Louisiana Hunting News

Breech Loading Rifles of .35 or Larger Caliber to be Used During Primitive Firearm Deer Season in Louisiana

Act 68 of the 2012 Louisiana Legislative Regular Session, signed by Governor Bobby Jindal, allows breech loading rifles of .35 or larger caliber to be used during the primitive firearm deer season.

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, recently approved a list of primitive firearm calibers, smaller than .38, that would be legal for deer hunting in the state beginning with the 2012-13 hunting season.  That specific list of primitive firearm calibers is no longer needed since the .35 caliber or larger designation includes the calibers the Commission had approved.

Dead Trophy Bucks May Soon Father Fawns with Does Hundreds of Miles Away

An absolute monster of a buck harvested in Illinois successfully impregnated six does in Louisiana after his death. That sounds impossible, but with the help of a determined hunter and the brains and technology of a researcher at Louisiana State University, it’s very possible.

“Swamp People” Star Mitchell Guist Dies After Falling from Boat

swampThe History Channel has lost one of the stars of its hit show Swamp People. Mitchell Guist, half of the much loved, rough cut, alligator-hunting Guist brothers has died after falling out of his boat in Louisiana, reportedly after suffering some form of seizure. However, the official cause of death has yet to be determined by Louisiana officials.

New Iberia, Louisiana Resident Arrested for Shocking Fish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division Agents arrested a New Iberia man for allegedly shocking fish on March 16.

Agents arrested James J. Bourg, 33, for taking fish with a shocking device, taking commercial fish without a commercial license or commercial gear license, possessing unlabeled catfish, failing to complete trip tickets and theft of crab traps and booked him onto the Iberia Parish Jail.

State of Louisiana Announces Louisiana Blue Crab to Be First Sustainable Blue Crab Fishery in the World

Today the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in coordination with the Louisiana Crab Task Force and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB), announced the Louisiana blue crab fishery has been recognized with the seal of ‘sustainability’ by a third-party organization, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). This designation by MSC is the first of its kind for any blue crab fishery in the world.

Louisiana D.W.F. Public Meetings Begin This Week on Proposed Hunting Seasons

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host six public meetings around the state to present proposed 2012-14 hunting season dates, Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) general rules and regulation changes, and waterfowl zones and splits options.

Public comment will be taken on all items under consideration by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission through May 3. The meeting dates and locations include:

Louisiana D.W.F. Presents Proposed Feral Hog Trapping Regulations at March Commission Meeting

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted a notice of intent at their March 1 meeting, to accept public comment on proposed feral hog trapping regulations recommended the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).

The proposed regulations would allow feral hogs to be trapped year-round. Persons using cage or corral traps to capture feral hogs would be required to have a valid Louisiana basic hunting license.  Persons using snares to trap feral hogs would be required to have a valid Louisiana trapping license. 

Louisiana’s Coastal Forest Conservation Initiative Adds 29,630 Acres to Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) today announced a property acquisition that will conserve and preserve the largest contiguous tract of wetland forest remaining in the lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley.Partners in the transaction made the announcement at the Livingston Parish governmental complex.

Louisiana DWF Agents Issue Citations for Illegal Deer Hunting Activity

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited ten Louisiana citizens for alleged deer hunting violations from December of 2011 to February of 2012 in Webster and Bienville parishes.

After receiving a public tip about illegal night hunting activities in Webster and Bienville parishes, agents initiated an investigation in December of 2011 that led to several illegal hunting violations.

Louisiana W.F.C. Adopts Notices of Intent For 2012-14 Hunting Seasons, Hunting Regulations and W.M.A. Rules

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted notices of intent for the 2013-14 hunting season and the 2012-13 Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) General Rules and Regulations at their Feb. 2 meeting.