Delta Waterfowl Joins Amicus Brief in Catahoula Lake Court Case

Delta Waterfowl joined the Louisiana Wildlife Federation and Backcountry Hunters and Anglers last week in an Amicus brief (a “friend of the court” document filed by parties with a strong interest in the case) related to ongoing disputes of Catahoula Lake. The Louisiana State Supreme Court is evaluating whether to hear the case of Steve Crooks and Era Lea Crooks vs. The State of Louisiana.

“We engaged in the Amicus brief not to weigh in on the primary legal disputes in the Crooks case, but simply to remind the Court that there are significant waterfowl habitat and public access issues to be resolved. Delta Waterfowl certainly isn’t in a position to weigh the legal merits of the case, but we do want the Court to understand the rare habitat value provided by Catahoula Lake and the incredible waterfowl hunting opportunities it provides to the public,” notes John Devney, Delta Waterfowl senior vice president.

To read Louisiana Wildlife Federation’s press release on the issue, click here.

For more information, contact John Devney at (888) 987-3695 ext. 218 or jdevney@deltawaterfowl.org.

Delta Waterfowl Foundation is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group working to produce ducks and ensure the tradition of duck hunting in North America.