WHEREAS, in recent years, hunting and fishing license sales have stagnated or declined, and
WHEREAS, declining hunting and fishing license sales impacts the operating funds for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), and
WHEREAS, a change in the expiration date of hunting and recreational fishing licenses to twelve months from the date of issue may result in more new resident licenses being sold, and
could also increase the sale of annual non-resident licenses.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Louisiana Wildlife Federation urges the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to conduct a fiscal impact assessment of, and consider the relative benefits of, making the expiration date of recreational hunting and fishing licenses twelve months from date of issue.
Adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation in Convention Assembled, March 16, 2008 in New Iberia, Louisiana.