U.S. Army and LDWF Announce Fort Polk-Vernon WMA Renamed Fort Johnson-Vernon WMA

Published 7:48 am Wednesday, June 28, 2023

The United States Army and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announce that Fort Polk-Vernon Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is being renamed Fort Johnson-Vernon WMA. This change comes after the U.S. Army re-designated Fort Polk as Fort Johnson during a ceremony held June 13.

The WMA consists of 105,545 acres located adjacent to the Joint Readiness Training Center Installation and is utilized by the U.S. Army as a military training facility while also working cooperatively with LDWF for management of habitat for wildlife resources and public outdoor recreational activities on the WMA. Major access routes to the WMA are Louisiana Highway 10, Louisiana Highway 28 and Louisiana Highway 463.

For more information, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/fort-johnson-vernon or contact Wendell Smith at 337-491-2599 or wsmith@wlf.la.gov.