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Trout stocks in no danger, LDWF official says

Work on the soon-to-be-completed statewide speckled trout stock assessment indicates the species is in good shape despite recent concerns from some coastal anglers, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist told a crowd of almost 200 people last night in Lake Charles.

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July 10 at 10:42 am
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LWFC adopts NOI for aerial feral hog control

Citing the growth of the feral hog population and the corresponding damage they create, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent last week that would establish permit regulations for aerial hog control.

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July 07 at 10:37 am
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LWFC sets dove, teal season dates for 2014-15

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday set the dates for early migratory bird hunting this fall.

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July 03 at 4:51 pm
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Proposed 2014-15 duck hunting dates presented to LWFC

Editor's Note: This story was updated Friday morning to correct Coastal Zone dates previously provided by LDWF.

Proposed duck hunting dates for the 2014-15 season were presented to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at their Thursday meeting in Baton Rouge.

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July 03 at 4:30 pm
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LWFC passes NOI to remove seldom-harvested reef fish from state regulation

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday passed a notice of intent modifying reef fish regulations that would remove several seldom-harvested species from state management.

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July 03 at 2:41 pm
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Trout, red regs in need of overhaul?

Since 1988, we anglers fishing along the Louisiana coast have operated under regulations allowing us to keep 25 trout and five redfish per day. And that latter limit could have been even more liberal were it not for the redfish wars that ended commercial exploitation of that species.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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More days, earlier opening-day hunts expected in 2014-15 dove season

The 2014-15 dove season is expected to include an opening day that begins a half hour before sunrise instead of the traditional noon kick-off when the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approves the season structure next month.

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June 13 at 8:55 am
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LWF Commissioner Will Drost resigns

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commissioner Will Drost, who earlier this week initiated a discussion of possibly reducing the creel limit for speckled trout in Southwestern Louisiana, has resigned from the Commission.

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June 06 at 11:23 am
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Commission postpones call for reassessment of redfish, trout regs

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission today punted an expected request that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries begin assessing the impacts of lowering the daily creel limit on trout caught in the Calcasieu Lake region and lowering the statewide minimum size limit on redfish.

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June 05 at 10:08 am
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Big Lake guide curious about possibility of further speckled trout creel limit reductions in Southwestern Louisiana

A Big Lake fishing guide is curious about the discussion slated for Thursday morning’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting concerning the possibility of further reducing the creel limit for speckled trout in the western part of the state. 

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June 04 at 5:29 pm
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Major speckled trout, redfish changes to be discussed at LWFC meeting Thursday

Two major changes to speckled trout and redfish regulations will be discussed at Thursday’s meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting.

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June 03 at 12:35 pm
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2014 spring shrimp season dates set

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday set the 2014 spring shrimp season dates at their monthly meeting in Baton Rouge.

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May 01 at 5:12 pm
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LDWF to close recreational season for gray triggerfish in Louisiana waters

Recreational fishing for gray triggerfish will close in Louisiana waters May 1 at 12:01 a.m. and remain closed until January 1, 2015, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 30 at 3:40 pm
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LDWF to expand red snapper season to seven-days-a-week in state waters effective April 14

As expected, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on Thursday approved an 11-day federal recreational red snapper season set to start on June 1.

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April 10 at 11:47 am
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LWFC amends NOI boundary north to U.S. Hwy. 90 for three-day black bass possession limit

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission last week amended a notice of intent that will push the northern boundary to U.S. Hwy. 90 for allowing possession of a three-day limit of black bass along the coast.

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April 07 at 4:19 pm
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LWFC approves various upcoming hunting seasons, rules and regs

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved both the 2014-16 hunting season dates and the 2014-15 general and Wildlife Management Area rules and regulations, including some modifications to deer area boundaries, according to a press release. 

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April 07 at 2:40 pm
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