Hunting

Toledo Bend Lake Country offers excellent hunting opportunities for the sportsman in the wilderness areas listed below.

Sabine Wildlife Management Area

Sabine Wildlife Management Area is located in central Sabine Parish approximately five miles south of Zwolle. Louisiana Highway 6 and U. S. Highway 171 are the major roads providing access to Sabine. This area is approximately 7554 acres and is owned by one major timber company (Forest Capital Partners, LLC).Some smaller tracts are provided by other timber companies and private individuals.

The terrain varies from rolling hills to creek bottoms. The major timber type is loblolly pine plantations. Over story species include these pines along with red oak, post oak, white oak, hickory and sweet gum. Understory species include yaupon, French mulberry, hawthorn, sassafras, black cherry, wax myrtle, huckleberry and dogwood.

The creek bottoms have an over story comprised of beech, willow oak, water oak, red maple, black gum, magnolia, southern red oak and sweet gum. Understory species include ironwood, dogwood, wild azalea, deciduous holly and over story regeneration.

Game species available for hunting are deer, squirrels, rabbits, waterfowl, quail, doves, and woodcock. Turkey hunting is available by lottery only. Trapping is allowed and species available are mink, raccoon, opossum, skunk, fox, beaver and coyote.

There is a primitive camping area located in the northwest portion of the area.

Additional information may be obtained from the:

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
1995 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360
Phone (318) 487-5885
http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma/2772

National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Preserve

Kisatchie Ranger District
229 Dogwood Park Road
Provencal, LA 71468

The National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Preserve is a local favorite for hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. From October 1st through April 30th, camping in the Red Dirt Preserve is allowed only in designated locations. These are Oak Camp, Corral Camp, Coyote Camp and Custis Camp which are all primitive hunter camps. Corral and Coyote Camps are designated OHV camps. In addition, roadside camping is permitted along specific roads on the preserve.

For more information, please visit
http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/kisatchie/home/?cid=fsbdev3_024673
Or call (800) 472-3590 or (318) 472-1840

Sabine National Forest
5050 Hwy 21 East
Hemphill, TX  75948

Hunting in the national forests and grasslands can be a rewarding experience and U.S. Forest Service officials remind hunters of guidelines designed to make their hunting trips safe and enjoyable.

For more information, please visit
http://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/texas/recreation/hunting

Website: 

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

The National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Preserve

Sabine National Forest