The Department of Wildlife & Fisheries is upping the bounty on nutria rats to combat coastal erosion.

If you're a hunter looking to make some extra money, this is the time to do it. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries has increased the bounty it will pay hunters who kill nutria, according to KATC. The new bounty is $6 and is the result of fewer nutria being hunted in the past. Nutria chew on tree roots and cause erosion in marshes which has increased in recent years.

Click here to find a map of collection regions and where to deliver nutria tails.

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