Hunting and Fishing Advisory Education Council

The framework for the Hunting and Fishing Advisory Education Council was created during the 2001 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature by Act No. 322.

56 Section 699.21. Membership
A. The Hunting and Fishing Advisory Education Council shall be established within the Department
of Wildlife and Fisheries to promote the many benefits of hunting and fishing among Louisiana citizens
and to educate the citizens of the state on those benefits.
B. Members of the council shall serve on a voluntary basis and shall not receive any compensation or
reimbursement for expenses. The council shall meet at least twice annually and shall consist of the
following members:
(1) One member appointed by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation.
(2) One member appointed by the Louisiana Coastal Conservation Association.
(3) One member appointed by the Louisiana Wild Turkey Federation.
(4) One member appointed by the Louisiana Bass Federation.
(5) One member appointed by the Charter Boat Captain's Association.
(6) One member appointed by the Trapper and Alligator Hunter's Association.
(7) One member appointed by the secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
(8) One member appointed by the Louisiana Outdoor Writer's Association.
(9) One member appointed by the Cajun Becasse Society.
(10) One member appointed by the Bayou State Bowhunter's Association.
(11) One member appointed by the chairman of the Senate Natural Resources Committee.
(12) One member appointed by the chairman of the House of Representatives Natural Resources
Committee.
(13) One member appointed by the Louisiana Marine Trades Association.
(14) One member appointed by the Jefferson Parish Marine Fisheries Advisory Board.
(15) One member appointed by the director of the LSU Agriculture Center Cooperative Extension
Service who is a specialist or agent assigned to fisheries or wildlife advisory work.

Section 699.22. Council powers; duties; responsibilities
The council shall develop plans and strategies to promote public awareness that fees, taxes, and
traditional expenditures of hunters and anglers provide financial support for the management of fish and wildlife resources, habitat conservation and management, and the enforcement of fish and wildlife laws, and contribute to the local and national economy.

Council Members

Name/Organization Mailing Address Phone No./Email Address
Warren L. Singer
Louisiana Wildlife Federation
40138 Autumn Meadow Ave
Prairieville, LA  70769
225-622-6941
warren@icscla.com
Nelson "Snoop" Roth
Louisiana Coastal Conservation Association
1737 East Hermitage St
Gonzales, LA 70737
225-623-9588
rothn@vmcmail.com
Mike Rainwater
Louisiana Wild Turkey Federation
PO Box 691
Ruston, LA 71273
318-243-5661
mprwater@aol.com
Alexander Perret
Louisiana Bass Federation Nation
2000 Quail Dr, Rm 362
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
225-765-2328
aperret@wlf.la.gov
Ben Weber
Louisiana Charter Boat Association
1613 Michel Delving Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
225-421-9130
ben@louisianasaltwater.com
Ryan Schaefer
Louisiana Trapper & Alligator Hunters Association
203 Natasha St
Abbeville, LA 70510
337-417-0424
ryansschaefer@gmail.com
Kyle Balkum
LDWF
2000 Quail Dr, Rm 431
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
225-765-2819
kbalkum@wlf.la.gov
Lyle Johnson
Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association
17677 Old Jefferson Hwy Prarieville, LA 70769 225-485-7997
reelman@eatel.net
Stephen Pellessier
Cajun Becasse Society
815 Brentwood Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
337-233-1315
steve.pellessier@property-one.com

Bayou State Bowhunters Association is no longer an active organization.

   
Jeff DeBlieux IV
Ducks Unlimited
104 Mechant Dr
Houma, LA 70363
985-853-3009
jkdeblieux@charter.net
David Rousseau
Appointee, House Natural Resources & Environment Committee
218 Rue de Beauville
Napoleonville, LA 70390
985-369-6924
rousseau4@charter.net
Seat currently vacant
Louisiana Marine & Motorcycle Trades Association
   
Woody Crews
Jefferson Parish Marine Fisheries Advisory Board
PO Box 6202
Metairie, LA 70009
504-888-7790
wcrews@grayinsco.com
Dr. Donald Reed
LSU Ag Center Cooperative Extension Service
4419 Idlewild Rd
Clinton, LA 70722
225-683-5848
dreed@agctr.lsu.edu