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Trophy bass: Proper catch-and-release handling techniques

Catching a true trophy largemouth is the lifelong goal of countless bass anglers, and if you’re ever lucky enough to get your hands on a certified 10-pounder — especially if you want to catch and release the fish — proper handling techniques will definitely increase its chances for long-term survival.

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Yesterday at 10:44 am
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Texas man arrested in connection with alleged illegal oyster sales in Terrebonne Parish

A tip about someone selling oysters from an unrefrigerated truck in Houma on Sunday led to the arrest of a Texas man accused of theft and numerous seafood-related violations, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 23 at 9:01 am
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Could 2015 finally be the year for a new state record speckled trout?

Despite the huge number of fishermen popping corks, bouncing jigs, throwing topwaters and tight-lining live bait across the coast from Sabine Lake to Venice, not a single angler reported a speckled trout big enough to crack into the state’s Top 10 last year.

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April 21 at 2:40 pm
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Agents cite two for alleged oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for alleged oyster violations last week in Terrebonne Parish, according to a press release.

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April 20 at 11:51 am
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LDWF announces dual closures on Elmer's Island for beach and dune restoration project

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced a two-phase closure on Elmer’s Island for the Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project, according to a press release.

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April 16 at 6:49 pm
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Best turkey hunting tactics

It is generally a good idea to go out and scout for turkeys prior to the season opening. The excellent mast crop this year no doubt kept the birds in the creek and river drainages where the hardwoods are.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Nine cited for alleged oyster harvesting violations in Terrebonne Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited nine people on April 8 for alleged oyster violations in Hell Hole Bayou in Terrebonne Parish, according to a press release.

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April 13 at 10:23 am
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LDWF agents work three drug-related cases in Jefferson Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries worked three drug-related cases last week in Jefferson Parish, according to a press release.

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April 09 at 9:24 am
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LWFC approves amendment making 25 hp mud motor maximum on Biloxi WMA

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday approved an amendment allowing up to 25 hp straight shaft air-cooled mud motors on the Biloxi Wildlife Management Area, according to a press release.

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April 02 at 5:00 pm
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Miami Corporation land manager welcomed to LWFC on Thursday

Lafayette’s Chad J. Courville was welcomed Thursday morning at his first Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting in Baton Rouge.

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April 02 at 4:15 pm
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LDWF cites 11 for alleged turkey violations on opening weekend

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited 11 people for alleged turkey-hunting violations during opening weekend of the 2015 season.

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April 01 at 4:20 pm
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Tagging out — Everything you need to need to kill a turkey

If a survey was taken of all deer hunters in Louisiana and their method for hunting deer, I suspect the most-common way is to sit in a permanent box stand waiting for a deer to walk out into a food plot or visit the corn feeder.

I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Stacking up the state fish — Sac-a-lait fishing tips for Chicot Lake

In 1993, the Louisiana Legislature designated the “white perch” as the state’s official freshwater fish. 

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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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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March 29 at 8:00 pm
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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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