Flooding Closes Turkey Season on Grassy Lake WMA

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted a declaration of emergency closing turkey season on Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) during its March meeting Thursday (March 5) in Baton Rouge. The action was taken due to extensive spring flooding that has been and is currently occurring on the WMA.

The declaration of emergency states in part: “Turkeys on the (WMA) are confined to a small percentage of high ground that is not inundated, creating conditions for excessive harvest levels beyond what may occur under normal conditions. Continued hunting poses a potential risk of overharvest of the turkey resource and may also pose a safety risk to the hunting public due to the concentration of hunters and turkeys within limited available habitat.’’

To see the full DE, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/resources/category/commission-action-items.

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/page/grassy-lake or contact Tony Vidrine at 337-735-8682 or tvidrine@wlf.la.gov or Steven David at 337-735-8683 or sdavid@wlf.la.gov.