As high waters go down, wildlife areas reopen
BATON ROUGE- As the Fourth of July weekend kicks off, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it has reopened four wildlife management areas closed since May due to the high river waters that have flooded many parts of the state.
The department says it has reopened all areas of the Attakapas and Three Rivers wildlife areas. The Attakapas wildlife area is in Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes and the Three Rivers wildlife area is in Concordia Parish.
Meanwhile, most of the Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area in Avoyelles Parish is now open.
Also, a portion of the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area known as South Farm in Iberville Parish is open. The rest of the wildlife refuge is closed.