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LDWF’s Archery in Louisiana Schools Program Sees Perfect Score Shot in Regional Qualifying Tournament

LDWF’s Archery in Louisiana Schools Program Sees Perfect Score Shot in Regional Qualifying Tournament

Feb. 11, 2016 – For the first time in Archery in Louisiana Schools program history, perfection was attained. Aidan Haire of Benton Middle School became the first competitor in an ALAS sanctioned event to record a perfect score of 300. That came during the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries…


Christian Brown of Pelican, Louisiana, and Jared Rascoe of Stonewall, Louisiana

LSU-Shreveport Wins FLW College Fishing Southern Conference Opener on Somerville Lake

BRENHAM, Texas – The Louisiana State University-Shreveport team of Christian Brown of Pelican, Louisiana, and Jared Rascoe of Stonewall, Louisiana, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference opener on Somerville Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 18 pounds, 7 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team…


Louisiana and Texas Working to Standardize Boundary Fishing Regulations

ATHENS—A cooperative effort between the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to standardize fishing regulations on waters shared by the two states is nearing fruition. Waters affected by the proposed agreement include Toledo Bend Reservoir, Caddo Lake and the Sabine River…


Oyster Season to Close Early in East Side of Calcasieu Lake

March 22, 2011 – Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham issued an emergency order to close the oyster season in the east side of Calcasieu Lake (DHH Harvest Area 29) at one-half hour after sunset on Friday, March 25, 2011. The season was previously set by…


L.D.W.F. Opens New Air Gun Range at Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge

March 4, 2011 – The public now has access to a new air gun shooting range at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge. Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held Feb. 25 at the site. “This project is a wonderful example of a…


Governor Jindal Announces State Investing $12 Million in Emergency Restoration Funding for Louisiana Coast, Not Waiting for BP

March 1, 2011 – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined coastal parish leaders and members of the fishing and oyster industries to announce $12 million in emergency restoration funding to help Louisiana’s coastline recover from the effects of the BP oil spill. This funding total includes $2 million to reestablish oyster…


Price Lake Road on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge to Remain Closed Until March 12

Feb. 25, 2011 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is advising all visitors to Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge that Price Lake Road, a primary access point for public outdoor recreation on the western end of the refuge, will be closed until March 12 due to work needed on…


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…


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for the Louisiana Black Bear

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a final rule to designate approximately 1,195,821 acres of land in 15 Louisiana Parishes as critical habitat under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the threatened Louisiana black bear. Areas designated as critical habitat for the Louisiana black bear include bottomland and…


New Economic Report Finds Commercial and Recreational Saltwater Fishing Generated More Than Two Million Jobs

U.S. commercial and recreational saltwater fishing generated more than $185 billion in sales and supported more than two million jobs in 2006, according to a new economic report released by NOAA’s Fisheries Service. The commercial fishing industry—harvesters, seafood processors and dealers, seafood wholesalers and seafood retailers—generated $103 billion in sales,…