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Two Terrebonne Parish men arrested for alleged shrimping violations

Two Terrebone Parish men were arrested for alleged shrimping violations Wednesday evening in Terrebonne Bay, according to a news release.

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Yesterday at 2:38 pm
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2016-17 duck season dates set by LWFC

Four months ahead of the typical August announcement, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2016-17 duck season dates — along with hunting season dates for other species and the general and WMA hunting rules and regulations — at its April meeting on Thursday in Baton Rouge.

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April 08 at 11:00 am
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LDWF monitoring for CWD in state’s white-tailed deer population

Even though no cases of chronic wasting disease have been found in Louisiana, the state is stepping up preventive efforts to monitor Louisiana’s native white-tailed deer population for the incurable brain infection.

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April 07 at 1:44 pm
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Pearl River WMA reopened after river recedes

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area, but three side roads remain closed.

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April 01 at 3:17 pm
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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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February 08 at 9:07 am
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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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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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LWF Commission adopts Notices of Intent for hunting seasons, regs and WMA rules

A brand new Deer Area 5 in the Atchafalaya Basin and the early release of duck season dates for the 2016-17 hunting season were just a few of the changes in a Notice of Intent adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at its meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge.

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January 08 at 8:35 am
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LWF Commission votes to close deer seasons in affected areas if Morganza or Bonnet Carre Spillways open

A potential closure to the deer season in a large swath of the Atchafalaya Basin looms if the Morganza Spillway is opened to divert flood water from the swollen Mississippi River, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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January 07 at 9:24 pm
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Atchafalaya Basin flooding to trigger deer season closures, LDWF says

The rising Mississippi River could claim another casualty, with deer hunting season shutting down within much of the Atchafalaya Basin as early as Friday (Jan. 8), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced today.

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January 05 at 10:35 am
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Louisiana state waters officially extended to 9 nautical miles offshore - temporarily

Anglers heading out to catch red snapper in state waters later this week can now safely fish beyond the long-established 3-mile boundary and go out to 9 nautical miles from shore without fear of being ticketed by the Coast Guard - at least for now.

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January 04 at 1:55 pm
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2015 fall red snapper season ends

The fall red snapper season closes in state waters Jan. 1 at 12:01 a.m., the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

The season has applied to all waters claimed by the state, which LDWF officials contend reaches roughly the 10-mile mark. Federal officials do not recognize state sovereignty past 3 nautical miles, but state enforcement agents have only been enforcing state regulations.

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December 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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LDWF investigates decline in specklebellies wintering in Louisiana

The number of specklebelly geese wintering in Louisiana has fallen sharply — from 80 percent of the mid-contintenal population 20 years ago to an average of only 32 percent spending the winter within the Bayou State — and the state biologist are working to understand why through a new study of goose distribution.

The decline in specklebellies (aka white-fronted geese) wintering in Louisiana comes as the overall mid-contintental population increase, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said.

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December 28, 2015 at 3:26 pm
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Proposal would create new Wildlife Management Area within Kisatchie National Forest

Talks are underway between the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Forest Service to create a new Wildlife Management Area within Kisatchie National Forest.

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December 09, 2015 at 4:41 pm
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Louisiana's fall red snapper season to open in state waters on Friday

It’s the season to be thankful — and many Louisiana recreational anglers are thankful to have another shot at catching red snapper in state waters this year.

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November 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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