Entries by Kyler Moppert

Third Case Of CWD Found In MS Near LA Border

A third deer in Mississippi has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP). The 2-year-old doe was harvested in Issaquena County this month, six miles north of where the first deer with CWD was discovered Jan. 25, 2018. The 4-year-old buck that tested positive […]

Road Closures On Richard K. Yancey WMA

Oct. 30, 2018 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed several roads to vehicle traffic at the Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area (WMA) due to flooding, including Union Point Road, Lincecum Road, Blackhawk Road and Blackhawk Boat Launch. In addition to these roads, several ATV trails have also been closed, including […]

Thistlethwaite Deer Hunting Regulations Omitted From Regs

Oct. 23, 2018 – Deer hunting season dates for some of the Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area (WMA) either-sex modern firearm dates were inadvertently omitted from the 2018-19 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet. The complete dates are listed on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website at ( www.wlf.la.gov/wma ). The correct dates for either-sex modern firearms season are […]

A Beginner’s Guide To Self-Filming

If there is one thing that outdoorsmen have in common, it’s the love of sharing the stories of our time spent in the outdoors. Whether its standing around the campfire describing the monster buck that was just out of range or gathering at the water cooler talking about how the trout bite was on fire […]

Deer Hunting Violation Season Kicks Off Early This Year

Alexandria Man Cited for Deer Hunting Violations in Rapides Parish Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited an Alexandria man for alleged deer hunting violations on Sept. 1 near Alexandria. Agents cited Boyd Q. Martin Jr., 64, for taking deer during a closed season, taking deer during illegal hours, taking deer with an […]

LDWF Warns Deer Urine Scents Could Contain CWD

Aug. 3, 2018 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is cautioning deer hunters about the use of deer urine lures because of the potential these products could contain chronic wasting disease (CWD). CWD is a neurodegenerative disease found in most deer species, including moose, elk, mule deer and white-tailed deer. It is infectious and […]

The Painful Truth About Crossbows

It’s time we have a serious discussion about crossbows. This is a sensitive subject for both sides of this argument, if we’ll even give it that much credit. Some bowhunters feel they have to share archery season with people wielding a device they don’t consider to be archery – as if they have to forcibly […]

Cadet Passes Away During LDWF Training

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) cadet passed away on July 19 in Baton Rouge. Cadet Immanuel Washington, 38, of Youngsville, passed away at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge on July 19, a day after being rushed to the hospital. “Our hearts are broken by this tragedy,” said Jack Montoucet, secretary of […]

LDWF Accepting Applications for Disabled Vets and Physically Challenged Deer Lottery Hunts

LDWF Accepting Applications for Disabled Vets and Physically Challenged Deer Lottery Hunts July 2, 2018 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting deer lottery hunt applications for physically challenged hunters on Sabine and Floy McElroy Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and disabled veterans on Camp Beauregard WMA for the 2018-19 hunting season. These […]

No Signs of CWD – Feeding Ban Lifted

CWD Tests Show No Detections of the Disease in Louisiana June 7, 2018 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) did not detect chronic wasting disease during its initial testing of white-tailed deer in East Carroll, Madison and Tensas parishes, LDWF announced during Thursday’s (June 7) Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) meeting. […]