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LDWF electronic licensing system down statewide

A statewide computer failure of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries licensing system means licenses that just expired on June 30 will be good through at least Sunday, July 5, according to the department’s head of enforcement.

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Boyce angler lands 11.91-pound whopper at Toledo Bend

There’s no doubt 11 is Richard “Ricky” Stephens’ lucky number.

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Yesterday at 4:40 pm
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Use netting to camouflage your duck blind

It might be 95 degrees with almost 100-percent humidity now, but believe it or not, teal season starts in less than two months — so it’s actually not too early to start thinking about taking care of your duck blind.

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Yesterday at 3:16 pm
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LWF Commission sets early migratory bird hunting seasons

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday set the tentative 2015-16 early migratory bird hunting seasons, pending final approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Yesterday at 3:00 pm
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Use a snell knot for more offshore hookups

Sometimes little things can make a big difference in fishing, and Capt. Tommy Pellegrin firmly believes snelling circle hooks offshore has a direct correlation to the number of fish coming over his gunnels.

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Yesterday at 2:15 pm
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Duck numbers remain high, USFWS says

Despite drier conditions this spring compared to last year, overall duck numbers edged up slightly compared to last year in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2015 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, which was released today.

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Yesterday at 1:26 pm
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Gulf states to receive $18 billion settlement from BP

The attorneys general for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida announced this morning that BP will pay an $18.7 billion settlement relating to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Yesterday at 10:29 am
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Big Lake specks moving to deeper water

Rising water temperatures have Big Lake speckled trout making their annual July move to deeper water now, according to a fishing guide.

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July 01 at 6:33 pm
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Louisiana's Swindell appointed to Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council

Effective next month, Ed Swindell will represent Louisiana as one of the 17 voting members of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

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July 01 at 11:22 am
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Iberia Rod and Gun Club to host 62nd annual saltwater rodeo at Cypremort Point

For the first time in several years, the 62nd annual Iberia Rod and Gun Club’s 4th of July saltwater rodeo will feature a kayak division at Cypremort Point.

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July 01 at 9:25 am
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LDWF agents make three DWI arrests during Operation Dry Water

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested three boaters for allegedly operating a vessel while intoxicated during Operation Dry Water this past weekend.

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June 30 at 3:57 pm
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Authorities recover body in Bayou Marron after canoe capsizes

Search and rescue teams with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Evangeline Parish Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a 58-year-old man in Bayou Marron late Monday afternoon.

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June 30 at 1:11 pm
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Remainder of spring inshore shrimp season to close July 2

With the exception of the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds, the 2015 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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June 30 at 10:38 am
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Tchefuncte loaded with bass now

The Tchefuncte River has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the toughest bass fisheries in the state, and could arguably be considered the most challenging river to pattern and fish.

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June 29 at 2:48 pm
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Union WMA to close permanently on Tuesday

Union Wildlife Management Area will no longer be part of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries WMA program effective on July 1, according to a news release.

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June 29 at 9:02 am
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Something is cooking on the Vermilion River

If you smell something really good on the banks of the Vermilion River between Abbeville and Henry, you probably are passing the Menard residence.

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June 29 at 9:00 am
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