Louisiana Waterfowl Alliance to hold statewide meeting in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE – The Louisiana Waterfowl Alliance (LWA) will host a statewide meeting of concerned waterfowl hunters on Saturday, August 28 in Lafayette at the Robichaux Center beginning at 4 p.m.

The purpose of the gathering is to acquaint waterfowl hunters, from throughout the state of Louisiana, with the history as well as the functions and goals of the LWA.

The program for the evening will consist of a presentation on the history, purpose and projects undertaken by the Alliance. Also, on hand will be representatives from La. Wildlife and Fisheries who will provide a preview of the upcoming duck and goose seasons. They will also discuss the implications of the “BP Oil Spill” and how it will impact waterfowl and other migratory birds in Louisiana. In addition, questions relative to waterfowl hunting regulations will be addressed.

A free meal and non-alcoholic refreshments will be served to all in attendance.

The LWA is a standing committee of La. Wildlife Federation and a member of the Federation of State Waterfowl Associations. The make-up of the committee includes a diverse cross section of waterfowl professionals, conservation groups, landowners, farmers, concerned hunters and commercial hunting interests. The primary mission of the alliance is “to save waterfowl hunting in Louisiana.”

This non-profit group is chartered through the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office, and its objective is to preserve and enhance Louisiana’s heritage of waterfowl and wetlands habitat.

“Our objectives are simple,” said Dr. Noel Pilie, Chairman of the Committee. “We want to encourage and facilitate management practices which would be beneficial to the enhancement of waterfowl and wetlands resources.”

Funds derived by the group will be used in membership support and projects and issues exclusively in Louisiana.

For more information call (337)781-2134, (985) 693-4142 or (504) 554-9986.

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