April 24, 2018 – Grassy Lake and Boeuf Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) will reopen to the public Friday (April 27), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced. The WMAs closed March 30 due to flooding.
LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet issued a declaration of emergency reopening the WMAs in accordance with the emergency provisions of R.S. 49:953 of the Administrative Procedure Act and under authority of R.S. 56:115.
LDWF staff have inspected area roads and have deemed the WMAs suitable and safe for public access.
Grassy Lake WMA, made up of 12,983 acres is located in northeastern Avoyelles Parish, approximately 12 miles from Bordelonville. For more information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2767 .
Boeuf WMA, which consists of 51,110 acres, is located 10 miles southeast of Columbia in Caldwell and Catahoula parishes. For more information on Boeuf WMA, go http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/32649 .
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