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LDWF investigates fatal boating accident on the Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish

Search and rescue teams are still looking for a missing Folsom woman following a boating accident Saturday in the Pearl River that killed a 41-year-old man, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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Sorrento man cited for alleged turkey violations in East Feliciana Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Sorrento man for alleged turkey violations Tuesday in East Feliciana Parish.

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March 24 at 3:59 pm
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Lockport man cited for allegedly possessing 34 red snapper before season opened

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Lockport man on March 19 for alleged recreational fishing violations involving red snapper, according to a press release.

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March 24 at 2:17 pm
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Becoming a wildlife enforcement agent

Even as children we all have an idea of what we want to be when we grow up. Fireman, policeman, doctor and nurse are all professions the kindergarten class has in its sights.

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March 24 at 9:00 am
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68th Big Bass Rodeo set for March 28 in New Orleans City Park

The Big Bass Fishing Rodeo, billed as the oldest freshwater fishing rodeo in the country, returns for the 68th time to New Orleans City Park this Saturday, March 28.

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March 23 at 4:27 pm
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Three Louisiana men cited for commercial shark-fishing violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three Louisiana men this weekend for alleged commercial shark-fishing violations off the coast of Grand Isle.

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March 23 at 4:13 pm
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Six Pierre Part men cited for alleged gill net violations in Assumption Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited six Pierre Part men on Thursday in Assumption Parish for alleged gill net violations, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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March 20 at 2:34 pm
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Louisiana's 2015 recreational red snapper season opens Friday

Red snapper season will open in Louisiana state waters this Friday, March 20, at 12:01 a.m. and will remain open seven days per week until further notice, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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March 16 at 1:44 pm
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The Florida influence at Chicot Lake

LDWF records indicate more than 2.6 million Florida-strain bass have been released into Chicot Lake since 1988.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Why was the Chicot Lake bass slot limit dropped?

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Inland Fisheries biologist Jody David said the removal of the slot restriction is a direct response to anglers.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Lacassine Pool bass genetics

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Eric Shanks said that, although affected by the drought of 2010-11, bass stocks appear to be rebounding quickly.

“Fish do survive,” Shanks said. “Size structure can be affected for a little while, but they can rebound and return to normal. I am expecting a little better year than last year.”

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Blue catfish more tolerant of salinities than channel cats

Along Atchafalaya Bay, where my spouse and I fish, there are higher rates of salinity in the early spring.

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March 15 at 8:00 am
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Duck hunting repeat offender sentenced in Federal Court

A Thibodaux man pleaded guilty in Federal Court in Orleans Parish on March 10 for hunting with lead shotgun shells and violating terms of his probation, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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March 12 at 10:28 am
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Was the 2014 deer season another good one?

The 2014-15 deer season is history and now it is time to clean up the deer camp, take care of deer stands, wash the ATVs and trucks, measure the racks at the upcoming Sportsman Show and evaluate the deer harvest data to see what is right or wrong with your deer management program.

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March 12 at 9:00 am
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Gulf states agree on snapper management framework that could remove federal oversight of fishery

For the first time ever, all five Gulf states have banded together to create a management framework that, if ultimately approved by Congress, would finally remove the red snapper fishery from the control of the federal government.

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March 11 at 7:40 pm
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Two cited for seafood freshness packaging scam

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries busted two men for alleged commercial seafood labeling violations in Orleans Parish, according to a press release.

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March 11 at 1:30 pm
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