Louisiana Hunting News

Louisiana Youth Lottery Deer Hunt
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has scheduled six youth deer lottery hunts on Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) across the state for the 2006-07 deer-hunting season.
Alligator Lottery Hunts
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is now accepting alligator lottery hunt applications for five Wildlife Management Area (WMA) lakes and seven public lakes located in Regions 3 and 4 of the state.
Fishing and Hunting Licenses to Expire June 30
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries would like to remind the state's recreational hunters and anglers that their 2005/06 licenses will expire on June 30.  Licenses for the 2006/07 seasons will become available for purchase beginning June 1 and will be valid until June 30, 2007.
Nutria Incentive Program Ends with 168,843 Harvested
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) 2005-06 Coastwide Nutria Control Program concluded on March 31, 2006 with 216 participants harvesting 168,843 nutria.
LWCF Approves Hunting Seasons and Regulations
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted the 2006-08 hunting seasons and regulations and the 2006-07 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) seasons and regulations at their meeting on May 2.
2006 Turkey Baiting Violations
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents have issued citations to 34 people for allegedly hunting turkeys over baited areas during the 2006 spring gobbler season. The citations have been issued throughout Louisiana and many were the result of reports by concerned sportsmen of suspected illegally baited hunting spots.
Comments On Proposed 2006-07 Hunting Season Rules
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is providing an Internet option for those wishing to comment on the proposed 2006-07 Hunting Season Rules and Regulations.
Amendments Added to 2006-07 Hunting Seasons
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) passed two more amendments to the 2006-07 Hunting Seasons and Regulations Notice of Intent at their March meeting.
Two Men Cited for Night Hunting
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited two Louisiana Tech University students for hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a moving vehicle, and hunting and spotlighting from a public road on Jan. 19.
Deer Season Open in Portion of Plaquemines Parish
Recent survey work by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) biologists in Plaquemines Parish indicates a need to open part of the parish's east bank for deer and rabbit hunting. The area opened by this notice had been closed due to habitat damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.