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License still needed to hunt feral hogs in Louisiana

From Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

-- With new laws that went into effect Aug. 15, residents still need a valid Louisiana hunting license to take outlaw quadrupeds-armadillos, coyotes, feral hogs-and nuisance animals such as nutria and beaver.

The new law Act 95, makes it legal as of Aug. 15 to take outlaw quadrupeds, nutria and beaver at night from March through August on private property with any legal firearm.

Anyone taking part in such activities at night is required to notify the parish sheriffís office 24 hours in advance of any such hunt.

Act 29 allows the take of nuisance quadrupeds at night using sound suppressors on the firearm(s) utilized. Anyone using such a weapon must have in possession a valid permit issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The use of sound suppressed weapons is restricted to the take of outlaw quadrupeds, including coyotes and feral hogs, from March through August on private property.

For more information, visit www.wlf.louisiana.gov.

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