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Construction To Begin This Week on the “Pickets Reef”

Construction To Begin This Week on the “Pickets Reef”

Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana, Apache Corporation, Fieldwood Energy and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin construction this week on an artificial reef system at the site of the recently removed structures in Ship Shoal 26, known by many Louisiana anglers as “the Pickets.” A dedication ceremony…


Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival on April 6, 2013

LDWF and New Orleans City Park Present 66th Annual Big Bass Rodeo on April 6

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is once again teaming with New Orleans City Park for their 66th annual Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival. Spring is just around the corner, which means water temperatures are rising and largemouth bass activity is picking up.  In addition, the Department will be…


Sherburne WMA Youth Hunters Experience Success in Louisiana

Sherburne WMA Youth Hunters Experience Success in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) conducted six youth lottery deer hunts and three youth lottery waterfowl hunts on Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) during the 2012-13 hunting season. Thirty young hunters were chosen for deer hunts during October and December on the WMA’s South Farm Area. Each…


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Stunned by Gulf Council Snapper Vote

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Stunned by Gulf Council Snapper Vote

AUSTIN – In a stunning move Feb. 8, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to recommend an emergency rule that could shorten the recreational red snapper fishing season in federal waters off the Texas coast to as little as 11 days from the planned 27 day season. The…


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…


Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Adopts a Notice of Intent for Black Bass Regulations in the Atchafalaya Basin, Henderson Lake and Lake Verrett Complex

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Adopts a Notice of Intent for Black Bass Regulations in the Atchafalaya Basin, Henderson Lake and Lake Verrett Complex

(Feb. 8, 2013) – Today, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent that would remove the 14” minimum length limit on black bass in the Atchafalaya Basin, Henderson Lake and Lake Verret Complex.  LDWF biologists made this recommendation based both on results of an LDWF study…


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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…