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Mike Freeze Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area

There are approximately 270 acres of old beaver ponds that provide valuable habitat for furbearers and waterfowl. There are 2024 acres of old fields managed on a rotational basis by control burning, bush hogging, disking and planting. There are 14,419 acres of timber, primarily oak and hickory; 96 acres in streams and 113 acres in ponds and lakes. The main streams include; Wattensaw Bayou, Hurricane Creek, Miller Creek, Clark Creek, Barkley Branch and Bell Branch. There are numerous small ponds, 9 ponds created by removing dirt for I-40 construction and Webb and Moore's lake which are oxbow lakes off the White river on the east side of the area. Primitive campsites, three retriever trial areas, 28 target archery ranges, concrete launch ramp. Upland and bottomland hardwood forests attract deer and waterfowl hunters; small ponds offer excellent fishing.

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Arkansas 11, Hazen, Arkansas