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