Release Date: 02/13/2007

The Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) has announced that the Special Feral Hog Hunt scheduled for March 3-18, 2007 will be cancelled. 

Bayou Cocodrie NWR will instead be revising their hunt plans and submitting additional documents for hunt approval.  The refuge anticipates scheduling this hunt during the 2007-08 hunt season once all hunt documents are complete.

For additional information or to obtain a refuge brochure, please contact the refuge headquarters at 318-336-7119.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. 

The service manages the 94-million acre NWR System, which encompasses 545 NWRs, thousands of small wetlands and other special management areas.  It also operates 69 national fish hatcheries, 64 fishery resource offices and 78 ecological services field stations. 

The agency enforces federal wildlife laws, administers the Endangered Species Act, manages migratory bird populations, restores nationally significant fisheries, conserves and restores wildlife habitat such as wetlands and helps foreign governments with their conservation efforts.  It also oversees the Federal Aid program that distributes hundreds of millions of dollars in excise taxes on fishing and hunting equipment to state and wildlife agencies.

For more information, contact Bayou Cocodrie NWR Headquarters at 318-336-7119.