|Nominations sought for top conservation awards
November 17, 2011 at 1:51 pm
The Louisiana Wildlife Federation is now accepting nominations for the 48th Governor’s State Conservation Achievement Awards, which recognizes those individuals and organizations making outstanding contributions to the natural resource welfare and environmental quality of the community, parish and state.
“These awards are widely acclaimed as the most prestigious recognitions of conservation accomplishment that are presented annually in our state,” program chairwoman Rebecca Triche said.
|South Carolina angler wins IFA Kayak Fishing National Championship
November 17, 2011 at 10:55 am
While targeting speckled trout to boost his second-day total, South Carolina kayak angler Justin Carter hooked into something unexpected – a 40-inch redfish that went a long way toward sealing the win in the Inshore Fishing Association Kayak National Championship and an angler-of-the-year title.
|Lots of ducks, few hunters on Biloxi Marsh WMA
November 16, 2011 at 4:47 pm
Opening day (Nov. 12) of this year's duck hunting season lived up to the hype in the Biloxi Marsh Wildlife Management Area.
Most hunters were able to shoot their limits quickly enough on opening morning to pick up and head back to the camp in time for breakfast. Feedback from hunters provided lots of encouragement for what should shape up to be one of the best seasons in quite some time for Southeast Louisiana.
|Jonesville man killed during apparent hunting accident
November 14, 2011 at 8:34 am
A Jonesville man was killed yesterday morning (Nov. 13) while hunting on Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge, the Associated Press has reported.
Rod Gordo, 63, was killed instantly in the incident, the AP quoted State Police.
|Ducks flood into Bayou State for west zone season opener
November 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm
More than 1.8 million ducks have poured into the state for the regular-season opener tomorrow, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said.
The numbers were compiled during flights by LDWF biologists, and represent a significant increase over the past few years.
|Temple-Inland to pay more than $760,000 for Pearl River fish kill
November 11, 2011 at 1:01 pm
Temple-Inland agreed to pay more than $760,000 to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for work to restore fisheries in the Pearl River after the company’s plant in Bogalusa spilled so-called “black liquor” into the river and caused a massive fish kill in August, the LDWF said.
An estimated 590,000 fish and freshwater mussels died, the LDWF said.
|Youth waterfowl hunt begins at Bayou Sauvage NWR
November 09, 2011 at 3:05 pm
Portions of Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge will, for the first time, open for youth waterfowl hunting when the duck season opens Saturday (Nov. 6), refuge officials announced.
|Duck season opener forecast positive; drought still a concern for field hunters
November 09, 2011 at 11:04 am
With what was a solid September teal season for most now faintly in the rearview mirror, Louisiana waterfowlers are keenly focused on the imminent kickoff to the state’s “big duck” season.
The West Zone open Saturday (Nov. 12) and the East Zone follows one week later, offering hunters a shot at the hordes of ducks reported to make up this year’s fall flight.
|LDWF agent's death ruled accident
November 08, 2011 at 2:07 pm
The Sept. 30 death of a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent was an accident, the Associated Press has reported.
The ruling by the Louisiana State Police ends speculation surrounding the death of 47-year-old Sgt. Paul Stuckey, who was found shot in the chest on River Road near St. Francisville by fishermen.
|LWFC changes primitive-weapons season to bucks-only for Attakapas WMA
November 03, 2011 at 4:26 pm
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission today (Nov. 3) changed muzzleloader regulations for Attakapas Wildlife Management Area, making it legal to shoot bucks only during the special season, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.
|Monthly contest winners announced
November 03, 2011 at 11:41 am
Winners in three the Nikon Big Buck Photo, Trail Cam and Deer Video contests have been selected, with each winner earning a great Sportsman Gear package.
“These contests give us the opportunity to say ‘Thanks’ to our loyal users,” LouisianaSportsman.com’s Andy Crawford said. “The contests are free to all of our registered users.”
|Catfish, bluegill fingerlings stocked in Pearl River in fishery recovery plan
November 03, 2011 at 8:46 am
Tens of thousands of catfish and bluegill fingerlings were stocked in Pearl River recently in a first step toward restoring the water way following massive fish kills caused by a spill at the Temple-Inland Paper Mill in August, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced yesterday (Nov. 2).
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