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Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are sworn in by a Florida official on Sunday in preparation for security details and search and rescue missions there in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

LDWF agents deployed to Florida in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

More than 50 agents, trucks and boats sent to assist with search and rescue efforts
September 11 at 10:12am

Proposal would remove bass slot limit on Caney Creek Reservoir

Catch and release reduces impact of length limit regulations, LDWF says
September 08 at 9:50am
This illustration from the LSU AgCenter shows the non-native scale, left, that is affecting roseau cane along Louisiana's coast.

LDWF: Limit transporting roseau cane to prevent spread of pest

Tiny non-native insect already found in 11 coastal parishes, biologist says
September 07 at 5:36pm
Tricia Hollis and Dr. Nick Rauber of Swollfest (center) and Swollfest supporter Jerry Copeland (left) presented a $250,000 check to Our Lady of the Lake Foundation team at the 20th annual Swollfest Fishing Rodeo held last June in Grand Isle.

Swollfest pledges $500,000 to Baton Rouge children’s hospital

New cafeteria to be named after fishing rodeo at Our Lady of the Lake
September 06 at 6:03pm

Four cited for alleged illegal oyster harvest

Investigation took place east of Tidewater Canal in Lafourche Parish, LDWF says
September 06 at 5:08pm
Capt. Keith Bergeron uses whole crabs when his clients target bull reds, but breaks off the crab's claws and the two points on its shell to make it easier for the redfish to swallow.

Bull red action heats up on Grand Isle

Guide details how he hooks whole crabs to target big bulls
September 05 at 5:01pm
Absolute Charters' Capt. Marty LaCoste was catching trout two at a time early Sept. 5 along the banks of the Louisiana coast south of Dularge.

Follow the coast for fire-hot trout fishing, Dularge fishing guide says

Hurricane Harvey storm surge pushed in shrimp, making fishing easy
September 05 at 9:58am

11-year-old dies in Big Lake boating accident

Victim was operating personal watercraft when he wake-jumped into path of oncoming boat, LDWF says
September 04 at 1:21pm
Elmer's Island will reopen to the public on Friday, Sept. 1 at noon, several days after being closed due to Hurricane Harvey.

Elmer’s Island, Rockefeller Refuge to reopen on Friday

Both locations were closed temporarily due to effects from Hurricane Harvey
August 31 at 9:06pm

LDWF cancels dove field hunts in DeRidder and Ragley

Excessive rainfall from Hurricane Harvey blamed for closure; Tangipahoa Parish hunt still on
August 31 at 8:51pm
Louisiana's offshore anglers will be able to target red snapper all the way through Labor Day, Sept. 4, after harvest estimates indicate the state's 1.04-million-pound self-imposed quota wasn't reached during the 39-day extended season.

Red snapper fishing to continue through Labor Day weekend

LA Creel harvest estimates allow for completion of 39-day extended season, LDWF says
August 31 at 6:17pm
A Youtube video shows this man walk up and grab the antlers of a massive 11-point buck.

Dumb video: Man wrestles 11-point buck

Large-racked deer grabbed by antlers
August 31 at 5:15pm
This female young adult sperm whale was discovered on the Grand Isle beach Saturday, Aug. 26. A necropsy was performed on the animal, but no official cause of death has been determined.

Grand Isle sperm whale was third found on Louisiana coast in the last year

No cause of death yet, whale was an older juvenile or young adult female, LDWF says
August 31 at 5:04pm
Water is roaring through the Toledo Bend dam as remnants of Hurricane Harvey flooded the lake. Two nearby reservoir dams also are threatened by massive runoff.

Dams at Vernon and Anacoco threatened by rising waters, Vernon Parish sheriff says

More water released from Toledo Bend, flooding downstream residents
August 31 at 10:11am