Hunting

Robeline man cited for deer hunting violations in Natchitoches Parish

Suspect admitted to shooting an 8-point on Sept. 14, LDWF says
September 20 at 5:14pm
Hunters at Bin There Hunting near Welsh enjoyed a pretty successful opening weekend in the rice fields, despite the second-lowest teal count on record in the LDWF's annual September aerial survey.

Teal opening weekend produces mixed results

Hunting conditions in the state seemed to improve heading west
September 18 at 4:53am
Daniel Wilson, of Mobile, Alabama, poses with the 9-foot gator he shot Sept. 1, during Mississippi's alligator season. After a 40-minute fight with a Penn 6000 Series rod and reel, Wilson was able to dispatch the gator with a shot from his 20-gauge.

9-foot gator landed — from a ‘yak!

40-minute battle in Mississippi results in angler’s first-ever gator
September 12 at 4:43pm

Alexandria man cited for deer violations in Rapides Parish

Subject admitted to shooting a deer on Sept. 1, LDWF says
September 12 at 2:14pm
You can turn a discarded deer antler into decorative buttons.

Don’t toss it — button it up

Even if they’re not going on the wall, antlers have many uses
September 11 at 7:00am
Louisiana’s teal season kicks off Saturday, Sept. 15. Staying mobile and targeting public lands with shallow water will improve your odds of success over the 16-day season.

Scouting for teal

If you can, stay mobile and target shallow areas
September 10 at 7:00am

Multiple dove-baiting citations issued opening weekend by LDWF

39 tickets written Sept. 1-3, agency says
September 06 at 6:32pm
Colby Fruge struggles to get a weakened doe into fishing buddy Clint Cryar's Gator Trax Sunday afternoon. The pair were in the Choctaw Canal when they saw the deer stuck in the fork of a tree, and videoed their rescue mission.

Video: Fishing buddies save trapped doe

Sunday afternoon catfishing trip turns into deer rescue mission near Grosse Tete
September 04 at 4:41pm
Louisiana hunters and fishermen are being asked to not transplant or transport roseau cane from a quarantine area south of Highway 10, in an effort to prevent the spread of an insect that is destroying large swaths of the plant in the Delta.

LDWF asks duck hunters not to transport roseau cane

Quarantine issued to combat invasive insect destroying the plant
August 27 at 1:54pm
James 'Cowboy' Fernandez, who co-founded Sure-Shot Game Calls and helped develop the first double-reed duck call, passed away last week in Beaumont. The world champion caller was 86.

Inventor, founder of Sure-Shot game calls passes away

James “Cowboy” Fernandez died in Beaumont last week
August 24 at 11:02am

Agents cite alleged alligator violators

Two separate incidents in St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes, LDWF says
August 23 at 10:29am
Total duck numbers are down by 13 percent from 2017, but the total of 41.2 million birds is still 17 percent higher than the long-term average.

Duck numbers down in 2018

But most populations still above long-term averages, USFWS says
August 20 at 2:23pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is cautioning the state's deer hunters about the use of urine lures, which are unregulated by state and federal agencies and according to the LDWF, could potentially contain chronic wasting disease.

LDWF cautions hunters on using deer urine lures

Agency says products could contain CWD, have been banned in seven states
August 03 at 10:47am
The 2018 World Waterfowl Calling Championships facilitated by Team Real Duck will be held all weekend long starting tonight at the La. Outdoor Expo at the Cajundome in Lafayette.

World Waterfowl Calling Championships this weekend in the Cajundome

$20,000 in cash and prizes
July 27 at 10:25am