LA Wildlife & Fisheries Commission March Meeting


March 2, 2023
fishing at sunrise with charter guide

LA Wildlife & Fisheries Commission March Meeting

09:30 am - 11:30 am @

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 2, 2023, 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 2, 2023 Commission Meeting Minutes

5.       Approval of March 2, 2023 Agenda

6.       Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

7.       Recognition and Presentation of the Second Annual Theophile Bourgeois Memorial Award to Cpl. Blaine Wagner – Richard Fischer, LCBA Executive Director

8.       Recognition of the Department’s Deer Program by the National Deer Association – Randy Myers, Assistant Secretary

9.       Enforcement Report, February 2023 – Major Edward Skena, Enforcement Division

10.   Receive an Update on the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ 2023-2024 Budget Request – Bryan McClinton, Undersecretary

11.   Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent to Regulate Mufflers of Motorboats Operating Upon Waters of the State

12.   Receive and Consider a Resolution to Urge and Request Congressional Support for Funding the Control of Feral Hogs – Dr. Jim LaCour, State Wildlife Veterinarian

13.   Receive Public Comments and Consider Amendments on the Notice of Intent for Rule Changes in Wild Quadrupeds and Wild Birds Rules and Regulations, Including General and WMA Hunting Rules and Regulations, General and WMA Turkey Hunting Regulations, Resident Game Hunting Season Date Adjustments for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 and Migratory Bird Season Adjustments for 2023-2024 – Tommy Tuma, Biologist Director

14.   Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent Modify the Seismic Exploration Regulations – Joe Maryman, Biologist

15.   Receive a Report on the Speckled Trout Legislative Oversight Hearing and Discuss Next Steps for Speckled Trout Management Measures – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist

16.   Receive Public Comments

17.   Adjournment

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