Manade’s Crawfish Monica is named after Laina’s grandmother, Eva Manade’ Fonvergne.

This cook is saucy

Creole recipes showcase patience, flavorful combinations
September 29, 2017 at 9:00am
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
Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are sworn in by a Florida official on Sunday in preparation for security details and search and rescue missions there in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

LDWF agents deployed to Florida in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

More than 50 agents, trucks and boats sent to assist with search and rescue efforts
September 11, 2017 at 10:12am
This illustration from the LSU AgCenter shows the non-native scale, left, that is affecting roseau cane along Louisiana's coast.

LDWF: Limit transporting roseau cane to prevent spread of pest

Tiny non-native insect already found in 11 coastal parishes, biologist says
September 07, 2017 at 5:36pm

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
After swamping Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast, the remnants of Hurricane Harvey have moved northeast to dump water onto the Toledo Bend region. That has pushed the lake levels up and forced officials to drastically increase the flow through the dam.

Gates opened to relieve pressure on Toledo Bend dam

Tropical Storm Harvey rainfall forces authorities to dump water from massive lake
August 30, 2017 at 3:57pm
Louisiana's 2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday is set for this weekend, Sept. 1-3. All eligible purchases will be subject to 3 percent state tax, but local sales taxes are exempt.<br />

2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday set for this weekend, Sept. 1-3

State's budget crunch means eligible purchases subject to 3 percent tax
August 30, 2017 at 9:00am
Johnny’s Crawfish and Crabmeat a la Johnny is equally good topped over fried fish or served with pasta. Both are pictured here.

Papa bear’s turn to cook

August 29, 2017 at 9:00am

LDWF: Rescue volunteers headed to Houston should contact HPD

40 LDWF agents, boats sent to assist search and rescue efforts
August 28, 2017 at 5:16pm
A dead sperm whale washed ashore at Grand Isle Aug. 26, and onlookers took photos of the animal as officials determined what to do.

Video shows sperm whale washing ashore on Grand Isle

20- to 30-foot whale to be buried after tissue samples collected, newspaper reports
August 26, 2017 at 5:14pm