Alexander Opposes USDA Forest Service Decision on Dog-Deer Hunting

December 21, 2010

USDA Forest Service recently announced decision to prohibit use of dogs to hunt deer on the Kisatchie National Forest

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, released the following response to the recent announcement of the USDA Forest Service officials to prohibit the use of dogs to hunt deer on the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. Kisatchie National Forest is the only Louisiana public land area that has allowed this type of hunting in recent years.

“Hunting with dogs is a long-standing tradition and an accepted way of hunting in the Sportsman’s Paradise. The USDA Forest Service’s announcement to end this custom is a disappointment to countless avid hunters.

“Hunting, including dog-deer hunting, is an important means for many citizens to enjoy the Kisatchie, and I hope the Forest Service will take the necessary steps to restore this popular pastime before the ruling goes into effect during the 2011-2012 hunting season commences.”

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