Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

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Bill would let lawmakers oversee hunting seasons

Baton Rouge, La. (AP) – Lawmakers are weighing whether they
should be allowed to meddle in the dates set each year for hunting
seasons in Louisiana.

In a 9-3 vote, the House Natural Resources and Environment
Committee backed a measure that would let lawmakers review – and
possibly reject – the season dates set each year for everything
from ducks and deer to quail and turkey.

Currently, the authority to set seasons rests solely with the
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

House committee members say the commission doesn’t reflect the
interests of hunters around the state and instead skews toward
south Louisiana.

Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham says the current
system works well and keeps the state from political management of
the state’s natural resources.

The bill by Democratic Rep. James Armes heads next to the full
House.

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