Waterfowl Hunting on Bussey Brake WMA Not Permitted

Release Date: 11/21/2013

Nov. 21, 2013 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising hunters that waterfowl hunting on Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is not permitted this hunting season.
At their Nov. 7 meeting, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission established Bussey Brake Reservoir as a WMA. Bussey Brake consists of 2,614 acres in Morehouse Parish and is primarily a lake with water front acreage, acquired by LDWF in July 2013 via donation from International Paper Company.
Bussey Brake  was donated and incorporated into the WMA program after the 2013-14 hunting season dates were established. Consideration for hunting opportunities on the WMA will be made for future hunting seasons, but hunting is currently not allowed due to lake renovations being undertaken by the Office of Fisheries. 
After donation from International Paper, the Department began to drain the lake in order to completely renovate the reservoir’s fish population, which will include stocking the water body with popular gamefish including bass, bream, catfish and crappie.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.  For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.
For more information, contact Bo Boehringer at 225-765-5115 or bboehringer@wlf.la.gov.