Outdoors

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. […]
November 23, 2020

LWFC offers hunting, fishing & boating COVID-19 safety tips

Hunting, fishing and boating have become major outlets for fun and relaxation for Louisianans in these tough days of COVID-19. The fresh air, the woods and […]
November 12, 2020

Local 11-year-old angler breaks world record he set three days before

It’s certainly extraordinary to break a world record in any category, but even more remarkable is when a person breaks a world record they had just […]
November 11, 2020

Participate in the LDWF’s Get Out and Fish! Derby

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering a unique, incentive-based fishing experience with its 2020 Get Out and Fish! Derby during Thanksgiving week. Anglers can […]
October 20, 2020

LDWF to Bring Get Out and Fish! Community Fishing Program to Houma

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation are excited to announce the addition of two new parks to the […]
October 2, 2020

Agents Cite Two Houma Residents for Over the Limit of Shrimp

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a man and woman for alleged Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and recreational fishing violations on Oct. 1 […]
September 30, 2020

Abundance of moths in your yard? Chances are you have Sod Webworms too

2020 has definitely been one for the history books. COVID-19, murder hornets, Hurricane Laura and now Hurricane Sally hitting our Gulf neighbors to the east. This […]