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Col. Joey Broussard, the chief of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement division, announced he will retire after 27 years of service effective Sept. 30.

Chief of LDWF’s enforcement division retiring on Sept. 30

Broussard to finish up with 27 years of service
September 18 at 3:16pm
September's aerial survey completed this week noted more than 370,000 blue-winged teal in the state, almost four times the number counted last year.

Teal numbers in LDWF’s September survey rocket to 373,000

Almost quadruples number of birds counted in 2016, Reynolds says
September 15 at 3:21pm

Tip leads to oyster citations in Terrebonne Parish

81 sacks of oysters seized near Bayou Dularge Thursday, LDWF says
September 15 at 1:29pm
Some high quality deer can be found on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA in south central Louisiana, making it a popular destination for hunters.

Coastal Wildlife Management Areas

September 15 at 7:00am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin suggests targeting smaller rigs and structures for cobia, and making sure you keep your lure moving when sight casting to fish near the surface. Don’t stop if the fish charges, or it could very well lose interest.

Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemon fish

Target smaller rigs, keep lures moving when sight-fishing, guide says
September 14 at 6:00am
Capt. Tommy Pellegrin says it's vital to keep reeling when a cobia is charging your lure — don't stop the jig as the fish approaches, or it could lose interest.

Cobia 101: Tips to hook up with lemonfish

Target smaller rigs, keep lures moving when sight-fishing, guide says
September 12 at 1:40pm
Not all locations in Areas 4 and 9 have experienced declining deer numbers. These seven deer were photographed after the 2016 season on a 30-acre tract.

Deer harvest, number of hunters in decline

Poor habitat conditions, hogs, storms all contribute
September 12 at 9:00am
Dave Moreland believes this year’s rut could run slightly earlier, so don’t necessarly pass up a hunt in favor of waiting on the traditional later dates.

Full 2017-18 Rut Report in October’s Louisiana Sportsman

Rut could be slightly earlier this fall than traditional dates, Moreland says
September 11 at 4:30pm
Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are sworn in by a Florida official on Sunday in preparation for security details and search and rescue missions there in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

LDWF agents deployed to Florida in aftermath of Hurricane Irma

More than 50 agents, trucks and boats sent to assist with search and rescue efforts
September 11 at 10:12am

Proposal would remove bass slot limit on Caney Creek Reservoir

Catch and release reduces impact of length limit regulations, LDWF says
September 08 at 9:50am
This illustration from the LSU AgCenter shows the non-native scale, left, that is affecting roseau cane along Louisiana's coast.

LDWF: Limit transporting roseau cane to prevent spread of pest

Tiny non-native insect already found in 11 coastal parishes, biologist says
September 07 at 5:36pm

Four cited for alleged illegal oyster harvest

Investigation took place east of Tidewater Canal in Lafourche Parish, LDWF says
September 06 at 5:08pm

11-year-old dies in Big Lake boating accident

Victim was operating personal watercraft when he wake-jumped into path of oncoming boat, LDWF says
September 04 at 1:21pm
Transition trout often come from dingy or even muddy water, but are just as pretty as mid-summer fish.

Highways to heaven

Find and exploit trout highways now
September 01 at 7:00am