The United States District Court has ruled against the Louisiana Sportsmen Alliance in a case concerning dog-deer hunting on Kisatchie National Forest land, with the decision upholding the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to ban dog-deer hunting on KNF land.

The United States District Court has ruled against the Louisiana Sportsmen Alliance in a case concerning dog-deer hunting on Kisatchie National Forest land, with the decision upholding the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) decision to ban dog-deer hunting on KNF land.
Chief Judge Dee Drell granted a motion for summary judgement on Nov. 27, and the Louisiana Sportsmen Alliance's claims were dismissed with prejudice. A case dismissed with prejudice means the disposition is final, and the plaintiffs will not be able to bring a new lawsuit to the courts on the same subject.
The USDA filed the motion for summary judgement in August of 2013. Due to several factors, the motion was heard without oral argument, and an evidentiary hearing was determined to be not necessary as well.
The suit was filed in late 2012 as a response to the USDA reaching a decision to ban dog-deer hunting on KNF land.