The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted notices of intent for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 hunting seasons, 2016-17 general and Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) hunting seasons and rules and regulations, 2017 general and WMA turkey hunting season and rules and regulations, and 2016-17 migratory bird hunting season and rules and regulations at its January meeting.
The notices of intent include proposed hunting season dates and changes from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for the upcoming hunting seasons and provide for a public comment period. This year is the first inclusion of waterfowl seasons, regulations and bag limits in the annual NOI process.
LDWF will collect public comment at public hearings to be held at the following locations:
Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office, 646 Cajundome Blvd., Suite 400, Lafayette
Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the LSU Ag Center (next to Burton Coliseum, 7101 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles
Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Dry Prong Community Center, 705 2nd St., Dry Prong
Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Ponchatoula High School Auditorium, 19452 LA Hwy. 22, Ponchatoula
Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at the LDWF Monroe Office, 368 CenturyLink Dr., Monroe
Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Convention Hall, 915 3rd St., Alexandria
Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. at the LDWF Minden Office, 9961 Hwy. 80, Minden
Public comment will be accepted at LWFC monthly meetings from February through April and/or can be submitted in writing by mail to: Steve Smith, LDWF Wildlife Division, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org until 4:30 p.m., April 6, 2016.
Read more about the changes at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news/39823.