Louisiana Governor Signs NRA-Backed Bowhunting Measure into Law

posted on July 14, 2015
mehall_ah2015_fs.jpg (3)

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) signed House Bill 212 into law this week just in time for the fall 2015 hunting season. Bowhunters are now permitted to carry any caliber firearm for protection while hunting. The NRA-backed bill, sponsored by State Senator Rick Ward (R-Port Allen), amends the previous statute that prevented bowhunters from carrying pistols larger than .22 caliber with snake shot or rat shot ammunition.

Jindal also signed NRA-backed Senate Bill 133, sponsored by state senator Barrow Peacock (R-Shreveport), increasing the amount of land available to hunters. Until now, parishes could to use their zoning authority to regulate hunting in “heavily populated areas—including tracts of land greater than 5 acres with only a single-family residence. The bill takes effect Aug. 1.


Benelli SBE3 28 Gauge 3 Inch Lead
Benelli SBE3 28 Gauge 3 Inch Lead

New for 2022: Benelli SBE3 28-Gauge, 3-Inch

For 2022, Benelli raises the bar in the growing sub-gauge movement with the release of the 28-gauge Super Black Eagle 3, featuring a 3-inch chamber.

First Look: TNT T-Rex Pro Treestand in Realtree Edge Camo

Weighing in at just 21 pounds, the True North Treestands (TNT) T-Rex self-climber in Realtree Edge camo is a stand-up/sit-down style all-aluminum stand that features True North's new patent-pending "T-Rex” toothed dual-cable design and the Rapid Claw attachment system.

First Look: Primos Trigger Stick Apex Carbon Fiber Tripod

With carbon-fiber-wrapped aluminum legs and a solid Apex-Clamp design, the Trigger Stick Apex Carbon Fiber Tripod allows firearms or crossbows to be secured to it.

Browning Introduces New A5 Sweet Sixteen Shotguns

Browning’s A5 Sweet Sixteen lineup grows with several new models for designed for upland and waterfowl hunting.

New for 2022: Ruger-Made Marlin 1895 SBL

The first Marlin to be produced at Ruger’s factory, the new 1895 SBL, with its classic style and rugged reliability, lives up to the hype.

First Look: Realtree Max-7 Camouflage

Realtree has designed Max-7 to conceal hunters in virtually every scenario and any waterfowl environment.


Get the best of American Hunter delivered to your inbox.