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Wildlife Management Area near Slidell recovers from spring floods

Wildlife Management Area near Slidell recovers from recent flood (source: www.wlf.louisiana.gov) Wildlife Management Area near Slidell recovers from recent flood (source: www.wlf.louisiana.gov)
SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) -

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened all roads in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Department officials also say the Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range, located in the Pearl River WMA, will open Friday as scheduled.
 
The Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range is open on Fridays from 11 a.m.until 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
 
Flooding on the Pearl River caused the WMA to close on March 13 when the flood gauge on the river reached 16.5 feet, initiating an automatic benchmark closure set by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.
 
Wildlife agents say all roads have been inspected and are safe for travel.

The Pearl River WMA, which consists of 35,618 acres, is located approximately six miles east of Slidell and approximately one mile east of Pearl River.
 
Anyone who is interested in more information should call Forest Burks at 985-543-4781. For more information on the shooting range, call 985-643-3938.

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