The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area after the Pearl River flood gauge reached 16.5 feet over the weekend. The closure is an automatic benchmark set by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. Included in the closure is the Pearl River-Honey Island Shooting Range. The Pearl River WMA, which consists of 35,618 acres, is located approximately six miles east of Slidell and approximately one mile east of Pearl River. For information on this WMA, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma.