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  • Wildlife and Fisheries: Spring Season

    May 6, 2013 8:19 AM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent Travis Huval discusses catching a rare catfish and spring hunting season. The shrimp season will open at 6 a.m. May 13 from Bayou Lafourche west to the western shore of Vermilion Bay. The other areas of the inshore waters will open May... more »
  • Residents Concerned About Bear Sightings

    December 10, 2012 7:20 PM

    In St. Mary Parish, residents in the Berwick area are staying vigilant after several bear sightings. Berwick police tell KATC this weekend they received four calls about bears in the area and at least one was spotted in a neighborhood. So far across the state, 13 bears have... more »
  • Wildlife and Fisheries

    December 3, 2012 8:12 AM

    Travis Huval from Wildlife and Fisheries stops by once a month to inform Acadiana of the latest happenings with rules and regulations. This month he tells us about wildlife management areas. To submit a question email 'GMA' at For more info visit:
  • Wildlife and Fisheries

    November 5, 2012 8:49 AM

    Travis Huval from Wildlife and Fisheries stops by once a month to inform Acadiana of the latest happenings with rules and regulations. This month he tells us about restricted hunting licensing. To submit a question email 'GMA' at For more info visit:
  • 5 cited by Wildlife and Fisheries for game bird violations

    December 20, 2011 3:18 PM

    Agents from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division have cited five Slidell residents. On December 17, these residents were allegedly in violation of migratory game bird laws in Orleans Parish. Agents cited David Marshall, 55, Charles Efferson, 49, Michael Landry, 42, Robert Landry, 52, and a... more »
  • Agents looking for boaters under the influence

    June 24, 2011 10:41 PM

    It all starts with a flick of the lights. Then you realize they're here for you. "We're putting more boats on patrol this weekend," Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent, Jason Romero said. Wildlife and Fisheries kicked off the weekend in Henderson Swamp as part of Operation: Dry... more »
  • L.D.W.F. Agents Rescue Missing Father And Two Young Sons

    November 3, 2010 5:18 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents rescued a missing father and his two sons on Nov. 3 in Union Parish. Agents received a call from the Union Parish Sheriff's Office shortly after 9 p.m. on Nov. 2 about Timothy Thomas, 36, and his two sons,... more »
  • UPDATE: Search for Serval Cat

    October 21, 2010 12:40 PM

    What is believed to be a serval cat is lurking through Youngsville neighborhoods. Law enforcement and paramedics were called after a Youngsville Police officer spotted the animal this morning. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office contacted Wildlife and Fisheries to assist Youngsville P.D in the search. The public is asked not... more »
  • New Program Will Hopefully Put Fishermen Back to Work

    July 14, 2010 6:35 PM

    State officials are hoping to lure thousands of fishermen who aren't already working for BP's Vessels of Opportunity program back onto the water. Harlon Pearce, a chairman for the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, said "We want to give them an ability to go back to work 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 »
  • Operation Dry Water

    June 24, 2010 6:34 PM

    With more boaters out on Acadiana waters, so are patrol agents. And after recent deadly accidents on the waterways, Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries is campaigning this weekend to prevent further deaths. It's called "Operation Dry Water," and targets impaired boat operators. Last year, there were 32 boating accident deaths... 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 »
  • UPDATE-The Search for Missing Women in Lake Palourde

    June 21, 2010 7:19 PM

    One person is still missing after a boating accident on Lake Palourde in Morgan City. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries along with assistance from St. Mary Sheriff's Department are searching for 18 year old Theresa Hidalgo. Meanwhile, the body of 39 year-old Micheal St. Amant from Donaldsonville... 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 »
  • Broussard Resident Helps Bird in Venice

    May 21, 2010 8:48 PM

    The Crude Disaster gives one Acadiana resident a fishing trip she won't soon forget. Broussard resident, Windy Maitreme saw firsthand what the oil is doing to Louisiana's coast. "It's devastating to see the oil, merky brown... You can definitely see the oil in the water. As far as we... more »
  • Another Shrimp Season

    May 6, 2010 4:57 PM

    The local shrimp industry has yet another glimmer of hope in this crude disaster. Wildlife and Fisheries Officials met in Baton Rouge Thursday morning to discuss what the next best step should be. The Commission actually moved the item up on their agenda, after the meeting room became filled... more »
  • Wildlife And Fisheries Announces New Silverfin Promotion

    January 12, 2010 3:24 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) with Chef Philippe Parola today announced the "Silverfin Promotion" that will strive to create a commercial and recreational market for the non-native bighead and silver carp. Included in LDWF's plan for silver and bighead carp is creating a demand for the... more »

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