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  • 2nd Amendment Sales Tax Holiday occurs this weekend

    September 1, 2017 1:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This weekend, hunters are getting a sales tax discount when shopping for firearms or other hunting supplies. From September 1 through September 3, purchases connected to the 2nd Amendment will be fully exempt from local sales taxes and subject to only three percent sales tax instead... more »
  • Hunters get a break during 2nd Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday

    August 28, 2017 7:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE- During the 2017 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday hunters will get a sale tax discount when they shop for firearms and other hunting supplies. The sales tax holiday weekend will run from September 1 through September 3. Hunters can get a discount on a wider... more »
  • Possible 'coydog' sightings raise concerns in Baton Rouge subdivision

    August 1, 2017 8:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In the Oakbrook Subdivision off Perkins Road, multiple sightings of coyote-like creatures are causing concern. After residents caught the coyote look-a-likes on camera, they’re realizing the animals could be a coyote hybrid. “I’ve seen coyote, maybe three at a time, about three or four times... more »
  • VIDEO: Canadian hunter survives bear attack Play Video

    May 27, 2017 6:41 PM

    ONTARIO - A man in Canada got more than he bargained for when he came across a black bear during his hunting trip. Richard Wesley says he was hunting near the Fire River in Ontario when he was approached by a black bear. A video of Wesley's encounter... more »
  • Texas approves feral hog hunting by hot air balloon

    May 25, 2017 7:56 AM

    AUSTIN - Texas lawmakers have approved the hunting of feral hogs and coyotes from hot air balloons. Texas' growing hog population causes millions of dollars' worth of damage to crops every year. Texas has an estimated two million feral hogs. Their high breeding rate and lack of natural predators has... more »
  • Louisiana Senate agrees to limit hunting sales tax holiday

    April 20, 2017 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Senate has agreed to scale back the state's sales tax holiday for hunting supplies. A proposal by Sen. Barrow Peacock, a Bossier City Republican, would keep state sales taxes from being charged on firearms, ammunition and archery supplies on the first weekend of September. But... more »
  • Students to learn gun safety after teen's hunting death

    January 8, 2017 1:20 PM

    COLUMBUS, Miss. - A school district in northern Mississippi will teach students about gun safety after a 13-year-old boy was killed while hunting. The Commercial Dispatch reports that an assembly will be planned before the end of the academic year on each campus in the Lowndes County School District. Lynn... more »
  • Two men cited for deer hunting violations in St. Helena Parish

    January 3, 2017 4:24 PM

    GREENSBURG – Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say two Greensburg men face several violations after illegally hunting deer in St. Helena Parish. State officials say 52-year-old Rogelio Perez and 54-year-old Ben Avants were cited for hunting deer during illegal hours, without wearing hunter's orange vests or clothing and... more »
  • Cabela's says Bass Pro deal faces new regulatory hurdles

    December 30, 2016 2:23 PM

    SIDNEY - Cabela's say Bass Pro Shops' $4.5 billion deal to buy the Nebraska-based outfitter faces some new hurdles. Cabela's said in a securities filing Thursday that the Federal Trade Commission wants more information about the merger. Cabela's said that it still expects the FTC to clear the Bass Pro... more »
  • Deer hunting season opens Saturday in Mississippi

    November 19, 2016 11:25 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. - Cool weather has arrived on time for Saturday's opening of deer season, when many Mississippians will be in the woods. The first hunting window runs until Dec. 1, with an additional window for hunting later in December and January. Hunting with dogs is allowed during the current... more »
  • Louisiana deer carcass ban delayed till after hunting season

    September 2, 2016 9:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana won't ban the importation of dead deer carcasses until March 1, after this winter's hunting season. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission pushed back the start date of the proposed ban in a Thursday meeting. Louisiana is hoping to keep chronic wasting disease from infecting the... more »
  • Alligator season opens to low prices

    September 1, 2016 11:18 AM

    HOUMA - Alligator hunting season is officially open in the eastern part of the state, but prices are way down. Hunters and processors says the current prices for alligators are $20 per foot for a 9-foot or longer gator, $17 for 8 feet, $13-$15 for 7 feet and $13-$14 for... more »
  • 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 »

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