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LDWF investigating allowing recreational hunters to serve as helicopter gunners to help reduce feral hog population

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is currently working with Texas Parks and Wildlife to investigate developing a program that would allow recreational hunters in Louisiana the opportunity to pay and serve as gunners on helicopter flights to help reduce the state’s feral hog population.

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Texan takes 11-plus-pounder near Housen Bay on Toledo Bend March 1

With only 30 minutes until weigh-in for the Fishers of Men tournament at Toledo Bend on March 1, Texan Kevin Madeley and David Miller of Lake Charles had five fish in the livewell and just a few more minutes of fishing time to spare.†

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Yesterday at 1:30 pm
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ULM team wins College Series Central Regional on the Ouachita River

After a slow opening day on Friday, Trapper Munn and Dustin Perkins picked up the pace Saturday with five fish weighing 11-3, enough to win the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series Central Regional on the Ouachita River with a two-day total of 19 pounds, 6 ounces.†

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April 14 at 10:39 am
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After severe winter, deer need quality forage this spring

In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray was stuck in time on a cold winter’s day that would never end. While the cold weather this year made for a great deer season, this winter in Louisiana has been one that seemed like it too would never end.

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April 14 at 6:00 am
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In April's winds, Catfish Lake is a great speckled trout option

Lots of folks launch at the Oak Ridge Park boat ramp in Golden Meadow during April. A great percentage of them aspire to fish East Timbalier. And why not? April means transition trout, and East Timbalier is the end of the line.

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April 13 at 1:00 pm
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Fly fishing techniques for chinquapin

“When it comes to redears, leave the fly tackle at home.”

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April 13 at 6:00 am
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Leesville angler catches third Toledo Bend lunker this season

Darold Gleason might need more wall space to house all of the giant bass replicas he’ll be receiving soon from the Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program.

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April 12 at 1:00 pm
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Black bass slot limit to be removed on five state lakes effective April 20

Regulations for black bass on several water bodies across the state will change on Sunday, April 20 after biologists determined that length regulations have not been effective, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 12 at 6:00 am
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Texas angler lands 11-pounder on Sandy Creek at Toledo Bend

In about an hour’s time Wednesday morning at Toledo Bend, George Smith had more than 25 pounds of bass in his boat, including a hog that tipped the scales at almost 12 pounds.

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April 11 at 2:49 pm
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East End Locks boat launch on Rockefeller Refuge to close for repairs on April 14

Modifications to the back down ramps at the Joseph Harbor boat launch off La. Hwy. 82 at the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Grand Chenier are complete, and the facility is set to reopen Saturday morning, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 11 at 11:01 am
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Three Jonesville residents cited for alleged game fish violations on Larto Lake, LDWF says

Enforcement agents on Wednesday arrested three people for alleged game fish violations on Larto Lake, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 11 at 6:00 am
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19-foot boat sinks in mouth of Deer Bayou near Dularge

Capt. Marty LaCoste is used to pulling lots of fish over the rails in the waters around Dularge, but Thursday morning he had to pull three people aboard as well.†

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April 10 at 3:57 pm
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In light of 11-day ruling, LDWF expands red snapper season to seven-days-a-week in state waters

As expected, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on Thursday approved an 11-day federal recreational red snapper season set to start on June 1.

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April 10 at 12:01 pm
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Hog hunting ó airboat style

In tonight’s episode of Sportsman TV, host Greg Hackney travels to Violet for an airboat hunt to take down some feral hogs in the marsh.

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April 10 at 6:00 am
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Gulf Council to decide on potential 11-day federal recreational red snapper season Thursday

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Reef Fish Committee on Tuesday approved an emergency rule setting an 11-day red snapper season in federal waters this summer.

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April 09 at 7:56 pm
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Hackney hopes to keep tournament hot streak rolling on Beaver Lake

On Thursday morning, Greg Hackney will blast off on Beaver Lake in Rogers, Ark. at the FLW Tour stop and participate in his sixth consecutive bass tournament dating back to March 6.

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April 09 at 3:44 pm
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