Events & Announcements

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
Private boaters dubbed the

'Cajun Navy' rescues hundreds from record flooding

'We remember when people came to help us,' St. Bernard Parish boater says
August 16, 2016 at 1:28am
A preliminary report has said more than $56,000 in expenditures for the Louisiana Saltwater Series from 2010 through 2014 were improperly tracked, and $20,000 in donations to the program might have broken state ethics laws.

State auditors unable to determine if Louisiana Saltwater Series spending was 'proper’

More than $56,000 in expenditures not properly tracked from 2010 through 2014, preliminary Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s report alleges
August 12, 2016 at 12:16pm

Criminal probe into LDWF post-oil spill spending underway, according to news reports

Investigation into alleged misappropriation of BP funds could end in arrests, online reports claim
August 10, 2016 at 9:32am
Posting photos and interacting with other outdoorsmen is easier than ever with the redesigned forum.

Newly redesigned forum is better than ever

Posting photos, interacting with other outdoorsmen is easier than ever
July 06, 2016 at 1:46pm
The 30th class of cadets graduated to the enforcement division of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries during a ceremony in Baton Rouge on Wednesday.

Nine new LDWF enforcement agents sworn in Wednesday

New agents will fill vacancies across the state, LDWF says
June 29, 2016 at 4:17pm

LDWF’s 2016-17 hunting rules, regs pamphlet available now online

Season dates, migratory bird zones, deer hunting areas included
June 24, 2016 at 10:29am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be accepting up to 23 cadets for a six-month academy starting in September to fill enforcement agent positions across the state. The deadline to apply is June 30.

LDWF accepting cadet applications for September training academy

Program lasts six months; deadline to apply is June 30
June 08, 2016 at 11:10am