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Pearl River WMA expected to close this week

Pearl River Wildlife Management Area will be closed when the Pearl River flood gauge reached 16.5 feet, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced over the weekend.

The Pearl River was at 15.21 feet this morning, according to the National Weather Service.

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Two Lettsworth men cited for alleged deer hunting and tagging violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men from Lettsworth on Feb. 1 for alleged deer hunting and tagging violations in Pointe Coupee Parish.

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February 03 at 7:29 pm
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Mud boat ban after 2 p.m. proposed at Pass-A-Loutre WMA for September - January

A prohibition on mud boats and air-cooled propulsion engines after 2 p.m. on Pass-A-Loutre WMA from September through January is one of the changes being considered by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in a Notice of Intent adopted last month in Baton Rouge.

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February 02 at 9:18 pm
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Port Allen man cited for deer tagging violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Port Allen man for alleged deer tagging violations in Winn and East Baton Rouge parishes.

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February 02 at 6:40 pm
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Volunteers needed for Crab Trap Rodeos

For the 13th year, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is holding its annual Derelict Crab Trap Rodeos in February, with plans to target abandoned traps in both Lake Pontchartrain and the Barataria Basin.

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February 02 at 5:08 pm
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Operation Game Thief awards almost $17,000 to tipsters in 2015

Information called in to Louisiana Operation Game Thief — a wildlife crime-stoppers program — awarded $16,800 to tipsters in 2015.

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February 02 at 10:08 am
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'Antler trapping' illegal in Louisiana, LDWF says

A new way to collect antler sheds that’s making the rounds on social media and online hunting forums is not legal in Louisiana, according to the state’s deer study leader. 

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February 01 at 12:09 pm
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2015-16 Deer of the Year

The 2015-16 deer hunting season has been one of ups and downs, with temperatures fluctuating on seemingly a daily basis. When it got hot, it stayed in the 80s for longer stretches than hunters wanted.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Throw me something, mister! How to catch Toledo Bend’s lunker bass

February marks the beginning of what has become a parade of huge largemouth at Toledo Bend Reservoir.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Parts of Area 9 in Atchafalaya Basin to reopen for deer hunters Saturday

Deer season will reopen in parts of Deer Area 9 in the Atchafalaya Basin on Saturday (Jan. 30) when the Atchafalaya River gauge at Butte La Rose falls below 18 feet, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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January 29 at 6:12 pm
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LDWF sets public meetings for proposed hunting season regulations changes

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold eight public meetings around the state starting late next month to gather comments on the proposed 2016-18 resident game hunting season dates, 2016-17 waterfowl and migratory bird hunting season dates, 2016-17 WMA general rules and the 2017 wild turkey season and hunting areas.

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January 27 at 3:42 pm
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Hust sentenced to life in prison

The Monroe man convicted of shooting LDWF Sgt. Scott Bullitt was sentenced to life in prison today in Ouachita Parish.

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January 27 at 2:38 pm
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Two cited for buying and selling deer meat

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Louisiana man for buying and selling deer meat in Allen Parish on Jan. 20.

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January 27 at 8:43 am
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Agents arrest alleged night hunters near Lake Providence

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two people and cited a third for allegedly shooting at deer displaced by recent Mississippi River flooding near Lake Providence in East Carroll Parish on Jan. 25.

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January 26 at 3:01 pm
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January aerial survey shows big drop in Louisiana's duck numbers

With 80-degree temperatures on Christmas Day and a warmer and wetter December than usual, results from January’s aerial duck survey should come as no surprise: far fewer birds were counted in the state this month compared to last.

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January 26 at 1:25 pm
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Goldonna man arrested for alleged drug and weapon charges at Kisatchie checkpoint

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a Goldonna man on Jan. 17 for alleged illegal drug and weapon charges at a Kisatchie National Forest checkpoint in Natchitoches Parish.

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January 25 at 7:05 pm
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