- Associated Press - Thursday, September 24, 2015

KROTZ SPRINGS, La. (AP) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is taking public comments on a rule to let hunters on the Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge kill feral hogs.

The proposal would let licensed hunters kill the hogs as incidental take, using whatever equipment is legal for game in season at the time of the hunt.

The one exception would be nighttime raccoon season, when pig-killing would be illegal.

The proposed rules also include a spring squirrel season.

The Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge is about 30 miles west of Baton Rouge and one mile east of Krotz Springs.

Hunting there includes deer, turkey, small game and migratory birds. There are archery, muzzle-loader and gun seasons for deer. Seasons are the same as Louisiana’s.

Written comments will be accepted through Oct. 23.

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Online: https://www.fws.gov/atchafalaya/

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