Beginning Sept.1, 2010, Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge will be closed each morning until 10 a.m. through Sept. 7 for the 2010 refuge alligator harvest.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) refuge in Cameron and Vermilion parishes conducts the annual harvest to remove alligators from public use areas on site. Once the site is open at 10 a.m., fishermen and other site visitors can enter the refuge, but are instructed not to disturb lines set by licensed alligator trappers.
All other refuge regulations will remain in effect during the temporary closure period. For more information on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, visit the LDWF website at www.wlf.la.gov.
For more information, contact Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge headquarters at 337-491-2593 or 337-538-2276.