The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted amendments to its 2020-21 Hunting Regulation Notice of Intent (NOI) that would ban the sale of untested deer urine products in Louisiana and alter the dove hunting season dates in the South Zone. The action came during the commission’s March meeting Thursday (March 5) in Baton Rouge.
Current regulations prohibit the possession and use of untested deer urine products in Louisiana. The amendment passed Thursday would also ban the sale of untested deer urine products in Louisiana. These actions are part of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and LWFC’s efforts to prevent chronic wasting disease (CWD) from entering the state.
CWD has not been detected in Louisiana, but has been found in 26 states, including Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas. For more information on CWD, go to https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/cwd.