The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct three public hearings in January to receive public input for the Louisiana black bear hunting season notice of intent (NOI) passed by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in November.

The meetings will be:

To see the full NOI, go to

For more information or to comment on the NOI, contact LDWF Large Carnivore Program Manager John Hanks at or 318-343-8325. Public comment on the NOI will be accepted through Feb. 5, 2024, at 4 p.m.