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LDWF agents prepare for dove season opener on Sept. 6

Opening day hunters on private land can begin hunting doves one-half hour before sunrise this year, an important change to remember when the season kicks off statewide next Saturday, Sept. 6.

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August 29 at 1:42 pm
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State shrimpers encouraged to report catches of Asian tiger prawns

Non-native Asian tiger prawns have been reported in all of Louisiana’s estuarine basins and adjacent offshore waters, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is encouraging shrimpers to notify them if prawns show up in their nets.

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August 28 at 2:28 pm
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September drawdowns scheduled for Hardwater, Chicot Lakes

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled drawdowns to begin on two state lakes starting on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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August 22 at 1:09 pm
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On offshore patrol

Louisiana’s wildlife enforcement agents patrol some very diverse land and water habitat in the sportsman’s paradise. From hills and creek bottoms to river and coastal plains, from freshwater lakes and streams to fresh and brackish water marshes wildlife agents cover it all.

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August 21 at 2:05 pm
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LDWF to conduct aerial spraying on Spring Bayou Wednesday

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will conduct an aerial herbicide application on Spring Bayou in Avoyelles Parish Wednesday, Aug. 20 to control American lotus.

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August 19 at 7:48 pm
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Ascension Parish man arrested in connection with July 26 hit-and-run boating accident

A 32-year-old Ascension Parish man was arrested Friday for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run ski boat accident on the Amite River Diversion Canal.

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August 18 at 11:31 am
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Female paddle boarder wins Ride the Bull V

Kalley LeRoy added a little extra ‘extreme’ to the Ride the Bull V Extreme Kayak Tournament Saturday out of Bridge Side Marina on Grand Isle.

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August 17 at 5:56 pm
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Grand Isle's new kayak launch completed

Workers were dumping limestone Thursday afternoon and putting the finishing touches on Grand Isle’s new kayak launch, which officials hoped would be up and running by this weekend.

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August 15 at 11:46 am
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History of Claiborne stripers

Lake Claiborne was completed in 1967. Even before that time, Hood’s father had property on the lake, and the two of them have actually walked all the way across what he calls the Little Lake area of Claiborne, which is the large open area north of the Big Lake but still south of the two large arms that extend far to the north of the spillway almost all the way to downtown Homer in Claiborne Parish.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Recreational anglers, charter captains urged to attend Monday's Gulf Council meeting in Baton Rouge

Although sector separation would essentially split the recreational quota between private anglers and charter captains, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is encouraging both groups to attend the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting Monday evening in Baton Rouge.

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August 14 at 11:41 pm
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Dead doe found stuck in pear tree

A ‘partridge in a pear tree’ will again be a familiar Christmas refrain in about four months, but what Joshua Breshears found in the pear tree right outside his back door early Sunday morning in Walker still has him shaking his head.

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August 13 at 2:09 pm
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More about trophy bucks and lunker bass

Many years ago (OK, it was during the Dark Ages for you young people), I was helping Louisiana Sportsman contributor Chris Berzas with an article about deer habitat. I was demonstrating the newly developed deer browse transect and how it measures browse availability and utilization.

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August 13 at 9:00 am
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Fall inshore shrimp season to open Aug. 18, LDWF says

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday announced the 2014 fall inshore shrimp season will open on Monday, Aug. 18.

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August 07 at 8:16 pm
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LDWF now accepting applications for WMA lottery hunts

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now accepting applications for a variety of lottery hunts scheduled on several different Wildlife Management Areas in the upcoming hunting season.

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August 07 at 11:24 am
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LDWF issues hunter education reminder

With hunting season fast approaching, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding everyone not to overlook hunter education requirements in the rush to prepare for action starting next month.

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August 06 at 11:05 am
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New Iberia outdoorsman creates app to improve hunter safety

When Skip Leleux’s brother-in-law died in a boating accident six years ago just weeks away from graduating from the training academy with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, it drove home how fast accidents can happen outdoors.†

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August 06 at 5:45 am
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