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  • State delays drawdown of False River

    September 8, 2016 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is delaying a drawdown on False River because of recent flooding in the area. Project engineers say they expect no adverse effects from flooding, but they recommend delaying the drawdown as a precaution. The move was originally set to begin... more »
  • LDWF reports rescue of 500 people, 100 animals

    August 13, 2016 12:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wildlife and Fisheries agents reported they’ve rescued nearly 500 people along with more than 100 animals since Friday. Search and rescue operations have continued through Saturday morning as rainfall has continued to fall and rivers rise. LDWF released the following by parish rescue totals: ... more »
  • 2016 spring inshore shrimp season closes Monday

    July 29, 2016 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the 2016 spring inshore shrimp season will close Monday in the remainder of state inside waters except for the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur (SHAN"-dur-lear) Sounds. This action closes shrimping in the open waters of the Mississippi Sound.... more »
  • 2 alligators removed from area near boat launch in Kenner

    June 16, 2016 4:08 PM

    KENNER - Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents removed two alligators - one 6-feet long and the other 8-feet long - from the area near a pump station in Jefferson Parish, according to WGNO-TV in New Orleans. “Because of the national news regarding alligators, we didn’t want anyone to... more »
  • Sunset man accused of killing alligator out of season

    June 14, 2016 8:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement division agents have cited a 49-year-old Sunset man for allegedly killing an alligator during a closed season. The department said in a news release, agents cited Kenneth Arceneaux for taking or possessing an alligator during a closed season and intentional... more »
  • No license required! Fish without a license this weekend

    June 10, 2016 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says Louisianans and non-residents can participate in this year's free fishing weekend on June 11-12. Free fishing weekend provides an opportunity for anglers to fish without a fishing license on any of the state's public waters. The department hopes the... more »
  • Wildlife and Fisheries seeking new agents

    June 8, 2016 11:01 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is looking for people who want to be field agents. It's taking applications through June for up to 23 cadets. The six-month class begins in September at the Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge. The Law Enforcement Division's head,... more »
  • Two whooping cranes killed, reward being offered

    June 2, 2016 2:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents are looking for leads regarding two endangered whooping cranes that appear to have been shot and killed in Acadia Parish. The department said in a news release Thursday the cranes were found just south of Rayne off of... 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 »
  • Body of missing boater recovered from Atchafalaya River

    November 3, 2015 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Search and rescue teams have recovered the body of a missing boater from the Atchafalaya River. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents and St. Martin Parish sheriff's deputies Tuesday recovered the body of 56-year-old William K. Seal, of Butte La Rose, around 8 a.m. about... more »
  • Rehabilitated, critically-endangered sea turtle released into Gulf of Mexico Play Video

    October 5, 2015 11:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Audubon Nature Institute, in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, rescued, rehabilitated and released a critically-endangered Kemp's ridley sea turtle into the Gulf of Mexico last Wednesday. On July 15, LDWF was contacted by a concerned family fishing in the Gulf of... more »
  • Boat agents look to crack down on safety violators Play Video

    May 17, 2015 9:47 PM

    MAUREPAS - Boat agents are cracking down on safety violators this Memorial Day week after a dangerous start to the boating season. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries agents in Livingston parish said they've had five documented boat accident and one fatal just in the month of April... more »
  • Wildlife and Fisheries agents save drowning toddler Play Video

    May 13, 2015 6:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents were on regular patrol near the Amite River Diversion Canal in Livingston Parish when they happened across the chance to to save a life. The attention of the LDWF agents was grabbed when they heard a woman beckoning for... more »
  • Wildlife agents help save toddler from drowning

    May 12, 2015 5:11 PM

    MAUREPAS - State wildlife agents helped save a three-year-old boy from drowning in a Livingston Parish swimming pool this weekend, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Spokesperson Adam Einck said Lt. Louis Burnett and Senior Agent Michael Marques Jr. were in a boat patrolling Amite River... more »
  • Search for missing boater from Denham Springs enters day 5

    May 6, 2015 1:37 PM

    UPPER GRAND RIVER - Search and rescue crews in Iberville Parish are still combing the Upper Grand River and connected waterways as they look for a boater who fell in the water and disappeared on May 1. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents said they continued to search... more »
  • Body of missing boater recovered from Bayou Manchac

    May 1, 2015 2:21 PM

    BAYOU MANCHAC - Search and rescue officials recovered the body of a missing Prairieville man from Bayou Manchac Friday morning. Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office deputies and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents said they found the body of 23-year-old Allen Fitzgerald at around 8 a.m. about a mile... more »
  • State seeks info on who cut down trees in Spring Bayou

    February 4, 2015 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is seeking information about who cut down trees on the Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Avoyelles Parish. After receiving a tip, LDWF Enforcement Division agents found up to 16 trees cut down in early December. Agents believe the trees... 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 »
  • 2 men, 29 and 47, plead guilty in red snapper sale

    October 31, 2014 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says two Bridge City men have been ordered to pay more than $3,000 for illegal red snapper sales in Jefferson Parish. Spokesman Adam Einck says wildlife agents bought a total of 655 pounds of red snapper from 29-year-old Yoan Hernandez... more »
  • Agents arrest fishy fisherman after bayou boat chase

    October 21, 2014 3:38 PM

    BAYOU DECADE - Agents with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said they arrested a Houma man accused of trying to conceal his catch after a Terrebonne Parish bayou boat chase early Monday morning. Agents said they first made contact with Charlie Usè, 32, on Bayou DeCade south of... 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 »
  • Joey Broussard new LDWF Enforcement Division head

    July 30, 2014 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says 23-year veteran Joseph "Joey" Broussard has been named head of the Enforcement Division. The 55-year-old from Port Barre was also promoted to colonel. Broussard was chief of staff for Jeff Mayne, who recently retired as colonel of the Enforcement... more »

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