June 6, 2024

Students Sharpen Hunting Skills at Youth Hunter Education Challenge in Terrebonne and Rapides Parishes

The young hunters competed in a variety of events, including 3-D archery, .22 rifle shooting, muzzleloader, shotgun shooting, wildlife identification, safety trail, map/compass orienteering and a general knowledge test.
May 27, 2024

LDWF Warns Public of Potential Fish Kills Statewide

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reminds the public that high summer temperatures, extended cloudy weather, and storms may lead to inland (freshwater) and nearshore marine fish kills in waterways across the state.  Fish kills should be reported to the Department.
May 24, 2024

LDWF Reminds Boaters to Boat Safe This Memorial Day Weekend

“Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to get out on the waterways of Louisiana with school being out and the weather being nice,” said Major Clay Marques, the state’s boating law administrator. “We want everyone to have a great time on the water, but more importantly we want everyone to come home safe.”
May 19, 2024

Become an Aquatic Volunteer Instructor for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries!

Interested in becoming a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Aquatic Volunteer Instructor? LDWF is hosting Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program (Aquatic VIP) workshops across the state. Workshops will be tailored to either formal/informal educators or the general public.
May 11, 2024

LDWF Alligator Lottery Harvests on WMAs and Other Public Grounds Announced

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct alligator lottery harvests on 22 LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 28 public lakes, and one U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) property August-November 2024. Applications are now available.
May 10, 2024

What is ‘Crash Trawl Week’?

Every year during Work Week 18, Crash Trawl Week provides LDWF's Marine Fisheries Section with an opportunity to assess the size, distribution, and abundance of brown shrimp. The information gathered during this period influences the department's advice on the commencement of the spring inshore shrimp season, which is then presented at the May meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.