LWFC Amends Proposed Notice of Intent for 2019-20 Hunting Seasons Rules and Regulations

Release Date: 02/11/2019

Feb. 11, 2019 - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission voted Thursday (Feb. 7) to make several amendments to the proposed notice of intent for the 2019-20 hunting seasons, rules and regulations during its monthly meeting in Baton Rouge.
Among them, the commission voted to return the daily bag limit of teal back to six for the early teal season in September.
It also voted to amend the rules regarding nighttime take of nuisance animals and outlaw quadrupeds from the last day of February until the last day of August in the same year, maintaining the requirement for a permit.
The commission also clarified language in the cervid carcass importation regulation, which will prohibit transport of any cervid carcass or part of a cervid carcass originating from Louisiana lands east of the Mississippi River in East Carroll, Madison, Tensas and Concordia parishes to any other part of the state, unless it is transported in the manner prescribed in the state cervid carcass importation ban. 
Finally, the commission voted to standardize limited access area rules (LAAs) and regulations for all WMAs. This amendment results in the allowance of trolling motors within LAAs on Boeuf, Dewey W. Wills and Russell Sage Wildlife Management Areas.
To view the full notice of intent and all proposed hunting season dates and regulations changes for the upcoming hunting seasons, please visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/action-items.
Public comment will be accepted at LWFC monthly meetings through March and/or can be submitted in writing by mail to: Tommy Tuma, LDWF Wildlife Division, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, or via email to ttuma@wlf.la.gov until 9 a.m., March 7, 2019.
For more information, contact Tommy Tuma at 225-765-2349 or ttuma@wlf.la.gov.