State raising Nutria bounty by $1
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Louisiana raises bounty on invasive rodents
The Coastwide Nutria Control Program bounty will be raised to $6, up from $5, when the program season commences Nov. 20, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Tuesday. Participation in the program requires a trapping license, completion of the CNCP application and designation of property or properties to be harvested along with landowner information and signature.
Nutria are large semi-aquatic rodents native to South America first brought to Louisiana for their fur. The invasive species causes considerable damage to coastal wetlands.
“Protection of our coast is of the upmost importance,’’ said LDWF Biologist Director Amity Bass. “We hope the increase in the bounty will incentivize hunters and trappers to go after more nutria.’’