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Louisiana's ban on importation of cervid carcasses, including elk, goes into effect March 1, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

Cervid carcass importation ban goes into effect March 1

Louisiana regulation aimed at preventing spread of chronic wasting disease
23 hours ago
Every adult entrant in the 2017 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest held during the Louisiana Sportsman Show in Gonzales will be eligible to win a Yamaha ATV.

2017 Yamaha Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest better than ever

Enter for chance to win Yamaha ATV, gun or bow package at Louisiana Sportsman Show
Yesterday at 10:49am
February is a great month to target redfish in Delacroix. Capt. Randall Shaw with Louisiana Fishing Charters said dead shrimp under a popping cork works great - but be sure you have a long enough leader to be near the bottom. <br />

Focus on drum, redfish out of Delacroix

Speckled trout doable on days with good tidal range, guide says
February 22 at 1:48pm
Using 17-pound line with a lighter jighead when fishing the flats for wintertime speckled trout slows the lure’s descent and keeps it in the strike zone longer, according to Capt. Kris Robert.

Slow lure fall key for February specks

Guide combines heavier line, lighter jigheads to target trout warming up on flats
February 21 at 2:44pm
Next fall's waterfowl season hunting dates are among the items up for discussion at LDWF public meetings being held across the state this week.

LDWF schedules public hearings on proposed hunting seasons

State-wide meetings held this week
February 21 at 10:52am
Norman Land shows off the two Toledo Bend 10-pound-plus bass he landed on Friday, Feb. 17 near the dam. Both fish were tagged and released, and Land will receive two free replicas courtesy of the Toledo Bend Lake Association this May.

Two Toledo Bend lunkers - just hours apart

Texas angler enjoys epic trip Friday on south end of the lake
February 21 at 10:30am
Brian Baldwin, left, and Steele Sessions enjoyed a great trip loading up on white perch from the West Pearl.

Video: West Pearl crappie moving up to spawn

Local anglers recommend Matrix Mini lures 2 feet under a cork
February 21 at 9:11am
A 24-foot Sport Craft crashed into one of the Empire jetties Thursday eveing. No one was injured in the accident, but the boat was heavily damaged.

Boat crashes into Empire jetty

24-foot Sport Craft receives heavy damage; occupants uninjured
February 21 at 8:33am
Guide Jason Courville shows off his second Toledo Bend lunker in seven days – a 10.24-pounder caught in Mill Creek on a ½-ounce Talon jig with a Strike King Rage Craw Chunk trailer.<br />

Texas angler lands two Toledo Bend lunkers in one week

Courville pulls two 10-plus-pounders from Mill Creek area
February 21 at 8:08am
Working with your dog now will help it get rid of bad habits it might have picked up during the season.

Video: Training tips to get your dog ready for next season

Spend time with your retriever now to get rid of bad habits
February 20 at 1:50pm
Mike Thaxton displays his Toledo Bend 12.37-pounder taken on a Carolina-rigged Brush Hog in the Housen area on Feb. 18.<br />

Many angler scores on Toledo Bend 12.37-pound hawg

Lunker falls for Carolina-rigged Brush Hog in the Housen area
February 20 at 9:55am
An epic yellowfin trip yielded 14 tuna — including two weighing more than 100 pounds — out of Venice on Feb. 5.

Epic trip yields 14 tuna out of Venice

Group catches more than 30 yellowfin over three days
February 20 at 7:45am
The commercial harvest of blue crabs in Louisiana waters will be prohibited for 30 days beginning on Monday, Feb. 20.

Crab season to close for 30 days beginning Monday

Move aimed at reducing fishing pressure on state’s blue crab stock, LDWF says
February 17 at 9:49am

St. Bernard man cited for alleged oyster violations

Incident occurred Tuesday in Drum Bay, LDWF says
February 17 at 8:53am