The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission was set to begin removing private duck blinds from Big Lake and St. Francis Sunken Lands WMAs this week.

But a local group filed suit to prevent the removal of the blinds, and the AGFC responded with a motion asking a circuit judge to dismiss the suit because it was not filed in the proper venue. If Judge Randy Philhours dismisses the suit, filed by the St. Francis Lake Association, it could be brought back to court in Pulaski County.

Philhours had already granted a temporary stay that prevented the AGFC from beginning to remove the blinds as planned on Monday.