LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission members have approved a plan to remove permanent hunting blinds on two wildlife management areas before the year's waterfowl season begins.
Commissioners unanimously approved the plan for the Big Lake and St. Francis Sunken Lands areas Thursday.
Officials say permanent blinds, which are cover devices for hunters, aren't allowed on any of Arkansas' other wildlife management areas.
The blind removal plan will allow hunters who claim a blind to obtain a free permit and remove it and any personal equipment between Aug. 30 and Oct.
Beginning Oct. 15, the commission will begin dismantling the blinds.
Arkansas will have a 60-day hunting season for waterfowl, running from Nov. 17 to Nov. 25; from Dec. 6 through Dec. 23 and from Dec. 26 through Jan. 27.
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