Louisiana DWF Approves Revisions to Deer Management Assistance Program

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The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC), during their May 5 monthly meeting, approved a notice of intent (NOI) with amendments that provides for changes in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).

The amendments to the changes proposed in the NOI presented in February are all within the Level 1 DMAP participant category and include:

  • Raising the minimum acreage required for participation from 500 to 1,000 acres.
  • Extending the DMAP harvest dates by 15 days, before and/or after the regular season, not to exceed 30 days.
  • Allowing 10 added days of rabbit hunting on DMAP properties, after the regular season, if requested.

To view the full notice of intent, as presented Feb. 8 by LDWF, please visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/action-items.

For more information, contact Scott Durham at 225-765-2351 or sdurham@wlf.la.gov.


groovy mike's picture

Any Louisianans on BigGameHunt.net?


Thanks for sharing the information. I’m not sure about these regulation changes. 

 The state of Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has restricted access by raising the minimum acreage requirement.  I have to think that quite a few properties will fall out now that the threshold for participation is a minimum of a thousand acres.  But extending the harvest dates means more hunting on these larger parcels.  I’m guessing that this is the result of some heavy lobbying efforts by some politically well connected owners of large tracts of land.  It sounds kind of fishy to me.  Maybe some of our members who live or hunt in the state of Louisiana could shed some more light on this one since I am only commenting from way outside the effected area?