Federal facilities on Bodcau WMA reopened

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Monday, October 21, 2013 - 1:51pm

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is advising Bodcau Wildlife Management Area users that US Army Corps of Engineers’ facilities on the WMA are once again available for public use now that the federal government shutdown has been settled.

These facilities include:

  • Tom Merrill Recreation Area (improved campground)
  • Comfort stations at South Abutment East and Wenk’s Landing

All other facilities on Bodcau WMA remained open throughout the shutdown. Users are reminded that a Self-Clearing Permit (SCP) is required for all activities on Bodcau WMA. Specific regulations and season dates about Bodcau WMA can be found in the 2013-2014 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet or viewed on the LDWF’s website at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/regulations.

Bodcau WMA, owned by the US Army Corp of Engineers and operated by LDWF, is located in Bossier and Webster Parishes and derives its name from the major bayou that bisects it from its northernmost point at the Arkansas-Louisiana state line to its southernmost tip nearly 30 miles to the south.

The WMA is located approximately 17 miles northeast of Bossier City. Numerous access routes to Bodcau WMA are available. The primary access to the area is by traveling north on La. Hwy. 157 from Interstate 20 at Haughton to the community of Bellevue and then following the signs. 

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