Effective July 1, 2015, the property known as Union Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will no longer be part of the department’s WMA program and will no longer be available for public use. In north Louisiana, optional state wildlife management areas available for public outdoor recreation include Bayou Pierre, Bayou Macon, Big Colewa Bayou, Bodcau , Jackson-Bienville, Loggy Bayou, Russell Sage and Soda Lake. For more information on these and other WMA's managed by the Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries, go to http://www.wlf.state.la.us/wma.
Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Area is a 595 acre tract of land acquired from the Farmers Home Administration. The property is located in Vernon Parish approximately 2 mile east of Slagle, La. on highway 121. The property is made up of several small tracts of land both north and south of highway 121.
This land was used primarily as pasture for dairy cattle and consists of slightly rolling hills. The habitat consists of thick under growth and mixed young hardwoods and pine trees.
The area offers limited rabbit, deer and quail hunting opportunities, due to the small acreage and thick habitat conditions presently found on the area.
Additional information and maps can be obtained from the Lake Charles Office at 1213 North Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, La. 70601 or phone 337/491-2575.