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The proposed structure for the 2013-14 deer hunting season includes the creation of new hunting zones to allow for more-regional management, including the re-introduction of either-sex dates.

LDWF proposes sweeeping changes to 2013-14 deer-hunting season

New hunting zones, designated either-sex days included in hunting season proposal issued by Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission
February 08, 2013 at 10:03am
A meeting to discuss possible regional management of red snapper has been set for Baton Rouge by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

Recreational snapper management to be discussed in Baton Rouge meeting

Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council sets meeting to discuss possible regional management plan.
January 06, 2013 at 3:08pm
Alexandria's Josh Bruce knocked this 246-inch deer down Thursday (Dec. 20) while hunting on Giles Island Hunting Club. The huge buck could be in the top 3 non-typical bucks on the Magnolia Records.

246-inch buck shot on Giles Island

Alexandria hunter killed massive deer during hunting trip to the Mississippi Delta.
December 21, 2012 at 9:50pm

Deer-tag validation system experiencing problems, LDWF ready to take hunters' calls

LDWF will record hunting tag validation information, agency says.
December 10, 2012 at 3:54pm
The pending state-record yellowfin tuna was as big as the young angler who landed it. The 251-pounder was hauled in out of the West Delta area south of Grand Isle by 22-year-old Elliot Sale of New Iberia.

Pending state-record yellowfin caught out of Grand Isle

West Delta gives up 251-pound tuna, crushes existing state record.
October 16, 2012 at 2:49pm
Deer-hunting regulations were changed in the Lake Maurepas basin after Hurricane Isaac blasted the deer herd there.

Southeast Louisiana deer regulations modified

Hurricane Isaac impacts force changes, LDWF says.
October 04, 2012 at 6:05pm
Mary Ostarly and her husband found this dead buck being guarded by a big alligator Sept. 11 on I-10 from between New Orleans and Slidell. LDWF estimates that about 90 percent of fawns in some areas could have been killed by Hurricane Isaac’s storm surge.

LDWF eyeing deer-hunting restrictions along Southeast Louisiana coast

Hurricane Isaac storm surge estimated to have killed 90 percent of fawns in region.
September 13, 2012 at 12:00pm
There’s no better way to prepare for the upcoming hunting season than buying needed equipment without paying taxes.

Tax-free weekend set for Sept. 7-9

Stock up on hunting supplies, tax free
September 07, 2012 at 8:45am
Recreational activities including crabbing, shrimping and oystering are now prohibited off the beaches of Fourchon and Elmer's Island. Recreational rod-and-reel fishing remains permitted, the LDWF says.

Some recreational fishing, all commercial fishing closed off beaches of Fourchon and Elmer's Island

LDWF says closure prompted by emergence of large tar mat, tar balls.
September 04, 2012 at 5:11pm
Venice Marina was in good shape; this trailered boat wasn't even moved. However, some ground damage caused by storm surge was observed.

Venice area spared from wrath of Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac knocked out power to Port Sulphur, Buras, Venice; otherwise damage is minimal.
September 02, 2012 at 9:47am
Hurricane Isaac delivered a blow to the Hopedale area that wasn't quite as bad as Hurricane Katrina — but it was close.

Hopedale destruction from Hurricane Isaac not as bad as Katrina, but close

Former Louisiana Sportsman editor chronicles storm damage.
August 31, 2012 at 7:00pm
Fishing off the Louisiana coast has been fantastic since the Deepwater Horizon spill, but a study by the University of South Alabama indicates dispersants could have damaged the food chain.

Study of BP oil spill dispersants 'scary,' biologists say

University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab find potential damage to offshore food chain
August 02, 2012 at 11:42am

Two dead, one missing in two separate accidents

LDWF, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, Coast Guard searching for missing angler
July 21, 2012 at 5:53pm
The early migratory season was set today (July 2), and the regular season dates were proposed, during the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting.

Early migratory season dates set, regular season proposed

Hunting for teal, dove and other early migratory species begins in September
July 02, 2012 at 12:27pm