May 5, 2023

Spring Shrimp Season to Open in Remaining Louisiana Inshore Waters

LDWF biologists have monitored hydrological parameters and conducted weekly trawl samples throughout the state’s estuarine and nearshore waters since March to develop recommendations for the opening of the spring shrimp season.
April 25, 2023

LDWF certified 191 boaters during Boating Education Lagniappe Day

Sign up for the next class and learn about hulls, motors, legal and equipment requirements, navigation rules and charts, trailering, sailboats, canoeing, personal watercraft and more!
April 23, 2023

Bayou Country Sports Park to host Spring Fishing Event!

The pond will be stocked with adult channel catfish prior to the event, and you get to keep what you catch!
April 22, 2023

What’s eating your citrus tree?

Even though the caterpillars look eerie, they are harmless and will turn into something beautiful in few weeks!
April 21, 2023

Reminder: Recreational and Commercial Cobia Bag Limit Reductions Go into Effect in Louisiana State Waters

These limits will now be consistent across state and federal waters.
April 20, 2023

Spring Shrimp Season to Open in a Portion of Louisiana Inshore Waters May 1

The Department provided projections of the date when a minimum of 50 percent of the inshore brown shrimp population sampled reach sizes of 100 count per pound or larger.
April 15, 2023

LDWF announce Spring Catfish Stocking

The Bayou Country Sports Park ponds will soon be stocked with catfish!
April 7, 2023

Louisiana Private Recreational Red Snapper Season to Open in May

The season will run 7 days a week with a daily bag limit of three fish per person and a 16-inch total minimum length limit.
March 30, 2023

Shrimp Season to Open in Remaining State Outside Waters on April 1

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the portion of the state's outside waters will reopen to shrimping at 6:00 a.m. on April 1, 2023. 
March 25, 2023

Go wild this spring with native azaleas

You can find native azaleas at many local retail garden centers and incorporate a piece of the wild forest into your garden!
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.