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Suspect in game warden shooting confesses, affidavit says

The 29-year-old Monroe man accused of shooting a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent Thursday night during a traffic stop near the Wham Break boat launch confessed to State Police after he was apprehended, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in Ouachita Parish.

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One of the good guys has gone home

On March 15, Dr. George Dugal passed away at his home in Lafayette. He was 84, a retired dentist, a good husband, father, grandfather and so much more.

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LDWF agent shot Thursday evening on Russell Sage WMA

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.

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17 hours ago
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Three men convicted of oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish, LDWF says

Judge Randy Bethancourt found three Houma men guilty of oyster violations on Monday in connection with an incident on the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed Reservation late last year, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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Yesterday at 10:40 am
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Louisiana black bear should be delisted, officials say

U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell and Gov. Bobby Jindal proposed in mid-August to remove the Louisiana Black bear from the federal Threatened and Endangered Species List.

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May 20 at 4:46 pm
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Toledo Bend crappie driven by low-water cycles

The quality of the crappie coming off the tops during the past couple of years has been outstanding: It is not uncommon to catch a few fish over 2 pounds.

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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LDWF announces 2015 alligator lottery hunts

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.

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May 13 at 3:29 pm
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LDWF agent assists in saving 3-year-old boy found face down in swimming pool

An enforcement agent with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enjoyed a Mother’s Day he won’t soon forget on Sunday.

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May 12 at 5:29 pm
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Husband and wife plead guilty to fishing license fraud

A New Orleans couple pleaded guilty Monday to recreational fishing license fraud in a scheme to collect money for false claims after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, according to a press release.

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May 12 at 10:42 am
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Does your deer herd measure up?

There was a lot of antler measuring going on during the Louisiana Sportsman Show in mid-March.

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May 12 at 8:57 am
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Marksville man busted for alleged thefts on Spring Bayou WMA

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a 19-year-old Marksville man accused of stealing money from the self-pay campsite box on Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Avoyelles Parish.

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May 11 at 11:51 am
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Body of missing River Ridge boater found Saturday in Rattlesnake Bayou

Search and rescue crews found the body of a River Ridge man Saturday afternoon, just hours after he apparently was ejected from his boat on Rattlesnake Bayou in Plaquemines Parish.

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May 11 at 11:04 am
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2015 spring inshore shrimp season to open May 18 at 6 a.m.

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission announced today the 2015 spring inshore shrimp season will open statewide on Monday, May 18 at 6 a.m.

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May 07 at 3:13 pm
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Body of missing Denham Springs man found in Intracoastal Canal

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries recovered the body of a 61-year-old Denham Springs man this morning who fell off a houseboat last Friday night in the Grand River.

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May 07 at 2:09 pm
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Search and rescue teams still looking for missing Denham Springs man on Upper Grand River

Search and rescue teams are currently looking for a 61-year-old Denham Springs man who apparently slipped off a houseboat Friday evening on the Upper Grand River in Iberville Parish.

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May 04 at 1:26 pm
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Red snapper five-state management plan voted down by U.S. House committee on Thursday

Thursday wasn’t exactly a banner day for private red snapper anglers along the Gulf Coast - or for the five Gulf states fisheries managers hoping to wrest control of the snapper fishery away from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

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May 01 at 2:31 pm
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