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  • 2 cited for alleged alligator hunting violations

    May 5, 2016 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two men have been cited for alleged alligator hunting violations. Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement Division cited 20-year-old Todd Rivoire Jr., of Youngsville, and 22-year-old Colt Cahanin, of Breaux Bridge on Monday for taking an alligator during a closed season and intentional... more »
  • 'Blaze pink' may soon be a clothing option for La. hunters Play Video

    March 23, 2016 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hunters tired of wearing all that bright orange may soon get another option. Louisiana lawmakers are considering adding "blaze pink" as an alternative to the traditional "hunter orange" that hunters are required to wear under state law. Blaze pink is a bright fluorescent pink color. Bogalusa Rep.... more »
  • Proposed boost to Louisiana hunting license price shelved

    March 23, 2016 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The cost of a basic Louisiana hunting license won't be going up. Rep. Major Thibaut, a New Roads Democrat, had proposed to boost the license costs from $15 to $17 and use the money to combat problems with feral hogs. He shelved the measure Wednesday amid objections... more »
  • 'Operation Game Thief' rewards total $16,800 for 2015

    February 1, 2016 4:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state wildlife department says it paid out $16,800 in cash rewards for information leading to arrests for violations of fishing and hunting regulations. The payments were made through a program called "Louisiana Operation Game Thief." The program led to 72 arrests. A Monday... more »
  • Deer hunting season reopens in parts of Deer Area 9

    January 30, 2016 2:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deer hunting season in parts of Deer Area 9 in the Atchafalaya Basin is reopening. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that area will reopen Saturday when the Atchafalaya River gauge at Butte La Rose falls below 18 feet. The area encompasses Iberia, Iberville, St.... more »
  • Ted Cruz bags endorsement of 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch

    January 13, 2016 4:20 PM

    MADISON, Wis. - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has bagged the endorsement of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson after going hunting with him. The bearded and camouflaged Robertson announced his endorsement of Cruz in a video released Wednesday. Robertson and Cruz are shown sitting in a duck blind, blowing... more »
  • Deer season could close early in parts of Atchafalaya Basin

    January 5, 2016 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Deer season in parts of the Atchafalaya Basin could close early Friday due to rising flood waters. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said Tuesday that rising flood waters in the Atchafalaya Basin could trigger an automatic closure of deer hunting season in parts of... more »
  • Facebook post leads to citation for illegal deer hunting

    December 12, 2015 2:44 PM

    WINNSBORO - A Wisner man cited for allegedly hunting deer illegally can blame social media. Louisiana wildlife officials say the man was cited Thursday in Franklin Parish for allegedly taking a six-point buck without having required basic or big game hunting licenses. Agents said he also failed to comply with... more »
  • Pa. diocese's posting of nun's trophy deer draws backlash

    December 7, 2015 3:20 PM

    ST. MARYS, Pa. - A Pennsylvania nun has come under criticism after a picture of 10-point buck she bagged was posted on her diocese's Facebook page Sister John Paul Bauer is shown in her nun's habit holding the deer by the antlers. Bauer says she had just said... more »
  • Hunter's record deer got him in legal trouble

    October 19, 2015 11:51 PM

    SIMMESPORT - A hunter's record-breaking buck won't get him in any record book, but it might get him the court record since he was cited for hunting illegally. The state Wildlife and Fisheries said Monday, an agent was asked to measure a deer shot Monday morning for record. Upon... more »
  • Boy, 10, accidentally killed on hunting trip

    October 11, 2015 5:54 PM

    SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities say a 10-year-old boy was accidentally shot and killed during a hunting trip in northern Utah. The Cache County Sheriff's Office says the boy was sitting on the floor of a four-wheeler to stay warm when a hunting companion pulled alongside the vehicle. Deputies say... more »
  • Shoppers save big on hunting supplies for sales tax holiday

    September 5, 2015 8:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The 2015 sales tax holiday for hunting supplies is happening throughout Labor Day weekend. It's the Louisiana Second Amendment holiday where shoppers can get various hunting items with state and local sales taxes off. The holiday started Friday and will last through Sunday. "It's a pretty big... more »
  • Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday kicks off today

    September 3, 2015 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - This year's Louisiana Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday is set to take place from Friday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 6. During the weekend, guns, ammunition and other hunting supplies will be exempt from state and local sales taxes. This sales tax holiday applies to... more »
  • Second Amendment tax holiday Sept. 4-6

    August 27, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Revenue said the annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday will take place next week in Louisiana. The holiday waives state and local sales taxes for qualifying purchases of guns, ammo and other hunting supplies from Friday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 6.... more »
  • New Hampshire baby receives lifetime hunting-fishing license

    July 29, 2015 11:17 AM

    CONCORD - A 6-month-old New Hampshire boy has become the first child to get a newborn hunting and fishing license in the state. Daylen Brickley's grandfather read about the state program in a hunting and fishing magazine. The family from Milford bought the license July 23, the first day it... more »
  • Legislation would open federal land to hunters, anglers

