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$7,500 reward offered in killing of bald eagle in St. Bernard Parish

A bald eagle was found shot to death in St. Bernard Parish, and officials are offering up to a $7,500 reward for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official.

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April 17 at 9:00 am
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Hackney tests out Strike King lures on Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST

Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney picked a great spot to test out some of Strike King’s new bass lures — Miller’s Lake at Grosse Savanne Waterfowl and Wildlife Lodge in Cameron Parish.†

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April 17 at 6:00 am
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Artificial reef that will ultimately replace the Pickets currently in design phase, CCA says

Design work has begun on Phase 1 of the artificial reef that will ultimately replace the Pickets, with the hope that construction of the 8- to 12-acre site will be completed later this summer, officials said.

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April 16 at 4:31 pm
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Rapala introduces two new standout crankbaits

A proven Rapala crankbait moved to the forefront of bass fishing on the biggest stage when it helped produce the 2014 Bassmaster Classic champion three months ago in Alabama.

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April 16 at 11:26 am
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Woodworth angler gets 'two-for-one special' on Oden Lake

When Shawn Savant set the hook on his jerkbait Saturday afternoon on Oden Lake in Woodworth, he thought he was about to land a nice 5- to 6-pound bass as the very first fish on his brand new rod.†

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April 16 at 6:00 am
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Archery Shoot fundraiser in Opelousas May 3 benefits Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True is hosting its second annual Archery Shoot benefit on Saturday, May 3 at 4 Seasons Outdoor Archery in Opelousas.

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April 15 at 3:39 pm
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Windy conditions mean muddy water for Lafitte, guide says

Windy conditions have muddied the waters near Lafitte, but the redfish and black drum bite remains steady, a fishing guide said.

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April 15 at 11:15 am
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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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April 15 at 6:00 am
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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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April 14 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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