The Louisiana State Senate recently passed a package of bills supporting sportsmen and expanding our rights. These bills now sit on the governor’s desk awaiting action:
House Bill 419 legalizes catfish noodling and catching bream with minnow traps.
House Bill 422 expands hunting deer, wild birds and wild quadrupeds with pneumatic bows and rifles. The legislation further clarifies that hunting deer with pneumatic rifles and bows is now legal during modern firearm season so long as a rifle is at least 30 caliber and shoots a 150-grain round or larger. For pneumatic bows, broadheads are required.
House Bill 722 lowers hunting and fishing license fees to resident status for anyone who enlisted or was discharged while stationed in Louisiana. The legislation also reduces the cost of a hunting and fishing combination license for resident veterans to $20.
Stay tuned for further updates as we await the governor’s action on these three bills.
About the Sportsmen’s Alliance: The Sportsmen’s Alliance protects and defends America’s wildlife conservation programs and the pursuits – hunting, fishing and trapping – that generate the money to pay for them. Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation is responsible for public education, legal defense and research. Its mission is accomplished through several distinct programs coordinated to provide the most complete defense capability possible. Stay connected to Sportsmen’s Alliance: Online, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.