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yellowfin
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Has anyone hunted Bayou Meto in Arkansas?


I'm thinking about making a trip up there for a change of scenery. Any helpful websites? Do I need a boat? Can I camp in a tent? I've never hunted public land before so any info is appreciated.






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LSUNathan
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re: Has anyone hunted Bayou Meto in Arkansas?


Looking in the Arkansas Hunting Guidebook there are camping sites. Reading the info. seems to be alot of ducking hunting going on. Book said something about boat ramps, bringing boat prolly a good idea. You deer or duck hunting? I was talking to a guy this week that just joined a deer lease in that area, he was saying that area holds some of the better deer found in state. I am not too far from there post some reports if you go.






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yellowfin
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I'm looking to go duck hunting, from what I can tell from the site you have to apply and win a lottery to get a deer tag.





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Ole Geauxt
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re: Has anyone hunted Bayou Meto in Arkansas?


YF,,, i would think it's got to be in the major flyway, cause it's close to Stuttgart...





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MThawg
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re: Has anyone hunted Bayou Meto in Arkansas?


I'm from around that area. I haven't duck hunted it but from what I hear you need to get there really really early to get a decent spot. I don't believe a boat is needed but a flat bottom would be helpful. Haven't really heard too much other than that. People can limit out if they pick a good spot.





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LSUballs
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re: Has anyone hunted Bayou Meto in Arkansas?


Bayou Meto WMA is a big arse tract of flooded timber. Some of the best duck hunting in the world, but it's public land hunting. Which can be a pain in the ass. I've never hunted it but know several people who have. When it's on they kill a lot of ducks.





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TClayboy99
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That's where it's a bat shite crazy take off from the boat ramp at 4 am if I'm not mistaken.







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yellowfin
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That's part of the reason I want to go





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TClayboy99
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I like your style...





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Ole Geauxt
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quote:

part of the reason I want to go
hayyl, bring an airboat, have some fun...






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choupiquesushi
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makes catahoula look like romper room





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bbvdd
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re: Has anyone hunted Bayou Meto in Arkansas?


I've never hunted it, but you will need to do some scouting prior to the season. I understand that you would be much better off with a boat. A mud motor isn't necessary here. You definately will need to get there early, I would say 4:00 would be the latest for that area.

My camp is west of there on Bayou DeView but I'm on private land.







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DeltaDoc
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I've never hunted it, but you will need to do some scouting prior to the season. I understand that you would be much better off with a boat. A mud motor isn't necessary here. You definately will need to get there early, I would say 4:00 would be the latest for that area.


+1...you will need to scout with a GPS to mark location prior to season IMO. You can get lost out there and you can induce a country arse kicking for riding up on someone that is already in their spot.

You need a boat, it is almost all flooded timber hunting.

When it is good, it is as good as any hunting, anywhere.

Echo Calls has a series of videos hunting almost nothing but Meto, Hurricane and White River bottom public land that is astounding.

I would recommend getting a guide the first time or two to get familiar with the land and the customs in the area. Not sure if they still allow guides on the public land however.






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4LSU2
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Balls was dead on with his assessment. I have hunted it a few times over the years and have had some good luck. Overflow or Felsenthal are also damn good flooded timber options in Arkansas.

It doesn't get much better than hearing mallards wings' knock acorns off of the limbs and hit the water on a clear and cold morning in Southern Arkansas while you are tit deep in a deep backwater slough, IMO.






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Da Hammer
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re: Has anyone hunted Bayou Meto in Arkansas?


I prefer Felsenthal when the river is out and it's flooded. IMO it's more area and better hunting, but the river has to be out.

Bayou Meto doesn't require a river to be out, it's always flooded. I haven't hunted there in about 5 years. However there is definetly a crowd there, but the crowd is there for a reason. I have had a few hunts there when it was good with 60 greenheads killed in a hunt.

I wouldn't go there without a boat even though there is a wade in area. Camping is okay, but I normally stay in Stutgart for the enviorment. Those souped up 25 HP Tohatsus are the motor for out there as there is the 25 restriction. Hope that helps. Also don't be afraid to make a lazy mans hunt. Get out there about 8 am listen for who is wearing them out, let them finish and get out of the woods and hunt their hole. Just don't go swipe it from them the next morning.






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tigers84
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I grew up in Stuttgart and this is where we always hunted. Great place to hunt and like mentioned before if you hit it right you can wear the ducks out. My brother and I use to go all the time and limit out very quickly. Sometimes the walk in parts are as good as going in a boat. Everyone thinks the further in you go the better the hunting. Not exactly true. It can be crowded, so try to hit it during the week. It's a fun place to hunt, nothing like flooded timber. Also you might get some yahoos come in and set up right on top of you but that's just part of it. Haven't been in a few years but would like to make it up there this year. Good Luck!





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yellowfin
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great info

thanks






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GREENHEAD22
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Me and a group are friends are going up there for 4-6 days in late Dec. Waiting to see the water levels before we choose but its between White River and Felsenthal. Cant wait, hopefully the weather wont be to bad bc we plan on camping the whole time, our luck it will be a blizzard the whole time.





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yellowfin
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Can I just go with y'all?





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You have anything to offer?





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