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I am moving this month and the 2 closet public hunting spots are these, i have never hunted white river and been to wattensaw a couple times years ago with a friend. Any info on hunting these places will be greatly appreciated
 

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Hot and muggy during early season with a ton of mosquitoes.

With the ag fields around and the good swampy bottoms mixed with oaks, there are decent deer numbers and some decent bucks. Put some boots on the ground and find some places for your hunting season
 

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Add the Cache River NWR to your list. It actually shares a lot of borders with Wattensaw.

All are permit only for Modern Gun. You can probably still get one for Cache. The NWRs have a muzzloading season that doesn't require any permit other than the generic use permit you have to get for the NWRs.

All 3 are open to archery although archery access closes during permit MG hunts. Be sure to check the regs for all 3.
 

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bowhunt early for doe, find acorns or persimmons with paw marks on the ground underneath... bucks may show up in the daylight, but less often... find pinch points around the ends of small sloughs or lakes. the acorn thing is good year round, really...
 

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Try Holland Bottoms WMA. It’ll be closer for you. There’s quite a bit of pressure there if you don’t get back in the woods away from the other people. If you’re not afraid of a two mile hike, you can find decent hunting and there are some good bucks in there as well.

Of course, if you don’t bow hunt, then you don’t have many options without getting permission for some private land.
 

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Try Holland Bottoms WMA. It’ll be closer for you. There’s quite a bit of pressure there if you don’t get back in the woods away from the other people. If you’re not afraid of a two mile hike, you can find decent hunting and there are some good bucks in there as well.

Of course, if you don’t bow hunt, then you don’t have many options without getting permission for some private land.
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One of the biggest bucks Ive ever seen was on cypress bayou. The new ground they bought. The railroad runs right behind the reservoir on it. Deer were crossing under the tressle. There was some decent fishing too
 
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