LOUISIANA WATERFOWL ALLIANCE
428 Hickory Hill Dr.
Boyce, LA 71409

15 June 2015

Honorable David Vitter
United States Senate
516 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510

Dear Senator Vitter:

We are writing in regard to legislation proposing to refine the understanding of what constitutes “normal agricultural practices” within the context of exceptions (exclusions) to the prohibition of taking migratory birds over a baited field that are contained in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The subject legislation includes the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S. 405; S. 659) and the Hunter and Farmer Protection Act (S. 595; H.R. 1099).

Our concern is that expanding Continue reading

LOUISIANA WATERFOWL ALLIANCE
428 Hickory Hill Dr.
Boyce, LA 71409

15 June 2015

Dan Ashe, Director
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Main Interior Building
1849 C Street NW
Room 3331
Washington, DC 20240-0001

Dear Director Ashe:

We are writing in regard to legislation proposing to refine the understanding of what constitutes “normal agricultural practices” within the context of exceptions (exclusions) to the prohibition of taking migratory birds over a baited field that are contained in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The legislation includes the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S. 405; S. 659) and the Hunter and Farmer Protection Act (S. 595; H.R. 1099).

Our concern is that expanding the interpretation Continue reading

Waterfowl Alliance Objects to Change in Baiting Rules – Offers Alternative

Legislation is working its way through the US Congress that would make it legal to hunt waterfowl over what has, until now, been considered a baited field (i.e., a ripe crop field that has been manipulated causing seed to scatter on the ground). Evidently, the purpose of the proposal is to avoid a situation where folks anticipate being able to hunt waterfowl but, due to the application of farming practices or Federal Crop Insurance Program requirements that create a baiting situation, they are not able to legally harvest waterfowl on the area. In most cases, the opportunity to hunt on such areas has already been Continue reading

July 2, 2015 —

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the dates for the 2015-2016 early migratory bird hunting seasons at their July 2 meeting. These dates, recommended by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), are tentative pending U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approval.

The proposed dove season is broken down into a north and south zone with each zone having three Continue reading


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Exceptions to the Prohibition Against Hunting Waterfowl Over Crops Manipulated Prior to Harvest as Proposed by Section 104 of S. 405, The Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 Introduced by Senator Murkowski on 5 February 2015 and Section 5 of S. 659 ( same title) by Senator Sullivan Introduced on 4 March 2015, and S. 595, Hunter and Farmer Protection Act by Senator Cotton (also H.R. 1099 by Rep. Crawford) – Discussion and Recommendations
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