Louisiana has a lot more ducks in December than it did in November. That’s what the monthly aerial survey by the LDWF completed this week showed. […]
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reassessing the state’s stock of speckled trout. […]
Eric Hebert, Alex Negulescu and Chris Negulescu caught a massive 328.4-pound broadbill swordfish out of Venice. […]
If Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries managers have their way, wholesale changes are coming to Louisiana deer-hunting seasons — one of the most striking being the re-implementation of designated either-sex days.
So-called “doe days” were ended in 2006, the LDWF said.
Changes listed in a notice of intent issued by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission yesterday (Feb. 7) also included the addition of three new hunting zones. […]
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled a scoping meeting for Monday (Jan. 14) in Baton Rouge during which possible regional management of recreational red snapper will be discussed.
The meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. and is open to the public, will be held at the Doubletree hotel at 4964 Constitution Avenue. […]
Jimmy Riley knows bucks. It’s his job, since he’s the head guide at Giles Island Hunting Club, one of the South’s premier outfitters, and a star on Mossy Oak’s “Deer Thugs” on the Pursuit Channel.
But even he was stunned at the antler dimensions of a Giles Island Buck killed Thursday (Dec. 20)by client Joshua Bruce of Alexandria, La.
“I measured him at 242 6/8 inches gross,” said Riley. Say what? […]
A trip out of Grand Isle on Saturday (Oct. 13) ended with a pending new state-record yellowfin tuna hanging at the docks of Bridge Side Marina. The catch of the 251-pound yellowfin by New Iberia’s 22-year-old Elliot Sale will, if certified by the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association, break an eight-year-old record.
Deer-hunting regulations in a portion of Southeast Louisiana have been modified for the 2012-13 season because of the impacts of Hurricane Isaac, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announced today (Oct. 4).
The changes were approved during the monthly meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, the LDWF said. […]
Some deer hunters in Southeast Louisiana could face more-restrictive hunting regulations because of Hurricane Isaac’s storm surge, which is believed to have killed many of the fawns where waters were pushed the highest, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries biologists said in mid September.
LDWF Deer Study Leader Scott Durham told Louisiana Sportsman that recommendations for deer-season changes wouldn’t be made until the October meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Commission. […]
The Annual Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday set for Sept. 7-9 is the perfect time to stock up on all the hunting supplies for the coming year without paying state or local taxes.
That means stores selling outdoor-related equipment should be hopping the second weekend of September.
The list items covered under the authorizing legislations is exhaustive but includes guns, bows, ammunition, clothing, tree stands, knives, decoys, binoculars and range finders, ATVs and pretty much anything else that can be used during the hunting season. […]
State waters off Fourchon and Elmer’s Island beaches have been closed to all commercial fishing and some recreation fishing because of a large tar mat and concentrations of tar balls on the beaches, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announced today (Aug. 4).
Recreational rod-and-reel fishing is still permitted in the area, but other recreational fishing — such as crabbing, oystering and shrimping — are prohibited, LDWF’s Randy Pausina told LouisianaSportsman.com by text. […]
Capt. Brent Roy has lived through many hurricanes, returning to the Venice area after each storm because of the incredible fishing the region provides. So when Hurricane Isaac brushed the mouth of the Mississippi River, the veteran fishing guide couldn’t wait to find out how his lodges and the marinas fared.
So Friday, the owner of Venice Fishing Charters jumped aboard a seaplane and headed downriver, shooting video of flooded Highway 23 and getting a birds-eye view of his cabins before putting down at Venice Marina. […]
I surveyed Highway 300 that parallels Bayou Terre aux Boeufs just two weeks after the passage of Hurricane Katrina, and what I saw that day left an indelible mark that will stick with me for the rest of my life.
My favorite place in all of planet Earth — the marshes of Delacroix — looked not unlike the iconic pictures of Hiroshima at the end of World War II.
A buddy walked across Bayou Terre aux Bouefs without getting his feet wet just to show that it could be done. Marsh grass, refrigerators, walls, stairs, boats and other indiscernible debris packed the bayou and made it more land than bayou. […]
A burst water line at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries flooded the first floor of the agency’s Baton Rouge headquarters last night, bringing down the LDWF’s Web site and disrupting the staff’s ability to email.
LDWF spokesman Bo Boehringer said the agency’s Internet services could be down for 48 hours. […]