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Stay safe, legal on opening day of dove season, LDWF says Annual drawdown finally completed on Catahoula Lake LDWF offers opening day dove hunts Sept. 5 Bass tournament benefitting wounded game warden scheduled for Lake D'Arbonne

Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday set for Sept. 4-6

The upcoming Labor Day Weekend has an added bonus this year: Louisiana’s Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday is also slated for Sept. 4-6, so if you’ve been waiting to buy that new gun or to stock up on ammo for the upcoming hunting seasons, you can get it done starting this Friday.

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First Cast: Science vs. opinion in setting seasons, limits

What are the roles of science and public opinion in the process of structuring hunting or fishing regulations?

It’s easy to say that we, the hunting and fishing public, should get what we want — as long as game species are protected from overharvest. After all, we pay the bills.

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Six arrested for oyster violations in St. Bernard Parish

Enforcement agents arrested six men from two different vessels Friday for alleged oyster violations in St. Bernard Parish, according to a news release.

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Trout, bull red bite still going strong out of Cocodrie

Despite warmer-than-usual temperatures in August, the speckled trout bite out of Cocodrie is still going strong, according to a fishing guide.

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August 31 at 12:57 pm
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Recipes for bacon-wrapped shrimp, smothered frog legs

Rick Barrios is a big, burly, bear of a man — nearly 400 pounds. With his dark hair and grizzled goatee he would be intimidating if his face didn’t constantly wear a big, open smile.†

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August 31 at 11:51 am
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East Ascension DU banquet set for Sept. 10

The East Ascension Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 2015 banquet beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Trademart building at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center.†

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August 31 at 6:00 am
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Top tips for striper fishing on Lake Claiborne

After an hour chasing sparse schools of striped bass across boat lanes, creek channels, coves and finally out into the big lake without a single strike, Donny Hood stopped for a second, calmly set his rod down and moved to the driver’s seat of his 22-foot Blazer Bay bay boat dubbed the Miss Judy.

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August 30 at 1:00 pm
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New technology could improve search-and-rescue results

Delving into the COSPAS-SARSAT system can quickly have you drowning in alphabet soup.

Governments love acronyms, abbreviations and virtually unknown terminology in general, but bear with me and we’ll spoon through it to reveal a coming improvement that should excite anyone who goes where they might need rescuing.

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August 30 at 6:00 am
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Some boating accidents can be avoided

On a hot July Saturday some years ago, a group of friends launched their boats on Red River for an afternoon of fun on the water. They travelled upriver to a sandbar just north of a port and barge-mooring location on the Red.

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August 29 at 1:00 pm
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VIDEO: Coastal damage by Hurricane Katrina remains to be repaired

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina barreled into the Louisiana coast. The monster storm cut through the marshes of Southeast Louisiana, tearing out huge swathes of the already ailing wetlands and pushing water up the long-pilleried Mississippi River Gulf Outlet to flood New Orleans and Chalemette.

And, while the MRGO finally has been sealed off, there remains a lot of work to shore up the coast and offer protection for the marshes and communities, the National Wildlife Federation recently pointed out in a Youtube video.

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August 29 at 6:00 am
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LDWF schedules September public meetings for waterfowl hunters

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled six meetings across the state next month to provide information and accept public comments on waterfowl hunting topics including zones and splits, changes in how season dates will be set and more.†

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August 28 at 11:27 am
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Restricted access to Rockefeller SWR for nuisance gator harvest

The annual nuisance alligator harvest will restrict public access to the Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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August 28 at 9:00 am
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Public Rambling: Scouting underway on Atchafalaya Delta WMA for upcoming seasons

I have made two scouting trips down to the Atchafalaya Delta so far this summer, both being early-morning ventures because of the intense heat and humidity in August.†

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August 28 at 6:00 am
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Potential No. 3-ranked Warsaw grouper landed out of Fourchon

It wasn’t quite Ahab pursuing Moby Dick, but Capt. Paul Guidroz was a man on a mission last weekend, intent on catching up with a giant Warsaw grouper that had escaped him only days earlier out of Fourchon.

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August 27 at 2:40 pm
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Potential New Orleans City Park record largemouth caught and released Monday

Most anglers with two good hands never catch a largemouth bass approaching anything close to 10 pounds, but Mike Laviolette accomplished the feat single-handedly Monday morning at a lagoon in New Orleans City Park.†

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August 27 at 8:59 am
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Grand Isle's Hurricane Hole Marina to host 2015 Tuna Challenge

The all-new Hurricane Hole Marina on Grand Isle is hosting a winner-take-all Tuna Challenge in September featuring up to a $50,000 first prize.

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August 27 at 6:00 am
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