An experimental nighttime activity season at Salvador/Timken Wildlife Management Area in St. Charles Parish will begin at 12 a.m. on Sunday, June 1, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

The season will run through official sunrise on Aug. 15, and provides for the nighttime harvest of frogs and recreational fishing with a rod and reel.

There is a possession limit of 50 frogs per vessel while on the WMA, and a minimum size of 5 inches for bullfrogs and 3 inches for pig frogs, according to the release.

Self-clearing permits are required for each person engaged in any nighttime activity on the WMA, which is located along the northwestern shore of Lake Salvador about 12 miles southwest of New Orleans. 

The permits may be obtained at Pier 90 Marina, Bayou Gauche boat launch, Bayou Segnette boat launch and Airboat Adventures in Lafitte. Permits may also be downloaded from LDWF’s website by clicking here

Possession of firearms is prohibited on the WMA during this experimental season, and all watercraft must have working running lights and the proper number of life jackets for passengers, the release states.

WMA users are reminded that it is illegal to harm or disturb alligators, and it is the public’s responsibility to know the WMA boundaries and refrain from trespassing on private property.