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§114.  Open season; curtailment by parish governing authority

A.  The governing authority of any parish may apply to the secretary for the right to adopt an ordinance to close or curtail the open season in the parish, or any part thereof, when it becomes apparent that there is need of a closing or curtailment so that the game bird and game quadruped life may restock themselves by natural breeding.  

B.  Upon receipt of the application, if conditions indicate the need of adding protection for any game bird or game quadruped or all of them, the secretary may give written consent to the governing authority of the parish to adopt, in its discretion, an ordinance to close or curtail the open season for not more than one year, applicable to everyone, including the residents of the parish.  

C.  The closing or curtailment becomes effective only after notice of the adoption of the ordinance has been promulgated by the governing authority of the parish in the official parish journal once a week for four consecutive weeks prior to the regular annual open seasons for hunting.  Annual special parish closed seasons on game birds and game quadrupeds commence on the legal date of the open season in each year.  

Amended by Acts 1974, No. 717, §1; Acts 1981, No. 736, §1.  

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