Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to Meet September 7


September 7, 2023

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to Meet September 7

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, September 7, 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 September 7, 2023 Agenda

5.      Adoption of August 3, 2023 Commission Meeting Minutes

6.      Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

7.      Recognize and Acknowledge Awards Received by Corporal Josh Harris for Migratory Bird Game Enforcement – Major Rick Owens, Enforcement Division

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

9.      Announcement by the Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation on their 2023 Wild Night Fundraiser – Gabe Giffin, Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation

10.  Receive and Consider a Resolution on the Impact of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to the Hunter Education Program – Scott Longman, Deputy Assistant Secretary

11.  Ratify Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Declaration of Emergency for a Burn Ban and Fire Prohibition on Department Owned or Managed Lands – Cole Garrett, General Counsel

12.  Receive and Consider a Resolution Modifying the Boundaries and Acreage of Certain Property within Salvador Wildlife Management Area – Alvin Landry, Attorney

13.  Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent to Extend the Sunset for the Special Bait Shrimp Permit Holders – Peyton Cagle, Marine Fisheries Biologist

14.  Receive and Consider a Declaration of Emergency to Set the 2023-2024 Oyster Season – Robert Caballero, Marine Fisheries Biologist

15.  Announce Proposed 2024 Commission Meeting Dates (January 4, February 1, March 7, April 4, May 2, June 6, July-to be discussed [July 4 is the first Thursday], August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5)

16.  Receive Public Comments

17.  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_m4ern2ldTHGALDxWwSc-Nw