    March 12, 2015 1:58 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A bipartisan group of senators is working on legislation that would dramatically broaden access to federal land for hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation. Sens. Martin Heinrich, a New Mexico Democrat, and Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican, have introduced legislation that would also decrease some regulations for hunters... more »
  • Major survey shows gun ownership declining

    March 9, 2015 5:25 PM

    WASHINGTON - A major U.S. trend survey finds that the number of Americans who live in a household with at least one gun is lower than it's ever been. That decline is paralleled by a reduction in the number of Americans who hunt. According to the latest General Social Survey,... more »
  • Man cited for deer hunting violations

    January 14, 2015 3:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State wildlife agents have cited a Coushatta man for alleged deer hunting violations in Red River Parish. The department, in a news release Tuesday, said 31-year-old Russell L. Long Jr. was cited for hunting deer during illegal hours with artificial light, hunting from a moving vehicle, hunting... more »
  • Sunset man accused of hunting from moving vehicle at night

    January 6, 2015 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 40-year-old Sunset man is accused of illegal night hunting, hunting from a moving vehicle, and hunting from a public road. Spokesman Adam Einck says agents arrested Allen W. Moreau on Jan. 3 in St. Landry Parish after he... more »
  • Louisiana man killed in Miss. hunting accident

    December 15, 2014 5:42 AM

    HAMBURG, MS - Mississippi deputies say a 63-year-old Louisiana man was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow hunter. Franklin County Sheriff James Newman says Rick Kennedy, of Vidalia, died after being shot by 52-year-old Danny Richards, of Natchez, Friday morning. Newman says the shooting happened at a hunting club... more »
  • Community reeling after teen's death

    December 8, 2014 3:55 PM

    LIVONIA - People living in Livonia told News 2 the community is having a tough time after a teen was killed by a train this weekend. Brandt Torres died Sunday morning after railroad officials said he was struck by a passing train and thrown under its wheels near the... more »
  • 5 cited for wildlife violations in Caddo, Bossier

    November 27, 2014 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Five north Louisiana residents have been cited for alleged hunting violations in Caddo and Bossier parishes. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says enforcement agents cited 44-year-old Daniel Owens and 17-year-old Tristen Owens, both of Vivian; and 19-year-old Ethan Mikesell and 18-year-old Devynn England, both of... more »
  • LSP warns drivers not to park along interstates

    November 25, 2014 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in south Louisiana said they're dealing with an increasing problem near interstates this hunting season. It's not animals that are popping up, though. It's cars and trucks parking to go after them. State Police said Tuesday an increasing number of vehicles are parking on... more »
  • Outdoors Report: Deer Hunting Play Video

    November 7, 2014 6:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Temperatures are dropping and Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. That means one thing: Deer season is upon us. In this Outdoors Report, John Jackson sets you up for success when you are scouting a new area for deer. The most critical decision to make when deer hunting... more »
  • People gearing up for hunting season by getting certified Play Video

    October 11, 2014 5:05 PM

    WALKER - Some people aren't wasting time when it comes to getting their hunting license. Classes are being held all over the state for people trying to prepare for hunting season. Saturday, dozens of people went to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Shooting Range to complete the second stage... more »
  • Outdoors Report: October Fishing Play Video

    October 9, 2014 11:22 PM

    John Jackson says it's always a cool time to fish in October. Honestly, it's the best time. Plus, why the early bird may get the deer if you're ready to hunt in the early part of the season. more »
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday Play Video

    September 26, 2014 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Saturday is National Hunting and Fishing Day, and Baton Rouge is one of four cities in the state where you can celebrate. There will be plenty of activities to enjoy at Waddill Wildlife Refuge including kayaking, skeet shooting and even a fishing tournament. Once you work... more »
  • Management area hunters to be chosen by lottery

    August 9, 2014 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is accepting applications for hunts to be held in several wildlife management areas during the upcoming hunting season. Hunters will be determined by lottery through a random computer drawing from the pool of applicants. Hunt opportunities will include deer, duck... more »
  • LSU AgCenter working to poison feral hogs Play Video

    April 11, 2014 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - With hogs running wild across the state, the LSU Agricultural Center is experimenting with a salt-based poison to decrease the feral hog population. Feral hogs cause $1.5 billion of damage each year across the southeastern United States according to the AgCenter, which also estimates around 500,000... more »
  • Feral hogs wreaking havoc across Louisiana Play Video

    March 7, 2014 4:13 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - People in West Feliciana Parish are trying their best to knock down the feral hog population. Feral hogs cause destruction to land around Louisiana giving farmers and hunters headaches. The hogs cause millions of dollars of damage across the Southeastern United States, according to the LSU... more »
  • $18,000 in La Operation Game Thief rewards in 2013

    March 3, 2014 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials say Louisiana paid $18,000 last year to tipsters who helped arrest 68 people accused of killing protected animals, poaching and other wildlife violations. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries spokesman Adam Einck says Louisiana Operation Game Thief reviewed 47 cases and gave rewards in 41... more »
  • State hunting areas not requiring federal permits

