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Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge

Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
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Description - On June 30, 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed Public Law 96-288 authorizing the 40,000-acre Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Washington and St. Tammany Parishes, LA, and Pearl River County, MS. Since that time, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been acquiring bottomland hardwood habitat in the Pearl River Basin. On December 13, 1989, Congress authorized a boundary expansion for Bogue Chitto NWR that included an additional 8,400 acres of bottomland hardwoods in St. Tammany Parish. To date, some 36,447 acres have been placed under refuge management. The refuge is still in an acquisition phase. Over 90% of the refuge can be flooded during seasonal high river periods. White-tail deer, squirrel, turkey and hog hunting and fishing is offered to the public. Access is primarily by boat on the refuge's Louisiana side and road access is available on the refuge's Mississippi side.

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Filed By: Jason (Hammond, La)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Going tubing on the Bogue Chitto in McComb, Ms. is great. The river is clean and it has plenty of shade, sun, and excellent swimming spots. Dogwood Tube Rental rocks!

Filed By: roy (bush, la)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: the bogue chitto an pearl river are very dangerous rivers an people are either unaware of it are dont care,please be careful on these rivers,many people have been killed on these rivers by drowning an boat accidents,be very aware of the cement seals they will hold you under an drown you.i am talkin from knowledge of all this an thanks an have fun

Filed By: Luke (Baton Rouge, LA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I went tubing and it was very fun. When used canoe and trail outfitters(not sure about their name). Great day trip!

More Information

Contact Information:
Bogue Chitto NWR, 1010 Gause Blvd., Bldg. 936 , Slidell, LA, 70458, Phone: 504-646-7555
, r4rw_la.sel@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Louisiana's National Wildlife Refuges -

Bogue Chitto NWR - Official agency website


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