Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to Meet April 6


April 6, 2023
fishing at sunrise with charter guide

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to Meet April 6

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, April 6, 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.      Adoption of March 2, 2023 Commission Meeting Minutes

5.      Approval of April 6, 2023 Agenda

6.      Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

7.      Enforcement Report, March 2023 – Major Edward Skena, Enforcement Division

8.      Receive Public Comments 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

9.      Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent to Amend Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) Regulations for Chronic Wasting Disease – Johnathan Bordelon, Deer Program Manager

10.  Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent Amending Trapping and Handling Regulations in Fox/Coyote Hunting Preserves, Purchase and Sale of Live Foxes and Coyotes, Permitting Year-Round Coyote Trapping – Melissa Collins, Wildlife Biologist

11.  Receive an Overview of the new Department Target Range Grant Program – Eric Shanks, Biologist Program Manager

12.  Receive a Review of the 2022 Recreational Red Snapper Season and Consider a Declaration of Emergency to Modify the 2023 Recreational Season – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist

13.  Receive a Report on the 2023 Regular Legislative Session and Consider Taking a Position on Certain Legislative Instruments – Cole Garrett, General Counsel

14.  Receive Public Comments

15.  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_QAYH6CLwTKmkvmge0P5Kqw