August 6, 2023
The Field Day is recommended for those ages 14 or older, and participants must have completed the home study course.
August 5, 2023
Opening dates for the fall inshore shrimp season based on information provided by biologists from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), input from the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force, and public comments.
August 4, 2023
Terrebonne Basin listed in list of closures that begin in February 2024.
July 29, 2023
This season’s regulation pamphlet also has season schedules for the state’s 10 deer hunting areas and major changes for the 2023-24 season.
July 26, 2023
LDWF is providing a special permit to transport and stock approximately 10,000 red drum fingerlings in the Calcasieu Lake estuary as part of a pilot project to investigate the biological and ecological efficacy of stocking with hatchery-raised fish.
July 21, 2023
35.6% of Louisiana’s 2023 annual private recreational allocation have been harvested during the 2023 red snapper season. Recently, the daily creel increased to 4 fish per person with the same 16-inch total length minimum size limit until recreational landings approach or reach Louisiana’s allocation.
July 16, 2023
LA Creel, LDWF's near real-time landings data collection program, indicates that 247,987 pounds, or 26.5 percent, of Louisiana’s 2023 annual private recreational allocation of 934,587 pounds have been harvested during the 2023 red snapper season.
July 15, 2023
This buoy can be expected to attract pelagic species like tuna and wahoo and provide fishing opportunities for anglers who favor those fish.
July 14, 2023
LDWF Secretary Robert Shadoin signed a declaration of emergency to increase the daily creel limit for recreationally harvested red snapper from three to four fish effective Monday, July 17, 2023, thereby maximizing the allowable bag limit delegated to Louisiana under state management.
July 10, 2023
The free, mandatory permit will required for those 18 and older taking, or attempting to take saltwater recreational fish with bowfishing gear, or engaging in bowfishing activity below the saltwater line.
July 8, 2023
The proposed changes result from biological data that indicate the red drum stock is experiencing overfishing resulting in an escapement rate below the 30 percent minimum limit, leading to a declining biomass.
July 5, 2023
LA Creel, LDWF's near real-time landings data collection program, indicates that 141,994 pounds, or 15.2 percent, of Louisiana’s 2023 annual private recreational allocation of 934,587 pounds have been harvested during the 2023 red snapper season.
July 4, 2023
LDWF reminds sportsman that hunting and fishing licenses may only be renewed once your current license has expired. To avoid interruption, sign up for the license auto-renewal program.
July 1, 2023
LSU Ag explains what to do when temperatures are in the triple digits and there's no guarantee of rain.
June 24, 2023
Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) released the latest private recreational red snapper landing estimates through June 11, 2023.