LWFC Approves Resolution Adding 8,172 Acres to Maurepas Swamp and Joyce WMAs

Sept. 10, 2018 – The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) approved a resolution adding 8,172 acres to Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and nearby Joyce WMA during its monthly meeting here Thursday (Sept. 6) in Baton Rouge.

The addition of the property will add 5,114 acres to Maurepas Swamp WMA and give it a total of 117,729 acres. Joyce WMA will tack on 3,101 acres with the addition, giving it a total of 39,190 acres. Both Maurepas Swamp WMA and Joyce WMA are near Lake Maurepas.

Joyce WMA is located five miles south of Hammond in Tangipahoa Parish. For more information on Joyce WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2774 .

Maurepas Swamp WMA is located approximately 25 miles west of New Orleans, along the south shore of Lake Maurepas west of Sorrento in Ascension, Livingston, St. John the Baptist and St. James parishes. For more information on Maurepas Swamp WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2791 .

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

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