The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries proposed the season dates for the 2010 turkey hunting season to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at the commission's July 2 meeting.

The recommended statewide opening date is Saturday, March 20. The season in Area A would extend to April 18, Area B to April 11, and Area C to April 4. The daily bag limit would be one gobbler, and the season limit would be two gobblers. 

Special private land youth hunts for those 17 years of age and younger and hunts for wheelchair confined hunters are proposed to take place on March 13 and 14.

The proposal also includes dates for LDWF Wildlife Management Areas and special lottery hunts.

Public comment on this issue can be submitted to Kenny Ribbeck, Administrator, Wildlife Division, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, prior to Sept. 8, 2008.