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Final waterfowl estimate is 3.13 million birds for November coastal survey

For the first time since 1995, the number of ducks counted in the state during November’s annual aerial waterfowl survey exceeded 3 million birds, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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November 24 at 11:37 am
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Jones man arrested for alleged deer violations and drug possession charges, LDWF says

A 23-year-old Jones man faces both deer hunting and narcotics charges after he was arrested Monday when agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries visited his home during a deer investigation and allegedly discovered a substantial amount of marijuana.

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November 21 at 3:01 pm
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New Orleans man pleads guilty to illegally selling gamefish, LDWF says

A New Orleans man pleaded guilty to illegally selling gamefish on Tuesday in municipal court in Orleans Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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November 21 at 7:34 am
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Monterey man sentenced for illegal night hunting, LDWF says

A Monterey man was sentenced by Judge Kathy Johnson on Friday in the 7th Judicial District Court in Concordia Parish for multiple night-hunting violations.

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November 20 at 5:54 am
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Dewey Wills WMA greentree reservoir bone dry for duck season opener

If heading to the greentree reservoir at Dewey W. Wills Wildlife Management Area for some opening-day duck hunting was on your calendar, you'd better find another option: The reservoir is pretty much bone dry.

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November 19 at 11:17 am
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Dead cougar found in Calcasieu Parish

A dead cougar was found along La. Hwy. 12 west of Dequincy in Calcasieu Parish on Nov. 7, and officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are seeking the public’s help in determining the origin of the animal.

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November 17 at 2:13 pm
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November's aerial waterfowl survey could be best in 10 years

Because of bad weather on Wednesday and Thursday, Larry Reynolds literally just stepped off the plane this afternoon and wrapped up flying the state’s November aerial waterfowl survey.

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November 14 at 4:30 pm
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LDWF conducting yellowfin tuna research project in Gulf of Mexico

Reeling in a big yellowfin is rewarding in itself, but if you’re lucky enough to catch a fish involved in a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries research project, you’ll get more than just a nice tuna steak.

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November 14 at 1:33 pm
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Two men accused of spotlighting deer in Franklin Parish crash truck fleeing area

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Fort Necessity men on Wednesday with night-hunting violations when they crashed their truck after allegedly spotlighting a spike in Franklin Parish, according to a press release.

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November 13 at 5:50 pm
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Raceland man pleads guilty to deer hunting violations, LDWF says

A Raceland man accused of killing two does at night last December pleaded guilty to several hunting violations last week in 17th Judicial District Court in Lafourche Parish.

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November 12 at 9:00 pm
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Two arrested for fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two men in Plaquemines Parish Sunday after allegedly finding them in possession of 63 redfish, of which 61 were under the 16-inch legal size limit, according to a press release.

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November 12 at 1:32 pm
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The Bayou State has bacon

Last month in this column I paid tribute to the wild hog, which has been in this country for 500 years. My point was that this critter has been able to survive despite the fact that most are out to eliminate it from the landscape.

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November 12 at 9:00 am
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Hunter orange rules from LDWF

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With deer season in full swing across, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding hunters that fluorescent orange is not only an important safety practice, but it’s required by law.

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November 11 at 5:30 pm
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Louisiana's annual November waterfowl survey being conducted this week

Nobody knows exactly what Saturday morning’s season opener will bring to duck hunters across Louisiana’s coastal marshes and rice fields, but conditions now look a little more promising than they have in recent years.

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November 10 at 1:52 pm
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We’re so spoiled

We Louisiana coastal anglers are like spoiled children. No, really. We’re so used to catching gobs of speckled trout that when fishing gets tough we immediately determine there just must be something wrong with the fishery.

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November 01 at 9:00 am
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Nighttime is the right time — Learn how to catch monster catfish with jug lines after dark

They say it’s not bragging if you can do it.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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