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A proposal approved by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission would allow permit holders to take outlaw quadrupeds, as well as nutria and beaver, on private property at night during hunting season from Sept. 1 through the last day of February.

Proposal would allow nighttime take of outlaw quadrupeds during hunting season

A proposal adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission last week would make it possible for landowners to take outlaw quadrupeds at night on private property during the regular hunting season — but only if they obtain a free permit first.

May 12 at 11:19am
The recreational season for gag grouper in Louisiana will now open on June 1, and minimum size limits for black and gag grouper increased from 22 to 24 inches effective immediately, according to the LDWFC.

Commission modifies recreational grouper season, minimum size limits

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took action on a notice of intent and declaration of emergency on Thursday to modify the recreational grouper season, and increased the minimum size limits for black and gag grouper from 22 to 24 inches.

May 06 at 2:32pm
A proposal being considered by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission would lower the minimum size limit for bass on the Lower Sabine River from 14 inches to 12 inches.

Proposal would decrease bass minimum length limit on Lower Sabine River

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved a notice of intent to decrease the minimum length limit for black bass on the Lower Sabine River from 14 inches to 12 inches, according to a press release.

May 06 at 10:09am
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission announced the 2016 inshore shrimp season will begin at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 23.

Louisiana's spring inshore shrimp season to open May 23

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday announced the 2016 spring inshore shrimp season will begin at 6 a.m. on Monday, May 23 for all state inshore waters.

May 06 at 8:41am

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.

April 28 at 2:38pm
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2016-17 waterfowl season dates at its April meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge.

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.

April 08 at 11:00am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is actively monitoring the state's deer herd for chronic wasting disease, a fatal brain infection that has already been found in both Arkansas and Texas.

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.

April 07 at 1:44pm

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.

April 01 at 3:17pm
The massive Pearl River WMA will be closed when the Pearl River flood gauge reads 16.5 feet, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

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.

February 08 at 9:07am
If a Notice of Intent for WMA changes is ultimately approved by the Louisiana Wildlife Commission this spring, mud boats would be banned after 2 p.m. September through January on Pass-A-Loutre WMA. A link for public comments is provided in the story.

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.

February 02 at 9:18pm

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.

January 29 at 6:12pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled eight meetings across the state late next month to gather public comments on all items under consideration as notices of intent by the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.

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.

January 27 at 3:42pm

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.

January 08 at 8:35am
This map from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shows the vast majority of the Atchafalaya Basin between the protection levees would be under at least 6 feet of water in dark blue if the Morganza Spillway is opened with a flow rate of 140,000 cfs.

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.

January 07 at 9:24pm
Deer hunting seasons are expected to close as early as Jan. 8 in most of the Atchafalaya Basin as the Atchafalaya River continues rising, the LDWF announced.

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.

January 05 at 10:35am
At least temporarily, Louisiana's state waters have officially been extended out to 9 nautical miles after legislation was recently passed in Washington, D.C. The state's red snapper season begins at 6 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8.

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.

January 04 at 1:55pm