New Regulations on Mud Boats, Air-cooled Propulsion Engines in Effect at Pass-a-Loutre WMA

Release Date: 11/03/2016

Nov. 3, 2016 – New regulations on the use of mud boats and air-cooled propulsion engines at Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area are now in effect through Jan. 31, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced. Waterfowl hunters who will be using Pass-a-Loutre WMA this season should be aware of these changes.
 
According to the regulations adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission earlier this year, operation of mud boats and air-cooled propulsion engines are prohibited after 2 p.m. Sept 1-Jan. 31. However, they will be allowed after 2 p.m. in South Pass, Pass-a-Loutre, Southeast Pass, Loomis Pass, Dennis Pass and Cadro Pass.
 
Go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/sites/default/files/pdf/publication/37904-2016-2017-louisiana-hunting-regulations/2016-2017_ldwf_hunting_regulations_low-res1.pdf and scroll to page 88 for hunting regulations and dates for Pass-a-Loutre WMA.
 
Pass-a-Loutre WMA is located in southern Plaquemines Parish at the mouth of the Mississippi River, approximately 10 miles south of Venice. It is accessible only by boat. The nearest public launches are in Venice. The area is owned by LDWF and encompasses 115,000 acres.
 
For more information, contact Shane Granier at 504-284-5264.

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