Fishing for sac-a-lait in Bayou Des Allemands, Lloyd Brandt ended up catching this choupique.
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Species spotlight: Choupique

The bowfin (Amia calva), whose more common name is mudfish, is a close relative of the gar. Its stout body and long dorsal fin, which covers almost three-quarters the length of its body, give the fish a snaky or eel-like appearance. […]

Features

Hog dogging

John Storey, Warren Ostarly and Mike Gettle hunt hogs with dogs year-round, but in February, they lay the hammer on swine in the Bogue Chitto and Pearl River Wildlife Management Areas. […]

Scientists dispute findings by Dr. Frank Bastian, an LSU researcher, that he has discovered a cure for chronic wasting disease, coined by popular media as “Zombie Deer Disease” because infected deer often salivate heavily, look lost, are emaciated and confused.
Deer Hunting

Zombie deer?

Scientists dispute findings by Dr. Frank Bastian, an LSU researcher, that he has discovered a cure for chronic wasting disease, coined by popular media as “Zombie Deer Disease.” […]

Outdoor Updates

Louisiana’s 2019 Turkey Forecast

Who is ready to get into the woods with your back against an oak tree, listening for the early morning calls of a gobbler on the roost? It’s almost time; turkey season is fast approaching for Louisiana hunters. […]

There’s no license or limits on landlocked ponds located on private land.
Freshwater Fishing

Do I need a license to fish my own pond?

A reader recently asked the question, “Do I need a license to fish in my pond?” The answer is, usually, no. But in some cases, pond owners and landowners actually do need a license to fish on their own property. […]