Morehouse


Shutt, Amy

Name: 
Shutt, Amy
City: 
St. Gabriel
State: 
LA
Home Phone: 
1-866-REDFOX1 or 1-866-733-3691
Home Phone: 
225-200-1805
Willing to Handle: 
Fox, coyote

London, Mark, Boeuf River Nuisance Wildlife Removal LLC

Name: 
London, Mark, Boeuf River Nuisance Wildlife Removal LLC
City: 
Columbia
Phone: 
318-355-3864
Species/Jobs Worked: 
Coyote, bobcat, fox, raccoon, opossum, beaver, otter, nutria, mink, skunk, armadillo

Cascio, Keith

Name: 
Cascio, Keith
City: 
W. Monroe
State: 
LA
Cell Phone: 
318-805-2829 (cell)
Willing to Handle: 
Mammals

Weems, Wade

Name: 
Weems, Wade
City: 
West Monroe
Phone: 
318-381-6656
Species/Jobs Worked: 
Beaver

Ben Lilly Conservation Area

Map: 

Acreage

247

Contact

mmcgee@wlf.la.gov; 318-343-4044; 368 CenturyLink Dr, Monroe, LA 71203

Parish

Morehouse

Owner/manager

LDWF

Description

LDWF purchased Ben Lilly Conservation Area from the Nature Conservancy in the spring of 2013. The area was named in honor of Benjamin Vernon “Ben” Lilly, a noted outdoorsman who spent some of his early years in Morehouse Parish and guided President Theodore Roosevelt on a hunting expedition in northeast Louisiana in the early 1900s.

The northern boundary of Ben Lilly Conservation Area is contiguous with a portion of the southern boundary of Chemin-A-Haut State Park. The area consists of mainly fallow pastureland with a corridor of mature hardwood tree species bordering Bayou Bartholomew. Prior to LDWF’s acquisition of the property, the Nature Conservancy reforested approximately 140 acres of the fallow land with hardwood tree species indigenous to the area. Trees include nuttall, water, willow, and overcup oak; American elm; sweetgum; bitter pecan; honey locust; sugarberry; black willow; American sycamore; persimmon; red maple; river birch; cottonwood; and cypress. Understory species include rattan, Rubus sp., Vitis sp., deciduous holly, elderberry, Smilax sp., baccharis, poison ivy, and many herbaceous species.

Activities and Amenities

No public hunting.

Boating: LDWF constructed an improved boat launch, with parking lot and access road, on the property in 2015.

Birding and wildlife viewing: Common species include white-tailed deer, waterfowl, squirrels, rabbits, and doves. Black bears also frequent this area; reported sightings have been increasing.

Other: hiking, horseback riding

Directions

Ben Lilly Conservation Area is located approximately 10 miles north of Bastrop. The major access route to the area is US Hwy 425. Access to the area is walk-in only.

Jordan, Mark

Name: 
Jordan, Mark
City: 
Monroe
Phone: 
318-789-1425
Species/Jobs Worked: 
All

Hughes, Steven

Name: 
Hughes, Steven
City: 
Oak Grove
Phone: 
318-372-8402
Species/Jobs Worked: 
Beaver

Shepherd, Tara

Name: 
Shepherd, Tara
Address: 

525 Parklane Drive

City: 
Benton
State: 
LA
Cell Phone: 
(318)347-1322
Willing to Handle: 
All Mammals

Mesic Hardwood Flatwoods

GRANK: 
G1G2?
SRANK: 
S2S3
Class: 
Terrestrial

Morse Clay Calcareous Prairie

GRANK: 
G1G2
SRANK: 
S1
Class: 
Terrestrial
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