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US Army permit no longer needed for Fort Polk, Peason WMAs

From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

-- The annual federal permit previously required to hunt on Fort Polk and Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Areas is no longer required, according to officials with the US Army.

However, archery and small game hunters using the Cantonment Area within the Army installation are advised that proper visitor passes are required to enter the security gates.

Fort Polk and Peason Ridge WMAs provide over 138,000 acres for public outdoor recreation opportunities through a cooperative partnership between LDWF, the US Army and the US Forest Service.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reminds all hunters that Louisiana hunting licenses are still required to hunt on the federal properties, including the $15 annual Wildlife Management Area Hunting Permit.

All users of Fort Polk or Peason Ridge WMAs must still fill out a Self Clearing Permit for all activitiesóhunting, fishing, bird watching or sightseeing. Self Clearing Permits are available at information kiosks located at most WMA entrance roads.

Information on the WMAs can be found at  or by contacting Wendell Smith at (337) 491-2575,, or the Fort Polk Public Affairs office at (337) 531-7203.

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