2016 Flood

Deer Hunting Season to Reopen in Parts of Deer Area 9

Release Date: 01/29/2016

Jan. 29, 2016 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is providing notice to deer hunters that deer hunting season in parts of Deer Area 9 in the Atchafalaya Basin will reopen Saturday (Jan. 30) when the Atchafalaya River gauge at Butte La Rose falls below 18 feet. 
 
The area encompasses Iberia, Iberville, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes south of I-10, west and east of the Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levees and north of U.S. 90.
 
The closure was necessitated when the flood gauge at Butte La Rose reached 18 feet on Jan. 9. The High Water Benchmark Closure, enacted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in Title 76, automatically closes that section of Deer Area 9 when the gauge hits the 18-foot mark.
 
Deer hunting season in Deer Area 9 is still open for primitive firearms and archery. Primitive firearms season comes to a close Sunday (Jan. 31) 30 minutes after sunset and archery ends Feb. 15.
 
For additional information on this deer hunting season, please contact Johnathan Bordelon @ 318-487-5885 or jbordelon@wlf.la.gov .

LDWF announces road closures in Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area

Release Date: 01/19/2016

Jan. 19, 2016 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed several roads to vehicle traffic at the Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area (WMA) because of flooding.

The closures include Hogpen Lake Road, Lac-A-Sostien Road, Ross Road, Wycoff Road, Goose Lake Road, Shell Road, Catfish Bayou Road, Moreau Lake Road, Dobbs Bay Road, East Cocodrie Boat Launch Road and Hunt Road. Blount Road is also closed beginning at a point approximately 5.5 miles from the Red River Levee. Additionally, all roads on the east side of the Mississippi River Levee remain closed at this time.

While the WMA will remain open to current hunting seasons, users are asked to comply with road closures deemed necessary to ensure safety and prevent road damage.

Increasing water levels in associated river systems has caused backwater flooding on these thoroughfares. Once the water recedes, LDWF will inspect, repair and reopen those thoroughfares when deemed safe for travel. 

Richard K. Yancey WMA is located approximately 35 miles south of Ferriday on La. Hwy. 15 in lower Concordia Parish. 

For information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/36994 or contact Tony Vidrine at 337-948-0255 or tvidrine@wlf.la.gov or Cody Haynes at 337-948-0255 or jhaynes@wlf.la.gov.

Sherburne WMA South Farm Unit Closed Due to High Water

Release Date: 01/14/2016

Jan. 14, 2016 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has cancelled all lottery waterfowl hunts on the South Farm unit of Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) due to extensive flooding of the site.

Increasing water levels in associated river systems have caused backwater flooding to depths creating safety concerns for any planned operations.

Sherburne WMA South Farm is located in Iberville Parish approximately one mile north of Ramah.

For information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2767 or contact Tony Vidrine or Cody Haynes at 337-948-0255 or tvidrine@wlf.la.gov or jhaynes@wlf.la.gov.

Grassy Lake WMA Roads Closed to All Traffic Due to High Water

Release Date: 01/14/2016

Jan. 13, 2016 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed all roads in Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) because of high water.
 
Increasing water levels in associated river systems have caused backwater flooding on these thoroughfares. Once the water recedes and necessary repairs have been made, traffic will be allowed.
 
Grassy Lake WMA is located in northeastern Avoyelles Parish approximately 12 miles northeast of Bordelonville.
 
For information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2767 or contact Tony Vidrine or Cody Haynes at 337-948-0255 or tvidrine@wlf.la.gov or jhaynes@wlf.la.gov.
 
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 or www.FishLA.org. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Announces Road Closures at Grassy Lake WMA

Release Date: 01/11/2016

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Announces Road Closures at Grassy Lake WMA

Jan. 11, 2016 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed North Bayou Natchitoches Road at Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) as well as Bayou Natchitoches Road from the Bayou Des Sot Bridge to Smith Bay because of high water brought on by flooding.
 
The remaining portions of Bayou Natchitoches Road are expected to be closed Wednesday (Jan. 13). Cas Cas Road remains closed at this time.
Increasing water levels in associated river systems has caused backwater flooding on these thoroughfares to the extent where travel is unsafe.  Once the water recedes and necessary repairs have been made, vehicular traffic will be allowed.
 
Grassy Lake WMA is located in northeastern Avoyelles Parish, approximately 12 miles from Bordelonville. 
 
For information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2767 or contact Tony Vidrine or Cody Haynes at 337-948-0255 or tvidrine@wlf.la.gov or jhaynes@wlf.la.gov  .

 

Deer Hunting Halted in Atchafalaya Basin By High Water Benchmark Closure

Release Date: 01/10/2016

Deer Hunting Halted in Atchafalaya Basin By High Water Benchmark Closure

Deer Hunting Halted in Atchafalaya Basin By High Water Benchmark Closure

Jan. 10, 2016 – Rising flood waters in the Atchafalaya Basin triggered an automatic deer hunting season closure Saturday in parts of Deer Area 9.
 
