Step Outside Day Set for May 11 at Sherburne WMA

Release Date: 05/03/2013

The 9th Annual Step Outside Day, an outdoor education program, will be held at Sherburne Wildlife Management Area in the Atchafalaya Basin on Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Step Outside Day is open to all children and adults. Sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, this outdoors day targets youths and individuals with special needs, providing an opportunity to engage in safe, hands-on outdoor activities.  All activities run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. near the Sherburne WMA headquarters.

This year’s event will include fishing, archery, boating, target and trap shooting, nature photography, bird watching, canoeing, and many other outdoor activities, such as trapping techniques, turkey and duck calling, Louisiana black bear and alligator information.

Drinks and food will be provided on site. No alcoholic beverages or glass containers will be allowed on the premises.

Directions to Sherburne WMA headquarters: From US Hwy. 190, take the Sherburne (LA 975) exit, and drive south approx. 3 miles; event activities will be on the left, near Big Alabama Bayou. From I-10, take the Whiskey Bay Exit, and drive north approx. 13 miles on LA 975, event activities will be on the right, near Big Alabama Bayou.

For more information or driving directions to the Sherburne WMA, call the LDWF Opelousas field office at 337-948-0255 or e-mail