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Stay safe, legal on opening day of dove season, LDWF says

Saturday marks the beginning of the 2015-16 dove season in Louisiana, and enforcement agents with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be out across the state making sure hunters have a safe opening day.

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Yesterday at 10:40 am
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LDWF offers opening day dove hunts Sept. 5

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is providing opening day dove hunting opportunities this Saturday on leased private land in three parishes.

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Yesterday at 4:50 pm
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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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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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Top frogging equipment

Frogging is a specialized sport. Even though frogs’ eyes shine in the dark, they can be hard to spot, especially if the frog is partially shielded by water lilies or sitting on the bank behind a bunch of brush.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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The story of a Cottomouth Custom Boats

Corey and Samantha “Sam” Crochet founded Cottonmouth Custom Boats (225-456-0930) in February 2013. And frogging is an activity that dovetails well with their young boat business.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Top 10 frogging tips

While Corey Crochet loves any kind of hunting, and all saltwater and freshwater fishing, frogging might be his favorite sport.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Defining the Atchafalaya Basin

It’s hard to define exactly what the Atchafalaya Basin is.

People can’t even agree on the name. Most experts on that sort of thing agree the name “Atchafalaya” is derived from the Choctaw Indian language and interprets as “long river.”†

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Grand River hammers ó Expert frogging tips

“Now that’s a hammer there,” rumbled the 35-year-old man as he closed the boat in on a turbo-sized bullfrog sitting on a rare piece of exposed bank.†

The amphibian was so big it looked like one of those concrete frogs city folks use to decorate their lawns.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Applications available online for Elbow Slough WMA opening weekend lottery dove hunts

Applications are now being accepted for lottery hunts on Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area in Rapides Parish for the opening weekend of dove season.

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July 08 at 9:51 am
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Bowfishing guides busted for illegal alligator hunts, LDWF says

The owners of Louisiana Bowfishing Inc., along with a guide who works for the charter service, were arrested this week in connection with alleged illegal alligator kills as part of their operation, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported today.

Louisiana Bowfishing Inc. owners Blake A. Mitchell, 29, and 32-year-old Neil Mitchell (both of Gretna), and 19-year-old guide Stephen Black of Slidell were arrested in connection with a number of alligator-hunting offenses in Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, according to an LDWF news release.

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June 18 at 4:01 pm
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Bullfrogs are greedy

There really isn’t any other way to put it: Bullfrogs are aggressive and greedy predators.

They have huge mouths and will try to eat any living thing smaller than themselves. If a bullfrog can’t get the whole critter in its mouth in one bite, it uses both hands to stuff it into their maw.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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LDWF announces 2015 alligator lottery hunts

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is conducting a lottery to award alligator tags to provide the general public with harvest opportunities.

According to a press release, a random computer drawing from eligible hunters submitting applications will determine who receives tags from five Coastal and Nongame Resources Division Wildlife Management Areas, 15 Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property and 25 public lakes for the 2015 harvest.

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May 13 at 3:29 pm
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Louisiana black bear management plan submitted Thursday to LWFC

A comprehensive black bear management plan, including provisions for a potential harvest if federal protection is one day deemed unwarranted for the animal, was presented to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday.

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February 06 at 11:41 am
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7 steps to clean a squirrel

I grew up squirrel hunting, but one thing I didn’t learn was a way to clean squirrels that didn’t end with picking hair off the carcasses.

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December 18, 2014 at 7:30 am
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Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

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December 16, 2014 at 8:00 am
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