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LDWF schedules September public meetings for waterfowl hunters Restricted access to Rockefeller SWR for nuisance gator harvest Public Rambling: Scouting underway on Atchafalaya Delta WMA for upcoming seasons Potential No. 3-ranked Warsaw grouper landed out of Fourchon

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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Yesterday 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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Yesterday 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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Tips for better fish mounts

Just from the bite you can tell it’s a good one — far more aggressive than previous strikes of the day. The bend in your rod and the screaming drag indicate this fish has some shoulders. 

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August 24 at 6:00 am
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Two Colfax men cited for illegal gator hunting violations

Two Colfax men were cited for alligator hunting violations in Grant Parish on Aug. 18, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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August 23 at 1:00 pm
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The key to summertime crappie limits

If you think the only way to catch summertime crappie is to sink minnows and jigs in the shade under docks or fish around brush piles in deep water, Jerry Neeley has a surprise for you.

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August 22 at 1:00 pm
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Two Grant Parish men cited for illegally killing 9-point buck

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for alleged deer violations in Grant Parish on Aug. 11, according to a news release.

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August 22 at 6:00 am
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VIDEO: Is this a world-record tuna?

The heaviest tuna I ever landed was a roughly 115-pound yellowfin. But the meanest one was a 90-pounder that almost killed me. I mean the danged thing just refused to give up, and I almost threw the rod, reel and stand-up belt overboard in capitulation.

So I can't imagine hooking into the monstrous tuna videoed by a remotely operated vehicle inspecting a deepwater Gulf of Mexico rig.

Watch the attached video to see this brutish fish, which has been estimated to be 18 feet long.

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August 21 at 2:01 pm
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