I'm sure many of you in the New Orleans Area have heard there is a proposal to permit hunting in the Bayou Sauvage NWR. I got excited until I read the rules proposed. Aside from the obvious licenses, stamps, permits and hunting stopping at noon, I found 2 big things I didn't like with the proposal.
1.Hunting permitted only 4 days in a week, and 2.This area will be considered a 'youth-hunt' area throughout all huntings seasons. (requires an adult to have a 'youth' with them who is eligible to handle a gun and hunt)
Maybe it's just me, but I find these rules to be very restrictive. The rule regarding only being open 4 days a week to hunting doesn't bother me as much as the requirement for adults to be with 'youths'. Usually it's the 'youths' who have to be with the adult. (Found that odd) I'm all for bringing 'youths' hunting and teaching them the ways of the outdoors, but I think this goes a little too far. What if you don't have kids, step kids, cousins, nephews, nieces, grandkids, god-children, neighbor's kids, etc. who are interested in hunting or the outdoors.
I just think if they decide to allow waterfowl hunting in Bayou Sauvage that they should allow all who are willing to pay the price of the permit to hunt within the defined area to hunt, even without 'youths'.
Sorry for the Rant. It just bothers me how restrictive this can be, if it ever passes.
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