Game Warden

Growing sunflowers and mowing portions of the field prior to opening day can be just the thing for good dove hunting.

Safety tips for opening day of dove season

If the field you’re invited to just doesn’t feel right, don’t hunt it
September 01 at 7:00am
Whitetail deer program manager Jonathan Bordelon (left) and private lands biologist Justin Ebarb inspect plants browsed by deer during a late June survey.

Summertime prep for fall hunting

August 24 at 8:30am
Leave the door open a few days and allow hogs to become comfortable feeding in the trap before sealing the deal.

Game warden column: Try trapping hogs

You don’t have to break the bank to put a hurtin’ on some wild pigs
July 24 at 9:00am
Bayou Rapides in central Louisiana is just one of the many freshwater bayous and lakes where hoop nets, slat traps or other legally licensed gear may be used to catch catfish.

Recreational alternatives to hook and line fishing

Hoop nets, slat traps effective
June 15 at 10:00am
Morris took this nice late-season bull elk near Norwood last November.

Choosing the right hunting outfitter

DIY might be a cheaper alternative, but sometimes going with a local guide makes the most sense
May 23 at 12:35pm
Game cameras are great for locating big gobblers. Just remember to maintain a distance of 200 or more yards from any active deer feeders when hunting a long beard.

Have a safe turkey season

Validate your tags, and take precautions in the woods
April 24 at 9:00am
This 170-pound sow readily came to corn and  provided some great pork chops. Use gloves and eye protection and wash up after processing a hog, just as you should with deer or any other wildlife.

Hunting and trapping feral hogs

Take the hog-hunting challenge
March 23 at 9:00am
LOGT tipsters provide information which leads to the arrest of poachers and the seizure of illegally taken wildlife, like this alligator.

Louisiana Operation Game Thief

Tipster program effective tool for LDWF’s enforcement division
February 24 at 9:00am
Wildlife agents frequently rescue lost boaters — good boating skills and intimate knowledge of area waterways are keys to success.

Lost & found

A compass or handheld GPS are vital if you get “turned around”
January 24 at 9:00am
Barry Brown with Tebow: Scenes like this make it easy to understand why duck hunters love the sport so much.

Working the duck beat

Recalling early assignments on WMAs in Avoyelles Parish
December 15, 2017 at 2:29pm
Duck hunters like Dane Humbles, pictured here with Ranger, eagerly anticipate upcoming youth hunts in November.

Tips for legal, safe duck hunts

Wear a PFD and practice gun safety
November 24, 2017 at 9:00am
Louisiana’s dove season opened on Sept. 2, and the daily limit is 15 birds.

The dos and don’ts of dove hunting

Don't get caught inadvertently hunting over a baited field
September 22, 2017 at 3:00pm
The cleaning and maintenance of handguns is very important. Shoot them regularly, followed by a thorough cleaning and reloading with fresh ammunition.

Handguns for personal protection

Take certain precautions for uncertain times
August 24, 2017 at 9:00am