Public Meetings Set for Proposed 2017-18 Hunting Changes

Public Meetings Set for Proposed 2017-18 Hunting Changes

It's easy to express your opinion online, while sitting behind a keyboard. But real change happens when you show up in person and express an intelligent, common sense response or alternative to something you'd like to see changed. Every year LDWF give us, the hunters, this opportunity. Don't miss the meeting closest to you.

From News Release

Jan. 24, 2017 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold six public meetings around the state to present and gather comments on the proposed 2017-19 resident game hunting season dates, 2017-18 waterfowl and migratory bird hunting season dates, 2017-18 wildlife management areas (WMA) general rules and regulation changes, 2018 wild turkey seasons and hunting areas and experimental dove field leasing program.

Public comment will be taken on all items currently under consideration as notices of intent by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. The meeting dates and locations include:

Feb. 20 (Monday) at 6 p.m. at the Ponchatoula High School library, 19452 Louisiana Hwy. 22, Ponchatoula;

Feb. 21 (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. at the New Orleans LDWF Field Office, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, second floor conference room, Suite 210, New Orleans;

Feb. 22 (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at the New Iberia VFW Hall-Post 1982, 1907 Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia;

Feb. 23 (Thursday) at 6 p.m. at the Ruston Historic Fire Station Building, 200 East Mississippi Street, Ruston;

Feb. 24 (Friday) at 6 p.m. at the LSU Ag Center Building, 7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles;

Feb. 25 (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at the Louisiana State Evacuation Shelter at LSU-Alexandria, 8125 Hwy. 71, Lecompte.

To view the full notices of intent and all proposed hunting season dates and regulation changes, visit

Public comment will be accepted at LWFC monthly meetings from now through March 5 or may be submitted directly to Steve Smith, LDWF Wildlife Division, PO Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, or via email to .

For more information, contact Steve Smith at 225-765-2359, 318-487-5885 or .
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