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Russell Sage and Ouachita WMAs to be consolidated, LDWF says

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission this month, citing more efficient use of resources and the elimination of duplication of services for two adjacent properties, approved consolidation of Russell Sage and Ouachita Wildlife Management Areas.

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January 16 at 7:52 am
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Daily use permit required at Russell Sage WMA

Gun. Hunter orange. Shells. Camo. Let’s see, what are we forgetting?

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Russell Sage WMA has unique location

A river runs through it. Well, sort of.

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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How Russell Sage WMA began

The January 1961 announcement of the first state-owned game reserve in the Louisiana Conservationist was pretty simple and modest.

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Sage Advice — Deer-hunting tips for Russell Sage WMA

Wouldn’t it be nice for deer hunters to find a 22,000-acre tract of hardwood bottomland available for public hunting?

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Gettin’ it all right — Duck-hunting tips for success

Sometimes it just pays to be right in the place at the right time. That’s definitely the case with duck hunting.

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November 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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These WMAs are for the birds

When hunters choose destinations for deer, squirrels and rabbits in Louisiana, there’s no question many head to wildlife management areas because year-in, year-out rewarding hunts on those public lands are repeated across the state.

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September 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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2014-15 WMA forecast

For $15, a hunter can hunt a wonderland of public lands and waters featuring the most-appealing habitat for big game, small game, migratory birds and other species in the Sportsman’s Paradise.

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September 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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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.

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May 13, 2014 at 4:51 pm
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2013-14 WMA Forecast

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

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September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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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.

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August 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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