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This huge deer was killed by Winnsboro’s Eric Davis on Dec. 29 while he was hunting on Buckhorn WMA. 2013-14 WMA Forecast
8452 Views - Posted: September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

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

This photo shows the levee breach on Pump Trail Road in the Russell Sage WMA in Ouachita Parish. Keith Foster, who said the breach occurred in January, questions why repairs weren't made sooner to prepare for duck season. Construction nears on Russell Sage WMA pump replacement project
4553 Views - Posted: August 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm

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.

Wham Brake on the Russell Sage WMA near Monroe, pictured here before the drawdown started in early June. Drawdown almost complete at Wham Brake Impoundment on Russell Sage WMA
5525 Views - Posted: July 16, 2013 at 8:05 am
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.

The 2013 lottery alligator harvests will be conducted between Aug. 28 and Oct. 3. Apply now for alligator lottery hunts
6892 Views - Posted: May 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm
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.

During the rut, bucks will follow does for days and travel many miles until they are receptive. 2012-13 WMA Forecast
9961 Views - Posted: September 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
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?

Almost 5,000 acres has been added to Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area just in time for the 2011-12 hunting season. Russell Sage WMA expanded
5527 Views - Posted: August 12, 2011 at 8:23 am
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.

Avid rabbit hunters should find success this season on Ben’s Creek WMA. 2010-11 WMA Forecast
3936 Views - Posted: August 31, 2010 at 4:03 pm
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.

The best public-land duck hunts are often later in the day after the pressure from the crowd is somewhat relieved. Duck Walk
4085 Views - Posted: October 23, 2008 at 1:11 pm
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.

This buck, killed Dec. 20, 1997, was the first of two deer Hibbard killed out of the same tree 12 months apart. The buck was bedded down in a Ouachita WMA thicket, and stepped into open woods on Russell Sage WMA, where Hibbard was waiting. Chief Ouachita
2555 Views - Posted: October 23, 2008 at 12:47 pm
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.

Region 1 hunters should look to Bodcau Wildlife Management Area for some of this season’s best squirrel action. 2008-09 WMA Forecast
4167 Views - Posted: August 29, 2008 at 10:19 am
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.

Fountains of Youth Fountains of Youth
2120 Views - Posted: September 28, 2007 at 4:46 pm
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.

Tunica Hills is hard to hunt and it is restricted to primitive weapons, but it’s got some beautiful deer. 2007-08 WMA Forecast
5052 Views - Posted: August 22, 2007 at 1:43 pm
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.

Grays and teal aren’t the only ducks that frequent the Pearl River marsh. Widgeon also make frequent appearances in the southern section of the WMA. Pearly Gates
2799 Views - Posted: November 27, 2006 at 10:33 am
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.

Brett Kimble, 13, took his biggest deer ever — this trophy buck — last season on Three Rivers WMA. 2006-07 WMA Forecast
4164 Views - Posted: August 21, 2006 at 12:44 pm
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.

Sabine Island WMA is the top squirrel producer in Region 5. 2005-06 WMA Forecast
3980 Views - Posted: September 05, 2005 at 11:13 am
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.

Many of the lands that Louisiana residents hunt through the WMA program are owned by paper companies. Two — Royal Martin and Forest Investments — recently signed 25-year agreements with the state. 2004-2005 WMA Forecast
3669 Views - Posted: September 23, 2004 at 9:52 am
As days off and vacations were being planned for hunting in 2004-05, state wildlife biologists liked what they saw on public hunting acreage in their respective districts.