LDWF approves shorter deer season due to Isaac

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Posted: Oct 8, 2012 10:39 AM by Russell Jones
Source: LDWF

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Topics: baton rouge, hunting, season, ldwf, wildlife, deer, fisheries, isaac, hurricane

BATON ROUGE - State wildlife officials approved cutting hunting seasons in parts of Louisiana short because of Hurricane Isaac's effects on the deer population.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said flooding in Lake Maurepas Basin caused some adult deer to die, but wiped out an estimated 90 percent of the fawn population. Similar damage was reported in Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parish.

Last week the state Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved LDWF recommendations to cut portions of deer season in those areas short as a result. You can find a list of new hunting season dates at LDWF's website.

News 2's Mike Steele will talk to hunters today about the change, and have their reactions tonight.

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