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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.

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18 hours ago
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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.

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May 03 at 8:37 am
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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.

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April 14 at 2:12 pm
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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.

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April 14 at 8:53 am
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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.

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April 14 at 8:34 am
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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.

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April 13 at 10:28 am
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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.

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April 08 at 1:30 pm
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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.

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April 08 at 11:00 am
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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.

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April 07 at 1:44 pm
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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.

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March 29 at 9:49 pm
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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.

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March 29 at 9:32 pm
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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.

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March 28 at 4:08 pm
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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.

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March 24 at 9:23 am
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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. 

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March 22 at 3:54 pm
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Invasive apple snails wreak havoc in Orange Grove marsh

Mike Arcement put decoys out on his 2,000-acre lease in Orange Grove southwest of Houma the weekend before duck season started last November, and by opening day many of them were already covered in bright pink egg cases.

Submerged aquatic vegetation on the lease — key forage for ducks — was practically non-existent by the time the season started, as well. 

The culprits in both cases were apple snails, an invasive species that arrived in Louisiana about 10 years ago and readily consumes aquatic plants. 

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March 22 at 9:27 am
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Marcello wins Yamaha Grizzly ATV in Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest

Houma veterinarian Dr. Bill Marcello left the Louisiana Sportsman Show shortly before the Big Buck Contest winners were announced Sunday afternoon, but he ended up receiving an exciting phone call on his way home.

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March 20 at 6:46 pm
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