Rapides


Knoll, Sandy

Name: 
Knoll, Sandy
Address: 

12835 Bullitt Lane

City: 
Deville
State: 
LA
Home Phone: 
(318)466-3173
Willing to Handle: 
Raccoons

Shepherd, Tara

Name: 
Shepherd, Tara
Address: 

525 Parklane Drive

City: 
Benton
State: 
LA
Cell Phone: 
(318)347-1322
Willing to Handle: 
All Mammals

Winners, Emily

Name: 
Winners, Emily
Address: 

126 Winegart Lane

City: 
Lecompte
State: 
LA
Home Phone: 
(318)776-5356
Cell Phone: 
(318)613-0219
Willing to Handle: 
Squirrels

Alexandria LDWF Public Meeting on 2011-12 Hunting Season

Date: 
Wed, 03/09/2011

 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host a public meeting on the proposed 2011-12 Hunting Season dates and regulations on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the Alexandria Convention Hall located at 915 Third St., Alexandria, LA.  

Camp Beauregard

Information
Owned: 
Louisiana National Guard
Acreage: 
12,500 Acres
Contact
Phone: 
(318) 371-3050

Description:
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area is primarily located in northeast Rapides Parish with some acreage in southeast Grant Parish. The area lies approximately eight miles north of Alexandria.
Camp Beauregard is 12,500 acres and is owned by the Louisiana National Guard. The primary use is as a troop training facility. The Louisiana National Guard also manages the timber for commercial production.
The terrain is characterized by gently rolling hills in the upland areas. The Flagon Creek bottom is a frequently flooded hardwood area of about 800 acres. The upland overstory is dominated by pine plantations. There are scattered hardwoods in the hills. Water oak, post oak, hickory, red oak and sweetgum are the most common species in creek bottom areas. The Flagon bottom is a typical bottomland forest with cypress, overcup oak and bitter pecan the dominant overstory species.
The understory development in the upland area varies considerably depending on the degree of overstory closure. Some plantations that have not been recently thinned have little if any understory. Those areas with good understory development support French mulberry, blackberry, greenbrier, yaupon, trumpet creeper, rattan and other browse plants. The Flagon bottom has swamp privet, water elm, mayhaw and swamp snowbell as the more common understory plants.
Game species available for hunting include squirrel, turkey, deer, rabbits, quail, dove, wood duck and woodcock. The only endangered species known to occur on the area is the red-cockaded woodpecker. However, at this time no known active colonies are present.
The areas first function is as a military reservation, therefore there are special regulations applying to use of Camp Beauregard WMA. An annual permit is required as is checking in and out of self-clearing stations on a daily basis. Limited camping is allowed by reservation only. Call (318) 641-3365 for questions about camping. General information is available from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, 1995 Shreveport Highway, Pineville, LA 71360.

Alexander State Forest

Acreage

8,158

Contact

adailey@wlf.la.gov; 318-487-5885; 1995 Shreveport Hwy, Pineville, LA 71360

Parish

Rapides

Owner/manager

Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF)

Description

Alexander State Forest WMA is managed as a commercial forest with an emphasis on experimental forestry techniques. Much of the timber is managed as pine plantations. The forest overstory is predominantly loblolly pine with scattered stands of longleaf and slash pines. However, creek drainages have been maintained in hardwoods. In addition red oak, blackgum, sweetgum, hackberry, beech, and water and willow oaks are widely scattered over the forest.

This WMA also includes Indian Creek Lake, a 2,600-acre reservoir, along with a 300-acre recreation and camping area.

Activities and Amenities

Hunting: Available game species include deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, waterfowl, and woodcock. White-tailed deer are common on this WMA. Herd density is good; antler quality and body weights are typical of piney woods habitat. Hunter success during the either-sex primitive weapon hunts is generally above average. See regulations for details.

Physically challenged wheelchair hunting areas are available on Alexander State Forest WMA. There is also a physically challenged deer season. Contact LDWF for a physically challenged hunter permit application and additional information.

LDWF operates a 100-yard rifle range, 50-yard pistol range, and shotgun range on this WMA. The public may use these ranges during specified times. Click here or call 318-482-2212 for more information on range hours and fees. Click here for the shooting safety zone map.

Fishing and boating: There are four boat launches on Indian Creek Lake, which is available for boating, swimming, and recreational fishing. See regulations for details.

Camping: LDAF operates trailer and tent accommodations with electricity, water, bath houses, and swimming areas. LDAF charges a fee for the use of these facilities. For more information, contact the Indian Creek Recreation Area at 318-487-5058.

Other: Woodworth Outdoor Education Center, Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery

Directions

Alexander State Forest WMA is about 10 miles south of Alexandria, off U.S. Hwy 165 and 1 mile east of Woodworth.

Acadiana Conservation Corridor

Acreage

2,285

Contact

jhaynes@wlf.la.gov; 337-948-0255; 5652 Hwy 182, Opelousas, LA 70570

Parish

St. Landry, Evangeline, Avoyelles, Rapides

Owner/manager

LDWF

Description

Spanning about 26 miles, Acadiana Conservation Corridor WMA is a scenic easement located between the I-49 right-of-way west of the Bayou Boeuf-Cocodrie Diversion Canal. There is a small portion of private property within the boundaries of the corridor; the northern boundary of this property starts at the railroad crossing near mile marker 48 on I-49 and the southern boundary is approximately 1.3 miles from the railroad crossing.

This WMA is classified as bottomland hardwood; main overstory species include bitter pecan, overcup oak, sugarberry, swamp maple, water elm, and honey locust. This area has standing water for considerable periods after heavy rainfalls so understory vegetation is typical of poorly drained lands; common species include palmettos, deciduous holly, smilax, poison ivy, blackberry, dewberry, rattan, and peppervine, along with annual grasses and sedges.

Activities and Amenities

Hunting: Limited to deer by archery only. No other hunting or firearms are allowed on this WMA. See regulations for details.

Directions

Acadiana Conservation Corridor WMA can be accessed by boat only; public boat launches are available in Washington on Bayou Courtableau and at Hwy 29 on the west side of I-49. Self-clearing permits are available at these locations.

Fleming Glade

GRANK: 
G1
SRANK: 
S1
Class: 
Terrestrial
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