UPDATE: LADWF Commission Adopts NOI for Permits for Night Hunting of Hogs During Deer Season

UPDATE FROM LADWF on 5/11/2016: Per an email I received today from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, NO FEE WILL BE REQUIRED to obtain the outlaw quadruped night take permit. This will include the 365 days a year night take of outlaw quadrupeds including hogs, nutria, beaver, et al. Per the email from Melissa Collins, “Any individual participating or present during the activity must possess a basic hunting license.” 




Is this just another way to make you pay for yet another permit to help fund a bankrupt state? Possibly. Or are they trying to help by allowing us to take hogs at night during deer season unlike in the past without going through a lengthy application process? Most of your concerns will probably be the possible increase of gunfire at night helping poachers hide what they’re really doing.

I am waiting on an email reply from LADWF to get clarification on this notice of intent.  If you would like to voice your opinion and hopefully add positive alternative resolutions to the discussion please email them at the email address listed at the bottom of the press release.

hogThe following is a press release from LADWF as of May 5, 2016. It reads as follows:

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent for a permit to be issued for the night-time take of outlaw quadrupeds, nutria and beaver on private property during its May meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge.

The permit will be valid for a period of one year from July 1-June 30 the following year, however, they may only be used from Sept. 1 of each year through the final day of February of the next year. Permits may be renewed annually without additional application.

Permittees may take outlaw quadrupeds, nutria or beaver during nighttime hours on private property from one-half hour after official sunset until one-half hour before official sunrise. 

The proposed changes are designed to streamline the application process and alleviate concerns relative to depredation and property damage by outlaw quadrupeds, nutria and beaver.
To view the full notice of intent, please visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/action-items.
Public comment will be accepted at LWFC monthly meetings until close of business August 4 and/or can be submitted in writing by mail to: Melissa Collins, LDWF Wildlife Division, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, or via email to [email protected] until August 4, 2016.

8 replies
  1. John G
    John G says:

    Why not all year long? If they are a nuisance during deer season, then they are breeding more nuisances all year. They still can’t get it right.

  2. Joe Gentry
    Joe Gentry says:

    I feel this is a positive step moving in a direction wherein at least some visible effort to directly address our feral hog infestation is actually being addressed by the LDWF. At the least this allows landowners whose property is being devastated by this noxious invasion to fight back legally.

  3. Jerry Roy
    Jerry Roy says:

    Is this on private land only or will we be able to do so on WMAs like Sherburne where there is a very serious hog problem? I see at least 30 per hunt during deer season.

    • Jeremy p
      Jeremy p says:

      Man I wish I saw 30 be hunt we’ve got them like that in mandsfeild LA but u don’t see them during hunts on my 20 25 of then on game camera messing up ur feeders n such if I saw that many a hunt I’d b pickin em off there good eatin


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