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  • 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 »
  • Men cited for duck hunting violations

    December 19, 2012 10:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents have cited two men for alleged hunting and boating safety violations along Highway 23 near Triumph in Plaquemines Parish. Earlier this month, agents cited Christopher Hicks, of Boothville, and Calvin Riggs, of Buras, for hunting migratory game birds... more »
  • Man accused of being drunk, deer-stand squatting arrested

    December 12, 2012 3:30 PM

    WEST MONROE- One man learned a hard lesson: don't use another man's deer stand. Michael Ray Heisler was arrested after someone called authorities and reported him for being in their deer stand. Heisler was booked into jail on charges of trespassing and possession of a weapon by a convicted... more »
  • Teen shot in hunting accident continues to recover

    December 12, 2012 10:33 AM

    LIVONIA - A teen shot in the head during a hunting accident is doing better than expected, according to his father. He said Brandt Torres, 15, was able to come home from the hospital Tuesday. He said his son was also talking a little bit, and would be starting... more »
  • Shotgun wedding? Jeweler offers rifles with rings

    October 16, 2012 2:56 PM

    NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa - Have you spent your life hunting for the perfect wife? Maybe you have met the one but are feeling gun shy? An Iowa jeweler is offering free rifles for husbands-to-be who spend at least $1,999 on an engagement ring at his store near Iowa City. Jeweler... more »
  • LDWF approves shorter deer season due to Isaac

    October 8, 2012 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State wildlife officials approved cutting hunting seasons in parts of Louisiana short because of Hurricane Isaac's effects on the deer population. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said flooding in Lake Maurepas Basin caused some adult deer to die, but wiped out an estimated 90... more »
  • State re-opening three wildlife management areas

    September 7, 2012 4:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Just in time for the weekend, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced they would reopen three wildlife management areas which had been closed since before Hurricane Isaac hit the state. LDWF said Joyce, Manchac and a portion of the Pearl River WMA would open... more »
  • La. man gets prison in alligator hunting case

    June 22, 2012 2:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A licensed alligator hunter from Louisiana who pleaded guilty to illegally guiding customers to hunt alligators in unauthorized areas has been sentenced to six months in prison. The Justice Department says 38-year-old Gregory Dupont is the first person to be sentenced to prison for federal felony convictions stemming... more »
  • Feds ban dog-deer hunting in Kisatchie Forest

    March 2, 2012 6:28 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - Hunters who use dogs to hunt deer in Kisatchie National Forest again are on the defensive. U.S. Forest Service officials say dog-deer hunting will be prohibited in Kisatchie starting with the 2012-13 season. Thursday's announcement by the Forest Service and previous attempts to ban dog-deer hunting cited... more »
  • Three local men accused of hunting violations

    February 23, 2012 3:56 AM

    VIDALIA - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says three 23-year-olds from the Baton Rouge area are accused of spotlighting and other hunting violations, including driving an ATV with oversized tires on a wildlife management area. The department says Jordan Brister, of Prairieville and Richard Magee and Justin Durand,... more »
  • Gator season starts in Louisiana

    August 31, 2011 6:03 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Dozens of alligator hunters made their way into the swamps to start their search for gators as the 30-day hunting season began today. Hunting alligators was outlawed in 1962 to help re-population efforts, but reinstated in 1981 to control the growing numbers. "The program is a... more »
  • Airport employee shot by passenger's rifle

    July 25, 2011 4:14 PM

    KENNER - An airport employee was accidentally shot when a hunting rifle discharged a round as it was being checked as baggage at the United Airline ticket counter at Louis Armstrong International Airport. Sgt. Larry Dyess of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says it happened about 10:30 a.m. Monday... more »
  • Wild hog bill approved by House committee

    April 27, 2011 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Louisiana House committee approved a bill designed to help control the wild hog population in the state. State agriculture officials say swine cause millions of dollars in damage to crops. The bill by State Representative Major Thibaut, D- New Roads, allows hunting at night for... more »
  • Man falls down ravine while hunting with sons

    January 16, 2011 10:53 AM

    A deputy with the East Feliciana Sheriff's Office says a man fell from his hunting stand and down a ravine near Port Hudson State Park this morning. The deputy says Jay Martin, of Addis was hunting with his sons when the accident happened. Martin's 15-year-old son called 911... more »
  • Wildlife agents searching for black bear killers

    December 10, 2010 11:16 AM

    Several black bears have been killed recently, and The Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife & Fisheries Enforcement agents are looking for leads to those responsible. It is illegal to kill a black bear in Louisiana. The killings have taken place from coastal bear habitat in St. Mary and Vermillion... more »
  • Ex-Vidalia police chief pleads guilty

    November 18, 2010 5:50 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A former Vidalia police chief has pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal agents. Prosecutors say Ronnie "Tapper" Hendricks made the statements during an investigation into the disposition of firearms at the Vidalia Police Department. According to testimony in Alexandria federal court on Thursday, Hendricks falsely denied... more »
  • Hunters told to watch for oiled ducks, spill teams

