LDWF Public Hearing Meetings Begin Feb. 24 to Gather Comments on Proposed Hunting Seasons, WMA Rules and Regulations Changes

Release Date: 02/19/2016

Feb. 19, 2016 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold eight public meetings around the state beginning Wednesday (Feb. 24) to gather comments on the proposed 2016-18 resident game hunting season dates, 2016-17 waterfowl and migratory bird hunting season dates, 2016-17 wildlife management areas (WMA) general rules and regulation changes and the 2017 wild turkey seasons and hunting areas.
LDWF will also take public comment at these meetings for the proposed establishment of a WMA on Catahoula National Wildlife Management Preserve at Kisatchie National Forest.
Public comment will be taken on all items currently under consideration as notices of intent by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. The meeting dates and locations include:
Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Louisiana Ecological Services Field Office, 646 Cajundome Blvd., Suite 400, Lafayette;
Feb. 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the LSU Ag Center (next to Burton Coliseum, 7101 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles;
Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Dry Prong Community Center, 705 2nd St., Dry Prong;
Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Ponchatoula High School Library, 19452 LA Hwy. 22, Ponchatoula
Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at the LDWF Monroe Office, 368 CenturyLink Dr., Monroe;
Feb. 27 at 4 p.m. at the Houma Municipal Auditorium, 880 Verret St., Houma;
Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Convention Hall, 915 3rd St., Alexandria;
Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. at the LDWF Minden Office, 9961 Hwy. 80, Minden.
To view the full notices of intent and all proposed hunting season dates and regulations changes, visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/action-items.
Public comment will be accepted at LWFC monthly meetings from now through April 6 or may be submitted directly to Steve Smith, LDWF Wildlife Division, PO Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, or via email to ssmith@wlf.la.gov .
For more information, contact Steve Smith at 225-765-2359 or ssmith@wlf.la.gov .