As the flood gauge at Butte La Rose reached 18 feet Saturday, the High Water Benchmark Closure, enacted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in Title 76, has closed deer hunting in an area of the Atchafalaya Basin in portions of Iberia, Iberville, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes.
 
The area encompasses those parishes south of I-10, west and east of the Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee and north of U.S. 90.
 
The closure will remain in effect until the flood gauge goes below the 18-foot mark as mandated.
 
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 or www.FishLA.org. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

 

Deer Hunting Season to Reopen in Portion of Northeast and Central Louisiana on Saturday Morning 30 Minutes Before Sunrise

Release Date: 01/08/2016

Jan. 8, 2016 – Deer hunting season in areas of northeast and central Louisiana near the Mississippi River will resume Saturday (Jan. 9) 30 minutes before sunrise.

The closure, enacted Jan. 3 because of flooding of the Mississippi River, covered land from the Arkansas state line, east to U.S. 65 to Vidalia, La., and west of the Louisiana-Mississippi border. However, land from the levee to the Mississippi River in this area will remain closed until further notice.
Parishes affected by the closure include East Carroll, Madison, Tensas and Concordia.
 
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us atwww.wlf.la.gov or www.FishLA.org. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

Deer Hunting Season to Reopen in Portion of Northeast and Central Louisiana on Saturday Morning 30 Minutes Before Sunrise

Release Date: 01/08/2016

Jan. 8, 2016 – Deer hunting season in areas of northeast and central Louisiana near the Mississippi River will resume Saturday (Jan. 9) 30 minutes before sunrise.

The closure, enacted Jan. 3 because of flooding of the Mississippi River, covered land from the Arkansas state line, east to U.S. 65 to Vidalia, La., and west of the Louisiana-Mississippi border. However, land from the levee to the Mississippi River in this area will remain closed until further notice.

Parishes affected by the closure include East Carroll, Madison, Tensas and Concordia.
  
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us atwww.wlf.la.gov or www.FishLA.org. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

LWF Commission Votes to Close Deer Hunting Season in Portions of State Should Morganza and Bonnet Carre Spillway Openings Be Necessary

Release Date: 01/07/2016

LWF Commission Votes to Close Deer Hunting Season in Portions of State Should Morganza and Bonnet Carre Spillway Openings Be Necessary

LWF Commission Votes to Close Deer Hunting Season in Portions of State Should Morganza and Bonnet Carre Spillway Openings Be Necessary

Jan. 7, 2016 – The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission voted Thursday (Jan. 7) to close deer hunting season in areas affected by the Morganza and Bonnet Carre spillways should either or both be opened because of flooding of the Mississippi River.  The action came during the commission’s monthly meeting in Baton Rouge.
 
The closures will become effective a half hour after sunset on the dates the spillways are opened.
 
All land within the Morganza Spillway, which could be opened as soon as Monday, would be closed to deer hunting, including from the Morganza control structure, south to I-10 and from I-10 south within the protection levees of the Atchafalaya basin.
 
Additionally, the following buffer area east of the Morganza Spillway will be closed to deer hunting: All land between the East Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee eastward to LA 1, beginning at the junction of LA 1 and LA 10 in Morganza, thence following LA 10 west to LA 77, then south on LA 77 to LA 81 near Fordoche, then south on LA 81 to LA 77 south of Livonia, then south on LA 77 to LA 76 at Maringouin, then south on LA 76 to Hwy. 3000, then south on Hwy. 3000 to I-10 at Ramah.
 
Other closures would include Sherburne WMA, including the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge, the Bayou Des Ourses Area and the Indian Bayou Area.
 
Land in and around the Bonnet Carre Spillway, which could be opened as soon as Saturday, would be closed.
 
The commission acted under authority of Louisiana Revised Statue 49:953 of the Administrative Procedure Act. The closure will remain in effect until rescinded by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary.
 
The public is encouraged to monitor the spillway openings this week and weekend prior to planning deer hunting in these areas.
 
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 or www.FishLA.org. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

 

Cas Cas Road at Grassy Lake WMA Closed to Traffic Because of High Water

Release Date: 01/06/2016

Jan. 5, 2016 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed Cas Cas Road, also known as Grand Lake Road, at Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) to all but ATV traffic because of high water brought on by flooding.

In addition, the Fools Bay low water crossing on North Bayou Natchitoches Road at Grassy Lake WMA has been closed because of high water.

Increasing water levels in associated river systems has caused backwater flooding on these thoroughfares. Once the water recedes and necessary repairs have been made, vehicular traffic will be allowed.
 
Grassy Lake WMA is located in northeastern Avoyelles Parish, approximately 12 miles northeast of Bordelonville.
 
For information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2767 or contact Tony Vidrine at 337-948-0255 or tvidrine@wlf.la.gov .

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