L.D.W.F. Presents Proposed Feral Hog Trapping Regulations at March Commission Meeting

Release Date: 03/07/2012

March 7, 2012-- The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted a notice of intent at their March 1 meeting, to accept public comment on proposed feral hog trapping regulations recommended the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).

The proposed regulations would allow feral hogs to be trapped year-round. Persons using cage or corral traps to capture feral hogs would be required to have a valid Louisiana basic hunting license.  Persons using snares to trap feral hogs would be required to have a valid Louisiana trapping license. 

Additionally, cage or corral traps would be required to have an opening in the top measuring at least 22 by 22 inches or 25 inches in diameter.  The purpose of this opening is to allow escape of non-target animals such as the Louisiana Black Bear.

To view the full notice of intent, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/action-items .  Interested persons may submit written comments relative to the proposed rule to  Kenny Ribbeck, Wildlife Division, Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, or via email to kribbeck@wlf.la.gov prior to Thursday, May 3, 2012.

For more information, contact Fred Kimmel at 225-765-2355 or fkimmel@wlf.la.gov .