Last Modified: Thursday, May 03, 2012 8:58 PM
BATON ROUGE (AP) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says hunters and fishermen will be able to use the Biloxi Wildlife Management Area for another 25 years.
The department says it has renewed the lease on the 35,600-acre tract in upper St. Bernard Parish with the Biloxi Marsh Lands Corp.
The corporation has leased the land to the department since 1957.
The wildlife management area is accessible only by boat at commercial launches at Hopedale and Shell Beach.
The department says the Biloxi tract is an excellent producer of fish, shrimp, crabs, waterfowl and furbearers.