Events & Announcements

LDWF Senior Agent Tyler Wheeler of Monroe was airlifted early this morning after being shot multiple times in the line of duty, the agency reported.

LDWF agent shot multiple times in the line of duty

Agent airlifted after incident related to vehicle stop, agency reports
January 07, 2017 at 7:30am
State Representative Jack Montoucet has been named to succeed embattled Charlie Melancon as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Montoucet named to head Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

State representative to replace Charlie Melancon effective Jan. 16
December 30, 2016 at 10:03am
Charlie Melancon, the secretary of the LDWF, tendered his resignation effective Dec. 31, citing problems with employees within the agency, CCA and the state's outdoor writers in hindering his attempts to bring about reform.

LDWF’s Melancon tenders resignation effective Dec. 31

Embattled secretary cites CCA, outdoor writers and ‘individuals within the department’ as problems
December 22, 2016 at 11:35am
The resignation of LDWF Secretary Charlie Melancon was confirmed last night by Gov. Jon Bel Edwards, but the agency head will remain in office until a replacement is named.

Melancon's resignation confirmed, but he's not going anywhere yet

Embattled agency head to stay on until LDWF replacement found, spokesman says
December 15, 2016 at 8:28am
LDWF Secretary Charlie Melancon has reportedly been asked to resign.

LDWF's Melancon asked to resign, source says

Controversial agency secretary 'still coming to work,' anonymous source reveals
December 14, 2016 at 4:33pm

Texas man gets stiff sentence for killing two Louisiana whooping cranes

Frederick ordered to pay $26,000, gets five years probation, LDWF says
October 27, 2016 at 3:55pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that two wildlife management areas — Peason Ridge and Tunica Hills —have expanded in size after a vote at the September Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting.

Acreage increases on Peason Ridge, Tunica Hills WMAs

23,300 acres added on Peason Ridge, 627-acre increase on Tunica Hills, LDWF says
September 29, 2016 at 1:48pm
According to a preliminary audit covering 2010 to 2015, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries misspent money received after the BP oil spill on questionable purchases, with little oversight by department management.

Legislative Auditor: LDWF misspent BP oil spill money

Unnecessary cameras, iPads purchased; more than 100 rods and reels, equipment missing
September 22, 2016 at 8:32am

‘Clean Out Your Freezer Days’ set for Saturday and Sunday

Hunters, fishermen encouraged to donate frozen fish and game to benefit food banks
September 20, 2016 at 10:56am
Allegations of alterations to Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission minutes and a break-in of the LWFC's secretary are the latest controversies surrounding the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries under the administration of Charlie Melanc

Questions raised about LDWF after alleged office break-in, tampering of minutes reported

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission secretary put on administrative leave by LDWF after allegations surface
September 12, 2016 at 11:29am
Louisiana's 2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday is set for this weekend, Sept. 2-4. All eligible purchases will be subject to 3 percent state tax this year because of the state's budget woes, but local sales taxes are exempt.

2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday set for this weekend, Sept. 2-4

State’s budget crunch means eligible purchases subject to 3 percent tax
August 29, 2016 at 2:41pm
Ray 'Rooster' Ledet and his daughter, Rae, pose with the 15-foot mudboat he made that will be raffled off on Oct. 30 to benefit Children's Hospital of New Orleans. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online through the link in the story.

Handmade mudboat raffle to benefit Children’s Hospital of New Orleans

Ledet’s labor of love has already raised more than $28,000; drawing still two months away
August 24, 2016 at 2:55pm
Sgt. Nicholas Guillory, center, receives the 2015 Officer of the Year award from Gulf Council Chair Kevin Anson, left, and Patrick Banks, assistant secretary for LDWF's Office of Fisheries.

LDWF agent selected as Officer of the Year

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council honors Guillory for Pecan Island rescues
August 24, 2016 at 6:11am
Staff and friends of Louisiana Sportsman helped feed more than 1,000 flood victims this weekend in Baton Rouge with funds raised from the Sportsman Store, where 100 percent of all proceeds from our Sportsman Paradise T-shirts will go to flood victims.

Sportsman Store proceeds feed BR flood victims

More than 1,000 meals served this weekend
August 23, 2016 at 8:33am