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  • 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 »
  • Coast Guard units crack down on impaired boaters

    June 26, 2014 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Coast Guard, parish marine units and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries plan to increase awareness for boaters under the influence this weekend. The task to prevent impaired boaters is through Operation Dry Water, a nationwide campaign where to stop people from operating a boat... more »
  • Alligator drawn out by flooding Play Video

    May 28, 2014 6:48 PM

    PAULINE, La. - Flooding displaced a number of southeast Louisiana residents Wednesday, including a curious alligator in St. James Parish. News crews from WWL-TV said the alligator was in a parking lot near where they were filming, swimming around in the floodwater. State wildlife officials said people should... more »
  • Gray triggerfish season closes; red grouper limits

    April 30, 2014 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says recreational fishing for gray triggerfish will close in Louisiana waters at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and will remain closed until Jan. 1. The state is matching a closure in federal waters. NOAA Fisheries biologists said Wednesday the annual recreational catch... 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 »
  • Shot whooping crane euthanized

    February 19, 2014 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State wildlife officials said vets euthanized Wednesday an endangered whooping crane found shot earlier this month. The crane was being cared for at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine after it and a deceased female crane were found shot on Feb. 7. Vets said the surviving... more »
  • 10 whooping cranes released in south La.

    January 3, 2014 12:57 PM

    WHITE LAKE - Ten young whooping cranes have been released into the wild after spending nearly a month at the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area in Gueydan. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the birds released Thursday will join 23 adult whooping cranes that are being monitored as... more »
  • Snares for hogs, coyotes caught 4 La. black bears

    December 31, 2013 3:32 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says snares set for hogs or coyotes caught four Louisiana black bears - three of them cubs - in recent weeks. The department tried unsuccessfully last year to require that snares in 15 parishes with significant numbers of bears include... more »
  • Miss. man arrested on timber theft charges in La.

    August 22, 2013 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry says a Mississippi man is accused of stealing $14,500 worth of timber from a 76-year-old landowner in Washington Parish. The agency says 66-year-old Eugene Matthews of Tylertown was booked Aug. 9 in Washington Parish on charges of exploitation of the... more »
  • Missing equipment found vandalized in Atchafalaya Delta

    July 30, 2013 12:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators with the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said they're looking into two acts of vandalism which damaged a bulldozer and utility vehicle at the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. They said both pieces of equipment was noticed missing from the Big Island area on... more »
  • 15-hour search finds man lost in wildlife area

    July 22, 2013 3:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says search and rescue teams have found a man who had been missing more than 15 hours in a LaSalle Parish wildlife management area. Enforcement spokesman Adam Einck says 29-year-old John L. Paul Jr. was reported lost about 7:30 p.m.... more »
  • 6 Terrebonne Parish oystermen arrested

    June 19, 2013 10:50 AM

    HOUMA - Authorities say six Terrebonne Parish oystermen were arrested for taking oysters during a closed season. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents arrested Hunter Daisy, of Theriot, Darren Billiot, of Theriot, and Rocky Rel, of Houma, on Friday on a charge of unlawfully taking oysters during a closed... more »
  • Ferriday man accused of possessing gators, drugs

    June 11, 2013 6:36 PM

    VIDALIA - A 37-year-old Ferriday man is accused of illegally possessing alligators and crystal meth, and of contributing to his son's delinquency. Michael P. Smith was arrested by agents who saw him and his son walking up a levee on Monday with a saw, a fishing pole and a black... more »
  • Longtime LDWF enforcement chief retiring

    June 5, 2013 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After more than 43 years working for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Col. Winton Vidrine announced his retirement as chief of the LDWF Enforcement Division. Vidrine rose through the ranks since he was hired in 1970, starting out with no uniform, his own pickup... more »
  • Rewards paid for tips in wildlife cases

    May 28, 2013 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's wildlife department says a program that pays rewards for tips leading to violators of fish and game regulations authorized $5,200 in rewards at quarterly meeting this month. The program is called Louisiana Operation Game Thief. It was begun in 1984 and provides cash rewards for information... more »
  • LDWF patches dam break affecting La. lakes

    February 5, 2013 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - State fisheries workers patched a low dam meant to keep water high and fish well-stocked in central Louisiana. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said water levels in lakes Larto and Sabine will get higher once more rain comes through. Inland fisheries director Mike Wood... 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 »
  • 2 women plead guilty to SNAP fraud

