Release Date: 01/09/2007

The Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area (WMA) small game and waterfowl section, within the 2006-08 Louisiana Hunting Seasons and Regulations pamphlet, contains incorrect dates.

The sentence that reads "Beagles allowed for rabbits and dogs allowed for squirrel hunting Jan. 15-Feb. 28" on page 49 should have specified the dates of Jan. 22-Feb. 28. 

The reason for the later opening is to avoid conflicts with the muzzleloader deer season, which begins on Jan. 15.  Once the muzzleloader deer season ends on Jan. 21, then the seasons can start for small game hunters with dogs on the Spring Bayou WMA on Jan. 22. 

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved the Jan. 22 start for the dog seasons on Spring Bayou WMA, so the regulation pamphlet is in error.  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries regrets any confusion this error might have caused.

For more information, contact Jimmy Anthony at 225-765-2347 or janthony@wlf.louisiana.gov