BATON ROUGE — The cost of a basic Louisiana hunting license won’t be going up.

Rep. Major Thibaut, D-New Roads, had proposed to boost the license costs from $15 to $17 and use the money to combat problems with feral hogs.

But he shelved the measure Wednesday in the House natural resources committee amid objections the money-raising effort was premature until a planned task force studies the best way to manage the feral hog population.

“To me it seems we’re putting the cart before the horse,” said Rep. Pat Connick, R-Marrero. “We’re raising revenue but for what reason?”

Before Thibaut scrapped the proposal, he

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