OSBWMA was at one time one of the most saught after leases in the county, it was out of my price range. Not sure all details. They had maps drawn up, making it into a lake. It got turned down & turned into WMA & opened for public hunting. Gave up leasing & started hunting WMA's. Didn't do draw hunts, had place set up S of house down by creek.
The $48.00 permit for year round hunting that is charged ta use WMA, No way comes close ta paying for up keep of these WMA's, draw-hunts of individual areas is small portion.
When Sabine floods, everything moves ta privet high ground.
Smith county is a 4-deer county. Privet land owners will benifet, & so would those who fish.
& as former water meter reader during water shortage,
Thinking it might be looked into for next lake possability.