Petition: Stop the privitazation of public waters in Louisiana

BHA’s recently established Southeast chapter is fighting for sportsmen and public access in the wake of the pending privatization of Catahoula, the largest natural freshwater lake in Louisiana and one frequented by successive generations of Bayou State hunters. Current debate centers on whether the lake should be classified as a non-navigable river, in which case access to the land beneath and water above the lake could be posted by neighboring private landowners. In July, a district court ruled that Catahoula Lake is technically a river, sparking a potentially precedent-setting legal argument whose resolution could take months or years.

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