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Louisiana's recreational red snapper season will open in both state and federal waters on Friday, May 27, and will continue seven days a week until the state's allocation of 743,000 pounds is approached or reached.

Recreational red snapper season to open May 25

Season to run seven days a week in both state and federal waters until allocation is reached
May 04 at 9:11am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is officially banning supplemental deer feeding in three Northeastern Louisiana parishes to curb the potential spread of CWD, which was discovered in a Mississippi buck earlier this year.

LDWF officially bans supplemental deer feeding in three Northeast La. parishes

Effort to curb the spread of CWD goes into effect March 5
March 02 at 10:28am
No firm dates have been established yet, but officials expect the state and federal red snapper seasons to run concurrently for Louisiana anglers this summer, possibly beginning the Friday before Memorial Day, which is May. 25.

State, federal red snapper seasons expected to open concurrently in May

LDWF waiting to hear back from NOAA on approved catch percentage
February 26 at 11:23am
Fishing and hunting license costs will increase by about 30 percent if the Legislature approves a proposal by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries streamlining and restructuring license fees. The last fee increase came in 2000.

LDWF seeking license fee increases

Legislature to ultimately decide on proposal that could mean $10 million annually for the department
February 25 at 5:22pm
A proposal approved by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission would allow only people authorized by the state's Department of Agriculture and Forestry to transport live feral hogs statewide.

LWFC proposal would limit transport of live feral hogs statewide

Only those authorized by the LDAF would not be in violation
January 08 at 2:55pm
Robert Barham poses with framed photos and information from the old Coulee Refuge, which his family spearheaded.

The Coulee — a Barham family legacy

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am
If the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approves a proposal Thursday, state anglers could begin catching red snapper during a fall state waters season as soon as Friday, Oct. 6.

Fall state waters snapper season could open as soon as Friday, Oct. 6

LWF Commission to decide on proposal during Thursday’s meeting in Baton Rouge
October 04, 2017 at 1:24pm
With more than 100,000 pounds available before the state's self-imposed snapper quota is reached, it's possible Louisiana anglers could get to snapper fish in state waters this fall.

LDWF: State red snapper fall season possible

Extended summer season left more than 100,000 pounds available
September 21, 2017 at 5:09pm

Proposal would remove bass slot limit on Caney Creek Reservoir

Catch and release reduces impact of length limit regulations, LDWF says
September 08, 2017 at 9:50am
Don’t underestimate the importance of preseason scouting to look for different hunting areas.

2017-18 WMA Forecast

A look at the public-land hunting for this year
September 01, 2017 at 7:00am

Fall inshore shrimp season to open statewide Friday, Aug. 18 at 6 a.m.

Commission voted to delay season originally set to open on Monday, Aug. 14
August 04, 2017 at 10:20am

Two southeast La. WMAs expand, gain duck-hunting wetlands

LWF Commission approves property for Salvador, Joyce WMAs
August 04, 2017 at 9:17am

Three men cited for alleged shrimping violations in Bastian Bay

Tickets issued early this morning in Plaquemines Parish, LDWF says
July 27, 2017 at 2:20pm
Louisiana anglers will get at least one more weekend — and maybe at least into August — to harvest red snapper out to 200 miles in the Gulf of Mexico during this summer's 39-day extended season.

LDWF: Red snapper anglers good to go through at least this weekend

About 385,000 pounds remain before self-imposed cutoff is reached
July 20, 2017 at 5:00pm