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Bridge on East-West Road at Russell Sage WMA closed, LDWF says

The existing bridge on the East-West Road at Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area has been closed to all vehicular traffic after a Ouachita Parish Police Jury inspection found it was in need of major repairs.

May 13 at 4:51 pm

2013-14 WMA Forecast

Two of Louisiana’s many Wildlife Management Areas were thrust into the spotlight since the summer of 2012.

September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Construction nears on Russell Sage WMA pump replacement project

Contractual construction time begins Aug. 15 on the Russell Sage WMA Pump Replacement Project, which also includes repairs to the Pump Trail Road levee that was breached earlier this year, according to a project engineer.

August 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Drawdown almost complete at Wham Brake Impoundment on Russell Sage WMA

The planned drawdown of the Wham Brake Impoundment on the Russell Sage WMA near Monroe is almost complete, and engineers are currently on-site surveying potential spillway modifications, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said.Read More...
July 16, 2013 at 8:05 am

Apply now for alligator lottery hunts

If you want to participate in the 2013 alligator lottery hunts, now is the time to get in your application. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will select eligible hunters to hunt on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 15 Wildlife Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) property and 24 public lakes for this year's alligator harvest season.Read More...
May 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm

2012-13 WMA Forecast

Did you know when mast-producing trees are stressed, as they are in a drought, they produce a bumper crop of acorns?

Or that a wildlife management area in Louisiana is devoted exclusively to youth hunting and youth hunting education only?

Did you know one 19,000-plus-acre WMA is bordered by a 100,000-plus-acre national wildlife refuge, which combined gives deer hunters optimum opportunities to hunt and kill deer — some large animals, at that — on the vast public bottomland hardwood region?Read More...
September 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Russell Sage WMA expanded

Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area has been expanded by 4,955 acres, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced yesterday (Aug. 11).

The new tract of land is part of a no-fee lease from International Paper, the LDWF said.Read More...
August 12, 2011 at 8:23 am

2010-11 WMA Forecast

Of the changes, seen and unseen, swirling around outdoors Louisiana — namely the way WMA management has been restructured in the state, and along our coast where the oil spill seeped deep into sand — there is one reassuring constant for ardent hunters in the Sportsman’s Paradise.Read More...
August 31, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Duck Walk

I think I would have made a great colonist. Of course, I might not have liked actually being one back in the 1700s, but I think I could have at least held my own for a couple of days.Read More...
October 23, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Chief Ouachita

Troy Hibbard desired to be duck hunting the morning of Dec. 20, 1997, but he couldn’t put incredible deer sign he had found on the edge of Ouachita Wildlife Management Area out of his mind.Read More...
October 23, 2008 at 12:47 pm

2008-09 WMA Forecast

Dramatic changes in the “muzzleloader” deer hunting season, now known as the “primitive weapons” season, high gas prices and extensive flooding in one region of the state are among the headlines before hunters pick up their shotguns, rifles, compound bows and crossbows to hunt their favorite game — big or small — in 2008-09.Read More...
August 29, 2008 at 10:19 am

Fountains of Youth

Have you seen all the recent commercials that are targeted toward helping older Americans recapture their youth? Whether hearing about an amazing new cream that’s supposed to get rid of any and all wrinkles for the women or a can of spray-on hair for the men, our society seems obsessed with staying young.Read More...
September 28, 2007 at 4:46 pm

2007-08 WMA Forecast

There’s no end to the news from wildlife management areas from last hunting season and, more importantly because it’s that time of the year again, going into the 2007-08 hunting season in a true Sportsman’s Paradise.Read More...
August 22, 2007 at 1:43 pm

Pearly Gates

Let’s face it — hunting ducks on public land can be about as much fun as sliding down a razor blade into a pool full of rubbing alcohol.Read More...
November 27, 2006 at 10:33 am

2006-07 WMA Forecast

One year after a hurricane hit each coastal corner of Louisiana like a blast from a double-barreled shotgun fired from the Gulf of Mexico, habitat and the wildlife that use it are the focus of biologists and hunters, particularly on areas that are open to the public.Read More...
August 21, 2006 at 12:44 pm

2005-06 WMA Forecast

That wildlife managers with the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and private companies are doing everything they can to enhance hunting opportunities on public land has never been more apparent than this year.Read More...
September 05, 2005 at 11:13 am