LWFC Adopts Amendment to 2023-24 West Zone Duck Season

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted an amendment to the 2023-25 hunting regulation notices of intent (NOI) that will alter the second and third split dates for the West Zone duck season for 2023-24. The action came during the commission’s March meeting March 2 in Baton Rouge.

Final approval of the 2023-25 hunting regulation NOI amendments will come at the May LWFC meeting, set for May 4.

The changes will occur during the second and third splits. The first split will run from Nov. 11, 2023-Dec. 3, 2023, which is unchanged. The second split will be from Dec. 11, 2023-Jan. 7, 2024 and the third from Jan. 13, 2024-Jan. 21, 2024. Youth and veterans weekend will still be held Nov. 4-5, 2023.

In addition, the light geese, white-fronted goose, Canada goose and Conservation Order for light geese seasons will be altered. To view the changes, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/resources/category/commission-action-items.

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted notices of intent for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 hunting seasons, 2023-24 general and Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) hunting seasons and rules and regulations, 2024 general and WMA turkey hunting season and rules and regulations and 2023-24 migratory bird hunting season and rules and regulations at its January meeting.

To see the 2023-2025 hunting regulation NOI go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/resources/category/commission-action-items.

A public hearing on all amendments will be held April 20 at 10 a.m. in the Joe L. Herring Louisiana Room at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters building, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge.

Public comment on these amendments will be accepted through May 3 at 4 p.m. and may be submitted directly to Tommy Tuma, LDWF Wildlife Division, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, by phone at 225-765-2349 or by email at ttuma@wlf.la.gov.