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Next fall's waterfowl season hunting dates are among the items up for discussion at LDWF public meetings being held across the state this week.

LDWF schedules public hearings on proposed hunting seasons

State-wide meetings held this week
Yesterday at 10:52am
The commercial harvest of blue crabs in Louisiana waters will be prohibited for 30 days beginning on Monday, Feb. 20.

Crab season to close for 30 days beginning Monday

Move aimed at reducing fishing pressure on state’s blue crab stock, LDWF says
February 17 at 9:49am

LWF Commission adopts proposal for hunting seasons, regs and WMA rules

Proposal includes reducing deer limit to three in Areas 4 and 10, pushing 2017 teal season to last 16 days of September
January 06 at 3:39pm
CWD has not been found in Louisiana, and officials hope to keep it that way.

Chronic Wasting Disease

A look at Louisiana’s cervid carcass importation ban
November 24, 2016 at 9:00am
Mud boats and air-cooled propulsion engines are prohibited after 2 p.m. on Pass-a-Loutre Wildlife Management Area now through Jan. 31, 2017, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

New regs on mud boats, air-cooled engines now in effect at Pass-a-Loutre WMA

Use is prohibited after 2 p.m. through Jan. 31, 2017, LDWF says
November 04, 2016 at 9:45am

Oystermen plead guilty to illegal harvest in Terrebonne Parish

Captain’s license revoked for one year, all fined and given probation, community service, LDWF says
October 18, 2016 at 10:53am

NOI would establish commercial fishing season on Poverty Point Reservoir

Season would begin on Oct. 1 and close the last day of February, LDWF says
October 06, 2016 at 5:40pm
Louisiana anglers will enjoy a Friday through Sunday fall red snapper season beginning tomorrow (Oct. 7). The season is expected to last until Dec. 2.

Weekend red snapper season opens Friday

Season extension expected to last until Dec. 2, LDWF says
October 06, 2016 at 4:43pm
The first few months of Charlie Melancon’s tenure as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has been one marked by chaos.

Chaos reigns at LDWF headquarters

October 01, 2016 at 7:00am
In a letter on Sept. 29, the head of Florida's FWCC said in a letter that LDWF Secretary Charlie Melancon was

Melancon snapper letter 'inaccurate,' Florida agency head says

LDWF secretary taken to task for mischaracterizing Florida’s commitment to state red snapper management
September 30, 2016 at 2:30pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that two wildlife management areas — Peason Ridge and Tunica Hills —have expanded in size after a vote at the September Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting.

Acreage increases on Peason Ridge, Tunica Hills WMAs

23,300 acres added on Peason Ridge, 627-acre increase on Tunica Hills, LDWF says
September 29, 2016 at 1:48pm
LDWF waterfowl study leader Larry Reynolds is considering opening the 2017 teal season on Friday, Sept. 15 — which would extend the season as long as possible through Sept. 30 — but cost hunters one weekend day.

Reynolds mulling later start for 2017 teal season

Moving opening day to a Friday next year would place 16-day season as late as possible
September 22, 2016 at 4:51pm
According to LDWF's 2014 stock assessment of speckled trout, although the recreational harvest has increased considerably in recent years, the species is not being overfished.

LDWF stock assessment: Speckled trout not overfished

Department releases multiple species’ assessments previously withheld because of Deepwater Horizon litigation
September 20, 2016 at 1:50pm
Gov. John Bel Edwards told Nola.com he supports the idea of state-managed red snapper in the Gulf, but said he's asked Rep. Garret Graves to work to try to get federal funding back into the bill so the LDWF can afford to cover the expected costs.

Governor supports state management of red snapper — but not H.R. 3094

Edwards asked Graves to get federal funding back into congressional bill
September 16, 2016 at 8:27am