Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area Updated:10/2018

Elbow Slough WMA is a small tract within the Red River floodplain. Formerly agricultural cropland, the WMA’s terrain is flat with heavy clay soils that are poorly drained. LDWF planted approximately 100 acres of native hardwood species on this WMA in the early 1990s. LDWF also constructed a 40-acre impoundment and manages it to provide seasonal shallow water habitat for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds. The remaining acreage is natural water and planted fields.

Activities and Amenities

  • Hunting: Hunting opportunities are limited due to the size of the tract. However, dove and rabbit hunting are usually good. Hunters must use nontoxic shot. See regulations for details.
  • Birding and wildlife viewing: Although small in size, Elbow Slough WMA provides quality habitat for numerous wildlife species. A wide variety of resident and migratory songbirds and many species of wading birds use the area. Mammals ranging from shrews to white-tailed deer make this area their home.


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Contact Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
1995 Shreveport Hwy.
Pineville Field Office
Pineville, LA  71360
Phone: (318) 487-5885
Fax: (318) 487-5886

Service Area

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  • Rapides Parish, Louisiana