Acreage increases on Peason Ridge, Tunica Hills WMAs

23,300 acres added on Peason Ridge, 627-acre increase on Tunica Hills, LDWF says

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in September approved sizable acreage increases for both Peason Ridge and Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Areas.

Peason Ridge, located north of Leesville in Vernon, Sabine and Natchitoches parishes, added 23,300 acres and increased in size to more than 74,000 acres.

Tunica Hills, which is composed of two separate tracts of land in West Feliciana Parish, increased in size by 627 acres, and grew to more than 6,500 acres total.

The acreage increases are already in effect, and the new land will be available for the fall hunting season, according to a department spokesman.

Peason Ridge WMA is owned by the U.S. Army and is maintained by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Game available for hunting include deer, squirrel, rabbit, quail, woodcock, dove and turkey. Camping is not permitted, but is allowed on adjacent U.S. Forest Service land.

Tunica Hills WMA is owned by LDWF and the Department of Recreation and Tourism, and hunting is allowed at specified times for deer, turkey and small game. A tent-only camping area is located on the South Tract.