    December 7, 2012 12:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials say an investigation by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services' Fraud and Recovery Unit has led to two women pleading guilty to receiving nearly $30,000 in ineligible Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits. Officials say Katrina Howard of Winnsboro illegally obtained benefits from April 2008... more »
  • Second La. black bear killed in a week

    December 5, 2012 5:12 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Wildlife officials asked the public for help finding the people responsible for killing a black bear found in Pointe Coupee Parish. It's the second bear shot and killed in the past week in Louisiana, according to the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. According to... more »
  • Louisiana black bear hit, killed along US 90

    November 12, 2012 4:02 PM

    PATTERSON - A young female Louisiana black bear has been found dead along U.S. 90. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents say she probably was hit by a vehicle early Monday as she tried to cross the highway. Black bears are federally protected as a threatened species The Daily... more »
  • International Paper gives 2 reservoirs to LDWF

    November 5, 2012 5:09 PM

    BASTROP - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says International Paper is giving it two reservoirs that are popular recreational sites near Bastrop. The Bussey Brake reservoir is on about 2,600 acres and the Wham Brake reservoir about 5,500. IP Senior Vice President Tommy Joseph says the donation will... 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 »
  • Crews retrieve dead dolphin from Mississippi River

    October 3, 2012 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Crews retrieved a dolphin today found dead in the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge earlier this week. Members of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Marine Search and Rescue team helped the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries retrieve the mammal from waters near the... more »
  • Dolphin found dead near Baton Rouge bridge

    October 2, 2012 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Wildlife officials said they will attempt to retrieve a dead dolphin discovered in the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge this week. A spokesperson for the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the dolphin was reported yesterday near the Old Mississippi River Bridge, but they couldn't... 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 »
  • LDWF agents prepare for possible rescues Play Video

    August 28, 2012 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Wildlife agents moved equipment and other resources into place in case they're needed to rescue people as Hurricane Isaac comes through Louisiana. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries set up several staging areas for equipment, where agents and boats can get fuel and supplies during... more »
  • Flooding knocks LDWF offline

    August 14, 2012 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A broken water line knocked a state government agency off the internet this afternoon, potentially causing a problem for people who need hunting, fishing or boat licenses. A spokesperson for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the broken line flooded their main office in... more »
  • Teen accused of 2nd gator season violation

    May 28, 2012 3:34 PM

    OBERLIN, La. - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says an 18-year-old Basile man who is awaiting trial for allegedly possessing an alligator out of season has been arrested a second time on the same charge. Spokesman Adam Einck says an agent allegedly saw Michael R. Gaspard load a... more »
  • Fern infestation irritates hunters, boaters Play Video

    May 25, 2012 5:54 PM

    WHITE CASTLE - A pesky plant is spreading like wildfire all over Louisiana, frustrating hunters, boaters and fishermen. It's called Salvinia, and people with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries say it is just as insidious as its name sounds. This water weed doubles its size every six to... more »
  • LDWF summer camp spots still available

    May 23, 2012 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) still haS available spots open for both of their Summer Day Camps this summer for children 12 to 16 years old at the Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge. The camps will be held from June 25-29... more »
  • Group files another truck stop tiger lawsuit

    April 5, 2012 4:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An animal rights group has filed another lawsuit against Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries seeking to have a tiger displayed at a Grosse Tete truck stop sent to a sanctuary. The Animal Legal Defense Fund accuses the department of breaking the law by letting truck stop... more »
  • Complaint leads to alligator violation

    October 10, 2011 2:37 PM

    BASILE- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents found four live alligators in a container at a home in Evangeline Parish after they received a complaint. Agents cited John Sonnier for possessing alligators during a closed season. An agent found the live alligators in a large black container. Agents... more »
  • LDWF unveils new toll free information hotline

    September 13, 2011 2:32 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now offering a free information hotline to the public that will cover popular season dates and regulations. The public can call the toll free hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-256-2749. As seasons are set,... more »
  • 2nd man's body found in Mississippi River

    July 25, 2011 5:14 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says search crews have found the body of a 27-year-old Livingston man whose uncle's body was found a day earlier in the Mississippi River near Donaldsonville. Spokesman Adam Einck says the body of Joshua Peters was pulled from the water... more »
  • 2nd man's body found in Mississippi River

    July 25, 2011 10:17 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says search crews have found the body of a 27-year-old Livingston man whose uncle's body was found a day earlier in the Mississippi River near Donaldsonville. Spokesman Adam Einck says the body of Joshua Peters was pulled from the water... more »
  • Part of Atchafalaya Basin reopened to boat traffic

