BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has proposed duck hunting dates for the 2012-2013 season.

The department says the dates recommended reflect preferences noted in a recent hunter survey conducted by mail and online.

The proposed dates in the Coastal Zone are Nov. 10 through Dec. 2 and Dec. 15 through Jan. 20 with a youth hunt Nov. 3 and 4.

In the East Zone: Nov. 17 through 25 and Dec. 8 through Jan. 27 with a youth hunt Feb. 2 through 3.

In the West Zone: Nov. 10 through Dec. 9, and Dec. 22 through Jan. 20 with a youth hunt set for Nov. 3 through 4.

The public can comment on the proposed dates until Aug. 2.