Wildlife department struggling to stay optimistic among budget cuts


Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Undersecretary Bryan McClinton (front) and Secretary Jack Montoucet (center) testify to the House Appropriations subcommittee on Infrastructure and Resources Thursday. Photo by Sarah Gamard.

By Sarah Gamard and Caitie Burkes

BATON ROUGE — Although the funding cards have not always being dealt in their favor, the heads of departments of Natural Resources (DNR) and Wildlife and Fisheries (DWF) remain optimistic about their respective fortunes in the forthcoming fiscal year, the House subcommittee on Infrastructure and Resources was told Thursday.

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