Events & Announcements

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 LouisianaSportsman.com 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
Up to a $9,000 reward is being offered for inforamtion leading to an arrest and conviction in the case of two whooping cranes shot and killed in Acadia Parish on May 20.

$9,000 reward offered in Acadia Parish whooping crane shooting

Two birds were shot and killed south of Rayne on May 20, LDWF says
June 03, 2016 at 9:17am
Benton Elementary School's team poses with their national championship trophy in the NASP/IBO 3-D Challenge division at the NASP National Tournament last week in Louisville, Ky.

Benton schools earn two championships in national archery tournament

Benton Middle and Benton Elementary win at Kentucky competition
May 20, 2016 at 10:50am
The 2016 Hobie Fishing World Championship will be held Dec. 4-10 out of Leeville in Lafourche Parish. More than 50 anglers from 25 countries are expected to compete in the three-day CPR event.

2016 Hobie Fishing World Championship coming to Leeville

Lafourche Parish to host international event Dec. 4-10
May 12, 2016 at 10:41am
Big, hungry trout are waiting in the surf across Southeast Louisiana, but before you head out get in on the one-day BOGO 50-percent flash sale on Sportsman Cool Breeze shirts.

They. Have. Arrived.

Get in on one-day flash sale for Sportsman Cool Breeze shirts
May 03, 2016 at 9:28am
Biologists released a male dolphin back into the wild on Grand Isle Thursday, six months after it was discovered stranded on the island's beach. It is the first dolphin to be rescued, rehabilitated and then released off Louisiana's coast.

First ever rescued, rehabilitated dolphin released off Louisiana's coast

‘Octavius’ swam into Barataria Bay on Thursday, LDWF says
April 28, 2016 at 5:16pm
This satellite photo shows Turner's Bay Island, just south of Turner's Bay in Calcasieu Lake. The 1 ½-acre island is being auctioned off at noon on Saturday, April 30.

For sale: Turner’s Bay Island in Calcasieu Lake

1 ½-acre site to be auctioned off on Saturday, April 30
April 20, 2016 at 8:40pm
Recreational crabbers along the Louisiana coast should be on the lookout for tagged female crabs like this one that are part of a Gulf-wide research project being conducted at Nicholls State University.

Nicholls conducting blue crab tagging project

30,000 female blue crabs to be tagged in the next two years, Darnell says
April 20, 2016 at 2:01pm