Deer Hunting Closure Remains in Effect in Portions of Deer Area 5, Including Attakapas WMA

Release Date: 01/16/2019

Jan. 16, 2019 – A deer hunting closure in portions of Deer Area 5 remains in effect due to flooding, including Attakapas Wildlife Management Area (WMA), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced. The Atchafalaya River is still above 15 feet mean sea level (msl) at Butte LaRose, which triggered the closure.
 
A two-day primitive firearms season at Attakapas WMA was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 19-20). But because of the closure the season will not take place. Archery season in Attakapas WMA, which runs until Feb. 15, remains closed.
 
In addition, deer hunting in those portions of Iberville, St. Martin, St. Mary and Iberia parishes west of the East Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee, east of the West Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee and south of Alligator Bayou and Bayou Sorrel remains closed. Deer hunting in the area will reopen when the river stage recedes to 14 feet msl at Butte LaRose.
  
For more information, contact Johnathan Bordelon at jbordelon@wlf.la.gov or 318-487-5885 or Tony Vidrine at tvidrine@wlf.la.gov or 337-735-8682.