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Pearl River WMA hog hunter becomes hunted

Chris Morris has been hunting Pearl River Wildlife Management Area outside Slidell since he was 6 years old, and he killed his first hog there when he was 15.

But none of that experience prepared him for his hunt yesterday, when a hog charged Morris and left him with serious wounds on his legs.

“I never had anything remotely like this happen to me,” Morris told LouisianaSportsman.com as he awaited a second surgery. “I went into surgery yesterday about 5 p.m.; they cleaned out the wound and explored it to see what the damage it was.

“I’m waiting on surgery right now, and they’ll go in and repair the muscle tissue and close up the wound.”

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Hunting

Hunting on Pearl River WMA stopped because of flood waters

Hunting on Pearl River Wildlife Management Area will be prohibited beginning Friday (Jan. 11) because of high water, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announced today.

Rains have swollen the Pearl River, pushing it to 16.5 feet at Pearl River. Hunting will not be allowed until the river drops below 16.5 feet, the LDWF said. […]

Hurricane Coverage

Pearl River WMA reopened by LDWF

All of Pearl River Wildlife Management Area was is now open, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announced today (Sept. 11).

The popular WMA near Slidell was closed just before Hurricane Isaac made landfall, and it remained closed because of flooding after the tropical system passed through the area, the LDWF said. […]