Sportsman's groups celebrate committee vote

The Louisiana Sportsmen’s Coalition celebrated Tuesday’s move of House Bill 391 from the Louisiana House Civil Law and Procedures Committee to the House floor.

The bill, authored by Rep. Kevin Pearson, R-Slidell, seeks to halt the increasing moves by landowners to block public access to the state’s waters affected by tides.

In addition to the Coalition, the bill attracted backing from the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, the National Marine Manufacturers Association and Backcountry Hunters & Anglers.

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