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LDWF Hosts Second Annual Louisiana Saltwater Series Fishing Tournament

Feb. 16, 2011 – The Louisiana Saltwater Series will soon return to the Gulf Coast for the tournament’s second year. Hosted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), the series is dedicated to catch-and-release saltwater angling through a series of agency-sponsored fishing tournaments. The series was developed by…


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…


L.W.F.C. Sets Tentative Migratory Waterfowl Seasons

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) voted to tentatively adopt proposed season dates, bag limits and shooting hours for the 2008-09 migratory waterfowl season at their Aug. 7 meeting.  The dates will be ratified by a declaration of emergency from the commission, after approval from the U.S. Fish and…


L.D.W.F. To Hold Alligator Lottery Hunts

In order to increase alligator harvest opportunities, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will initiate new alligator lottery hunts on eight Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) for the 2008 alligator harvest season. These areas include: Atchafalaya Delta WMA, St. Mary Parish; Elm Hall WMA, Assumption Parish; Joyce WMA, Tangipahoa…


Grass Carp Protection in A Restricted Area Now In Effect

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding the public that the take and possession of grass carp and the use of gill and trammel nets in a restricted area of Avoyelles Parish where the department has stocked grass carp for aquatic weed control is prohibited.  This new rule…


L.D.W.F. Acquiring 7,200 Acres Within Joyce W.M.A. Throught Funding Partnership

EVENT: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) will host a signing ceremony within the June 5 LWFC meeting to officially transfer property within the Joyce Wildlife Management Area (WMA) from The Conservation Fund (TCF) to LDWF. The $2.2 million acquisition…


L.D.W.F. To Participate in Lapsed Angler Program

In an effort to lure former Louisiana anglers back into the ranks of recreational fishing license holders, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has joined the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Lapsed Angler Program. LDWF will launch the campaign on May 28 and target approximately 70,000 lapsed…


L.D.W.F. and Bowie Outfitters To Hold Deer Scoring and Measuring Event on May 10

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in cooperation with Bowie Outfitters, in Baton Rouge, is conducting a deer scoring and measuring event this Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Bowie Outfitters is located at 8630 Perkins Road. Attendees are encouraged to bring their deer heads and…


Commercial Fisheries For Deepwater Groupers and Tilefishes in Louisiana Waters To Close 12:01 A.M. Local Time, May 10, 2008 Until January 1, 2009

The commercial fisheries for deepwater groupers and tilefishes in Louisiana waters will close at 12:01 a.m. on May 10, 2008, and will remain closed until Jan. 1, 2009.  The deepwater grouper assemblage includes misty, snowy, yellowedge, Warsaw grouper, and speckled hind.  The tilefish assemblage includes tilefish, goldface tilefish, blackline tilefish,…


L.D.W.F. Agents Catch Fishermen With 909 Red Snapper

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents wrote over 100 fishing citations to 20 men on Bayou Fourchon located in Lafourche Parish on Monday, April 28. Agents stopped the charter boat, “The Captain Charlie”, which was occupied by 18 paid fishermen, the captain and one deck hand.  Agents boarded…