Commission Sets Alligator and Trapping Seasons

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The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission accepted two declarations of emergency to set the upcoming alligator and trapping seasons at their July 1 meeting. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries presented its recommendations to the commission for the seasons, and the commission voted unanimously to accept the recommendations.

The 2004 Wild Alligator Harvest Season was set to open at sunrise on September 1 and to close at sunset on September 30. The LDWF Secretary was also given authority to delay, extend, close or reopen the season based on technical data or if enforcement problems develop.

The 2004-2005 Fur Harvest Season was set to open statewide on November 20, 2004. The season will close statewide on March 31, 2005. The secretary was also given authority to extend or shorten this season, if necessary, as well.