictedtoprimitivehuntingonly. Corps of Engineers property. Permitisrequiredformuzzleloadinghunts. Turkey,good; The Trusten Holder WMA has been expanded to include squirrel,good;rabbit,excellent;furbearers,good;quail, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lands north and east of thegood; dove, good; waterfowl, good; snipe, poor; woodcock, Arkansas River downstream from the Pendleton Bridge topoor.just below Dam 2 (Wilbur D. Mills Dam) and to Lock No. 2, including Merrisach Lake, Arkansas Post Canal, MooreLOCATION:Bayou to the old Highway 1, one lane bridge and PostArkansas and Desha Counties; 35 miles SE of De Witt, near Lake to Highway 169. Hunting equipment on this portionLock and Dam no. 1 on the White River. In Desha County, of Trusten Holder WMA is limited to archery equipmentarea located 15 miles NE of Dumas near Pendleton Bridge and shotguns using T-shot or smaller. Muzzleloader deeron the Arkansas River.seasonisclosedonthisexpandedportionofTrustenMANAGEMENT PRACTICES:Holder WMA.TheNationalParkServicehasmadechangestotheIncludescheduledselectivetimberharvestwhichincludehunting boundary surrounding the Arkansas Post Nationalclearcuttingofwildlifeopeningsinthescheduledharvest Memorial. areas.Theseopeningsare1to5acresinsizeandare In areas where the park boundary follows the shoreline,controlled burned at 3 to 5 year intervals. Other practices on a marked no hunting buffer zone (marked with signs orthe area is the planting of 10 acre food plots. In the spring buoys) has been established to insure the safety of visitorsa mixture of soybeans, cowpeas, millett and sorghum are to Arkansas Post National Memorial. planted on 5 acres; then in the fall all 10 acres are planted Possession of a loaded firearm or discharge of a firearmin winter wheat. withinthisboundaryorthenohuntingbufferzoneisOWNERSHIP:prohibited.PortionsofTrustenHolderownedbytheUSFWSareAGFC: 4,406 acres; USFWS: 1,490 acres; US Army Corps ofclosed to bear hunting. Engineers: 4,372 acres.For access restrictions that affect all users during waterfowl AREA TYPE / PHONE:season, check the waterfowl guidebook. Duringelevatedriverlevelsorwetroadconditions,WMA/ 877-367-3559temporary road closures may occur along the Benzal RoadPURPOSE:and Boundary Road access routes. The area was bought for the purpose of protecting prime bottomlandhardwoodtractswhichhadbeendwindlingin 30 Stuttgart, Arkansas 2020 Official Sportsmans Guide'