A public hearing at the LSU AgCenter in St. Joseph in Tensas Parish scheduled for Tuesday night, January 16, to receive public input for the Louisiana black bear hunting season notice of intent (NOI) has been postponed because of inclement weather, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced.

The meeting has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 25, at 6 p.m.

Public hearings on Thursday, January 18, and Tuesday, January 23, will be held as scheduled.

 The three meetings will be:


To see the full NOI, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/resources/category/commission-action-items.

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