September 09, 2014 at 11:58am
If you are actually seeing signs that say Louisana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Wildlife Management Area, then you are on public land. Go to the LDWF website and check out the map showing the location of WMAs in the state with links to maps of individual areas. Roughly the public lands within a somewhat reasonable distance would be : Big Branch NWR (a fededral area with its own restrictions including which days it can be hunted in the week), Pearl River WMA, Manchac WMA, Joyce WMA, Maurepas Swamp WMA, Biloxi WMA, Salvador WMA, Pass a Loutre WMA, Point au Chien WMA, Bonnet Carre Spillway (again federal land this time requiring a special permit), Jean Lafitte National Park ( Required you to go in person and take a test to get a special permit) Atchafalaya Delta WMA, Sherburne WMA. Happy scouting friend!