LDWF discusses possible changes to hunting rules

PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) - What's new for the upcoming hunting season?

Source: KALB

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries provided some of that information on Tuesday night with a public meeting in Pineville.

It was the fourth of seven meetings held around the state. Officials have been hearing public comments on items that are currently under consideration for the various upcoming hunting seasons, discussing a notice of intent that was adopted at the January commission meeting.

Some of the biggest changes for hunters this next year will include deer area season dates, waterfowl regulations and wildlife management area rules and regulations.

“This year it's mainly calendar adjustments,” said David Layden, LDWF Biologist Program Manager. “We are suggesting some additional opportunities for physically challenged permit holders on Alexandria state forest, we're going to allow some crawfishing opportunities on Little River Wildlife Management Area, and there's going to be a few waterfowl regulation changes at the federal level.”

Additional information on harvest information, program registration changes and considerations under review for waterfowl zones and splits were provided Tuesday evening. Those changes would affect the 2021 to 2022 hunting season.

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