The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) would like to remind deer hunters this season that they need only send one Deer Tag Harvest Card to LDWF at the end of the 2006-07 deer season.
Hunters do not need to send in separate harvest cards immediately after each deer is harvested, because there are enough spaces on the card to document the full six deer season limit.
"We appreciate the eagerness from the deer hunters this season as LDWF implements the new harvest card program," said LDWF's Deer Study Leader Scott Durham. "Hunters must immediately document any harvested deer on the card while they are hunting this fall, but do not have to send in their cards until the end of the season."
Prior to hunting deer for the 2006-07 season, all deer hunters, including DMAP and LADT hunters, regardless of age or license status, must obtain a deer tag harvest card and have it in his or her possession when hunting deer. Immediately upon harvesting a deer, the hunter must document the kill on the deer tag harvest card. DMAP and LADT hunters must still attach DMAP or LADT metal hock tags to harvested deer. Then at the end of the season, each hunter must file a deer harvest report with LDWF, even if no deer was harvested.
DMAP and LADT hunters may need to complete more than one harvest card, since DMAP/LADT hunters are permitted to harvest more than three antlerless deer.
The new deer tag harvest cards are now available LDWF's Web site at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/regulations/deerhunting.
For more information, contact Scott Durham at 225-765-2351 or firstname.lastname@example.org.