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Description - The Tensas River NWR, located in northeast Louisiana, is one of the largest continuous blocks of bottomland hardwoods remaining in the nation. Programs on the refuge include cooperative farming, black bear research, neotropical migrant bird research, environmental education, and consumptive and non-consumptive public use programs. The Refuge visitor center is open 8:00 a.m..-4:00 p.m. weekdays, 10:00 a.m..-4:00 p.m. Saturday, and 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday.

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Filed By: michael piazza
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: I truely believe this is one of the best bow hunting places in La. I've shot several nice deer. And it also is a beautiful place to just sit in your tree stand and watch the black bears run and play.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The toughest part was that you had to go a long way in the woods to find a good spot to sit. The best part was the big 245 pound deer my brother killed it was an 8 point 16 7/8 inside spread 18 1/2 inch main beam. For bow hunting I would go in one of their many feilds just for bow hunting. Just eat lunch at one of the local fast food reastarounts.

Filed By: David Fitzmorris (New Orleans, LA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: The toughest part of truly seeing the reserve is accessability. Most of the best archery hunting areas are located on the fringes of the reserve. Thats OK though, as there are fewer people there, and more and bigger deer. I especially enjoyed hunting near the edge of African lake and witnessing a eagle catch a fish. It is also becoming more and more common to see the La. Black Bear on these hunts. This makes for the most successful hunt of all, just the opportunity of observing one of these beautiful and rare creatures.

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Contact Information:
Tensas River NWR, Route 2, Box 295 , Tallulah, LA, 71282, Phone: 318-574-2664
, r4rw_la.tnr@fws.gov

Additional Information:
Louisiana's National Wildlife Refuges -

Tensas River NWR - Official agency website


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