The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now offering a free information hotline to the public that will cover popular season dates and regulations.

The public can call the toll free hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1 (800) 256-2749, according to a news release.

“The department anticipates the most useful feature of the hotline will be for those looking for season dates after our normal operating hours and on weekends,” said Lt. Col. Jeff Mayne of LDWF’s Enforcement Division. “This hotline provides another tool the public can use to find out about newly set seasons in addition to our website and other publications.”

After calling the hotline, the public will listen to an operator and follow the prompts to access the information they are seeking.

Hunting and fishing dates will be available through the hotline for the following seasons: shrimp, deer, squirrel, rabbit, migratory game birds, turkey, quail, recreational finfish and commercial finfish.