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I recently moved to Arkansas from Tennessee. I've got the turkey hunting fever bad. So I could use some help or advise. I haven't found a club or lease yet. So this spring I will have to try public land.

Is there an Turkey in Scatter creek or sunken lands? Not asking for anyones hot spots just some advise on some places to hunt.
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Isand6, first welcome to the board.

I think there are some turkey in Scatter Creek, and I hunt the Sunken Lands alot and there are a few over there as well, but hard to hunt.

Now if you want to hunt turkeys the hills in Sharp county and surrounding areas are good.

Now if you don't mind traveling you can go to Mark Twain National Forrest in Missouri and they say it's good hunting as well.

Let me know if I can help.
 

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I've heard of Mark Twain. Traveling isn't a problem. What public lands, WMA's is there around Sharp county?
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There is Harold Alexander WMA in Independence co and Sylamore WMA in Stone co. Turkey numbers have been down recently on Sylamore, but is such a large area you should fine some if you hunt hard enough. Don't know how turkey numbers on H. Alexander are. Welcome to the siite and state.
 

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I dont know for sure, but isnt Harold Alexander permit only for turkeys?
The east part of the ozarks have the highest bird numbers in the state, so if you find some land to hunt over there, you really cant go wrong.
 

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I think Hobbs is right Alexander may be permit only and I think the permit time has closed, check www.agfc.com for more info on that.
I would look to your west, dont know how far you are from sylamore but that may be a good place to start, most of sharp county is private, and lots of ground up there is leased for turkeys.
To hunt Sylamore unabated you need to be in good shape, there are some "light hills" there!
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Isand6,

I used to live in Jonesboro and I know that it is hard to find any kind of good hunting close by. However, you could try Dave Donalson WMA which is located along the Black River and runs through parts of Randolph, Clay, and Greene County. It is open for turkey hunting without a permit. Just be sure to check the water levels before hunting!

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Thanks for all the Info. When do they normally start getting fired up and start gobblin over here?
 
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