A Notice of Intent was adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission ( LWFC) to hold a Louisiana black bear hunting season in northeast Louisiana in December 2024. The incident occurred on Thursday, November 2, during the agency’s gathering in Baton Rouge.
The hunt would be restricted to Bear Management Area 4, which includes the parishes of Tensas, Madison, East Carroll, and West Carroll as well as a portion of Richland, Franklin and Catahoula. It will be conducted by lottery and be managed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ( LDWF ). The campaign may start on December 7 and last until December 22 of 2024.
It is against the law to yield kids and females who are pregnant. Any keep that weighs less than or equal to 75 pounds is referred to as a kid. The NOI states that estimates of the population in each bear area and critical rate data collected at regular intervals will be used to calculate the number of bear harvest permits issued.
By jackpot, hunts will only be open to Louisiana residents with valid licenses. A LDWF keep hunter training course must be taken by all successful hunters for the hunt.
Visit https ://www.wlf .louisiana.gov/assets/Resources /Publications/Commission_Action_Items-Bear-Hunting-Areas—Seasons—Rules—Bag-Limits–NOI—Amended .pdf to view the full NOI.
Public comments on the NOI will be accepted through February 5, 2024, at 4 p.m., and can be sent to LDWF Big Carnivore Program Manager John Hanks at [email protected ] or 318- 343-8325.