Public Land: Hunting and Fishing in Louisiana

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While just less than 8 percent of Louisiana is publicly owned, there are roughly 2.1 million acres of public lands available. And Louisiana offers miles of coastal areas and shorelines in some of the nation’s top fisheries.

Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area

• 12,983 acres

• Bass, crappie and bream fishing available on ponds and backwaters

• Deer, turkey, woodcock and waterfowl hunting

Maureps Swamp Wildlife Management Area

• 103,263 acres

• Bass and bream fishing; Deer, turkey and small-game hunting

• Alligator and nutria trapping by permit

Bodcau Wildlife Management Area

• 34,355 acres

• Ivan Lake and Bodcau Bayou offer good fishing for bass and bream

• Good deer hunting available

Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area

• 137,000 acres

• Accessible only by boat

• Noted for waterfowl hunting and redfish fishing

Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area

• 25,089 acres

• ATV trails available

• Good deer, turkey, quail and small game hunting opportunities

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Louisiana Wildlife Management Areas

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Photo: Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area

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