Vernon


Shutt, Amy

Name: 
Shutt, Amy
City: 
St. Gabriel
State: 
LA
Home Phone: 
1-866-REDFOX1 or 1-866-733-3691
Home Phone: 
225-200-1805
Willing to Handle: 
Fox, coyote

Chapman, S. Barrett

Name: 
Chapman, S. Barrett
City: 
Elizabeth
Phone: 
318-634-5210 H
Phone: 
318-306-0902 C
Species/Jobs Worked: 
Hogs, squirrels, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, skunks, flying squirrels, and turtles

Hammatt, Kirk

Name: 
Hammatt, Kirk
City: 
Oakdale
Phone: 
318-201-2244
Species/Jobs Worked: 
Coyote

Graham, Laci

Name: 
Graham, Laci
City: 
Leesville
State: 
LA
Cell Phone: 
337-423-3073
Willing to Handle: 
Mammals

McKay, Logan-Wildlife Abatement

Name: 
McKay, Logan-Wildlife Abatement
City: 
Bossier City
Phone: 
318-553-3006
Species/Jobs Worked: 
Bats ONLY

Hicks, Luke-Wildlife Abatement

Name: 
Hicks, Luke-Wildlife Abatement
City: 
Bossier City
Phone: 
318-553-3006
Species/Jobs Worked: 
Bats ONLY

McKay, Robert-Wildlife Abatement

Name: 
McKay, Robert-Wildlife Abatement
City: 
Bossier City
Phone: 
318-553-3006
Species/Jobs Worked: 
Bats ONLY

Broadway, Jerry

Name: 
Broadway, Jerry
City: 
Natchitoches
Phone: 
318-357-9523
Species/Jobs Worked: 
Coyotes, Beavers and other small animals

Shepherd, Tara

Name: 
Shepherd, Tara
Address: 

525 Parklane Drive

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

Clear Creek

Acreage

52,559

Contact

wsmith@wlf.la.gov; 337-491-2575; 1213 North Lakeshore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601

Parish

Vernon

Owner/manager

Hancock Timber

Description

Clear Creek WMA is managed as a loblolly/slash pine plantation on a 30-year rotation. The area has gently sloping hills interspersed with small creek bottoms with occasional hardwood flats. The upland overstory is composed of longleaf, slash, loblolly, and shortleaf pine along with red, blackjack, and post oak. Plant growth on the hills is sparse and mainly includes wax myrtle, yaupon holly, dogwood, and huckleberry. Creek bottoms have an overstory of water, willow, and white oak; beech; sweetgum; and magnolia. The creek bottom understory varies from sparse to dense; understory species include red and white bay, red maple, blackgum, gallberry, sweet leaf, honeysuckle, greenbriar, blackberry, dewberry, rattan, and huckleberry. The area’s soils are generally low in fertility with acidic characteristics commonly found in upland pine habitats.

Activities and Amenities

Hunting and trapping: Sportsmen from all over the state come to Clear Creek WMA to hunt. Game species available for hunting on the area include deer, squirrel, rabbit, turkey, quail, dove, and woodcock. Clear Creek WMA’s hunting seasons are similar to those of the surrounding parish, except for shorter deer and turkey seasons. There are youth and general turkey lottery hunts as well youth deer and squirrel seasons. See regulations for details.

Physically challenged wheelchair-confined deer hunting areas are available on Clear Creek WMA. Click here for a physically challenged hunter permit application and additional information.

Furbearers such as raccoon, mink, beaver, bobcat, coyote, and otter are also found on the WMA in moderate numbers. Trapping is allowed on the WMA during the state trapping season; trapping is an important tool for controlling and keeping these animal populations in balance with nature. See regulations for details.

Camping: Clear Creek WMA has one primitive camping area available for use year-round.

Birding: Many neotropical birds, including indigo bunting, Henslow’s sparrow, prothonotary warbler, and rose-breasted grosbeak visit or call Clear Creek WMA home.

Directions

Clear Creek WMA is located 20 miles west of Leesville. You must have a self-clearing permit to access the WMA; there are six self-clearing permit stations located on the WMA.

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