Louisiana Hunting News

Hunting Season Proposal Amended
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission voted unanimously to amend the 2003-2004 Hunting Season Dates and Regulations. The first change to the proposal deals with the deer hunting dates in Area 5. Due to public comment received concerning the number of hunting days in the area, LDWF suggested increasing the number of days for deer hunting.
Black Bears Relocated
A mother bear and her three cubs have a new home today thanks to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and its partners, the Black Bear Conservation Committee, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center.
Reward Offered In Bear Case
Recent discovery of an illegally-killed Louisiana Black Bear near Lake Fausse Pointe in St. Mary Parish has prompted Louisiana Operation Game Thief, Inc. to offer a cash reward for information leading to the apprehension of the violator. The dead bear was discovered on March 10, on the levee bank of Cotton Canal.
DWF Proposes 2003/2004 Season Details
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries presented its proposal for the 2003-2004 Hunting Season dates, limits, rules and regulation to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at its March 6 meeting. Jimmy Anthony of the Wildlife Division presented the commission with two notices of intent outlining the proposal. They were accepted unanimously. Final ratification of the proposal will not come until the LWFC meeting scheduled for July 8. Until then, public comment will be accepted by LDWF and the commission.
Three Men Plead Guilty to Poaching From a Plane
Three men pled guilty in Oak Grove on Friday February 7, 2003, for illegally killing a trophy buck in West Carroll Parish on November 28, 2001. Each was sentenced to pay $500 for hunting from a moving vehicle (airplane) and $750 for possession of an illegally taken deer plus court costs of $269.
Deer Decoy Effective On West Bay W.M.A.
On November 29 and 30, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents issued 24 citations to ten people on West Bay Wildlife Management Area in Allen Parish. The violations included alleged failure to abide by Wildlife and Fisheries Commission rules and regulations on a wildlife management area by hunting from a road, hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting deer during illegal hours and littering.
Fun Camps Approaching
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering Families Understanding Nature (FUN) Camp again this year. Camp participants will receive professional instruction in canoeing, camping, shooting sports, hiking, bird watching and fishing. New for 2003 is a muzzleloader session.
LWF Commission to Meet January 9th
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet on January 9, at 10:00 a.m. in the Louisiana Room of the Wildlife and Fisheries Building in Baton Rouge. The meeting was originally scheduled for January 7, but the date was changed at the November meeting. The January 9 meeting will be the first meeting presided over by newly elected chairman Terry Denmon. The meeting is open to the public.
Hunters Urged to Vote Before Hunting
December 7, 2002, is shaping up to be a very important date for the state of Louisiana. For politicians, it marks the day that four hotly contested elections will be decided. However, for Louisiana hunters, it marks the opening or closing weekend for several hunting seasons. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is urging hunters to take care of their voting responsibilities before they head into the woods.
Bad Eyesight Results In Taking Illegal Deer
On October 14, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division Senior Agent Curtis Belton investigated a report of an illegal deer kill in the Jones Road area of Vernon Parish. The illegally killed doe deer and a spent 30-30 caliber cartridge were located.