Environment
1:49 pm
Thu August 2, 2012

Jackson-Bienville WMA shrinks by 7000 acres

The Jackson-Bienville Wildlife Management Area is getting smaller.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says its latest lease with the Weyerhaeuser Company will keep about 25,000 acres open to public recreation such as hunting, fishing, hiking, birding and nature photography.

It says about 7,000 acres will be closed to the public. That's nearly 22 percent of the original size.

The property is in Jackson, Bienville and Lincoln parishes. The department has managed it since 1951.

A map showing the new boundary is at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2771.

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