Hunting for deer or ducks is available through private land leases and Fort Polk, Peason Ridge, Clear Creek, and Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Areas are also available for hunting. You must have the proper licensing to hunt in Louisiana. Please check the information for hunting licenses through local enforcement and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Happy hunting in Vernon Parish, Louisiana's Legend Country!
Hunting on Wildlife Management Areas in Vernon Parish
Today, many local hunters form hunting clubs and lease private property for hunting. This land is posted and may only be used by club members. There are however, several Wildlife Management Areas that are open for public hunting. These include Fort Polk, Peason Ridge, Clear Creek, and Walnut Hill.
Hunter Regulations on the Wildlife Management Areas are usually the same as the state regulations. You must, however, purchase a Wildlife Management Area permit along with your hunting license. This seasonal permit allows you to hunt on any state WMA for the season, although daily check-in at one of the self-clearing stations is still required.
To use the self-clearing stations:
1. Fill out the form which is available at the station.
2. Leave one section at the station, put one section in your vehicle, and keep the last section with you.
3. When leaving, stop at the station and complete the form, showing what you harvested during your visit.
Additional Information for hunting on Fort Polk / Peason Ridge
Hunters on Fort Polk and Peason Ridge WMAs should be aware that both are used for military training. During hunting season, maps are posted at the self-clearing stations showing any off-limits areas. You may also call the Fort Polk Game Enforcement Office at (337) 531-5715 to be sure the area you want to enter is open for use.
LA Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
1213 North Lakeshore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Fort Polk Game Enforcement Office
BLDG 8590, Hwy 469, North Fort Polk, LA 71459