La Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting


March 3, 2022
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La Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting

09:30 am - 11:30 am @

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 3, at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.


1.      Call to Order

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

3.      Roll Call

4.      Adoption of February 3, 2022 Commission Meeting Minutes

5.      Approval of March 3, 2022 Agenda

6.      Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

7.      Presentation of the Theophile Bourgeois Memorial Award to Sgt. Josh Laviolette – Richard Fischer, LCBA Executive Director

8.      Enforcement Report, February 2022 – Major Edward Skena, Enforcement Division

9.      Receive and Consider Resolution to Incorporate New Acquisition into Joyce WMA – Alvin Landry, Legal Section

10.   Receive Public Comments and Consider Amendments for the Notice of Intent on Rule Changes in Wild Quadrupeds and Wild Bird Rules and Regulations, including General and Wildlife Management Area Hunting Rules and Regulations, General and WMA Turkey Hunting Regulations, Resident Game Hunting Season Date Adjustments for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 and Migratory Bird Season Adjustments for 2022-2023 – Tommy Tuma, Biologist Director

11.   Receive an Update on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Activities – Johnathan Bordelon, Deer Program Manager

12.   Receive an Update on the 2021 Waterfowl Season – Jason Olszak, Waterfowl Program Manager

13.   Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent to Establish an Annual Closed Season for the Commercial and Recreational Harvest of Southern Flounder and Update Currently Established Commercial and Recreational Flounder Regulations – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist

14.   Receive and Consider a Declaration of Emergency Setting the 2022 Opening Date for Bait Menhaden Harvest – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist

15.   Receive and Consider a Resolution to Expand the Reciprocal Agreement with Texas on Waters Bordering Both States to Include Freshwater Fishing Guide Licenses – Cole Garrett, General Counsel

16.   Receive an Update on the Louisiana Estuarine Inventory Project – Andy Fischer, Biologist Director

17.   Receive Public Comments

18.   Adjournment

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