Hunting

2016 Youth Hunters of the Year Seth Gottardi (left) and Kindal Tonn (center), with Barney Callahan of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, who presented the awards in Natchitoches on Aug. 12.

Youth Hunters of the Year honored in Natchitoches

Tonn, Gottardi receive awards at Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association banquet
August 15 at 2:17pm
Dove hunters on Louisiana wildlife management areas will be required to use only No. 6 non-toxic shot and smaller to reduce both the amount of lead deposited in fields and potential adverse effects on wildlife.

Non-toxic shot required on WMA dove fields this season

Change to reduce lead deposits in the soil, LDWF says
August 10 at 5:12pm

Two southeast La. WMAs expand, gain duck-hunting wetlands

LWF Commission approves property for Salvador, Joyce WMAs
August 04 at 9:17am

LDWF releases online version of 2017-18 hunting rules and regs

Printed copies will be available in August wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold
July 24 at 2:42pm
Wade Seago shot this 820-pound wild hog last week in his front yard in Samson, Ala. with three shots from his .38-caliber handgun, according to WHNT.

Massive 820-pound hog goes down in Alabama front yard

Giant dropped with three shots from a .38-caliber handgun
July 20 at 10:21am

Two cited for allegedly spotlighting deer in St. Landry Parish

Anonymous tip leads to poachers near Melville, LDWF says
July 13 at 3:33pm

Plano Synergy ends relationship with Busbice, cancels Wildgame Nation TV show

Company severs ties in aftermath of Wyoming poaching sentence
June 29 at 3:47pm

Outdoor Channel star from Louisiana sentenced for poaching in Wyoming

Former Louisana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission chairman loses hunting and fishing privileges until 2019
June 27 at 3:13pm
An Iberia Parish father and son were cited last week in connection with the 2015 shooting of a Louisiana black bear near Lydia after ballistics tests connected their rifle to the incident, according to the LDWF.

Father, son cited for allegedly shooting Iberia Parish black bear

Ballistics tests connect rifle to 2015 case near Lydia, LDWF says
June 27 at 6:20am

Facebook video documenting gator shootings leads to citations

Video showed the men kill two alligators and some frogs from a truck, LDWF says
June 07 at 3:12pm

Former LDWF enforcement agent pleads guilty in Delta NWR poaching case

11-point buck illegally shot in January, 2016, according to reports
May 24 at 9:09am
More than 68,000 hunters statewide received emails earlier this week inviting them to respond to the 2016-17 Big and Small Game Harvest Survey. Responses are due by May 31 when the survey period closes, according to the LDWF's Larry Reynolds.

Harvest survey emailed to 68,000 hunters statewide

Deadline to respond is May 31, LDWF says
May 18 at 1:52pm
To preserve a gobbler’s beautiful fan, take these three four steps. First, cut the fan from the turkey’s body. Get a board or piece of stiff cardboard and use your hand to spread out the fan to its full width.

If you tag a gobbler, fan him out

Turn a tom’s tail feathers into great trophy, conversation piece
May 01 at 6:00am