LDWF offers reward for info about fatal Whooping Crane shooting
Posted on 6/2/2016 2:31:00 PM.

A 9,000 dollar reward is being offered by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for any information on the fatal shooting of two Whooping Cranes in Acadia Parish. LDWF Spokesperson Adam Einck says they found the endangered birds with gunshot wounds in Rayne. He says both birds were found very close to each other.
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LDWF biologist discovers rare bird
Posted on 1/5/2016 12:09:00 PM.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announces the discovery of a rare bird for Louisiana. LDWF biologist Dan O'Malley discovered a pyrrhuloxia, commonly known as a desert cardinal, just south of Welsh in Jefferson Davis Parish last month.
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Hust found guilty in shooting of LDWF agent
Posted on 12/4/2015 12:21:00 PM.
A jury in Ouachita Parish handed down a guilty verdict to the man accused of shooting at two Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents.  In the May 21st incident, 32-year-old Sgt. Scott Bullitt was shot while on patrol on the Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area.
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LDWF opens oyster hatchery in Grand Isle
Posted on 8/13/2015 2:31:00 AM.

The State Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has cut the ribbon on a new $3 million  oyster hatchery in Grand Isle that will more than double production of the larvae used to seed oyster grounds. Statewide Oyster Program Manager Patrick Banks says they’ve seen major decreases in oysters since the BP oil spill and this will be an important component to boosting the oyster population.
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Pair cited for stealing alligator eggs valued at over $10,000
Posted on 7/28/2015 12:35:00 PM.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries have cited two men accused of stealing over 500 alligator eggs valued at over $10,000.  LDWF spokesperson Gabe Giffin says agents observed 24-year-old Christopher Trahan of Lake Charles and 47-year-old Paul Canick of Grand Chenier taking alligator eggs from the marsh.
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LDWF releases Alligator Snapping Turtles
Posted on 7/21/2015 12:01:00 PM.
In an effort to re-establish the species, the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has released juvenile Alligator Snapping Turtles into the Calcasieu River Basin.  LDWF Natural Heritage Program Manager, Amity Bass, says the turtle is a Species of Concern in Louisiana.  
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LDWF looks to sell commercial ads on its properties
Posted on 7/14/2015 3:14:00 AM.
In an effort to raise additional funds, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is looking into selling advertising on its properties.  LDWF spokesman Bo Boehringer says legislation passed in this year's legislative session allows the department to take advantage of this revenue stream opportunity.
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Electronic hunting and fishing licenses now available
Posted on 6/2/2015 2:51:00 PM.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now offering hunting and fishing licenses in an electronic form that can be both saved on a portable device or printed from home. Director of Licensing Michelle Rayburn says this new option to the traditional license went on sale June 1, creating an easier way for people to get or renew their license.
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LDWF agent who was shot last week remains hospitalized
Posted on 5/27/2015 12:21:00 PM.
Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham says Sgt. Scott Bullitt, who was shot last week in Ouachita Parish while on duty, remains hospitalized in serious condition in a Shreveport hospital.  He says neurosurgeons performed surgery on Bullitt Saturday.
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LDWF to make an announcement regarding the Louisiana black bear today
Posted on 5/20/2015 3:16:00 AM.
Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will make an important announcement at the Governor's Mansion regarding the Louisiana black bear.  It is expected that the black bear will be officially removed from the threatened species list.  
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