I went to OSBWMA today and the main gate was closed. I was hoping to scout and walk some before the next flood. Can you park at the gate and walk in when the gate is closed or does that mean no entry??? Know one was around in the offices to ask or information was not posted. Any suggestions??
Means it's closed. One of my buddies is a biologist on a WMA over that and when they shut it down for flooding they lock the gates. I wouldn't go in if the gate is locked.
Have meet several of the biologists at OSBWMA over the years... Tis bad with names though... They have a great crew working out thar... Have hunted it since it went WMA... The archery deer&hog & the 3month hog hunts for
en & chillen... The first several years, a blind person could walk out thar & find were hogs tore up, just walk the ol ATV trails... Majority of it find at night, when no hog hunting allowed,
except coon hunt i think... Had came across 60+ hogs several times during the hog only hunts...
Gates closed tis for hunters safety just like safety Orange
during gun hunts... That's low swamp land, have walked it when just bout every step tis wet, ya learn ta slid your feet,
can be going threw knee deep water, just about ta dry ground, & up chest deep or worst at edge of gully... It is well managed,
Over the years have seen some awsome deer archery season & tis me go-to place for
en & chillen hogs... Hogs been thinned out, few years back, would see buzzards roosting trees, & dead hog... As said they wanted hogs gone, squirrel, duck, coon hunters see hog, shoot & go on hunting.. Flooding pushes every thing ta higher ground... Right now think its Archery hunts...
After the water go's down & deer & hogs start moving back in would be best... This is duck hunters dream... After deer season & hog only tis best for scouting
hunting trip... As pappy says: keep your head held high & your powder dry