Here's a simple reminder before hunters head out in the coming days to begin filling freezers with game. The annual Clean Out Your Freezer Day happens 1-4 p.m. Sunday at locations throughout the Capital City area.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Charlie Melancon, the secretary for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, defended his position to oppose a move in Congress to establish management of red snapper for recreational fishermen by the five Gulf states in a Thursday meet…
Saturday, September 17, 2016
For 21 years, the last Sunday in September and the annual Clean Out Your Freezer Day, were a signal for the imminent start of the hunting season. OK, so dove and teal hunters had their shots, but deer, squirrel and rabbit seasons were close.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Saturday, September 10, 2016
A red flag went up when the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission first delayed approving minutes of its July meeting in early August, then postponed approving both the July and August meetings minutes during its September meeting.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
If there were two clear statements during the seven hours spent Wednesday discussing red snapper, it was that Louisiana and the western half of the Gulf of Mexico has more red snapper than the eastern Gulf waters, and that the Louisiana Department…
Saturday, September 03, 2016
Change, especially for hunters, always comes with some rancor, but nothing during the past 10 years has caused a furor like Wildlife and Fisheries proposed restriction on bringing deer and other animals in the same family as whitetail deer taken b…
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Deer and oysters representing recreational and commercial interests dominated the more than three hours of Thursday’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting in Baton Rouge.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
David Moreland, retired as he is, can’t seem to shake off the years spent working with deer and his last years in the top spot in state’s Wildlife Division.
There’s a dark cloud hanging over south Louisiana, a lingering mass punctuated over the past 11 years by destructive hurricanes, a massive oil spill the magnitude of which we never want to see eclipsed and, during the past three weeks, by flooding…
While it doesn’t feel cold, the early cold front moving into our state sure is welcome relief from constant daily rains, and it couldn’t have arrived at a better time.
Friday, August 26, 2016
The state’s Marine Fisheries Section has determined recreational fishermen will have caught a state-imposed 1.12 million pounds of red snapper by Labor Day, and will close the recreational red snapper season within the nine-mile limit off the Loui…
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The Friday-Saturday fishing celebration expected to invade Grand Isle for the 7th Ride the Bull Extreme Kayak Rodeo will be tempered with tears.
Saturday, August 20, 2016
In the life-must-go-on chapter of the second week of our flood disaster, there’s little doubt the Wildlife Division inside the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries stirred a hornet’s nest with the proposed ban on hunters bringing deer taken on out…
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
SHREVEPORT — Ava Lemoine was among 11 young writers, photographers, hunters and anglers taking centerstage Saturday night during the annual Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association banquet.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Fishermen heading to Venice and points east, and those looking for mid-August action along the Central Coast during the coming weekend should embrace the change in weather conditions.
BUCHANAN, Tenn. — Justin Watts and Alex Heintze know all about great runs in the Costa Bassmaster High School National Championship. They teamed last year to boat an eye-popping 66 pounds over three days to win the national title.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
While the back-and-forth exchange between U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, and Wildlife and Fisheries secretary Charlie Melancon made headlines during Thursday’s Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting, shrimpers across the state paid mor…
The Louisiana duo of Hanson Chaney and Jackson Landry finished fifth of 29 teams at the 2016 Costa Bassmaster Junior National Championship held Aug. 2-3 on Carroll County 1,000 Acre Recreation Lake in Huntingdon, Tennessee.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
A heated exchange of words between U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, and Wildlife and Fisheries secretary Charlie Melancon during Thursday’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting showed the contentious nature existing around re…
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016
GRAND ISLE — Saturday’s final leaderboard from the three-day 88th-annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo with anglers, their hometowns (boat name and boat captain listed in tag & release divisions) and weight of their catches in pounds a…
GRAND ISLE — Hundreds of anglers entered in the 88th annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo were blessed by light seas, relatively calm winds and little rain throughout the three-day run of the oldest competitive fishing event in the country.
GRAND ISLE — Saturday’s leaderboard from the three-day 88th-annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo with anglers, their hometowns (boat name in catch & release divisions) and weight of their catch in pounds and ounces. The Redfish Stringe…
Friday, July 29, 2016
GRAND ISLE — Now that the leaderboard for the 88th annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo is filled after Friday’s second day, maybe the only safe place to be on that list is the spot Allen Templet holds down with his rodeo-record grouper.
GRAND ISLE — Friday’s second-day leaderboard from the three-day 88th annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo with anglers, their hometowns (boat name in catch & release divisions) and weight of their catch in pounds and ounces. The Redfis…
GRAND ISLE — Friday’s leaderboard from the three-day 88th-annual International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo with anglers, their hometowns (boat name in catch & release divisions) and weight of their catch in pounds and ounces. The Redfish Stringer …