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Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday set for Sept. 4-6

The upcoming Labor Day Weekend has an added bonus this year: Louisiana’s Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday is also slated for Sept. 4-6, so if you’ve been waiting to buy that new gun or to stock up on ammo for the upcoming hunting seasons, you can get it done starting this Friday.

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LDWF schedules September public meetings for waterfowl hunters

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled six meetings across the state next month to provide information and accept public comments on waterfowl hunting topics including zones and splits, changes in how season dates will be set and more. 

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August 28 at 11:27 am
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Restricted access to Rockefeller SWR for nuisance gator harvest

The annual nuisance alligator harvest will restrict public access to the Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

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August 28 at 6:21 am
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East Ascension DU banquet set for Sept. 10

The East Ascension Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 2015 banquet beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Trademart building at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. 

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August 27 at 4:34 pm
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Public Rambling: Scouting underway on Atchafalaya Delta WMA for upcoming seasons

I have made two scouting trips down to the Atchafalaya Delta so far this summer, both being early-morning ventures because of the intense heat and humidity in August. 

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August 27 at 4:02 pm
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Apex Predator: Potential solutions to hunter non-compliance in reporting deer kills

A recent article on LouisianaSportsman.com stated only 20 to 30 percent of the deer harvested in the state last season had the tags validated, and detailed an extremely low compliance rate that should startle any ethical hunter. 

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August 25 at 5:00 pm
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Four people cited for illegal deer hunting violations last week in Mississippi

Four people were cited for alleged deer hunting violations last week by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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August 24 at 2:58 pm
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Unauthorized trespass

August is when I typically run through a checklist of things I consider important for all serious hunters to do or prepare for as the hunting season quickly approaches.

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August 22 at 9:00 am
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Two Colfax men cited for illegal gator hunting violations

Two Colfax men were cited for alligator hunting violations in Grant Parish on Aug. 18, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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August 21 at 4:49 pm
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Two Grant Parish men cited for illegally killing 9-point buck

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for alleged deer violations in Grant Parish on Aug. 11, according to a news release.

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August 21 at 3:45 pm
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Hogs a major problem for deer hunting

While loss of habitat is likely a main driver in Louisiana’s falling deer populations, biologists say feral hogs “continue to be a primary concern” even as the number of hogs killed is skyrocketing

A mail survey of hunters indicates 299,500 hogs were killed during the 2014-15 hunting season, according to the 2014-15 Louisiana Deer Report.

That’s a staggering 63-percent increase from the 183,600 hog kills reported in the 2013-14 deer report.

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August 18 at 8:10 pm
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Gun hunting kills majority of deer

It’s probably no surprise to anyone that gun hunters are far more successful than those using stringed weapons.

The 2014-15 Louisiana Deer Report shows that 131,300 of the 139,900 deer (94 percent) killed last season were taken by some form of firearm.

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August 18 at 7:50 pm
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Three cited for turkey hunting violations in Bienville Parish

Three men were cited by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries this weekend for alleged closed season turkey violations in Bienville Parish.

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August 18 at 3:15 pm
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Shorter deer seasons, lower limits eyed by LDWF

The halcyon days of the 1990s when deer hunters could go out and shoot any deer on any day of the season ended two years ago when so-called “doe days” — hated by many — returned amid biologists’ concerns about falling herd populations and overharvest.

The worries about the number of deer haven’t changed ­— and neither have the complaints over the dreaded doe days.

So Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists are considering alternative season frameworks that could mean some combination of shorter seasons and lower limits as early as the 2017-18 season.

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August 18 at 2:25 pm
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Apex Predator: Summertime trail camera set-up advice

 Video Included

When I’m not in the boat during the summer, I’m most likely in the woods setting trail cameras on whatever public lands allow them. 

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August 18 at 1:56 pm
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Homer man cited for hunting deer out of season

A 19-year-old Homer man was cited by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries last Wednesday for allegedly shooting a doe from the road at night, according to a news release.

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August 17 at 4:02 pm
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