    November 3, 2013 4:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Federal permits will no longer be required on two wildlife management areas in Leesville. Louisiana hunting licenses will still be needed to hunt at Fort Polk and Peason Ridge wildlife management areas. The license includes an annual $15 permit to hunt in state wildlife areas and must... more »
  • Cat Island back open after shutdown Play Video

    October 17, 2013 3:50 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge is open again after being closed during the 16-day government shutdown. Hunters finally got the chance to get back to the outdoors Thursday in the refuge near St. Francisville. Larry Davis, an area hunter, says he couldn't wait to see the... more »
  • Government shutdown puts a lock on the outdoors Play Video

    October 5, 2013 5:33 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Folks looking to tackle the outdoors in Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge can't due to the government shutdown. Cat Island is located near the town of St. Francisville, which is just 30 miles north of Baton Rouge. It's run by the U.S. Department of the Interior,... more »
  • Hunters scouting for tax free weekend Play Video

    September 5, 2013 3:10 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Today hunters were hitting hunting gear stores to scout what to buy this weekend when they'll save around 9 percent on state and local sales taxes. It's part of the state's Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday. The holiday runs Friday through Sunday. Business expect to be... more »
  • Chief of police says he was grazed by bullet

    August 31, 2013 5:09 PM

    BELLE RIVER- The Sorrento police chief is recovering after he was grazed by bullet in Assumption Parish Thursday. Details of the incident were released Saturday. Chief Earl Theriot told WBRZ News 2, he heard what sounded like a gun shot and felt his neck burn. His injuries are described... more »
  • Hunters take to the swamp for alligator season

    August 28, 2013 5:22 PM

    HOUMA - Wednesday officially marked the first day of alligator hunting season in Louisiana. A couple from West Virginia took a shot at the season with gator hunter Chris Gomez. He runs Alligator Hunt LA, which takes people out to experience life in the swamp. "It's great. It's... more »
  • Jindal signs bill allowing donations of fish, game

    June 18, 2013 6:15 PM

    SHREVEPORT - There shouldn't be any hang-ups if hunters and fishermen want to donate their catch to nonprofits that feed the hungry. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday signed a bill by Keithville Sen. Sherri Buffington that allows for the donations. The legislation came after state health inspectors destroyed 1,600 pounds... more »
  • MDWFP finalizes 2013 alligator season

    May 28, 2013 8:54 AM

    JACKSON, Miss.- The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks will issue 920 lottery-based permits for seven hunting zones for the 2013 alligator season. The 10-day season runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 9. A private lands season is also available to landowners whose properties meet specific qualifications within 28... more »
  • 4 Louisiana men convicted of deer poaching in Iowa

    May 18, 2013 5:17 PM

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - Four men from Louisiana men have been found guilty of poaching deer in southwest Iowa. The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports that Michael Fralick, of Ponchatoula, La., was recently convicted of 32 counts of deer hunting violations in four southwest Iowa counties. Fralick was ordered to... more »
  • LDWF: Two caught with dead gator at swamp tour Play Video

    April 30, 2013 12:18 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Authorities arrested two men after they said the pair broke into a swamp tour facility, stole an ATV and shot one of their alligators. Agents with the La. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies arrested Jason Causey, 23, of Gonzales and Shane Knapp,... more »
  • The moose will stay loose

    February 6, 2013 7:32 PM

    The moose hunting season is canceled in Minnesota because of a sharp decline in the moose population. The Department of Natural Resources says its census of the numbers shows they are "extremely disappointing" at about 2,760. Researchers are trying to find out why Minnesota's signature animal is declining in population.... more »
  • Bullet hits school bus, 1 student in Panola Co.

    January 29, 2013 9:20 AM

    BATESVILLE, Miss. - Panola County authorities say a bullet struck a Panola County school bus, grazing at least one student in the back, may have been a hunting accident. District Attorney John Champion tells WMC-TV in Memphis that a 10-year-old student was transported by helicopter Monday to Le Bonheur Children's... more »
  • 2 men accused of hunting violations

    January 29, 2013 5:55 AM

    MONTEREY, La. - Two north Louisiana men face multiple hunting citations, and one is also accused of carrying a firearm while carrying marijuana. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 46-year-old Michael Burley of Monterey and 22-year-old Duell Moreland of Jonesville were stopped in the Concordia Parish community of... more »
  • 2 accused of illegal hunting, damaging levee

    January 16, 2013 6:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Marksville men are accused of shooting deer from a levee road in LaSalle Parish and damaging the levee with their truck. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 45-year-old Blaine McNeal and 43-year-old Keith Dauzat were booked with a charge of felony criminal damage to... more »
  • LDWF arrests felons for hunting violations

    January 8, 2013 3:06 PM

    HOLDEN - Wildlife agents said two Livingston Parish men arrested while hunting on New Year's Day were felons who should not have had guns. Agents arrested Bobby Sykes, 38, and Barry Gill, 46, both of Holden, for being felons in possession of a firearm. They were also cited for... more »

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