Jonesville in Lasalle Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Dewey W. Wills Wildlife Management Area
Dewey W. "Jakie" Wills (May 15, 1930 - March 17, 1993) was born and raised in Pollock Louisiana. He graduated from Pollock High School, Southwestern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University. In June 1955 he began his career as a District Wildlife Biologist in Ferriday with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. Dewey Wills served the people and wildlife resources of Louisiana with great dedication for 27 years and retired as Assistant Chief of the Game Division in 1982. The 1993 Louisiana Legislature passed Concurrent Resolution #163 by Senator Don Kelly which urged and requested the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to rename Saline WMA as the Dewey W. "Jakie" Wills Wildlife Management Area in his honor and memory. That is acknowledged with great pride and appreciation by his family, friends, and fellow employees.
Saline Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Commission
Acquired March 4, 1964
Location. 31° 31.09′ N, 92°
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crooks Mound (approx. 1½ miles away).
More about this marker. Located at Highway 28 main entrance to the WMA.
Categories. • Environment • Parks & Recreational Areas •
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2018.