|Apply now for alligator lottery hunts
Yesterday at 3:00 pm
If you want to participate in the 2013 alligator lottery hunts, now is the time to get in your application. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will select eligible hunters to hunt on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 15 Wildlife Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) property and 24 public lakes for this year's alligator harvest season.
|Pending state-record turkey killed during public lottery hunt
May 09 at 3:13 pm
Thirty-one year old Dustin Pole, who lives in Welsh, was understandably disappointed when his name was not drawn for the first of three lottery turkey hunts on West Bay Wildlife Management Area this past season.
|Congress considering extension for conservation funding
May 01 at 10:55 am
A federal program providing matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed partnerships for wetlands conservation projects lost its congressional authorization last year, but U.S. Sen. David Vitter is pushing to have it renewed.
|LDWF reaches $10 million mark with DU
April 24 at 9:15 am
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission was recognized by Ducks Unlimited last month reaching the $10 million mark for waterfowl habitat restoration.
|Annual duck-hunter survey underway
April 22 at 1:26 pm
Five thousand duck hunters will be receiving surveys from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries as part of the annual waterfowl survey, the agency reported.
|LDWF holding a public waterfowl hunting meeting April 4
March 28 at 4:52 pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries has scheduled an April 4 meeting in Monroe during which the 2013-14 waterfowl hunting dates will be discussed.
The meeting will be held at the Marriott Courtyard at 4915 Pecanland Mall Drive in Monroe, and it will start at 5:30 p.m., the LDWF said.
| West Monroe high-schooler wins Yamaha ATV in Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest
March 17 at 9:11 pm
Some people are so lucky, you can’t help but laugh. Take West Monroe's Kendall Haygood, for instance.
|2013 turkey season outlook a mixed bag, biologist says
March 11 at 6:30 am
If you were trying to find Jimmy Stafford in early February, chances are you’d have to call his cell phone and keep your fingers crossed.
That’s because the signal the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries biologist was receiving from the center of the Kisatchie National Forest in the north-central part of the state left something to be desired.
But in between stops to check on bait sites where he was trapping turkey, Stafford took some time to talk about what he expected of the upcoming turkey season.
|Turkey-hunting expert provides tips for success
March 07 at 5:00 pm
Turkey season kicks off March 23, and hunters should expect to find more turkeys in the woods, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries said.
That’s because the turkey hatch last spring was generally up from 2011 throughout the state, with the exception of the Atchafalaya River and lower Mississippi River delta regions, LDWF’s Jimmy Stafford said.
|Remington, Ruger top rifle purchases in 2012
February 28 at 6:30 am
Remington and Ruger were the most-popular rifle brands in 2012, while Remington held the top spot in the shotgun category, according to a survey of hunters and shooters.
|2013 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest set for March 15-17
February 26 at 10:37 am
The Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest is back, and it's set to be bigger than ever.
This year's contest is set for March 15-17 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.
|Proposed 2013-14 hunting season dates released
February 20 at 10:38 am
Specific dates for proposed 2013-14 hunting seasons have been made public by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries.
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