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Aug 14, 2013 9:23 AM by AP

Rapides jurors hike duck-blind fees

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Some people have waited years to hunt ducks on Rapides Parish lakes, while others who have leases have left their blinds sitting empty.

Police jurors are hoping a combination of raising fees and increasing the number of leases will at least partially alleviate both problems.

The Town Talk reports the jury on Monday made several changes to the way it leases duck hunting spots. The main changes were increasing the permit fees from $25 to $500 and adding four new blind spots.

Jurors have been studying the issue for about a month, hoping to help people who have been on a waiting list to get a lease for some time without evicting people who have hunted the same spot for years.

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