The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed the main road on Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area (WMA) from the Ruby Road self-clearing permit station to Ouachita Parish Landfill due to flooding.

Once the water recedes, the road will be inspected and reopened.

Russell Sage WMA is located in Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland and Caldwell parishes and is approximately seven miles east of Monroe and 10 miles west of Rayville.

Available games species include white-tailed deer, waterfowl, squirrel and rabbit. There is a small game emphasis area on this WMA. The areas managed for waterfowl, along with the numerous sloughs and waterways, offer excellent waterfowl hunting. There are youth deer and squirrel seasons and a youth waterfowl lottery hunt.

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All visitors to Russell Sage 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 more information, contact Mitch McGee at 318-343-4044 or