Hunting

Brock Baudoin, 27, of New Iberia, dropped this rare leucistic greenhead on Jan. 17 in Vermilion Parish near Abbeville. Leucism causes a partial loss of pigmentation on an animal, in this case the drake's head.

Hunter shoots rare white-headed mallard drake

Leucistic bird went down in Vermilion Parish
January 31 at 5:19pm

Two busted for alleged night-hunting in Washington Parish

Incident occurred on Jan. 27, LDWF says
January 30 at 10:34am
Prairieville's Michael Campo shot this rare leucistic gadwall Jan. 16 while hunting in Delacroix.

Blond gadwall killed in Delacroix

State waterfowl biologist says leucistic grey duck is rare
January 23 at 4:32pm

Rabbit hunters cited for alleged violations in Plaquemines Parish

Two Alabama men cited in Jan. 3 incident near Pointe a la Hache, LDWF says
January 22 at 1:30pm
January's aerial survey indicated big increases in mallard numbers, from 94,000 in December to 188,000 earlier this month.

January's aerial waterfowl survey similar to December numbers

3.07 million ducks is 17 percent higher than recent five-year average
January 18 at 4:51pm
Effie's Brad Normand poses with the big 12-point buck he shot Dec. 26 on Dahlia Plantation in Tensas Parish. The deer's rack featured split brow tines and heavy mass throughout, and green-scored 161 ⅛ inches.

Effie hunter downs 12-point Tensas Parish stud

Normand’s buck features split brow tines, scores 161 ⅛
January 18 at 2:51pm
Canaan Heard, with Faulk’s Game Calls, said if second-split ducks appear interested in your spread, keep the calling to a minimum and avoid blowing any long hail calls. Less is more at this point in the season.

Late-season duck calling tips

January 15 at 7:00am
Darrin Dawes killed this potential Louisiana state-record buck on Friday, Jan. 12 while hunting in St. Landry Parish.

Another possible state-record buck taken

Massive St. Landry Parish 12-point greenscores mid-180s as typical deer
January 13 at 9:30pm
Jennifer Wall poses with the big Madison Parish buck she shot on Nov. 22. The 307-pound beast was estimated to be 8 ½ years old, and the 11-point green-scored 177 inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Father's advice pays off with giant Madison Parish 11-point

307-pound buck scores 177 inches
January 11 at 9:04am

Lettsworth man arrested for allegedly killing a Louisiana black bear

Animal was found shot to death on Richard K. Yancey WMA in November
January 10 at 3:53pm
Dr. Travis Links, of St. Francisville, poses with the big 12-point buck he shot on his property on the afternoon of Jan. 7. It took a bullet and an arrow to take down the wily old buck, which green-scored 158 6/8 inches.

Bullet and arrow take down big St. Francisville 12-point

Links’ homegrown buck stretches the tape to 158 inches
January 09 at 3:23pm

Security guards busted for alleged night hunting violations in Gibson

Placed bait under street lights and patrolled slowly with lights off looking for deer, LDWF says
January 09 at 1:35pm
Hayden Theriot, 17, of Luling, poses with the big 11-point Tensas Parish buck he shot on Dec. 30. The deer was green-scored at 168 4/8 by a Buckmasters scorer.

Luling hunter shoots big Tensas Parish buck

Theriot’s 11-point stretches the tape to 168 inches plus
January 08 at 3:27pm
A proposal approved by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission would allow only people authorized by the state's Department of Agriculture and Forestry to transport live feral hogs statewide.

LWFC proposal would limit transport of live feral hogs statewide

Only those authorized by the LDAF would not be in violation
January 08 at 2:55pm