Louisiana DWF Discussing 2011 Turkey Season - Public Comment Sought

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries proposed the season dates and regulations revisions for the 2011 turkey hunting season at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission's July 8 meeting.

The recommended statewide opening date is Saturday, March 19. The season in Area A would extend to April 17, Area B to April 10, and Area C to April 3. The daily bag limit would be one gobbler, and the season limit would be two gobblers.

Special private land youth hunts for those 17 years of age and younger and hunts for wheelchair confined hunters are proposed to take place on March 12 and 13. The proposal also includes dates for LDWF Wildlife Management Areas and special lottery hunts. To view the full notices of intent, go to:

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/pdfs/news/noi/2011Turkey%20Regs%20NOI%200710.pdf

http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/pdfs/news/noi/2011%20Turkey%20Seasons%20NOI%200710.pdf

Public comment on these issues can be submitted to Kenny Ribbeck, Wildlife Division Administrator, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, by Sept. 8, 2010.