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Sabine Island Wildlife Management Area Will Have Limited Access

Sabine Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Calcasieu Parish will have limited access for the next 4-6 weeks due to the closure of Niblett’s Bluff Park in Vinton, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

The Pier Road public boat launch in Orange, Texas, can still be used to access Sabine Island WMA.

Niblett’s Bluff Park was severely damaged during floods in March and is not expected to reopen for another 4-6 weeks. It is the primary boat launch point for Sabine Island WMA.

Self clearing permit regulations for the use of Sabine Island WMA will be suspended until Nov. 1, 2016. Hunters are encouraged to report game harvested on Sabine Island WMA to the LDWF Lake Charles Field Office (337-491-2575).

Sabine Island WMA is located on 8,743 acres in west-central Calcasieu Parish between Vinton and Starks. It is completely surrounded by water and access to the WMA is by boat only. For more information on the Sabine Island WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2775 .

For more information, contact Wendell Smith at the Lake Charles Office at 337-491-2575, extension 3022, or at wsmith@wlf.la.gov.