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Col. Joey Broussard, the chief of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement division, announced he will retire after 27 years of service effective Sept. 30.

Chief of LDWF’s enforcement division retiring on Sept. 30

Broussard to finish up with 27 years of service
Yesterday at 3:16pm
Teal hunters across Louisiana gave opening weekend mixed reviews. The 16-day season ends on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Teal hunters give opening weekend mixed reviews

Fog, excess water, birds on the move make for challenging conditions
Yesterday at 12:28pm
Capt. Jonathan Sanchez with a hefty Breton Sound speckled trout.

How to beat the September slump

Trout and reds aplenty — even in a transition month
Yesterday at 9:30am
Big speckled trout like this one smash topwater lures this time of year, according to Capt. Theophile Bourgeois.

Bust out the old GPS in Lafitte

Knowing where land once was will help you catch fish now
Yesterday at 9:20am
September's aerial survey completed this week noted more than 370,000 blue-winged teal in the state, almost four times the number counted last year.

Teal numbers in LDWF’s September survey rocket to 373,000

Almost quadruples number of birds counted in 2016, Reynolds says
September 15 at 3:21pm

Tip leads to oyster citations in Terrebonne Parish

81 sacks of oysters seized near Bayou Dularge Thursday, LDWF says
September 15 at 1:29pm
Crappie can’t avoid Terry Blankenship just because it’s summer and they’re deep.

Top 7 tips for catching slabs in brush

Pro angler lends his expertise for catching late-summer crappie around deep cover
September 15 at 6:00am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin suggests targeting smaller rigs and structures for cobia, and making sure you keep your lure moving when sight casting to fish near the surface. Don’t stop if the fish charges, or it could very well lose interest.

Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemon fish

Target smaller rigs, keep lures moving when sight-fishing, guide says
September 14 at 6:00am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin says it's vital to keep reeling when a cobia is charging your lure — don't stop the jig as the fish approaches, or it could lose interest.

Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemonfish

Target smaller rigs, keep lures moving when sight-fishing, guide says
September 12 at 1:40pm
Dave Moreland believes this year’s rut could run slightly earlier, so don’t necessarly pass up a hunt in favor of waiting on the traditional later dates.

Full 2017-18 Rut Report in October’s Louisiana Sportsman

Rut could be slightly earlier this fall than traditional dates, Moreland says
September 11 at 4:30pm
Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are sworn in by a Florida official on Sunday in preparation for security details and search and rescue missions there in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

LDWF agents deployed to Florida in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

More than 50 agents, trucks and boats sent to assist with search and rescue efforts
September 11 at 10:12am

Proposal would remove bass slot limit on Caney Creek Reservoir

Catch and release reduces impact of length limit regulations, LDWF says
September 08 at 9:50am
This illustration from the LSU AgCenter shows the non-native scale, left, that is affecting roseau cane along Louisiana's coast.

LDWF: Limit transporting roseau cane to prevent spread of pest

Tiny non-native insect already found in 11 coastal parishes, biologist says
September 07 at 5:36pm
Tricia Hollis and Dr. Nick Rauber of Swollfest (center) and Swollfest supporter Jerry Copeland (left) presented a $250,000 check to Our Lady of the Lake Foundation team at the 20th annual Swollfest Fishing Rodeo held last June in Grand Isle.

Swollfest pledges $500,000 to Baton Rouge children’s hospital

New cafeteria to be named after fishing rodeo at Our Lady of the Lake
September 06 at 6:03pm