The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed Catfish Bayou Road, Blount Road and Goose Lake Road at Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area (WMA) due to flooding. Blackhawk Boat Launch, Blackhawk Road & Trail, Lincecum Road & Trail, Dobbs Bay Road and all roads east of the Mississippi River levee remain closed.

While the WMA will remain open, users are asked to comply with road and ATV trail closures necessary to ensure safety and prevent road damage. Once the water recedes, LDWF will inspect, repair and reopen these thoroughfares.

Richard K. Yancey WMA is located approximately 35 miles south of Ferriday on Louisiana Highway 15 in lower Concordia Parish.

Available game species include deer, turkey, squirrel, rabbit, waterfowl, woodcock, dove and snipe. There is a small game emphasis area, youth deer and turkey lottery hunts and a youth deer season. Annual spring flooding from the Red and Mississippi rivers produces excellent recreational fishing. Common recreational species include bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish.

All visitors to Richard K. Yancey WMA and all LDWF WMAs must have either a WMA Access Permit, Senior Hunting/Fishing License, Louisiana Sportsman’s Paradise License or Lifetime Hunting/Fishing License. Go to for more information.

For information on this WMA, go to or contact the Lafayette Region at 337-262-2080 or Schuyler Dartez at or Arthur Hebert at