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Russell Sage WMA expands by almost 2,800 acres

Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area is expanding by almost 2,800 acres after the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries purchased land known as the Kennedy Tract on the southern tip of the existing property.

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August 10 at 4:46 pm
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Bullitt's accused shooter: 'Heat of the moment' reaction

A preliminary hearing Monday in the case of a man accused of shooting a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent at Wham Break in May included the alleged gunman’s statement to authorities the night he was captured, a newspaper has reported. 

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August 04 at 10:30 am
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Cut our game wardens some slack

I hear regular complaints about supposed jerks wearing the uniform of Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents. You know the refrains.

“They picked on me today, and gave me a ticket for not having a life vest.”

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Chili's holds statewide benefit Tuesday for LDWF agent shot near Monroe

Chili’s restaurants across Louisiana will be hosting a fundraiser tomorrow, June 16, for the game warden shot in the back last month during a traffic stop on Russell Sage WMA.

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June 15 at 2:32 pm
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LDWF agent shot Thursday evening on Russell Sage WMA

A 32-year-old enforcement agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was shot Thursday evening on the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area in Ouachita Parish and is in serious condition at a Monroe hospital.

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May 21 at 11:59 pm
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LDWF announces 2015 alligator lottery hunts

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is conducting a lottery to award alligator tags to provide the general public with harvest opportunities.

According to a press release, a random computer drawing from eligible hunters submitting applications will determine who receives tags from five Coastal and Nongame Resources Division Wildlife Management Areas, 15 Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property and 25 public lakes for the 2015 harvest.

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May 13 at 3:29 pm
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LWFC approves amendment making 25 hp mud motor maximum on Biloxi WMA

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday approved an amendment allowing up to 25 hp straight shaft air-cooled mud motors on the Biloxi Wildlife Management Area, according to a press release.

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April 02 at 5:00 pm
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Russell Sage and Ouachita WMAs to be consolidated, LDWF says

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission this month, citing more efficient use of resources and the elimination of duplication of services for two adjacent properties, approved consolidation of Russell Sage and Ouachita Wildlife Management Areas.

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January 16 at 7:52 am
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Daily use permit required at Russell Sage WMA

Gun. Hunter orange. Shells. Camo. Let’s see, what are we forgetting?

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Russell Sage WMA has unique location

A river runs through it. Well, sort of.

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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How Russell Sage WMA began

The January 1961 announcement of the first state-owned game reserve in the Louisiana Conservationist was pretty simple and modest.

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December 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Sage Advice — Deer-hunting tips for Russell Sage WMA

Wouldn’t it be nice for deer hunters to find a 22,000-acre tract of hardwood bottomland available for public hunting?

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Gettin’ it all right — Duck-hunting tips for success

Sometimes it just pays to be right in the place at the right time. That’s definitely the case with duck hunting.

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November 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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These WMAs are for the birds

When hunters choose destinations for deer, squirrels and rabbits in Louisiana, there’s no question many head to wildlife management areas because year-in, year-out rewarding hunts on those public lands are repeated across the state.

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September 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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2014-15 WMA forecast

For $15, a hunter can hunt a wonderland of public lands and waters featuring the most-appealing habitat for big game, small game, migratory birds and other species in the Sportsman’s Paradise.

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September 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Bridge on East-West Road at Russell Sage WMA closed, LDWF says

The existing bridge on the East-West Road at Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area has been closed to all vehicular traffic after a Ouachita Parish Police Jury inspection found it was in need of major repairs.

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May 13, 2014 at 4:51 pm
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