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Saint Francis Sunken Lands State Wildlife Management Area 'Flood Gate SFSLWMA' © Jed Meeks
Heavy rains had the flood gates open. Cool.
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Saint Francis Sunken Lands State Wildlife Management Area
Saint Francis Sunken Lands State Wildlife Management Area
SAINT FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
SAINT FRANCIS SUNKEN LANDS STATE WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREA
Saint Francis Sunken Lands State Wildlife Management Area
'Flood Gate SFSLWMA'
© C JED MEEKS 2015

Heavy rains had the flood gates open. Cool.

Saint Francis Sunken Lands State Wildlife Management Area
'Public Launch SFWMA'
© C JED MEEKS 2015

Just outside Trumann AR. Road runs along levee. This spot is at the end of the public road. Iron Bridge access point.

With the exceptions of a few small tracts, the majority of the area lies within the main levees of the St. Francis River. Bottomland hardwoods make up the primary species of timber types associated with the area and include; White oak, red oak, hickory, locust, cottonwood, Bald cypress, tupelo, elm, sycamoreand pecan.
Fishing
Waterfowl hunting accounts for the majority of recreational days on the Sunken lands Area, however,small game including squirrel, quail and rabbit are abundant. Deer and turkeys are present in fair numbers and provide good hunting opportunity at times. Like some of the other Delta Region Management areas, uncontrollable flooding of the entire area hampers management efforts for terrestrial wildlife and limits population levels to relatively low numbers. Habitat quality is otherwise favorable and trophy class deer are taken every year, although over all hunter success is low as compared to other regions of the state where forested habitat is more plentiful.

Both cottontail and swamp rabbits are present in god numbers and offer excellent hunting opportunity around field edges and along levees and borrow pit right of ways.

Fur bearers and non-game mammals as well as neo tropical migrant birds migratory birds species inhabit the hardwood timber forests of the St. Francis River Floodway. The area is vitally important to many migratory bird species, as it represents one of the larger contiguous tracts of bottomland hardwood habitat in Eastern Arkansas.


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Saint Francis Sunken Lands State Wildlife Management Area
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