    November 10, 2010 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Duck hunters in Louisiana are being reminded to keep an eye out for oiled ducks and oil spill clean-up crews this season. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says teams of people are going to be out in coastal areas frequented by hunters gathering samples for testing... more »
  • EBRSO detective dies in hunting accident

    November 8, 2010 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputy died after falling from a tree stand in Kansas over the weekend, according to a department spokesperson. Detective Sgt. Brent Travis was part of the Armed Robbery and Burglary Investigations unit. He had been with the sheriff's office since... more »
  • Three La. men accused of poaching deer in Iowa

    October 12, 2010 3:06 PM

    Three men from Louisiana are facing thousands of dollars in fines after Iowa authorities say they used illegal tags and permits to hunt deer in the state. Wildlife officers filed multiple charges against Jamie Rogers of Angie, Jeffrey Talley of Baton Rouge and Michael Talley of Jennings, after several tips... more »
  • Plaquemine man charged with illegally hunting alligators

    September 15, 2010 3:34 PM

    A hunting guide from Louisiana has been charged with illegally hunting alligators. Wednesday's federal indictment in Baton Rouge charges 36-year-old Gregory K. Dupont, of Plaquemine, with violating the Lacey Act, a wildlife protection law. Dupont is a licensed alligator hunter and owner of Louisiana Hunters Inc. The indictment accuses him... more »
  • Louisiana planning waterfowl hunting season

    July 17, 2010 9:54 AM

    State wildlife and fisheries officials have scheduled a series of six meetings to address the concerns of waterfowl hunters about the effect of oil in coastal marshes and the upcoming hunting season. At the public meetings planned July 26-Aug. 3, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will convey current... more »
  • Louisiana approves hunting seasons

    July 12, 2010 9:44 AM

    The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has approved hunting season dates for doves and woodcock and the 16-day special September seasons on teal, rails and gallinules. Hunters will continue to have North and South zones for a 70-day, 15-birds-a-day dove seasons. Another 16-day teal season-Sept. 11-26-is little more... more »
  • Bill places lawmakers in charge of hunting seasons

    April 22, 2010 2:32 PM

    A bill that would allow Louisiana lawmakers to set hunting dates and limits has advanced in a Senate committee. It would replace the seven gubernatorial appointees on the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission with a panel of two dozen lawmakers. Wildlife and Fisheries officials says the current system works... more »
  • Two guides charged for illegally hunting alligators

    March 17, 2010 4:19 PM

    A federal grand jury in Baton Rouge has returned a nine count indictment against two men for illegally hunting threatened species of alligators, the Justice Department announced Wednesday . Clint P. Martinez, 43, and Michael A. Martinez, 47, both of Plaquemine, were charged with nine violations of the Lacey... more »
  • Dularge fisherman killed in hunting accident

    February 1, 2010 7:23 AM

    A 34-year-old man was killed in what police said was a hunting accident near Carencro Lake west of Theriot. According to the Terrebonne Sheriff's Office, Michael Luke, a commercial fisherman from Dularge, was shot in the head Saturday after he stood up in the line of fire of his 26-year-old... more »
  • Two arrested for illegal wildlife sales

    January 21, 2010 9:00 AM

    Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two men for selling deer to undercover agents. Agents say Henry Rineheart of Plaquemine and Aaron Comeaux of Gueydan were arrested last week. Rineheart is accused of selling five deer, and Comeaux of selling four deer and three alligators. More arrests are expected... more »
  • Deer hunting reopened with restrictions

    December 23, 2009 5:51 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened deer hunting with a restriction of bucks only in the highlighted area of the map. The deer hunting season was put on hold after heavy rains caused flooding in Southern Louisiana. Officials said the high waters probably caused a rate... more »
  • Hunting seasons re-open with deer restriction

    December 23, 2009 10:24 AM

    Hunting seasons across southeast Louisiana are open again after they were closed last week due to flooding, but deer hunters will only be allowed to harvest bucks until further notice. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says it is restricting the deer harvest to compensate for fawn mortality and... more »
  • Accused camera thief caught on tape

    December 11, 2009 11:02 AM

    A man from Denham Springs is in jail after investigators say he was caught stealing a hunting camera. Dustin Archibald, 21, is charged with theft and trespassing. Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies say a camera took his picture Wednesday as he was stealing a decoy camera on another man's property near... more »
  • Outdoors Report Oct. 1

    October 2, 2009 12:29 AM

    The first Saturday in October means one thing for guys and girls looking to get out in the woods. The start of squirrel season. Sure hunting tree rats may not be for everyone, but The Advocate Outdoorsman Joe Macaluso is here to tell you what to look for if you... more »
  • Man sentenced for illegally hunting alligators

    September 30, 2009 4:51 AM

    James E. Grace Jr. from Plaquemine pleaded guilty to hunting alligators illegally, and was given a $2,000 fine. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries found alligator traps around an Iberia Parish pond after receiving complaints of alligator hunting during closed season. When Grace came to retrieve the alligators from the... more »

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