March 3, 2011 - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted an amendment to the notice of intent for the 2011-12 Hunting Seasons Rules and Regulations at their March 3 meeting.
The amendment would increase the special youth deer hunt on private lands for the 2011-12 season from two to seven days. In addition, it would amend the regulation that restricts youth hunters to use shotguns loaded with a slugs only during the primitive firearm season and allow youth hunters to use any legal weapon during the primitive firearm season. The specific amendment is as follows:
Special Youth Deer Season on Private Land
Either sex. Youths 17 years of age or younger may hunt deer with any legal weapon during the Primitive Firearms Season in each deer hunting area.
Either sex. Areas 1, 4, 5, 6: Oct. 29 - Nov. 4, 2011 and Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2012; Area 2: Oct. 8 - 14, 2011 and Oct. 13 - 19, 2012; Areas 3, 7, 8: Sept. 24 - 30, 2011 and Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2012.
To view the original notices of intent and amendments for proposed hunting season dates for the upcoming hunting season, please visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/action-items .
Public comment can be submitted to Randy Myers, Wildlife Division, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, until May 5.
The public meeting schedule for the proposed 2011-12 hunting season is as follows:
- March 9 at 6 p.m., Alexandria Convention Hall located at 915 Third St.
- March 15 at 6:30 p.m., LDWF Office in Minden located at 9961 Hwy. 80.
- March 15 at 6:30 p.m., Yambilee Festival Bldg., 1939 W. Landry, Opelousas
- March 16 at 6 p.m., Ponchatoula High School Cafeteria, 19452 Hwy. 22.
- March 17 at 6 p.m., Bastrop Visitor Center, 124 N. Washington St.
- March 22 at 6:30 p.m., LSU Ag Center, 7101 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov  on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb  or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.
For more information, contact Randy Myers at 225-765-2359 or firstname.lastname@example.org .