CAN LDWF VIOLATE STATE LAWS?
March 04, 2014 at 3:17pm
This is yet another blatant display of the deep prevailing corruption that seems to be so much a part of the LDWF. The LDWF apparently are able to break the laws of the state of Louisiana, laws you and I must obey, laws that are enforced at the point of a gun with the threat of jail time. The arrogance of the LDWF’s elitist attitude demonstrates that they believe they are untouchable and are above the laws that you and I are forced to obey (Louisiana Hunting Regulations 2013-14, page 15, “Taking game quadrupeds or birds from aircraft, participating in the taking of deer with the aid of aircraft or from automobiles or other moving land vehicles is prohibited.”).
Then there’s the misinformation, disingenuous dialect, and outright lies that continually come from the LDWF. As recently as the “Public Meeting” this past Saturday in Slidell, LA, LDWF biologist Christian Winslow was heard by several people in attendance to say that the LDWF doesn’t have the money to hire any additional man power to bush hog the trails more than once a year, and acknowledged that this lack of funds was the reason the LDWF has abandoned so many trails in this WMA. That’s right, the LDWF says they don’t have the funds to cut the grass even though it’s been reported that the National Wild Turkey Federation purchased and donated the bush hog and bull dozer at the PRWMA solely for the purpose of maintaining the trails, which is habitat for the turkey (and much of the other wildlife in the WMA).
The LDWF wants us to believe that they don’t have enough money to cut the grass, which provides habitat for the wildlife, but they have more than enough money to pay for helicopter rides for a privileged few to illegally destroy hogs that provide meat for our familes. If there was ever a case for wanton waste this would be it.
In conclusion, the LDWF refuses to allow hunters to carry center fire rifles, or buckshot all through the hunting seasons to harvest hogs for food, or even extend the hog hunting season, which are the established methods of effectively managing wild animal populations, which would not cost the State of Louisiana a penny. Instead, the LDWF, who claims they don’t have enough money to cut the grass, will waste our tax dollars joy riding in helicopters to destroy meat that could have fed our families.
LDWF Announcement http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/news/37474