Posted: Oct 22, 2013 11:15 AM by PRESS RELEASE
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is reminding Bodcau Wildlife Management Area (WMA) users that small game seasons will be closed on Oct. 26 and 27, as announced with the 2013-14 WMA season regulations and dates approved earlier this year.
The decision was made to close the area to small game hunting on these days to help prevent conflicting uses during the opening weekend of modern firearms deer season. Additionally this should promote a higher level of hunter safety and satisfaction on the highest use gun deer hunting days on Bodcau WMA. This has been a common practice for some time on other WMAs which have hunting season structures similar to Bodcau WMA.
For those wishing to small game hunt in northwest Louisiana on these dates, the following WMAs will be open for this activity:
Bayou Pierre - DeSoto/Red River Parishes
Jackson Bienville - Bienville/Jackson/Lincoln Parishes
Loggy Bayou - Bossier Parish
Soda Lake (portion east of Twelve Mile Bayou) - Caddo Parish
Users are reminded that a Self-Clearing Permit (SCP) is required for all activities on WMAs. Specific regulations and season dates about Bodcau WMA and other WMAs can be found in the 2013-2014 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet or viewed on the LDWF's website at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/regulations.
Bodcau WMA, owned by the US Army Corp of Engineers and operated by LDWF, is located in Bossier and Webster Parishes and derives its name from the major bayou that bisects it from its northernmost point at the Arkansas-Louisiana state line to its southernmost tip nearly 30 miles to the south.
The WMA is located approximately 17 miles northeast of Bossier City. Numerous access routes to Bodcau WMA are available. The primary access to the area is by traveling north on La. Hwy. 157 from Interstate 20 at Haughton to the community of Bellevue and then following the signs.