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Operation Game Thief awards almost $17,000 to tipsters in 2015

Information called in to Louisiana Operation Game Thief — a wildlife crime-stoppers program — awarded $16,800 to tipsters in 2015.

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February 02 at 10:08 am
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LDWF sets public meetings for proposed hunting season regulations changes

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold eight public meetings around the state starting late next month to gather comments on the proposed 2016-18 resident game hunting season dates, 2016-17 waterfowl and migratory bird hunting season dates, 2016-17 WMA general rules and the 2017 wild turkey season and hunting areas.

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January 27 at 3:42 pm
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LWF Commission adopts Notices of Intent for hunting seasons, regs and WMA rules

A brand new Deer Area 5 in the Atchafalaya Basin and the early release of duck season dates for the 2016-17 hunting season were just a few of the changes in a Notice of Intent adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at its meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge.

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January 08 at 8:35 am
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2016 turkey season lottery hunt applications available

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now accepting applications for 2016 turkey season lottery hunts on state wildlife management areas.

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December 16, 2015 at 8:54 am
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Veteran turkey biologist retires

In the early ’80s, a young college graduate from Louisiana Tech was hired by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries as a wildlife specialist on Pearl River WMA.

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December 12, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Predictable Patience — Why you should wait for the rut to hunt

There is no doubt that the rut is the absolute best time to shoot the biggest buck your property is capable of attracting.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Pinewood derby — Deer hunting tips for piney woods

There is no question that southern pines dominate the woodland landscape in the northwest, westcentral and the Florida Parishes regions of the state.

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December 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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First shots, first fruits - The first shots of the new hunting season

The first shots of the new season have been fired; now it is time to share our harvest with those who have needs.

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November 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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Colorado Part II: The Apex Predator's bear blunders and three-shot scores

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Last spring, I made my first-ever bear hunt and passed on a small cinnamon black bear. Ready for another taste of that action, I scored an over-the-counter limited archery fall bear tag for Colorado by buying it within minutes of when sales opened.

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November 10, 2015 at 5:49 pm
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LWF Commission revises duck and goose hunting zones for 2016-2021

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday modified the state’s duck hunting zones, moving the bulk of many rice-growing parishes in the south central part of the state from the Coastal Zone and placing them into the East Zone to take advantage of later starting dates.

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November 05, 2015 at 7:00 pm
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The Seafood Bible: In-laws found a kinship in the kitchen

Collette Weaver and Ron Harris are in-laws. They married siblings, but share interests in fishing and food, and are better described as friends than relatives. Both are mischievous and talkative. 

Both live in Slidell, Ron in Lake Village and Collette in Eden Isles.

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October 29, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Grunts, gobbles and whistles? Bobwhites responding to habitat work

If the quail keep multiplying on our property I might need to add another call sound to the column title.

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October 09, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Resolving hunter conflict on a lease

Summer is winding down and we are once again preparing for hunting season. A lot of work gets done during late summer and early fall as we prepare for cooler weather and good times in the woods.

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September 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm
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Oh, happy day!

While the first shots are being fired at early migratory game birds, there is a lot of work to do before serious deer hunting begins.

Hopefully, you have not been putting off the work that needs to be done prior to the start of another deer season, and have been pacing yourself throughout the hot summer days and only have to do a few things prior to Oct. 1.

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September 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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2015-16 WMA Forecast

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.

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September 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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The sweet spot — Tips for September teal-hunting success

My plan was well thought out for the opening day of teal season, but apparently the birds didn’t get the memo, e-mail, text — aw, heck, whatever method birds use to communicate one to another. 

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September 01, 2015 at 7:00 am
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