Hunting

LSU's Tiger Chapter placed second in the nation for Ducks Unlimited fundraising efforts in 2015, behind the Aggieland Chapter at Texas A&M.

LSU’s Tiger Chapter second in the nation in DU fundraising

The last five times they’ve played on the football field, LSU has defeated Texas A&M — but this year, the Aggies nipped the Tigers  in fundraising efforts for Ducks Unlimited.

May 25 at 8:03am
A proposal approved by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission would allow permit holders to take outlaw quadrupeds, as well as nutria and beaver, on private property at night during hunting season from Sept. 1 through the last day of February.

Proposal would allow nighttime take of outlaw quadrupeds during hunting season

A proposal adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission last week would make it possible for landowners to take outlaw quadrupeds at night on private property during the regular hunting season — but only if they obtain a free permit first.

May 12 at 11:19am

Enforcement agents cite two for alleged gator violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men Monday in connection with alleged alligator hunting violations, according to a press release.

May 04 at 4:54pm
Scott Kimock, left, poses with Lee Blackmon and the York County, S.C. gobbler that scored 168.4 by NWTF standards — the highest-scoring turkey ever taken in S.C., and the nation's best with a bow.

Nation’s best-ever 7-bearded gobbler taken with a bow

Only the fourth turkey Lee Blackmon ever killed will be one he’ll never forget.

May 03 at 8:37am
Jacob Johnston killed this white turkey on opening day on land nearhis family's farm in Wilkes County, N.C.

Trophy white gobbler goes down

Not surprisingly, Jacob Johnston had spotted a big white turkey on several occasions near his family’s farm before the start of this year’s turkey season.

April 14 at 2:12pm

Tree cutter on Spring Bayou WMA sentenced on Monday, LDWF says

A Hessmer man found guilty last month for cutting down more than 100 trees in the northeast corner of Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area in December of 2014 was sentenced on Monday, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

April 14 at 8:53am
LouisianaSportsman.com user -Duckaholic- killed this big turkey on a hunt at a friend's Mississippi lease.

Website user ambushes Magnolia gobbler

LousianaSportsman.com user "-Duckaholic-" normally makes turkey-hunting trips every year with his friends and children, but with the downturn in the oil-and-gas industry, he's just been unable to go as scheduled.

But when he received an invite to hunt turkeys in Mississippi with a friend, he broke away to make it happen.

April 14 at 8:34am
Dusty McGehee, left, and Dylan McElduff pose with the 19-pound gobbler McElduff shot on April 1 in Jackson Parish. McElduff, who was diagnosed with a Stage 1 brain tumor last summer, received treatment in Memphis, Tenn. and is currently in remission.

Choudrant youth beats brain cancer, downs trophy gobbler

Most diehard hunters will tell you the sport is more about experiences in the field than it is about the kill —  a phrase perfectly illustrated by a recent turkey-hunting adventure featuring Dylan McElduff and Dusty McGehee.

April 13 at 10:28am
Jake decoys can draw a mature gobble that few extra feet — or spook it into the next parish.

Are decoys turkey killers or rescuers? Veteran hunter is careful with decoy use

Some turkey hunters swear by decoys, and some swear at them. The truth is, neither situation is correct; if used properly, at the right time, decoys can help you wrap a tag around a tom’s leg. If used incorrectly, at the wrong time, it will put wind in the bird’s wings.

April 08 at 1:30pm
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2016-17 waterfowl season dates at its April meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge.

2016-17 duck season dates set by LWFC

Four months ahead of the typical August announcement, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2016-17 duck season dates — along with hunting season dates for other species and the general and WMA hunting rules and regulations — at its April meeting on Thursday in Baton Rouge.

April 08 at 11:00am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is actively monitoring the state's deer herd for chronic wasting disease, a fatal brain infection that has already been found in both Arkansas and Texas.

LDWF monitoring for CWD in state’s white-tailed deer population

Even though no cases of chronic wasting disease have been found in Louisiana, the state is stepping up preventive efforts to monitor Louisiana’s native white-tailed deer population for the incurable brain infection.

April 07 at 1:44pm

Nine cited for alleged turkey hunting violations on opening weekend

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited nine people for alleged turkey hunting violations during the opening weekend of the 2016 turkey hunting season, which kicked off on Saturday, March 26.

March 29 at 9:49pm
If House Bill 179 eventually becomes law, Louisiana hunters will have the option of wearing 400 square inches of blaze pink or hunter's orange in the field. Wisconsin became the first state to allow blaze pink earlier this year.

Will blaze pink be the new hunter’s orange?

Lawmakers will be “thinking pink” at the Louisiana capitol on Wednesday when the House of Representatives considers legislation that would offer hunters across the state the option of wearing blaze pink instead of traditional hunter’s orange.

March 29 at 9:32pm

Angie man cited for turkey-hunting violations

A 24-year-old Angie man was cited March 23 in connection with several turkey-hunting violations, including allegedly shooting a turkey in Washington Parish during a closed season, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

March 28 at 4:08pm

LDWF closes roads at Richard K. Yancey WMA

Due to backwater flooding, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed several on Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management area, including Goose Lake Road, Lac-A-Sostien Road, Ross Road, Catfish Bayou Road, Dobbs Bay Road, Blount Road at the Patton Lake Loop trail and all roads on the east side of the Mississippi River levee.

March 24 at 9:23am

Father, son found guilty of deer hunting violations on Kisatchie National Forest

A father and son from Pearl River were found guilty in Second Judicial Court in Claiborne Parish earlier this month for deer hunting violations in connection with a case earlier this year in the Bucktail Campground on Kisatchie National Forest. 

March 22 at 3:54pm