Hunting

LDWF releases online version of 2017-18 hunting rules and regs

Printed copies will be available in August wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold
July 24 at 2:42pm
Wade Seago shot this 820-pound wild hog last week in his front yard in Samson, Ala. with three shots from his .38-caliber handgun, according to WHNT.

Massive 820-pound hog goes down in Alabama front yard

Giant dropped with three shots from a .38-caliber handgun
July 20 at 10:21am

Two cited for allegedly spotlighting deer in St. Landry Parish

Anonymous tip leads to poachers near Melville, LDWF says
July 13 at 3:33pm

Plano Synergy ends relationship with Busbice, cancels Wildgame Nation TV show

Company severs ties in aftermath of Wyoming poaching sentence
June 29 at 3:47pm

Outdoor Channel star from Louisiana sentenced for poaching in Wyoming

Former Louisana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission chairman loses hunting and fishing privileges until 2019
June 27 at 3:13pm
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
June 27 at 6:20am

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