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    Default Fort Chaffee

    This coming season will be my 2nd season hunting quail. Last season I hunted on preserves in MO and in Chester, AR. I also spent a lot of time in Kansas hunting wild quail.

    I hear Fort Chaffee is the only place in AR where a guy and his dog could find a wild covey or two. Does Fort Chaffee have a decent quail population? Is it worth jumping through all the hoops to be able to hunt there?

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    I get the Fort north of Little Rock, and the Fort south east of Ft. Smith confused? I hunted both, The one by Little Rock, was timber cruising, few quail, everybody hunted by jeep. The one by Ft. Smith, had spectacular hunting, they make a point of it! For me it was a check in at the gate, a permit, and a short course to learn closed areas, rules, etc. But that was before the dreaded "Home Security" Agency. I have no idea what it takes now. "If you require safety, rather than freedom, than you deserve neither!" Ben Franklin.

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    It's the one by Fort Smith. Good to hear you had some luck out there. I think I'll head that way this season. Are there a lot of other hunters around when you go out there?

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    Since then, I belief it is one area where there ARE quail, I doubt you will be alone. I have heard chatter about the Ouchita National Forest? There is a lot of effort into native grass over a large area, like a quail emphasis area open to hunting. Good Luck. Wasn't to long ago Arkansas was the place to go late in the season.

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