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This 170-pound sow readily came to corn and  provided some great pork chops. Use gloves and eye protection and wash up after processing a hog, just as you should with deer or any other wildlife.

Hunting and trapping feral hogs

Take the hog-hunting challenge
Yesterday at 9:00am
The Sportsman Show's Big Buck Contest wrapped up Sunday afternoon, with plenty more deer added to the state's all-time records, as well as some Boone & Crockett and Pope and Young record bucks.

Louisiana Sportsman’s Big Buck Contest results

Smith, Sullivan win with heavy-horned in-state deer
March 19 at 8:35am
The author’s turkey blind survived the snow, but won’t see hunting action this month because of the new later turkey season opening.

No turkey hunting in March

And post-freeze, how’s your deer habitat doing?
March 12 at 9:00am
With the Bonnet Carré Spillway slated to be opened for two to four weeks, Lake Pontcartrain speckled trout anglers need to strike while the iron is hot — and be prepared to go to Plan B as more fresh water pours into the lake.

Tips to deal with the Spillway opening

Keep track of fresh water - and be prepared to go to Plan B
March 08 at 7:37pm

Sentences handed down for duck limit violations in New Orleans, Venice

Agents found seven hunters in possession of more than 130 birds, LDWF says
March 08 at 3:03pm
Amethyst Baird Rathore, 32, was sentenced to 60 years in prison without the possibility of parole for shooting Senior Agent Tyler Wheeler four times during a traffic stop in January, 2017. Wheeler has since recovered and is back on the job with LDWF.

Game warden shooter gets 60 years without parole, LDWF says

Rathore sentenced Friday in Morehouse Parish
March 02 at 3:26pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is officially banning supplemental deer feeding in three Northeastern Louisiana parishes to curb the potential spread of CWD, which was discovered in a Mississippi buck earlier this year.

LDWF officially bans supplemental deer feeding in three Northeast La. parishes

Effort to curb the spread of CWD goes into effect March 5
March 02 at 10:28am
This redfish, caught in the Delacroix area, appears to be blind in both eyes and has sores on its body. A LDWF biologist said reds in the area likely contracted secondary infections after this winter's severe cold snaps.

‘Zombie’ reds invade Delacroix marshes

Blind, lethargic fish likely developed secondary infections after cold snaps, biologist says
March 01 at 9:20pm
Two adult black bears were found shot to death  in St. Mary Parish on Feb. 14, and authorities are offering a $5,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

$5,500 reward offered for illegally killed St. Mary Parish black bears

Two adult male bears found shot to death Feb. 14, LDWF says
February 28 at 2:53pm
This photo shows rods and reels located in the Newman's Venice fishing camp taken in August of 2016 when officials with the Louisiana Department of Justice's Bureau of Investigation executed a search warrant at the property.

AG suggests not prosecuting former LDWF employees over missing fishing equipment

“Insufficient evidence” against Eric Newman and Monique Savoy, Landry says
February 28 at 8:45am
No firm dates have been established yet, but officials expect the state and federal red snapper seasons to run concurrently for Louisiana anglers this summer, possibly beginning the Friday before Memorial Day, which is May. 25.

State, federal red snapper seasons expected to open concurrently in May

LDWF waiting to hear back from NOAA on approved catch percentage
February 26 at 11:23am
Fishing and hunting license costs will increase by about 30 percent if the Legislature approves a proposal by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries streamlining and restructuring license fees. The last fee increase came in 2000.

LDWF seeking license fee increases

Legislature to ultimately decide on proposal that could mean $10 million annually for the department
February 25 at 5:22pm
LOGT tipsters provide information which leads to the arrest of poachers and the seizure of illegally taken wildlife, like this alligator.

Louisiana Operation Game Thief

Tipster program effective tool for LDWF’s enforcement division
February 24 at 9:00am
Check out the big 38-pound male bobcat shot in Acadia Parish on Feb. 5.

Huge bobcat goes down Feb. 5

Big predator tipped the scales at a whopping 38 pounds
February 21 at 10:16pm