    June 13, 2011 4:32 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Authorities reopened all boat traffic for a four-mile portion of waterways in the Atchafalaya Basin today. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries had closed the area in St. Martin Parish on May 26 due to flooding from the Morganza Spillway. It stretched from the Henderson... more »
  • LDWF watching for animals in flood areas

    May 26, 2011 5:41 PM

    KROTZ SPRINGS - Wildlife agents have seen herds of deer fleeing from high water due to the Morganza Spillway opening. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is using its mobile command unit to protect deer and other animals moving because of the flood. It is currently set up... more »
  • Part of Atchafalaya Basin closed to boat traffic

    May 26, 2011 4:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Beginning at 6 a.m. today, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will close a four-mile stretch of the Atchafalaya Basin in St. Martin Parish to boat traffic. The closure area is from the Henderson levee on the west side to the Butte LaRose levee on the east... more »
  • Body of missing boater found in Lake Maurepas

    May 24, 2011 10:36 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The body of a missing boater was found this morning in Lake Maurepas, according to authorities. Adam Einck with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the body of Hubert Aucoin, 38, was recovered around 7 a.m. from the lake in Livingston Parish. According to... more »
  • People warned to watch for animals displaced by flood

    May 14, 2011 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As floodwaters move through Louisiana, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are warning people to watch out for animals that may be forced into towns or cities. Wildlife officials said wild animals like deer, bear and alligators will be pushed out of their habitats by the... more »
  • LDWF announces more fishing openings

    April 26, 2011 2:20 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has ordered an emergency reopening of recreational and commercial fishing in portions of state inside and outside waters within the Barataria Basin that were previously closed due to impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill last year. These areas were opened previously... more »
  • Group wants truck stop tiger removed

    November 23, 2010 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE – An animal rights group has asked state officials to revoke a truck stop’s permit to have a live tiger named Tony on display. The Animal Legal Defense Fund filed a petition with the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, claiming the tiger’s conditions and habitat at... more »
  • LDWF checking another fish kill in Plaquemines Parish

    September 17, 2010 4:54 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists are checking a fish kill in Plaquemines Parish. Assistant Secretary Randy Pausina says they went to Bay Joe Wise on Friday, the day the fish kill was reported. Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn said he and others found dead fish covering... more »
  • LDWF says La. needs more money to test seafood

    August 5, 2010 5:46 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries secretary Robert Barham says Louisiana will need more money for testing seafood. Barham says the national perception is most of Louisiana is covered with oil, and our seafood is contaminated. He says a seafood safety plan must include proper testing and marketing... more »
  • Waters east of Grand Isle closed to fishing

    May 22, 2010 4:38 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the closure of a portion of state waters east of Grand Isle to commercial and recreational fishing. The closure spans from Lake Grand Ecaille westward to the western shore of the Barataria Waterway. The LDWF closed the area as... more »
  • May 14 fishing updates

    May 15, 2010 4:01 AM

    Fishermen in Louisiana will have more spots available Saturday as the state continues to make adjustments in response to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Governor Jindal also kept up his efforts to assist fishermen whose livelihoods are jeopardized by the oil spill. The state Department of... more »
  • LDWF opens new areas to shrimping

    May 10, 2010 2:44 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) officials have announced that all areas west of the Mississippi River are open to recreational and commercial fishing, effective immediately. This includes shrimping, with the exception of the areas listed below: · All state inside waters north of the inside/outside shrimp... more »
  • DHH, LDWF announce precautionary closures

    April 30, 2010 4:24 PM

    The Department of Health and Hospitals and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced Friday select fishing areas and oyster harvesting beds will be closed as a precautionary response to the oil spill in the Gulf. LDWF Secretary Robert Barham announced the closure of both recreational and commercial fishing... more »
  • Plan to control giant salvinia unveiled

    April 15, 2010 5:30 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have a plan to fight giant salvinia, which has been choking Lake Bisteneau since 2006. In the plan, the department will skim plants from teh surface, removing cypress trees to better attack the plant, and to find ways to pay for long-term rehabilitation.... more »
  • Pets disappearing in a Denham Springs neighborhood

    November 16, 2009 10:15 PM

    The King family believes something is eating the pets in their neighborhood on Pete's Highway in Denham Springs. Their nine-year-old cat CoCo went missing two weeks ago. The only trace of him they could find was several tufts of fur in the midst of very large paw prints. Two... more »
  • Live audio available for LDWF meetings

    October 14, 2009 8:42 AM

    Audio from the meetings of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force will be aired live on the web. Wildlife and Fisheries usually meets on the first Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m. Advance notice of other meetings will be posted on the... more »

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