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LDWF seeking up to 24 cadets for training academy

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If you’ve ever considered becoming a game warden, here’s your chance.

The Law Enforcement Division of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now accepting applications for a training academy scheduled to start up in December at the department’s Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge.

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August 24 at 1:35 pm
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Buras bull red beatdown

Gary Abernethy has been lucky enough to fish in a variety of pretty special places, including Montana, the Bahamas and the Florida Keys. 

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August 24 at 10:34 am
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Tips for better fish mounts

Just from the bite you can tell it’s a good one — far more aggressive than previous strikes of the day. The bend in your rod and the screaming drag indicate this fish has some shoulders. 

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August 21 at 5:00 pm
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Two Colfax men cited for illegal gator hunting violations

Two Colfax men were cited for alligator hunting violations in Grant Parish on Aug. 18, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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August 21 at 4:49 pm
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Two Grant Parish men cited for illegally killing 9-point buck

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for alleged deer violations in Grant Parish on Aug. 11, according to a news release.

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August 21 at 3:45 pm
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VIDEO: Is this the world-record tuna

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The heaviest tuna I ever landed was a roughly 115-pound yellowfin. But the meanest one was a 90-pounder that almost killed me. I mean the danged thing just refused to give up, and I almost threw the rod, reel and stand-up belt overboard in capitulation.

So I can't imagine hooking into the monstrous tuna videoed by a remotely operated vehicle inspecting a deepwater Gulf of Mexico rig.

Watch the attached video to see this brutish fish, which has been estimated to be 18 feet long.

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August 21 at 2:05 pm
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The key to summertime crappie limits

If you think the only way to catch summertime crappie is to sink minnows and jigs in the shade under docks or fish around brush piles in deep water, Jerry Neeley has a surprise for you.

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August 21 at 5:30 am
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Two fish kills reported recently in the Atchafalaya Basin

A perfect storm of high temperatures, a falling river and the return of afternoon thunderstorms caused two localized fish kills in the Atchafalaya Basin within the last week, according to a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries freshwater biologist.

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August 19 at 9:41 am
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MicroWave guides no gimmick

I’d heard of American Tackle Company’s MicroWave guides, but figured they were just gimmicks.

I mean, they just look so weird — really a guide within a guide.

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August 19 at 5:30 am
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The right equation for doormats

Dale Collins knows the equation for great late-summer flounder fishing.

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August 18 at 4:51 pm
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Three cited for turkey hunting violations in Bienville Parish

Three men were cited by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries this weekend for alleged closed season turkey violations in Bienville Parish.

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August 18 at 3:15 pm
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State introduces new Catch and Cook Program

Have you every thought how cool it would be to catch some fish, take it to your favorite restaurant and have a trained chef prepare a special meal?

Well, wonder no more: Restaurants participating in the Louisiana Catch and Cook Program are just waiting for you to show up with your catch.

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August 18 at 2:40 pm
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Shorter deer seasons, lower limits eyed by LDWF

The halcyon days of the 1990s when deer hunters could go out and shoot any deer on any day of the season ended two years ago when so-called “doe days” — hated by many — returned amid biologists’ concerns about falling herd populations and overharvest.

The worries about the number of deer haven’t changed ­— and neither have the complaints over the dreaded doe days.

So Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists are considering alternative season frameworks that could mean some combination of shorter seasons and lower limits as early as the 2017-18 season.

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August 18 at 2:25 pm
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Basin fishing set to ramp up as Atchafalaya River finally falls

With the Atchafalaya River finally in a steady fall, it looks like early September could be the start of a special fall of fishing in the Basin.

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August 18 at 9:58 am
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How to save your reel

I’m a little hard on my tackle. I’ve been known to step on my rods and twist the eyes, and my reels? Well, let’s just say I pretty much ignore them as long as they work.

So, no, I don’t clean my reels.

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August 17 at 5:00 pm
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Homer man cited for hunting deer out of season

A 19-year-old Homer man was cited by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries last Wednesday for allegedly shooting a doe from the road at night, according to a news release.

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August 17 at 4:02 pm
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