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  • Wildlife symposium set May 27

    May 18, 2014 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries plans a wildlife symposium May 27 in Baton Rouge. The program will run from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the agency's offices, 2000 Quail Drive. Topics will include the southern pine beetle, amphibians in the Atchafalaya Basin, dove field... more »
  • LA Wildlife and Fisheries' Agent Ryan Faul

    July 1, 2013 7:55 AM

    LA Wildlife and Fisheries' Agent Ryan Faul stops by GMA to discuss water safety on the 4th of July.
  • Sabine wildlife refuge to close Thurs, Fri

    June 26, 2013 6:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A large portion of the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge will be closed Thursday and Friday during Feral Hog Management Operations. The refuge will be closed, including all boat access, from Highway 27, from the north boundary to the south boundary, westward to Sabine Lake. All... more »
  • State wildlife officials set fall shrimp season

    August 3, 2012 7:05 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission says the fall inshore shrimp season will open at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13. The opening covers the state's inside waters from the Atchafalaya River and Atchafalaya River Ship Channel west to the Louisiana/Texas state line. The state inside... more »
  • Wildlife Searching for Higher Ground

    May 16, 2011 7:33 PM

    People aren't the only ones being displaced by the flood waters, wild animals are frantically searching for higher ground. Director of Heckhavan Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Suzy Heck, said "hopefully most of the animals have already moved on. They have a sixth sense about disaster coming and hopefully they'll be... more »
  • 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 »
  • Wildlife Officials Investigate Police Involved Bear Shooting

    March 30, 2011 11:33 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is investigating a black bear shooting involving Carencro Police that happened last Tuesday. "I honestly thought they were having a shoot out with another person because there was at least 10 to 15 shots fired," said Mary Brinkley, who lives in the... 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 »
  • Gator season opens, prices bite

    September 1, 2010 6:47 PM

    Trappers are heading back into the rivers and bayous for 30 days of gator trapping. Every year, Louisiana Wildlife officials hand out a set number of tags. Every time a trapper catches a gator, they slap on a tag and collect their cash. This year might be a little different.... more »
  • Impact of Oil Spill on Wildlife Likely to Linger for Decades

    August 4, 2010 3:12 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A top government scientist says the impact of the Gulf oil spill on wildlife is likely to linger for decades. Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, made the comment Wednesday even as the Obama administration was citing a federal report that only about... more »
  • Lafayette Buffalo Wild Wings Donating to National Wildlife Federation Relief Effort

    July 26, 2010 12:26 PM

    To support the National Wildlife Federation's Oil Spill Relief Effort Buffalo Wild Wings will be donating 10 percent of net sales to National Wildlife Federation 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday, July 26th, 2010. As organizations from around the world band together to support the wildlife and people of the... more »
  • Feds Could Pay Farmers for Wildlife Habitat

    July 20, 2010 9:29 AM

    GUEYDAN, La. (AP) - U.S. agriculture officials say a new program could compensate farmers for agricultural practices that provide habitat to wildlife. Scott Edwards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service says the program could pay farmers for creating mud flats in their fields, pumping water onto... more »
  • Rescue Of Oiled Wildlife

    July 14, 2010 7:10 PM

    The rescue of oiled wildlife impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill continues to be an important mission for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). Working closely with state, federal and contracted forces assembled to rescue birds, sea turtles and marine mammals, LDWF biologists patrol coastal waters and... 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 »
  • New Oil Spill Total is Bad News for BP, Wildlife

    June 11, 2010 7:55 PM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The astonishing news that the oil leak at the bottom of the sea may be twice as big as previously thought could have major repercussions for both the environment and BP's financial health, killing more marine life and dramatically increasing the amount the company must... more »

    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 »
  • Gulf Oil Spill's Threat to Wildlife Turns Real

    June 5, 2010 10:14 PM

    ON BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - The wildlife apocalypse along the Gulf Coast that everyone has feared for weeks is fast becoming a terrible reality. Pelicans struggled to free themselves from oil thick as tar that gathers in hip-deep pools, while others stretch out useless wings, feathers dripping with crude.... more »
  • BP Confirmed Oil in Vermilion Parish

    May 27, 2010 8:19 PM

    Oil has been confirmed in Vermilion Parish near Chenier au Tigre. BP confirmed the oil earlier today. The Vermilion Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness said the oil was cleaned up by this afternoon. A scare in Forked Island left some concerned. Residents found dead fish carcasses along a waterway.... more »
  • So Far, Few Oiled Birds, No Turtles, Brought In

    May 7, 2010 10:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - When you're getting ready to rescue sea turtles from an oil spill, the shopping list includes 50 wading pools. Michele Kelley, Louisiana state marine mammal and sea turtle stranding coordinator, says they've probably ruined every child's summer in New Orleans because they bought all the kidding pools.... more »
  • Two Gannets Found Dead, Covered in Oil

    May 6, 2010 11:24 AM

    Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement agents discovered two dead gannets, possibly killed by the ongoing Deepwater Horizon oil spill, on May 5th. A determination has not been made on the cause of the birds deaths, but agents confirmed that the birds were covered in oil when found. Sgt. Ray... 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 »
  • Marine Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Mississippi Gearing up

    April 30, 2010 2:26 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A marine wildlife rehabilitation center in Mississippi is gearing up to take in possibly hundreds of oily sea mammals from Texas to Florida. The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport has surgery, necropsy and exam rooms, walk-in freezers full of frozen fish for food,... 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 »
  • Brown Pelican removed from endangered species list

    November 11, 2009 3:40 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam Hamilton today announced that the brown pelican, a species once decimated by the pesticide DDT, has recovered and is being removed from the... more »
  • LSU Experts Say `crazy' ants Headed For Louisiana

    September 21, 2009 9:26 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Experts at the LSU AgCenter say a new type of pest may be making its way to Louisiana. They are called "Rasberry crazy ants." They were first discovered in the U.S. in southeastern Texas. LSU entomologists say they are likely making their way into Louisiana. Linda... more »

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