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LDWF Announces Road Closure on Pearl River WMA

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed Old Highway 11 on the northern part of Pearl River Wildlife Management Area (WMA) due to flooding. Included in this closure is the Pearl River Honey Island Shooting Range, located within the WMA.

All hunting, except waterfowl, is closed when the river stage at Pearl River reaches 16.5 feet. The closure is an automatic benchmark set by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

Road closures are deemed necessary to ensure safety and prevent road damage. Once the water recedes, LDWF will inspect, repair and reopen those roads when it is determined they are safe for travel.

The Pearl River WMA, which consists of 35,618 acres, is located approximately six miles east of Slidell and approximately one mile east of Pearl River.

For information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2789 or contact Bradley Breland at bbreeland@wlf.la.gov or 985-543-4777 or Jillian Day at jday@wlf.la.gov or 985-543-4777.