Regional Reports-South

Wildlife Farms

WildLife Farms, located in Casscoe, has 1,750 acres of hardwood forests, seven lakes and 51/2 miles of frontage on the White River. Bottomlands are flooded each season and you may be guided for mallards, teal and wood ducks in flooded milo, green timber or open-water holes such as Mud Lake or Beaver Lake. Owners Daniel and Sally Barnett have added on to the accommodations at their well-appointed main lodge and bought more land 30 minutes away near Dagmar WMA. "We have about 2,800 acres adjacent to Dagmar and a federal waterfowl resting area," Daniel says. "Bayou Deview runs through the area and it holds thousands of ducks." Arkansas's waterfowl harvest was down 25 percent last year, yet the state still was number one in the country for mallards killed. Contact: Daniel Barnett, WildLife Farms (870-241-3275).