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  • Wildlife forced into dry neighborhoods

    May 13, 2011 11:17 PM

    As the water rises, wildlife heads for higher ground as well. However, some animals may be in need of rescue. "We found two nests to be absolutely in danger of the water." Donna Gee says, "the water was lapping at the base of the nest." Gee works with Wildlife in... more »
  • Lease Continues for Thistlethwaite Area

    November 5, 2010 4:56 PM

    From LDWF: The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Thistlethwaite heirs announced the renewal of the lease agreement for Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area (WMA) at the Nov. 5 commission meeting. This agreement renews the 10-year lease, free of charge, for Thistlethwaite WMA, encompassing 11,000 acres in... more »
  • LA Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Calls Special Meeting

    July 14, 2010 11:46 AM

    NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING: The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has called a special meeting for 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2010 to consider opening areas closed to all fishing due to the BP oil spill to recreational fishing only. The meeting will be held in the Louisiana Room at... more »
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Increased Patrols for Drugs and Alcohol

    June 22, 2010 6:12 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Law Enforcement Division (LDWF/LED) agents will take part in this weekend's Operation Dry Water, a nationally coordinated effort focusing on increased boating safety. From June 25 through 27, agents will be out in force patrolling state waterways for boat operators whose blood alcohol... more »
  • LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES AMENDS FISHING CLOSURE

    June 8, 2010 2:22 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the following opening to recreational and commercial fishing in portions of inside waters near Cocodrie and south of Dulac, LA and in portions of the territorial seas in Terrebonne and Vermilion parishes effective immediately today, June 7. Inside Waters... more »
  • Inspectors Trained To Sniff Out Seafood Tainted By Oil

    June 7, 2010 5:50 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - William Mahan bends over a bowl of raw shrimp and inhales deeply, using his left hand to wave the scent up toward his nose. Deep breath. Exhale. Repeat. He clears his palate with a bowl of freshly cut watermelon before moving on to raw oysters. Deep... more »
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Training for Offshore Oil Cleanup

    May 5, 2010 10:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) began a series of training classes on Tuesday, May 4, for employees involved with the onshore cleanup operations resulting from the Transocean Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion on April 20, 2010. Employees attended a four-hour “Post Emergency Spilled Oil... more »
  • Shrimp Season To Close

    May 3, 2010 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a special shrimp season will end at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Secretary Robert Barham opened the season last Wednesday to let trawlers harvest marketable white shrimp before any possible effects of the oil spill showed up in... more »
  • Louisiana to host new saltwater-fishing tournaments

    February 18, 2010 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is getting ready to begin a new series of tag-and-release saltwater fishing tournaments. It's for two-person teams in boats that are at least 15 feet long and have live wells; redfish caught will be tagged by people from the Aquarium of the Americas. Five... more »
  • Pet monkey put to death after biting child

    February 18, 2010 5:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they had to put a Lafayette Parish woman's pet monkey to death after it bit a child. It happened last week in Lafayette, according to a news release from the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The 3-year-old girl was at... more »
  • Fewer geese dying in Louisiana

    February 12, 2010 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's wildlife veterinarian says the die-off of snow geese in south and central Louisiana seems to have subsided. James LaCour of the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says he expects test results within days from the Wisconsin-based National Wildlife Health Center. There were scattered... more »
  • Declaration of Emergency issued closing most hunting seasons

    December 18, 2009 4:47 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham has issued a Declaration of Emergency closing all hunting seasons, except waterfowl, in portions of southeast Louisiana due to flooding. LDWF has determined that floodwaters in the area could pose a potential risk of overharvest and safety risk to... more »
  • Boater's body found

    December 10, 2009 11:56 AM

    HACKBERRY, La. (AP) - The body of a 26-year-old Hackberry man has been recovered by state Wildlife and Fisheries Department agents and Cameron Parish officials. Deputies tell the American Press that Jack Welch left from a boat launch in Hackberry Monday morning to set out crab pots. He was... more »
  • Hunter issued citations for taking bear in a closed season

    November 30, 2009 6:21 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited a hunter on Nov. 27 for killing two Louisiana black bears on Red River Wildlife Management Area in Concordia Parish. Gary Kinsland, 62, of Sunset, was issued citations for two counts of taking bear in a closed season.... more »

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