New regulations for mud boats and air-cooled propulsion engines are in effect now through Jan. 31, 2017 at Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries wants to make sure duck hunters are aware of the changes.

Rules adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission earlier this year prohibit the use of mud boats and air-cooled propulsion engines after 2 p.m. from Sept. 1 through Jan. 31 of next year.

However, they will be allowed after 2 p.m. in South Pass, Pass-a-Loutre, Southeast Pass, Loomis Pass, Dennis Pass and Cadro Pass.

The new rule came about to give birds the opportunity to rest in the afternoons, especially during hunting season.

Click here and go to Page 88 for more information on hunting regulations and dates for Pass-a-Loutre WMA.

The WMA is located in southern Plaquemines Parish at the mouth of the Mississippi River about 10 miles south of Venice. 

For more information, contact Shane Granier at 504-284-5264.