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Bear recovery has far-ranging benefits

I don’t know many outdoorsmen who would argue against habitat management. We all want more forests to support more deer, squirrels, turkeys and rabbits. We all want to protect our marshes so we can watch swarms of ducks cup into a spread of dekes. We all want to ensure our favorite fishing hole doesn’t fall victim to the gnawing effects of erosion.

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Yesterday at 6:00 pm
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Two cited for allegedly stealing alligator eggs in Grand Chenier

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for taking 523 alligator eggs in Grand Chenier without a valid egg collection permit, according to a news release.

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July 28 at 3:51 pm
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LDWF cites 18 for alleged illegal shrimp harvesting since April

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in St. Mary, Terrebonne and LaFourche parishes have made nine cases and seized more than 6,500 pounds of shrimp since April, according to a press release.

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July 27 at 5:53 pm
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Two Louisiana men sentenced for killing black bear, multiple deer in Avoyelles Parish

Two Louisiana men were sentenced in the Avoyelles 12th Judicial District Court last month in connection with incidents on the Grand Lake Rod and Gun Club back in October of 2013, according to a press release.

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July 27 at 2:23 pm
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Three Texas men accused of illegal oyster harvesting

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested three Texas men Friday for alleged oyster harvesting violations in Terrebonne Parish.

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July 27 at 8:42 am
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Lafayette angler details catch of potential world record mangrove snapper

They say records are made to be broken, but Tim Champagne’s giant 31 ⅞-inch mangrove snapper looks like it won’t just be breaking records — it’s could absolutely shatter them.

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July 23 at 10:15 pm
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Lafayette angler catches potential world record mangrove snapper out of Cocodrie

A Lafayette angler landed a certified 18.63-pound mangrove snapper out of Cocodrie on Wednesday — a fish that, pending official certification, would easily become the new No. 1 mangrove in the state — and potentially the world. 

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July 23 at 6:19 pm
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Fall inshore shrimp season set to open Monday, Aug. 17

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission met today and announced the 2015 fall inshore shrimp season will open in state inside waters at 6 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 17.

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July 23 at 4:37 pm
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Waterborne law enforcement

In Louisiana we are fortunate to have a robust law enforcement presence on the water all across the state. Wildlife enforcement agents can be found working everything from the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico to the rivers and lakes of North Louisiana.

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July 23 at 10:25 am
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Drawdowns scheduled for Iatt Lake, Lake Bistineau

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduld drawdowns in the coming weeks for both Iatt Lake and Lake Bistineau to try to control giant salvinia.

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July 22 at 3:17 pm
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Elmer's Island surf claims another truck this weekend

For at least the second time in the last month, another truck got buried in the surf on Elmer’s Island Sunday, and an enforcement agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries urged beachgoers to use caution when parking their vehicles.

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July 21 at 11:17 am
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Four more accused of illegal oyster harvesting in Terrebonne Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested four men on Sunday for alleged oyster violations on the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed Reservation, which is closed for the 2014-15 season, according to a press release.

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July 21 at 8:27 am
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South Louisiana QDMA to host free summer seminar Aug. 6

If your thoughts are already drifting off to cooler days in the deer stand this fall, the South Louisiana Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association is holding its annual Deer and Wildlife Summer Seminar on Aug. 6.

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July 17 at 12:10 pm
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Legislation creating state-run GOM red snapper fishery introduced in Congress

Bipartisan legislation that would pave the way for state-based management of the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery was introduced Thursday into the U.S. House of Representatives.

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July 17 at 9:44 am
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Redfish action heating up at Cypremort Point

Anglers familiar with the Cypremort Point area know about the big influence the Atchafalaya River level has on the fishing there, and this summer has been no exception.

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July 15 at 10:58 am
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Road grader vandalized on Dewey Wills WMA

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is seeking leads from the public to find out who caused more than $5,000 in damages to a a road grader last month on the Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area in LaSalle Parish.

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July 15 at 8:15 am
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