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High water closes Pearl River WMA to most hunting

3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago January 10, 2013 Jan 10, 2013 Thursday, January 10 2013 January 10, 2013 3:35 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says high water is closing most hunting seasons in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area. They'll close Friday, with only the waterfowl season remaining open.

It says the season will remain closed until the Pearl River drops below 16.5 feet at the St. Tammany Parish town of Pearl River.

The gate at Old U.S. Highway 11, a primary access point to the wildlife management area, will remain closed until the water recedes and all roads and bridges are determined safe for vehicle passage.

Seasons that usually would be open this weekend in the WMA include deer taken with archery or primitive firearms; feral hogs taken with shotguns; and raccoons and squirrels.

You can monitor water levels at this National Weather Service link.

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