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Nov 5, 2010 4:56 PM

Lease Continues for Thistlethwaite Area

From LDWF: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Thistlethwaite heirs announced the renewal of the lease agreement for Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area (WMA) at the Nov. 5 commission meeting.

This agreement renews the 10-year lease, free of charge, for Thistlethwaite WMA, encompassing 11,000 acres in St. Landry Parish. Through the cooperative effort of the private landowners, Thistlethwaite WMA has been a part of LDWF's WMA system since 1966.

The WMA is a bottomland hardwood area and is home to a variety of game and non-game wildlife species including whitetail deer, squirrels, rabbits, woodcock and wood ducks. Various species of songbirds and wading birds reside on the property as well.

Additional information may be obtained by calling 337-948-0255.

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