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Volunteers Needed For Derelict Crab Trap Clean-Ups in Louisiana

Volunteers Needed For Derelict Crab Trap Clean-Ups in Louisiana

Once again, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in partnership with Louisiana Sea Grant, with assistance from the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, and other volunteer organizations, will host Derelict Crab Trap Clean-ups in portions of Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes over the next two months. Since the program…


L.W.F.C. Adopts Notices of Intent for Hunting Seasons, Hunting Regulations and W.M.A. Rules

L.W.F.C. Adopts Notices of Intent for Hunting Seasons, Hunting Regulations and W.M.A. Rules

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted notices of intent for the 2013-15 hunting seasons and the 2013-14 Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) General Rules and Regulations at their Feb. 7 meeting. The notices of intent include proposed hunting season dates and changes from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and…


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Louisiana Women in the Wild Participants Experience First Deer Hunt

Nov. 13, 2012 — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), in conjunction with Cabela’s, held a lottery deer hunt for the Louisiana Women in the Wild-Hunting Basics Workshopparticipants on October 27-28, 2012 at the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. The five ladies selected arrived on the island on…


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Celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on September 22. This year celebrates 30 years of bringing families to the outdoors. NHFD is a national event celebrated by all 50 states on the fourth Saturday in September. It was created in…


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Louisiana Women in the Wild Test Fishing Skills in Grand Isle

Participants in the 2nd Annual Louisiana Women in the Wild Program were able to test their fishing skills during two June weekend trips to Grand Isle presented by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF’s) and Cabela’s. Thirty ladies, chosen by lottery drawing, experienced a variety of saltwater fishing…


LDWF Staff Instrumental in Protecting the Resource at the 2012 Bassmaster Classic

March 12, 2012 – Earlier this year, anglers from across the country converged in Shreveport, La., for the biggest event in tournament fishing, the Bassmaster Classic. The country’s best anglers battled it out during the three-day event on one of the nation’s best bass fisheries, the Red River. The B.A.S.S….


State of Louisiana Announces Louisiana Blue Crab to Be First Sustainable Blue Crab Fishery in the World

March 12, 2012 – Today the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in coordination with the Louisiana Crab Task Force and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB), announced the Louisiana blue crab fishery has been recognized with the seal of ‘sustainability’ by a third-party organization, the Marine…


L.D.W.F. Public Meetings Begin This Week on Proposed Hunting Seasons, W.M.A. Rules Changes and Waterfowl Zones and Splits Options

March 12, 2012 — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host six public meetings around the state to present proposed 2012-14 hunting season dates, Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) general rules and regulation changes, and waterfowl zones and splits options. Public comment will be taken on all items under…


L.D.W.F. Stocks New Orleans City Park With Florida Largemouth Bass

This week the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Office of Fisheries stocked a total of 252 adult Florida largemouth bass into the New Orleans City Park lagoon system. These fish had previously been used as brood stock at the LDWF Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery in Forest Hill to produce…


Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana is Closed Until Further Notice Due To Impact of Hurricane Ike

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge until further notice due to the impact of Hurricane Ike. The coastal refuge, just south of LA 82, includes acres in Cameron and Vermilion parishes. Ike’s winds and storm surge damaged the refuge offices, lab areas, dormitories…