A 19-year-old Texas man lost his hunting and fishing privileges for five years and will have to pay a hefty fine after pleading guilty to killing two Louisiana whooping cranes in January.


16-point ‘backyard buck’ downed in Vernon Parish

George Mason has had his eyes on an impressive Vernon Parish buck since June, and earlier this month brought the big deer down — without even reaching his stand.

October 25 at 2:01pm

New zone boundaries in effect for 2016-17 waterfowl season, LDWF says

Louisiana duck hunters — especially those in the southwest and northwest parts of the state — need to be aware that new zone boundaries will be in effect when waterfowl season opens next month. 

October 25 at 2:48pm

Monroe hunter sticks big 10-point in East Carroll Parish

Most hunters have to purchase their feed from a feed store, but Grady Brown grows his own.

October 25 at 11:27am

Sabine River bass are such fun

When Ron Castille of Lake Charles took a local judge and the judge’s son bass fishing Sept. 1, the bass were ganged up like there’s no tomorrow in a stretch of water he fished on the Sabine River near Orange, Texas.

October 21 at 2:15pm

The lowdown on Lafitte specks

Lafitte is a popular destination for anglers across the coast because it’s so close for many fishermen, particularly for those who reside in New Orleans.

October 21 at 11:00am

Feral hogs on the loose

On July 28, the Louisiana Departments of Agriculture and Forestry and Wildlife and Fisheries hosted a meeting in Mansura.

Topics included feral swine and chronic wasting disease in deer. As expected feral swine and LDAF’s new regulations concerning them were the main topic.

October 21 at 11:00am

Patience required to maximize stand setup

If your property is large enough to hold deer, West Monroe bowhunter Curtis Simpson believes you can help hold more deer by setting up a system of stands that move progressively deeper from the outside edges of the land to the interior where bigger bucks are likely to be.

October 15, 2013 at 7:00am

Louisiana’s big buck locations

When I retired from Wildlife and Fisheries in 2007, I predicted that within five years Louisiana would have a new state record typical buck. 

October 01, 2014 at 7:00am

How to make your own scent killer

On the Beverly Hillbillies, Granny never would share her recipe for moonshine.

October 15, 2015 at 7:00am

Two sides of the coin — Expert tips for fall Atchafalaya Basin bass fishing

Stepping aboard the bass boat at Doiron’s Landing last October, I noticed the smiles on the faces of my two hosts. They appeared more than confident, and they insisted the game plan was certain.

October 01, 2015 at 7:00am

Crappie bite solid at Toledo Bend

The crappie were biting consistently at Toledo Bend this week — at least before yesterday’s cool snap came through with the coolest air of the fall so far.

October 21 at 4:36pm

Case of mistaken identity in Vernon Parish results in 13-point buck

Hunting in a heavy fog the morning of Oct. 13, Shane Rachal, shot what he thought was a big 11-point buck his trail cameras had identified since summer.

But upon recovery of the buck, he actually found an even more impressive 13-point trophy.

October 21 at 8:40am

Sun-fade soft plastic lures to create slight color variations

Anglers have always tweaked their factory-made lures in their zeal to become more successful on the water — customizing them with upgraded treble hooks, scented dyes, additional “artwork” and thousands of other minor modifications in an attempt to catch more fish.

October 20 at 5:10pm

2017 Coastal Master Plan preview meeting set for next Tuesday in Gonzales

Sediment diversions. Dredging. Levees. Floodgates.

All of these options and more will likely be mentioned as potential elements of Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan, which will be discussed at a meeting next Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, at Cabela’s in Gonzales.

October 20 at 4:26pm

Former LDWF secretary refutes alleged misappropriation of BP funds

Robert Barham is no longer biting his tongue.

October 20 at 10:38am

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