St. Martin


Carex decomposita

Carex decomposita
Carex decomposita
Carex decomposita
Carex decomposita
Class: 
Monocotyledons
Family: 
Cyperaceae
Scientific Name: 

Carex decomposita

Common Name: 
Cypress-knee Sedge
GRANK: 
G3
SRANK: 
S3

Tradescantia subaspera

Class: 
Monocotyledons
Family: 
Commelinaceae
Scientific Name: 

Tradescantia subaspera

Common Name: 
Broad-leaved Spiderwort
GRANK: 
G5
SRANK: 
S2

Didiplis diandra

Class: 
Dicotyledons
Family: 
Lythraceae
Scientific Name: 

Didiplis diandra

Common Name: 
Water-purslane
GRANK: 
G5
SRANK: 
S2?

Rudbeckia triloba

Rudbeckia triloba
Rudbeckia triloba
Rudbeckia triloba
Class: 
Dicotyledons
Family: 
Asteraceae
Scientific Name: 

Rudbeckia triloba

Common Name: 
Three-lobed Coneflower
GRANK: 
G5
SRANK: 
S3

Ceratopteris pteridoides

Ceratopteris pteridoides
Ceratopteris pteridoides
Class: 
Ferns and Fern Allies
Family: 
Parkeriaceae
Scientific Name: 

Ceratopteris pteridoides

Common Name: 
Floating Antler-fern
GRANK: 
G5?
SRANK: 
S2

Lake Bigeux

Acreage: 
4,912 Acres

Sherburne WMA

Holiday Closure

The Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) shooting range will be open only from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Nov. 23-24 and Nov 30- Dec. 1.

Acreage

43,637

Contact

Tony Vidrine 

200 Dulles Dr.

Lafayette, La.  70506

(337) 262-2080.

tvidrine@wlf.la.gov

Parish

Pointe Coupee, St. Martin, Iberville

Owner/manager

LDWF, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Description

Sherburne WMA is located in the Morganza Floodway system of the Atchafalaya Basin between the Atchafalaya River and the East Protection Guide Levee. LDWF owns Sherburne WMA (11,800 acres) but manages the area as one unit along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge (15,220 acres) and another 16,618 acres owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

The area is classified as bottomland hardwoods with four dominant tree species groups: cottonwood-sycamore, oak-gum-hackberry-ash, willow-cypress-ash, and overcup oak-bitter pecan. Midstory species include seedlings of dominant species along with boxelder, maple, red mulberry, and rough-leaf dogwood. LDWF has managed the timber in some areas to improve habitat; ground cover in these areas is very dense and provides excellent habitat for many game and non-game species. Common ground cover species include rattan, greenbrier, Rubus sp., trumpet creeper, Virginia creeper, poison ivy, elderberry, and milkweed.

Activities and Amenities

Hunting and trapping: Deer, squirrel, and woodcock hunting are good; rabbit hunting is fair. Waterfowl hunting is seasonal, depending on many factors, but the opportunities to hunt waterfowl are excellent. Turkey populations are small, and turkey hunting is limited. There are general and youth waterfowl and turkey lottery hunts, youth deer and squirrel seasons, a youth deer lottery hunt, and a small game emphasis area. In addition, physically challenged wheelchair-confined deer and waterfowl hunting areas are available on this WMA. Click here for a physically challenged hunter permit application and additional information. There is also a disabled veterans lottery hunt for waterfowl. See regulations for details.

Shooting range: Sherburne Shooting Range has rifle, pistol, skeet/trap, and archery ranges. Click here or call 337-566-2251 for details.

Camping: There are two designated camping areas—a primitive area on the southern portion and an area with running water on the northern portion.

Directions

You can access Sherburne WMA via Hwy 975, which connects with Hwy 190 east of Krotz Springs on the north and I-10 at Whiskey Bay on the south. Access routes to the interior include a series of all-weather roads, ATV trails, and Big and Little Alabama Bayous. There are two public boat launches on Big Alabama Bayou. There is one public launch on the northern portion of Little Alabama Bayou.

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