Entries by Locke Wheeler

Flooding Triggers Deer Hunting Closure in Parts of Deer Area 5

Release Date: 12/31/2018 Dec. 31, 2018 – Deer hunting in portions of Deer Area 5 in the Atchafalaya Basin have been closed due to flooding, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced. The Atchafalaya River has reached 15 feet mean sea level (msl) at Butte LaRose, triggering the closure. Deer hunting in those portions of […]

Effective Calling Tips for Southern Bucks

Tuesday October 16, 2018 in South Louisiana marked the first real feel of fall weather, at least in one man’s opinion.  The first real feel of a true north wind, a little bite in the air.  As I sat on the tailgate of my truck observing my two sons go through pee-wee football practice, I […]

Sherburne Wildlife Management Area Camping Area Water System No Longer Available

Oct. 23, 2018 – The water supply system at the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA) main camping area is no longer available to the public, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced. The system was discontinued because it does not meet regulatory requirements set forth by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. […]

Robeline Man Cited for Deer Hunting Violations

Robeline Man Cited for Deer Hunting Violations in Natchitoches Parish Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Robeline subject for alleged deer hunting violations on Sept. 15 in Natchitoches Parish. Agents cited Justin S. Matthews, 20, for taking deer during a closed season, possession of an illegally taken deer, hunting without resident […]