March 11, 2016 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed all interior roads and trails in several wildlife management areas (WMAs), including Bayou Macon WMA, Big Lake WMA, Boeuf WMA and J.C. Sonny Gilbert WMA, because of high water brought on by flooding.
Increasing water levels in associated river systems have caused backwater flooding on these thoroughfares. Once the water recedes, traffic will be permitted.
J. C. Sonny Gilbert WMA is located in Catahoula Parish, north of La. Hwy. 8 approximately six miles west of Sicily Island. All roads and trails providing access to the south end of the WMA from La. Hwy. 8 are closed due to unsafe road conditions. Access roads to the northern portion of this area remain open at this time.
Bayou Macon WMA is located in the northwest portion of East Carroll Parish and is approximately four miles east of Oak Grove and five miles northwest of Lake Providence.
Big Lake WMA is located in Franklin, Madison and Tensas parishes and is approximately 12 miles east of Gilbert, north of La. Hwy. 4.
Boeuf WMA is located in Caldwell and Catahoula parishes, north and south of La. Hwy. 4 approximately 10 miles southeast of Columbia.
For more information on these WMAs, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2777 or contact Lowrey Moak at 318-343-4044 or firstname.lastname@example.org.