Events & Announcements

The Big Buck Contest at the Louisiana Sportsman Show will kick off Friday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. If your mount isn't ready, swing by your taxidermist and at least bring your buck's antlers in for official scoring.

Sportsman Show's Big Buck Contest starts tomorrow

Show runs March 15-18 at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center
March 15 at 9:03am
The power equipment section has doubled in size this year at the Louisiana Sportsman Show, which takes place this Thursday through Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

Plenty of power equipment available at Sportsman Show

Section doubled in size this year
March 12 at 11:15am
The Fetch-N-Fish Tub will be back again this year at the Louisiana Sportsman Show, this Thursday through Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

Fetch-N-Fish Tub returns to Sportsman Show

Fishing seminars, dog shows all weekend long
March 12 at 10:16am
The Discount Zone, presented by Bowie Outfitters, is back and better than ever at the 2018 Louisiana Sportsman Show slated for March 15-18 at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

Discount Zone returns at Louisiana Sportsman Show

Show-only pricing makes this a great place to stock up on gear
March 09 at 10:12am
More than 20 dealers will be on-site at the Louisiana Sportsman Boat Show sponsored by Neighbors Federal Credit Union at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales March 15-18 - all housed in one 75,000-square-foot building for easy comparison shopping.

Sportsman Boat Show bigger than ever

More than 20 dealers on-site in 75,000-square-foot building
March 07 at 4:45pm
Amethyst Baird Rathore, 32, was sentenced to 60 years in prison without the possibility of parole for shooting Senior Agent Tyler Wheeler four times during a traffic stop in January, 2017. Wheeler has since recovered and is back on the job with LDWF.

Game warden shooter gets 60 years without parole, LDWF says

Rathore sentenced Friday in Morehouse Parish
March 02 at 3:26pm
Two adult black bears were found shot to death  in St. Mary Parish on Feb. 14, and authorities are offering a $5,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

$5,500 reward offered for illegally killed St. Mary Parish black bears

Two adult male bears found shot to death Feb. 14, LDWF says
February 28 at 2:53pm
The Boat Show in New Orleans will take place this weekend, March 2-4, in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Show hours are 3 - 9 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday.

New Orleans Boat Show opens Friday in the Dome

All major boat and outboard brands will be there
February 26 at 9:03am
Col. Sammy Martin is the new head of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' enforcement division. He replaces Joseph

Martin named LDWF’s new enforcement division chief

35-year department veteran selected to replace Broussard, agency says
September 28, 2017 at 9:32am
Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney wrapped up Season 5 of the hunting and fishing show featuring all the outdoor action the Bayou State has to offer. Every episode is now available online at

Season 5 of Sportsman TV now available online

Check out every episode of Hackney’s fishing and hunting adventures — on your schedule
September 20, 2017 at 8:44am
Col. Joey Broussard, the chief of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement division, announced he will retire after 27 years of service effective Sept. 30.

Chief of LDWF’s enforcement division retiring on Sept. 30

Broussard to finish up with 27 years of service
September 18, 2017 at 3:16pm

11-year-old dies in Big Lake boating accident

Victim was operating personal watercraft when he wake-jumped into path of oncoming boat, LDWF says
September 04, 2017 at 1:21pm
Elmer's Island will reopen to the public on Friday, Sept. 1 at noon, several days after being closed due to Hurricane Harvey.

Elmer’s Island, Rockefeller Refuge to reopen on Friday

Both locations were closed temporarily due to effects from Hurricane Harvey
August 31, 2017 at 9:06pm
This female young adult sperm whale was discovered on the Grand Isle beach Saturday, Aug. 26. A necropsy was performed on the animal, but no official cause of death has been determined.

Grand Isle sperm whale was third found on Louisiana coast in the last year

No cause of death yet, whale was an older juvenile or young adult female, LDWF says
August 31, 2017 at 5:04pm