Game Warden

Col. Broussard swearing in the LDWF Cadet Class in June 2014.

Becoming a wildlife enforcement agent

March 24, 2015 at 9:00am
Colorado outfitter Roy Hutt helped the author take this nice 6x6 elk last fall.

Picking the right outfitter

Now is the time to plan that elk hunt
February 24, 2015 at 9:00am
When skill or luck provides the payoff for all of your work, it’s important to ask questions before you drop off the meat at the processor or antlers at the taxidermist.

What to do after the hunt

Steps to take when choosing a good processor or taxidermist
January 22, 2015 at 5:20pm
Modern-day dog hunters make every effort to keep dogs from going onto neighboring property where they might not be welcomed. Here, (left to right) Chaston Wood, Dewayne Rachal and Jay Riche pose with a couple of nice bucks taken with hounds.

The loss of dog hunting

A case of the good suffering for the bad
December 20, 2014 at 2:00pm
The author, Ronald Hill, Joe Lemoine and Charley Wiley (all wildlife enforcement agents) with four deer and an alligator hide seized in a 1982 night hunting case. The poachers had almost finished skinning one deer when the agents jumped them.

Illegal night hunting

Poachers feel safe stalking prey in the dark
November 24, 2014 at 9:00am
In 2008, this cougar discovered in Bossier City had to be put down due to public safety concerns.

Mistaken identity

Majority of big cat reports cannot be verified
October 24, 2014 at 9:00am
Many camps are isolated, so it’s important to have a plan for when medical emergencies arise.

Hunting camp preparedness

Make sure you have an emergency plan
September 24, 2014 at 9:00am
LDWF agents working in the Gulf must be able to identify all species of fish to properly enforce regulations.

On offshore patrol

Fisheries enforcement in the Gulf under the JEA
August 21, 2014 at 2:05pm
Boating is a great way to spend an afternoon, but knowing the waterway you’re on is one way to ensure you return to the landing safely.

Smart boating

Familiarity with boat handling characteristics and safe operation
July 24, 2014 at 9:00am
Anglers share water with all kinds of boats operated by those with varying amounts of experience, so it’s important to be proactive and safe when you’re running your craft.

Summer safety

June 23, 2014 at 9:00am
Sometimes loss of fishing and hunting privileges is often a very effective penalty for breaking game laws.

Innovative sentencing

A different way to discourage poaching
May 19, 2014 at 7:56pm
Baiting turkeys is illegal, but remains an effective means of poaching.

Protecting Louisiana’s wild turkeys

You can help protect this game bird
April 25, 2014 at 9:00am
Big-buck contests occasionally tempt some to cheat, which is illegal in Louisiana.

Contest fraud stinks

Prizes make people do crazy things
March 24, 2014 at 9:00pm
Capt. Tracy Lucky, the author and Eric Stokes with gill netting and crappie from a case in 1984.

Crappie crooks

Going the extra mile to catch illegal netters
February 21, 2014 at 9:00am