Hunting

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
2 hours ago

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
The daily bag limit for pintails has dropped from two birds down to one for the 2017-18 waterfowl season, according to LDWF waterfowl study leader Larry Reynolds.

LDWF waterfowl news: Reynolds talks 2017-18 season dates, pintail limits and Venice roseau cane worries

Teal season will open on a Friday for first time in 16 years
April 26 at 9:49pm

QDMA’s ‘Wildlife Field Day’ set for Saturday in Clinton

Free event will be held at Idlewild Research Station beginning at 8 a.m.
April 25 at 10:44am

Chatham man cited for alleged turkey violations

Incident occurred in Jackson Parish on April 9, LDWF says
April 10 at 3:30pm
If you give up after a morning hunt, it’s likely you’re missing golden opportunities to score a gobbler.

Don’t give up on afternoon turkeys

Gobblers more likely to respond later in the day, hunting pro says
April 05 at 6:00am
William McKey, left, and Chase Walker took down this 325-pound boar Friday night, March 24, on private property north of St. Francisville. The big hog was more than 6 feet long, stood more than 40 inches at the shoulder and had 3 ½-inch bottom tusks.

BR hunter downs 325-pound boar near St. Francisville

Hog was more than 6 feet long and stood more than 40 inches at the shoulder
March 31 at 4:10pm
According to a Delta Waterfowl study, the number of duck hunters nationally and statewide is in decline.

Delta Waterfowl: Duck hunter numbers in decline nationwide

Lack of access to good hunting grounds key, researcher says
March 30 at 1:09pm

LDWF agents cite 12 on opening weekend of turkey season

Hunting over a baited area most common violation
March 28 at 9:26pm

Summerfield man arrested for alleged hunting violations in Claiborne Parish

Suspect was hunting turkeys out of season and also allegedly confessed to deer violations, LDWF says
March 20 at 4:38pm
Fooling wiley turkeys means you have to have as many tools as possible.

5 calls for turkey hunters

Don’t go in the woods without these tools
March 20 at 6:00am