LWFC approves NOI clarifying language on DMAP extended season options

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) approved a notice of intent (NOI) clarifying language on extended season options and extended squirrel season on Tier 1 Participation in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP), administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). The action came during the LWFC’s monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 9, in Baton Rouge.

The language in the rules in regulations now reads:

“The department may grant season extensions to hunt deer with any legal weapon, up to either 15 days prior to or after the established season framework for the regular deer area season if requested by the DMAP Level 1 cooperator in order to fulfill property-specific objectives and goals if biological reasons and limitations exist that support such extensions. Additionally, the department may grant season extensions to hunt rabbits and squirrels by any legal means for up to 10 days after the established rabbit and squirrel season framework, if requested by the DMAP Level 1 cooperator in order to fulfill property-specific objectives and goals if biological reasons and limitations exist that support such extensions.’’

To see the complete NOI, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/action-items.

Comments regarding the NOI will be accepted until March 5 and may be submitted in writing to Johnathan Bordelon at Wildlife Division, LDWF, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA. 70898-9000 or by e-mail at jbordelon@wlf.la.gov or 225-765-2344.

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