Rapides


Broadway, Jerry

Name: 
Broadway, Jerry
City: 
Natchitoches
Phone: 
318-357-9523
Species/Jobs Worked: 
Coyotes, Beavers and other small animals

Woodworth Outdoor Education Center

Hours

Please call or email for availability

Address

Alexander State Forest Wildlife Management Area; 661 Robinson Bridge Road, Woodworth, LA 71485

Contact

318-484-2276; rstroede@wlf.la.gov

Description

Woodworth Outdoor Education Center is available for use by any group conducting outdoor education related programs, meetings, or events. Please make reservations well in advance. This facility is used extensively year-round, and availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Activities and Amenities

  • Two fishing ponds
  • Shooting range
  • Classroom
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • 40-person bunkhouse
  • Bathrooms (including showers)
  • Outdoor pavilion with barbecue pit
Woodworth Outdoor Education Center
Woodworth Outdoor Education Center

Knoll, Sandy

Name: 
Knoll, Sandy
Address: 

12835 Bullitt Lane

City: 
Deville
State: 
LA
Home Phone: 
(318)466-3173
Willing to Handle: 
Raccoons

Shepherd, Tara

Name: 
Shepherd, Tara
Address: 

525 Parklane Drive

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

Winners, Emily

Name: 
Winners, Emily
Address: 

126 Winegart Lane

City: 
Lecompte
State: 
LA
Home Phone: 
(318)776-5356
Cell Phone: 
(318)613-0219
Willing to Handle: 
Squirrels

Alexandria LDWF Public Meeting on 2011-12 Hunting Season

Date: 
Wed, 03/09/2011

 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host a public meeting on the proposed 2011-12 Hunting Season dates and regulations on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the Alexandria Convention Hall located at 915 Third St., Alexandria, LA.  

Camp Beauregard

Acreage

12,500

Contact

adailey@wlf.la.gov; 318-487-5885; 1995 Shreveport Hwy, Pineville, LA 71360

Parish

Rapides, Grant

Owner/manager

Louisiana National Guard

Description

The Louisiana National Guard primarily uses Camp Beauregard WMA as a training facility but also manages the area’s timber for commercial production.

There are gently rolling hills in the upland areas. Pine plantations dominate the upland overstory, but there are scattered hardwoods in the hills. The upland understory varies considerably depending on the overstory; areas with good understory development support French mulberry, blackberry, greenbrier, yaupon, trumpet creeper, rattan, and other browse plants.

The Flagon Creek area (about 800 acres) frequently floods and is typical bottomland hardwood forest with water, post, overcup, and red oak; hickory; sweetgum; cypress; and bitter pecan. Common understory plants in this area include swamp privet, water elm, mayhaw, and swamp snowbell.

Activities and Amenities

Camp Beauregard WMA’s first function is as a military reservation; special regulations apply to the use of this WMA.

Hunting and trapping: Game species available for hunting include squirrel, turkey, deer, rabbit, quail, dove, wood duck, and woodcock. There is a disabled veterans lottery hunt for deer as well as a youth-only deer season. See regulations for details.

Fishing and boating: Fishing is available in the Twin Lakes and Flagon Bayou. See regulations for details.

Camping: Limited camping is allowed by reservation only. Call 318-641-3365 for more information.

Other: hiking, photography, birding

Directions

Camp Beauregard WMA is located approximately 8 miles north of Alexandria.

Alexander State Forest

Acreage

8,158

Contact

adailey@wlf.la.gov; 318-487-5885; 1995 Shreveport Hwy, Pineville, LA 71360

Parish

Rapides

Owner/manager

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF)

Description

Alexander State Forest WMA is managed as a commercial forest with an emphasis on experimental forestry techniques. Much of the timber is managed as pine plantations. The forest overstory is predominantly loblolly pine with scattered stands of longleaf and slash pines. However, creek drainages have been maintained in hardwoods. In addition, red oak, blackgum, sweetgum, hackberry, beech, and water and willow oaks are widely scattered over the forest.

This WMA also includes Indian Creek Lake, a 2,600-acre reservoir, along with a 300-acre recreation and camping area.

Activities and Amenities

Hunting and trapping: Available game species include deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, waterfowl, and woodcock. White-tailed deer are common on this WMA. Herd density is good; antler quality and body weights are typical of piney woods habitat. Hunter success during the either-sex primitive weapon hunts is generally above average. See regulations for details.

Physically challenged wheelchair-confined hunting areas are available on Alexander State Forest WMA. There is also a physically challenged deer season. Click here for a physically challenged hunter permit application and additional information.

Shooting range: LDWF operates a 100-yard rifle range, 50-yard pistol range, and shotgun range on this WMA. The public may use these ranges during specified times. Click here or call 318-482-2212 for more information on range hours and fees. Click here for the shooting safety zone map.

Fishing and boating: There are four boat launches on Indian Creek Lake, which is available for boating, swimming, and recreational fishing. See regulations for details.

Camping: LDAF operates trailer and tent accommodations with electricity, water, bath houses, and swimming areas. LDAF charges a fee for the use of these facilities. For more information, contact the Indian Creek Recreation Area at 318-487-5058.

Other: Woodworth Outdoor Education Center, Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery

Directions

Alexander State Forest WMA is about 10 miles south of Alexandria, off U.S. Hwy 165 and 1 mile east of Woodworth.

Acadiana Conservation Corridor

Acreage

2,285

Contact

Tony Vidrine 

(337)948-0255

5652 Hwy 182, Opelousas, LA 70570

Parish

St. Landry, Evangeline, Avoyelles, Rapides

Owner/manager

LDWF

Description

Spanning about 26 miles, Acadiana Conservation Corridor WMA is a scenic easement located between the I-49 right-of-way west of the Bayou Boeuf-Cocodrie Diversion Canal. There is a small portion of private property within the boundaries of the corridor; the northern boundary of this property starts at the railroad crossing near mile marker 48 on I-49 and the southern boundary is approximately 1.3 miles from the railroad crossing.

This WMA is classified as bottomland hardwood; main overstory species include bitter pecan, overcup oak, sugarberry, swamp maple, water elm, and honey locust. This area has standing water for considerable periods after heavy rainfalls so understory vegetation is typical of poorly drained lands; common species include palmettos, deciduous holly, smilax, poison ivy, blackberry, dewberry, rattan, and peppervine, along with annual grasses and sedges.

Activities and Amenities

Hunting: Limited to deer by archery only. No other hunting or firearms are allowed on this WMA. See regulations for details.

Directions

Acadiana Conservation Corridor WMA can be accessed by boat only; public boat launches are available in Washington on Bayou Courtableau and at Hwy 29 on the west side of I-49. Self-clearing permits are available at these locations.

Fleming Glade

GRANK: 
G1
SRANK: 
S1
Class: 
Terrestrial
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