March 4, 2023

National Deer Association Selects LDWF As Its 2022 Agency Of The Year

The award recognizes the outstanding work done by LDWF’s Deer Program as well as the overall effort of the department in deer management.
February 27, 2023

LDWF Asks Saltwater Anglers to Complete Web-Based Survey on Red Drum Management Options

LDWF is conducting a survey on Red Drum (redfish) management options prior to presenting recommendations to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC). This survey is an additional effort to collect public input on management options
February 21, 2023

Is your soil the problem?

Free soil testing from LSU Ag Center may be the key to your beautiful lawn and flower beds, or an abundant garden!
February 15, 2023

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Announces 2024 Louisiana Duck Stamp Contest

The 2024 contest will be restricted to designs with ruddy duck(s) as the focal species. Artists are reminded of the requirement for associated habitat representative of Louisiana wetlands.  An additional reminder to artists: It is extremely uncommon for ruddy ducks wintering in Louisiana to have their full alternate breeding plumage.
February 6, 2023

LWFC Adopts Amendments to 2023-25 Hunting Reg NOI Regarding Deer and Turkey Tags

Deer and turkey tags may only be used by the hunter to whom the tag was issued. Hunters who allow their tags to be used by another person, or who use tags issued to another person, are in violation of the new rule and are subject to fines.
January 29, 2023

Rainbow Trout have been restocked at the Bayou Country Sports Park!

Adult-sized Rainbow Trout have been restocked at the Bayou Country Sports Park ponds! Check out this video on tips for catching these beautiful fish!
January 11, 2023

Volunteers needed for Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo Cleanup Event

Time is running out to sign up to participate in the 2023 derelict crab trap rodeo event. The event will take place this year in the Terrebonne Basin out of Montegut.
January 10, 2023

Get Out & Fish! sites stocked with Rainbow Trout in January!

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will stock 17 sites across Louisiana with adult-size Rainbow Trout, including the Bayou Country Sports Park in Houma!
January 9, 2023

LWFC Adopts Notice of Intent to Remove Buoy Requirements from Freshwater Gill and Trammel Nets

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a Notice of Intent (NOI) to remove the requirement of using international orange buoys to mark gill and trammel nets in fresh water.
January 8, 2023

LWFC Approves Notice of Intent for Hunting Regs, Hunting Seasons and WMA Rules for 2023-24

The notices of intent include proposed hunting season dates and regulation changes from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for the upcoming hunting seasons and provide for a public comment period. See what's changing here:
December 8, 2022

Commercial Large Coastal Sharks Possession Limit Increases to 55 Sharks

LDWF announced the daily possession limit for commercially harvested large coastal sharks is increasing from 45 to 55 per day when the 2023 season opens on January 1. 
November 19, 2022

Get your landscape ready for winter before you hibernate

Learn how to protect your landscaping in colder temperatures with LSU Ag.
November 18, 2022

Low Water Advisory in areas of St. Mary Parish

ATTENTION HUNTERS! Sheriff Blaise Smith and the deputies of the SMPSO are advising the public to use EXTREME CAUTION when boating/hunting in St. Mary's waters due to the low water levels we are experiencing.
November 18, 2022

Recreational And Commercial Seasons For Lane Snapper In Louisiana Waters To Close on November 21

The recreational and commercial seasons for lane snapper in Louisiana waters will close at 12:01 a.m. on November 21, 2022, and will remain closed until January 1, 2023. 
November 15, 2022

LDWF Trip Ticket Staff Available During Upcoming Remote License Sales

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Trip Ticket staff will accompany Licensing during remote commercial fishing license sales. See when they will be in Bourg, here: