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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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Five cited for violating scenic river regulations on the Comite

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited five men on Saturday for riding all-terrain vehicles in the Comite River.

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August 26 at 2:02 pm
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Speckled trout back at Breton Island

The unusually high level of the Mississippi River was the bane of many a trout fisherman in Southeast Louisiana this summer, including anglers who found Breton Island awash in a sea of freshwater pumped in by persistent westerly winds.

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August 26 at 11:15 am
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Apex Predator: Potential solutions to hunter non-compliance in reporting deer kills

A recent article on LouisianaSportsman.com stated only 20 to 30 percent of the deer harvested in the state last season had the tags validated, and detailed an extremely low compliance rate that should startle any ethical hunter. 

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August 26 at 9:00 am
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C.O.P.S. Fallen Officers Memorial Invitational Bass Tournament set for Sept. 17-19

A bass tournament benefitting families and coworkers of police officers killed in the line of duty will be held next month out of Red River South Marina in Bossier City.

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August 26 at 6:00 am
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Beach bite back on at Grand Isle

A welcomed north wind is expected this week with the passage of an early cool front — perfect conditions to target speckled trout and redfish along the beach at Grand Isle.

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August 25 at 1:27 pm
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Are poachers ruining your hunting experience?

August is when I typically run through a checklist of things I consider important for all serious hunters to do or prepare for as the hunting season quickly approaches.

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August 25 at 8:42 am
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Four people cited for illegal deer hunting violations last week in Mississippi

Four people were cited for alleged deer hunting violations last week by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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August 25 at 6:00 am
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LDWF seeking up to 24 cadets for training academy

If you’ve ever considered becoming a game warden, here’s your chance.

The Law Enforcement Division of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now accepting applications for a training academy scheduled to start up in December at the department’s Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge.

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August 24 at 1:35 pm
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Buras bull red beatdown

Gary Abernethy has been lucky enough to fish in a variety of pretty special places, including Montana, the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. 

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August 24 at 10:35 am
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