Release Date: 09/07/2006

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission passed a 2007 and 2008 spring squirrel season notice of intent at their Sept. 7 meeting.  The dates proposed by the commission are from May 5 to 27 in 2007 and from May 3 to 25 in 2008. 

Squirrel hunting would be closed in the Kisatchie National Forest, on National Wildlife Refuges, select Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property.

Those Wildlife Management Areas that will be open are Bodcau, Boeuf, Clear Creek, Little River, Maurepas Swamp (East Tract), Russell Sage and Sherburne WMAs.  Those WMAs will only be open for spring squirrel season from May 5 to 13 in 2007 and May 3 to 11 in 2008.  Dogs are allowed during these WMA seasons for squirrel hunting.  Feral hogs may not be taken on these WMAs during these squirrel season dates.

A daily bag limit would be three with a possession limit of 6. 

Public comment may be submitted to David Moreland, Administrator, Wildlife Division, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, prior to Nov. 2, 2006.

For more information, contact David Moreland at 225-765-2348 or dmoreland@wlf.louisiana.gov.