Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to Meet November 2


November 2, 2023
shorebirds and pelican in shallow water at Grand Isle

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to Meet November 2

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, November 2, 2023, at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.


1.      Call to Order

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

3.      Roll Call

4.      Approval of November 2, 2023 Agenda

5.      Adoption of October 5, 2023 Commission Meeting Minutes

6.      Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

7.      Recognize Corporal Blaine Wagner as the SHIKAR 2022 Agent of the Year – Lea Perez, Shikar Safari

8.      Enforcement Report, October 2023 – Major Edward Skena, Enforcement Division

9.      Receive and Consider a Resolution to Adjust Property on the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area – Alvin F. Landry, Attorney

10.   Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent to Amend Turkey Season on Lands East of the Mississippi River in East Carroll, Madison and Tensas Parishes – Dr. Jeff Duguay, Biologist Director

11.   Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent Establishing Regulations for a 2024 Louisiana Black Bear Hunting Season – John Hanks, Large Carnivore Program Manager

12.   Announce Winner of the 2024-2025 Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Competition – Jason Olszak, Waterfowl Program Manager

13.   Receive a Report on Progress Towards Development of Seafood Industry Registry for Storm Response – Dr. Rex Caffey, LSU and Patrick Banks, Assistant Secretary, Office of Fisheries

14.   Receive a Report on the Management of Invasive Carp in Louisiana – Rob Bourgeois, Fisheries Biologist

15.   Consider Extension or Modification of the WMA Burn Ban Declaration of Emergency – Cole Garrett, General Counsel

16.   Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent Establishing Protocols for Participation in Public Meetings via Electronic Means – Cole Garrett, General Counsel

17.   Receive Public Comments

18.   Adjournment

A live audio/video broadcast of this meeting will be available via Zoom. To view via webinar, register at: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pdCkaJaOQzWldO5OGkf4-A