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Bill places lawmakers in charge of hunting seasons

5 years ago April 22, 2010 Apr 22, 2010 Thursday, April 22 2010 Thursday, April 22, 2010 1:32:49 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Brian Waldrep

A bill that would allow Louisiana lawmakers to set hunting dates and limits has advanced in a Senate committee.

It would replace the seven gubernatorial appointees on the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission with a panel of two dozen lawmakers.

Wildlife and Fisheries officials says the current system works well and keeps the state from political management of the state's natural resources.

The bill now heads to the full Senate.

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