If you want to be right in the middle of the duck hunting capital of the world, Bo's Beer Camp is the hunting lodge for you! This secluded cabin comfortably sleeps six and is located at the Longbell access into 30,000 acres of Bayou Meto flooded hardwood timber during the season from November through January. During the offseason, you can take advantage of the seclusion of this lodge to relax in a peaceful environment. The fishing is amazing and you can also skip over to Stuttgart to the famous Macks Prairie Wings Pro Shop. In November you may witness the annual World Competition Duck Calling Contest. This is a great choice for lodging whether during hunting season or off season.
In 1948, to accommodate a desire by state residents for more public hunting and fishing land, the AGFC began acquiring land for the establishment of Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area. Bayou Meto is one of the largest state-owned wildlife management areas in the nation, encompassing 33,832 acres in Arkansas and Jefferson counties. The area has since become known nationwide for duck hunting, and 13,000 acres are flooded each fall to attract waterfowl. The topography is generally flat with little more than an 11-foot change in elevation over the entire area. Two waterfowl rest areas, Halowell Reservoir and the Wrape Plantation, also attract ducks in fall and winter. The area contains six lakes, eight permanent streams and a network of other streams and ditches that contribute to the flooding and drainage each year. The opening days of the season can be very crowded with 1,500 to 2,000 hunters using the area each day, with the average of 350 hunters daily during the rest of the season.