May 28, 2019 – With the Morganza Spillway to be opened Sunday (June 2), wildlife species will seek higher ground and be displaced into habitat with which they may not be familiar. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) urges the public to be especially cognizant of wildlife forced into populated areas by flood water […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Sept. 10, 2018 – The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) approved a resolution adding 8,172 acres to Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and nearby Joyce WMA during its monthly meeting here Thursday (Sept. 6) in Baton Rouge. The addition of the property will add 5,114 acres to Maurepas Swamp WMA and give it a […]