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Don’t underestimate the importance of preseason scouting to look for different hunting areas.

2017-18 WMA Forecast

A look at the public-land hunting for this year
September 01 at 7:00am
A lot of factors, including its massive size, make Richard K. Yancey WMA your best chance at a quality buck this season in the MAV SOUTH.

2016-17 WMA Forecast

Hunting begins this month, but you don’t have to be a member of a high-priced hunting club to get in on the action. Here’s the low-down on what to expect if you’re planning to hunt the state’s WMA system.
September 01, 2016 at 7:00am

LDWF closes several WMAs due to flooding

Upcoming turkey season could be impacted
March 18, 2016 at 8:45am
Dusty Meyers, of Oak Grove, poses with the big 12-point he shot on Bayou Macon WMA on Dec. 31. The buck green-scored 181 7/8 inches at Simmons’ Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

2015-16 Deer of the Year

During a season that featured consistently warm temperatures, torrential rainfalls and deer-season closures, Louisiana still produced some stud bucks. Here’s a look at the best of the best.
February 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Noah Mason, 15, of Beekman, poses with the big 15-point from Russell Sage WMA he shot on Dec. 19. The buck green-scored 183 1/8 inches in the non-typical category at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Beekman youth kills 183-inch Russell Sage WMA buck

15-point was late birthday present
January 12, 2016 at 2:54pm
Luke Jarrod Hust was convicted of two counts of attempted first degree murder last night in connection with the shooting of LDWF agent Sgt. Scott Bullitt on May 21. Hust will be sentenced on Feb. 11, 2016.

Hust convicted of attempted first degree murder in game warden shooting

Sentencing set for Feb. 11, according to LDWF
December 04, 2015 at 10:45am
This huge flight of ducks hit the rice fields of Hwy. 15 just a few weeks before the season started last year. From the air or the water, that’s enough to get any waterfowler’s heart pumping.

A bird’s eye view of Highway 15

November 15, 2015 at 7:00am
Daniel Raymond with a Hwy. 15 mallard hen and drake.

Highway to heaven — Keys to duck-hunting success in the legendary Highway 15

High-dollar duck leases have made the Highway 15 area legendary, but you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy this region of the state.
November 01, 2015 at 7:00am
Richard K. Yancey holds a great deer herd that produces some nice bucks, like this one taken by Ryan Williams.

2015-16 WMA Forecast

The state’s wildlife management areas will open for hunting next month, but where should you focus your attention? Here’s all the information you need to plan out your season.
September 01, 2015 at 7:00am
A map pinpoints the newly acquired land in red, and shows what the entire footprint of Russell Sage WMA will be once the Kennedy Tract opens to the public during the 2016-17 hunting season.

Russell Sage WMA expands by almost 2,800 acres

Kennedy Tract to open for public use during 2016-17 hunting season, LDWF says
August 10, 2015 at 4:46pm
The booking photo of Luke Jarrod Hust, who is accused of shooting LDWF's Sgt. Scott Bullitt during a traffic stop near Wham Break on Russell Sage WMA May 21.

Bullitt's accused shooter: 'Heat of the moment' reaction

Hust's statement to State Police released during 4th JDC hearing on Monday
August 04, 2015 at 10:30am
These LDWF agents were flagged down and asked to tow a vessel after heading in from a 10 hour day on the Tickfaw. Lt. Davis Madere (driving) and Sgt. Roy Reid helped tow the vessel back into Blind River without a moment of hesitation.

Cut our game wardens some slack

Shooting proves danger of their jobs
July 01, 2015 at 7:00am
Print out this flyer, or just present it on your cellphone or tablet tomorrow, June 16, at Chili's restaurants statewide between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. to raise funds for the Sgt. Scott Bullitt Recovery Fund.

Chili's holds statewide benefit Tuesday for LDWF agent shot near Monroe

Ten percent of sales will benefit Sgt. Scott Bullitt with accompanying flyer
June 15, 2015 at 2:32pm