WMAs, refuges remain open during federal shutdown

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) properties, including state wildlife management areas and state wildlife refuges will remain open during the federal government shutdown that affects federal wildlife refuges, preserves and national forest properties in Louisiana.

As deer and resident small game hunting seasons open this week, Louisiana hunters can access nearly 1.5 million acres of LDWF-managed public hunting areas.

To learn what is available, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma . For more information, contact Steve Smith at 318-623-9425 or ssmith@wlf.la.gov.