Large crowd attends Catahoula Lake meeting in Jena last week

Large crowd attends Catahoula Lake meeting in Jena last week
Large crowd attends Catahoula Lake meeting in Jena last week
Large crowd attends Catahoula Lake meeting in Jena last week

A large crowd of outdoorsmen attended the regular meeting of the Catahoula Lake Game and Fish Preserve Commission held last Thursday night, February 6 at the LaSalle Parish Courthouse, hunting for answers concerning their favorite duck hunting location.

With the Louisiana Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the ownership portion of Catahoula Lake January 29, the crowd was hoping the commission (which was created to oversee the lake) would be able to finally establish guidelines for hunting on the lake. After hearing from Louisiana State District 27 Representative Mike Johnson and a letter sent by him from Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, it was clear the status of Catahoula Lake is still in question.

“It’s good to see this many people here tonight and I understand why you are here tonight,” Commission Chairman Tim Ware said. “Everybody is wanting to hear something about what is going on with the lake since the (Louisiana) Supreme Court made its decision. We are always hoping that something will come out in our favor and we could talk about where we go from here, unfortunately, with the ruling we now have facing us and the fact that the state has not given up yet, we’re still kind of in limbo with really no path forward at this point.”

 

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