Outdoors

June 4, 2021

LDWF to host Tagged Fish Derby at Ponds Throughout the State

Spring is in full swing and summer is just around the corner! Make time to get outside, unwind, and spend time with family and friends while […]
June 2, 2021

Exciting Things to Come for Bayou Lafourche

Bayou Lafourche recently announced progress that will bring more options to residents.    Traveling through three parishes and 106 miles, Bayou Lafourche begins in Donaldsonville, La, […]
May 28, 2021

Illegal Red Piranha Found in Baton Rouge lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has verified that a single Red Piranha was caught earlier this week in University Lakes in Baton Rouge. […]
April 9, 2021

Feral pig baits showing promise

Feral pigs are a nuisance in many areas of the country, causing billions of dollars in damage. Scientists with the LSU AgCenter and the LSU Department […]
April 9, 2021

Oil-Covered Brown Pelican Transported to Georgia After 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster Finds Its Way Back to Louisiana

The distance is about 700 miles as the crow flies. But a brown pelican transported from Louisiana to Georgia in 2010 was bound and determined to […]
April 6, 2021

Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo Announces 72nd Annual Rodeo in July

The Golden Meadow-Fourchon Tarpon Rodeo (GMFTR) announces its 72nd annual fishing rodeo July 1 – 3, 2021. “We are excited to move forward with the 72nd […]
April 2, 2021

LDWF: Salmonella Infection Causing Sporadic Bird Deaths Across State

A statewide Salmonella bacterial infection has caused the sporadic mortality of some wild birds, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) said. “Many of the […]
March 24, 2021

Oh Snap! New study released today roughly triples estimate of red snapper in Gulf

U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced today the red snapper populations in U.S. coastal waters are 110 million red snapper – roughly three times more than previously […]
March 13, 2021

LDWF Participating in ‘Spring Aboard’ Boating Safety Campaign

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is encouraging boaters to enroll in a boating education course prior to the kickoff of the boating season. […]
March 5, 2021

Black-Bellied Whistling Duck Avian Cholera Deaths Mount in New Orleans

The black-bellied whistling duck avian cholera mortality event that started in the New Orleans area in early December 2020 continues to kill birds, the Louisiana Department […]
February 16, 2021

LDWF Warns of Potential Fish Kills Due to Freezing Temps

As an arctic blast continues to move across the state, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries warns the public of potential fish kills throughout coastal […]
January 25, 2021

LDWF Begins Construction of Fishing Piers at Seven Water Control Structures on Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA

Contractors have begun construction of new fishing piers at seven water control structures on Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area (WMA), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries […]
January 24, 2021

Louisiana Shrimp Season to Close Today in Portions of State Inshore and Outside Waters

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2020 fall shrimp season will close at official sunset on Sunday, January 24, in the following portions […]
January 9, 2021

LDWF Stocks Rainbow Trout at Community Fishing Ponds Across Louisiana

Grab your fishing gear and bring your friends and family to a nearby Get Out and Fish! pond for the opportunity to catch a fish you […]
December 9, 2020

Migrating Black-Bellied Whistling Ducks in New Orleans Area Test Positive for Avian Cholera

Birds from the most recent annual migration of wild black-bellied whistling ducks to the New Orleans area and Audubon Park have tested positive for avian cholera. […]