Louisiana Game Commission Briefed on Changes to 2011-12 Turkey Season

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has summarized the changes in the turkey hunting regulations that it expects to make when the formal season proposal is made at the July meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. The department expects to propose two turkey hunting zones with different opening dates.

It is expected that the season would open in the south on the Saturday closest to March 22, and in the north on the Saturday closest to March 29. Youth turkey hunt weekends would be set a week prior to the season openings.

The length of the turkey season would vary and be based on the area A, B and C breakdowns similar to that used in 2011. The zone boundaries will be announced at the July commission meeting when the formal turkey season notice of intent is presented. A 60-day comment period will begin then to gather public input on the proposed season framework and WMA regulations.

Turkey Program Study Leader Jimmy Stafford told commission meeting attendees that the 2011 floodwaters may impact seasons along the Mississippi River, but that impact is still to be determined.

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groovy mike's picture

Stafford just might be making a bit of an understatement !

Thanks for sharing the information on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries changes in the turkey hunting regulations

I’m all for expanded hunting opportunities – especially for youth hunters so this seems like an over all positive development.

Turkey Program Study Leader Jimmy Stafford just might be making a bit of an understatement when he said that the 2011 floodwaters may impact seasons along the Mississippi River, but through this item and other news items on Big Game Hunt.Net it sounds to me like the state of Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission is a strong advocate for youth hunting.  Good job Louisiana!