Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Pass-a-Loutre WMA Users Should Be Aware Of Sawdust Bend Dredge Project This Fall and Winter

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September 11, 2017

BATON ROUGE: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is advising hunters and fishermen destined for Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area (WMA) to be aware of an ongoing dredge project on the WMA.

The Sawdust Bend Dredge Disposal Project will take place prior to the beginning of teal season (Friday, Sept. 15) and continue beyond duck hunting season, which closes at sunset Jan. 21. The Willow Tree Cut canal within the project area will be impassable as a dredge pipe will be at or near the surface of the water at the western end of this canal (see map for the affected areas).

Pass-a-Loutre WMA, which encompasses 115,000 acres, is located at the mouth of the Mississippi River, approximately 10 miles south of Venice in southern Plaquemines Parish. Access is by boat only. For more information, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2786.

For more information, contact LDWF biologist manager Vaughan McDonald at vmcdonald@wlf.la.gov or 225-765-2708.

Original Press Release http://www.wlf.louisiana. gov/news/41513

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