Deer Hunting Season in Maurepas Swamp WMA Reopened

Release Date: 10/19/2017

Oct. 19, 2017 – Deer hunting season in the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) has been reopened, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced. The season was halted on Oct. 8 by a flood benchmark closure.
 
The benchmark closure, enacted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, closes deer hunting in the WMA when the flood gauge reaches 3.0 feet mean sea level, and reopens to deer hunting when water levels recede to 2.5 feet msl following a closure.
 
Maurepas Swamp WMA, which consists of two tracts totaling 124,568 acres in Ascension, Livingston, St. John the Baptist, St. James and Tangipahoa parishes, is located approximately 25 miles west of New Orleans along the south shore of Lake Maurepas west of Sorrento. For more information, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2791 .
 
For more information on hunting regulations for Maurepas Swamp WMA, go to http://www.eregulations.com/louisiana/hunting/w-m-a-schedules/ or contact Jillian Day at jday@wlf.la.gov or 985-543-4777.

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