The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Jan. 4 adopted a proposal that would modify hog trapping regulations by allowing enforcement agents with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to cite people illegally transporting live feral hogs across the state.

The notice of intent reads in part: “Feral hogs shall not be transported alive unless done so by a feral swine authorized transporter registered with the Board of Animal Health of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF), who has proof of said registration in his/her possession. Feral hogs being transported in violation of this rule will be confiscated and disposed of in accordance with LDWF policy.”

The proposal will have no effect on people moving feral hogs legally with proper LDAF documents, the release states.

To read the full notice of intent, click here.  

To comment on the proposal, or for more information, contact LDWF state wildlife veterinarian Jim LaCour by email, or call him at 225-765-0823.