NOTICE OF INTENT ADDS AMENDMENTS TO PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED HUNTERS PERMIT

Release Date: 02/08/2008

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved a notice of intent to add amendments to the physically challenged hunters (PCH) permit.


The first amendment would allow physically challenged hunters who have prior WMA and litter violations over five years old to apply for a PCH permit, unless those violations were boating and fishing violations.  Persons with felony convictions or class 2 or above wildlife violations would also be able to apply for the permit.


The next amendment would allow permitted physically challenged hunters up to  two helpers to get to and from a hunting area or stand and to assist in retrieving harvested game.  Physically challenged hunters would also be allowed one extra All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) for the helpers.  However, at no time would a parked or unattended permittee's or helper's ATV be placed at separate locations.


The last amendment would change the weight provisions for an ATV from 600 pounds to 750 pounds for physical challenged hunters.


Public Comment on this notice of intent can be submitted to Jimmy Anthony, Wildlife Division, LDWF, PO Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000 no later than April 3.


For more information, contact Jimmy Anthony at 225-765-2348 or janthony@wlf.louisiana.gov.


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