The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed several wildlife management areas to all activities because of flooding, including Bayou Pierre, Big Lake, Boeuf, Loggy Bayou and Russell Sage.
The outdoorsmen who know so much about deer, squirrels, rabbits and other wildlife and the environment in which they live are enthusiastic about the upcoming hunting seasons on wildlife management areas in Louisiana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.