Mud Hole Area Within Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge to Reopen Aug. 5

Release Date: 08/03/2011

Aug. 3, 2011 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will reopen on Friday,Aug. 5 that portion of Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge (SWR) known locally as Mud Hole.

The Mud Hole water management control structure area had been closed in July due to litter problems created by recreational fishermen. The structure, within Cameron Parish, has been cleaned and will again be available for public use.

The public is reminded that refuge regulations prohibit littering, which includes not returning bycatch of recreational cast-netting to the water. Violators can receive a citation for failure to comply.  To report littering on Rockefeller SWR or any LDWF property, individuals are encouraged to report violators to Operation Game Thief at 1-800-442-2511.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

For more information, call Rockefeller SWR Refuge at 337-491-2593.