Deer hunting with dogs at Kisatchie prohibited
BATON ROUGE - The U.S. Forest Service has ruled that hunting deer with dogs will be prohibited in the Kisatchie National Forest effective with the 2012-2013 hunting season.
The decision is a federal action and overrules the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission which previously approved deer season dates that included nine days in December such activity.
The Forest Service said Friday that all deer season dates within the Kisatchie for the 2012-2013 season are now still hunting only and no special federal or state deer hunting permit is required.
Hunters can see a revised version of the 2012-2013 Louisiana Hunting Regulations booklet on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' website, http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/regulations.
For further details on the changes, visit the Forest Service's website, www.fs.usda.gov/kisatchie.