Hunting

With almost 200 results back so far, the LDWF has not received any positives for chronic wasting disease in the deer herd in Northeast Louisiana. The department plans to sample at least 300 deer.

LDWF: Still no CWD cases in Northeast Louisiana

Additional sampling continues, but no positive results yet
May 04 at 4:03pm
Clint Gray, of Zachary, shows off the six-bearded gobbler he shot Sunday morning, April 29, in West Feliciana Parish. Once certified by the National Wild Turkey Federation, it will become the No. 2 all-time atypical gobbler in Louisiana's record books.

Potential No. 2-ranked atypical Louisiana turkey downed in West Feliciana Parish

Big gobbler featured six beards and 1-inch spurs, scored 127.375
May 04 at 1:36pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited 14 hunters statewide during the opening weekend of turkey season in the state, many for allegedly hunting over a baited area.

14 cited for alleged turkey hunting violations

Many ticketed for hunting over a baited area, LDWF says
April 12 at 5:10pm

Boyce man cited for alleged April deer hunting violations

Suspect admitted to nighttime kills, LDWF says
April 11 at 4:36pm
So far, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has sampled 188 deer in Northeast Louisiana, and have gotten back results on 114 animals — all of which were negative.

Initial CWD testing negative in Northeast Louisiana, LDWF says

188 deer tested in early April, with no positive results so far
April 09 at 10:20am
The Sportsman Show's Big Buck Contest wrapped up Sunday afternoon, with plenty more deer added to the state's all-time records, as well as some Boone & Crockett and Pope and Young record bucks.

Louisiana Sportsman’s Big Buck Contest results

Smith, Sullivan win with heavy-horned in-state deer
March 19 at 8:35am

Sentences handed down for duck limit violations in New Orleans, Venice

Agents found seven hunters in possession of more than 130 birds, LDWF says
March 08 at 3:03pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is officially banning supplemental deer feeding in three Northeastern Louisiana parishes to curb the potential spread of CWD, which was discovered in a Mississippi buck earlier this year.

LDWF officially bans supplemental deer feeding in three Northeast La. parishes

Effort to curb the spread of CWD goes into effect March 5
March 02 at 10:28am
Check out the big 38-pound male bobcat shot in Acadia Parish on Feb. 5.

Huge bobcat goes down Feb. 5

Big predator tipped the scales at a whopping 38 pounds
February 21 at 10:16pm

Bethany man busted for alleged deer violations in Caddo Parish

Suspect caught on game camera trespassing and hunting at night, LDWF says
February 07 at 2:36pm
Amanda Smith, of Brouillette, poses with the monstrous 25-point non-typical she shot on Jan. 13 in Avoyelles Parish. The score isn't official yet because the rack hasn't dried for 60 days, but the big buck grossed 240 ⅝ and netted 228 ⅜ B&C.

Avoyelles hunter knocks down giant 240-inch ‘Rougarou’ buck

Amazing 25-point non-typical could land in Louisiana’s all-time Top 5
February 07 at 9:17am
Brock Baudoin, 27, of New Iberia, dropped this rare leucistic greenhead on Jan. 17 in Vermilion Parish near Abbeville. Leucism causes a partial loss of pigmentation on an animal, in this case the drake's head.

Hunter shoots rare white-headed mallard drake

Leucistic bird went down in Vermilion Parish
January 31 at 5:19pm

Two busted for alleged night-hunting in Washington Parish

Incident occurred on Jan. 27, LDWF says
January 30 at 10:34am
Prairieville's Michael Campo shot this rare leucistic gadwall Jan. 16 while hunting in Delacroix.

Blond gadwall killed in Delacroix

State waterfowl biologist says leucistic grey duck is rare
January 23 at 4:32pm