Biloxi

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Acreage

42,747

Contact

sgranier@wlf.la.gov; 504-284-5264

Parish

St. Bernard

Owner/manager

Owned by Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation; leased to and managed by LDWF

Description

Biloxi WMA is a low brackish to saline marsh. Major vegetation includes marsh hay cordgrass, black rush, hog cane, smooth cordgrass, saltgrass, glasswort, and three square. There are a few oak trees on old ridges. Widgeon grass is the main submerged aquatic plant.

Due to Biloxi WMA’s tremendous number of bayous, sloughs, and potholes, the area is home to an abundance of fish, shrimp, crabs, waterfowl, and furbearers. There are a few canal spoil banks and ridges scattered throughout the marsh which provide birds and mammals refuge from rising water levels during storms or high tides.

Activities and Amenities

Hunting and trapping: Popular game species on Biloxi WMA include rabbits, rails, gallinules, snipe, ducks (lesser scaup, teal, wigeon, gadwall, shoveler, mottled, pintail, and mallard), and geese (blue and snow). There is an archery only deer season as well. See regulations for details.

Fishing and boating: Common fish species on Biloxi WMA include speckled trout, redfish, black drum, sheepshead, flounder, and croaker. Both recreational and commercial fishermen harvest large amounts of crab and shrimp in this area. See regulations for details.

Other: birding

Directions

Biloxi WMA is located about 40 miles east of New Orleans. The area is accessible only by boat via commercial launches at Hopedale and Shell Beach.