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Dismantling of the Pickets scheduled to begin Monday

Workers are scheduled to begin dismantling the Pickets on July 14 in preparation for the installation of three separate 5-acre artificial reefs on the trout-fishing hotspot in Terrebonne Parish, a company official said.

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July 08, 2014 at 2:50 pm
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Jug-lining surprise in Copasaw Canal

When Jake Freeman saw a couple of the jugs he had just set out in the Copasaw Canal take off late one afternoon last month, he was expecting some really nice catfish on the other end of the lines.

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July 08, 2014 at 11:17 am
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Mississippi man dies in boating accident on Pearl River, LDWF says

A 45-year-old Picayune, Miss. man died after his boat went over the Walkiah Bluff water control structure and he was ejected, according to a press release.

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July 07, 2014 at 5:45 pm
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LDWF advises saltwater anglers of potential dangers of vibrio infections

Citing ten to 15 cases in Louisiana each year, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries advised saltwater anglers to be aware of the potential dangers of vibrio vulnificus bacteria.

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July 07, 2014 at 11:22 am
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LWFC adopts NOI for aerial feral hog control

Citing the growth of the feral hog population and the corresponding damage they create, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent last week that would establish permit regulations for aerial hog control.

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July 07, 2014 at 10:37 am
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LWFC sets dove, teal season dates for 2014-15

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday set the dates for early migratory bird hunting this fall.

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July 03, 2014 at 4:51 pm
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Proposed 2014-15 duck hunting dates presented to LWFC

Editor's Note: This story was updated Friday morning to correct Coastal Zone dates previously provided by LDWF.

Proposed duck hunting dates for the 2014-15 season were presented to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at their Thursday meeting in Baton Rouge.

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July 03, 2014 at 4:30 pm
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LWFC passes NOI to remove seldom-harvested reef fish from state regulation

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday passed a notice of intent modifying reef fish regulations that would remove several seldom-harvested species from state management.

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July 03, 2014 at 2:41 pm
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DU's duck head featured on Sprint Cup Series car Saturday night

The Ducks Unlimited duck head will hit top speed Saturday under the lights at the Daytona International Speedway during the Coke Zero 400.

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July 03, 2014 at 11:13 am
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Get all knotted up - with the Albright knot

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EDITOR’S NOTE: With fishing action in full swing this summer, we thought now would be a great time to highlight a series on several basic fishing knots that can be used by a variety of anglers. 

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July 03, 2014 at 8:00 am
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Operation Dry Water patrols cite five for DUI

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries patrol agents cited five people for allegedly boating under the influence and issued 98 citations statewide as part of Operation Dry Water last weekend.

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July 02, 2014 at 5:36 pm
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2014 USFWS Waterfowl Survey shows 8 percent increase in breeding pairs

A loss of about 107,000 wetland basins in the Prairie Pothole Region over a 12-year period dampened news of an 8 percent increase in breeding ducks this spring compared to last year, according to reports from Ducks Unlimited.

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July 02, 2014 at 4:59 pm
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Work structure to locate big Grand Isle trout

The way Tommy Vidrine was pounding rocks Monday morning near Grand Isle, you might have thought he was part of an inmate work detail. 

The 50-year-old Baton Rouge angler who specializes in tracking down and reeling in big speckled trout started the day at 6 a.m. with a quick stop at the Caminada Pass jetties before heading 8 miles west to the rock breakwaters along Fourchon Beach.

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July 02, 2014 at 2:05 pm
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Amite River boating accident Tuesday evening kills Livingston Parish woman

A 59-year-old Livingston Parish woman died Tuesday evening when a 17-foot surface drive vessel driven by her husband apparently hit a tree, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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July 02, 2014 at 9:17 am
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Two Louisiana teams win 4-H shooting sports national championships

Almost 600 shooters from 33 states participated in the 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships last weekend, and two Louisiana teams won titles.

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July 02, 2014 at 8:38 am
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Gonzales angler catches 8-pound-plus Basin lunker

When Corey Wheat stopped to fish a small knockout in the lower end of the Atchafalaya Basin Sunday afternoon during the Ascension Area Anglers tournament, he was planning on quickly working the area and staying on the move.

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July 01, 2014 at 11:28 am
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