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Louisiana Repeals 22-Year Hunting Ban in Parts of New Orleans

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has voted to repeal a ban on all hunting for portions of New Orleans.

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has voted to repeal a ban on all hunting for portions of the Orleans Parrish. Originally instated in 1991 to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in establishing the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, the refuge is now the largest urban wildlife refuge in the country.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recommended this action to control feral hogs and allow youth waterfowl hunting on the refuge. In the past two years the refuge has held youth waterfowl hunts, that were issued by an emergency order from the department secretary, and continues to increase in popularity.

Regulations for hunting outside the refuge are made at the discretion of the New Orleans city government, with deer hunting already allowed in some locations within city limits. The repeal will not go into effect until late December or early January 2014, and public comment can be submitted until Nov. 7.

For more information, visit WLF.Louisiana.gov.

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1 Response to Louisiana Repeals 22-Year Hunting Ban in Parts of New Orleans

Bob Allbritton wrote:
August 20, 2013

Its seldom that I travel East without seeing a feral hog that has lost a battle with an car/truck. A big one could total your vehicle or get you killed trying to avoid a collision.