An escaped exotic Asian antelope was shot on Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area Thursday morning, and blood and tissue samples are being sent off to ensure the animal was not carrying any diseases potentially harmful to the state’s deer herd.
While the deer harvest increased statewide by 12 percent during the 2015-16 season, fawn recruitment and poorer than expected lactation rates in certain areas of the state were a major concern noted in the annual Deer Report prepared by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
One of the appealing aspects of kayak fishing is a ’yak’s light weight and ease of transport to fishing destinations. However, there is more that goes into getting your kayak from home to the water than meets the eye.
If you hunt outside of Louisiana and return regularly with dead deer, you should plan on attending one of six public meetings scheduled later this month to discuss a proposal currently being considered by the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission that would ban the importation of cervid carcasses.
Judge Elizabeth Jones of the 20th Judicial District Court in East and West Feliciana parishes ordered two poachers to pay a total of $38,776 for deer hunting violations that occurred last February, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.