Reward offered for information on the killing of two black bears in St. Mary Parish
Posted on 3/1/2018 10:57:00 AM.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement agents are offering a $5,500 reward for information about who killed two black bears in St. Mary Parish in the Atchafalaya Basin. It is believed they were killed between February 2nd and 4th. LDWF spokesman Adam Einck says both bears were discovered in a fairly remote area.
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LDWF proposing fee increases and simplifying licensing program
Posted on 2/27/2018 9:36:00 AM.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is facing a budgetary crisis. After years of operating as a self sufficient agency, the predicted annual 19.8-million-dollars will not be enough to keep up. Cole Garett, Executive Counsel for the LDWF, says they are proposing a bill in the regular legislative session to get rid of most of the current 117 different licenses. By raising some fees, this will help them get matching federal funds.
"The reason being is we have to show the feds that we generate revenue in order to pull down federal tax money."More
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Retail stores to temporarily stop selling hunting and fishing licenses
Posted on 1/13/2018 3:55:00 AM.

Sportsman will be unable to renew their hunting and fishing licenses at retail stores for two months starting January 30th while the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries transitions to a new system. Spokesperson Rene LeBreton says the state has a new vendor for licensing.

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Man arrested for allegedly killing black bear
Posted on 1/11/2018 10:37:00 AM.

Wildlife and Fisheries agents have arrested a Point Coupee Parish man for allegedly killing a protected black bear. The bear was a part of the Louisiana Black Bear Management and Research project. LDWF Spokesperson Adam Einck says agents responded after the tagged bear set off an alert…

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LDWF adds 23 young whooping cranes to the state's flock
Posted on 11/15/2017 2:02:00 PM.

The state has added 23 juvenile whooping cranes to the Louisiana flock as part of an effort to regrow the population after the large white birds disappeared from the Bayou State in 1950. Louisiana Department of Wildlife Fisheries Biologist Sara Zimorski says these young birds join 49 other cranes.

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Black bears have made a comeback in Louisiana and LDWF wants to help residents co-exist
Posted on 10/12/2017 12:16:00 PM.

As black bears have made a big comeback in the Bayou State, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries encourages Louisianans to visit Black bear expert for LDWF Maria Davidson says there is now more interaction between black bears and the public.

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LDWF urging sportsman to limit the transportation of phragmites
Posted on 9/9/2017 6:03:00 AM.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is asking the public to limit the transportation of Roseau cane, as the species is rapidly dying off. The plant helps to protect the Mississippi River delta and the coastal region. LDWF Biologist Manager Vaughn McDonald says the Roseau cane scale, which is a bug, is killing off the beneficial plant life.

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LDWF agents help Texas authorities with Harvey response
Posted on 8/28/2017 10:32:00 AM.

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries agents are on hand to aid our Texas neighbors as they deal with epic flooding in the Houston area. Adam Einck with LDWF says the agents will assist the Texas authorities with search and rescue efforts.

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Shot LDWF agent returns to work
Posted on 8/16/2017 10:44:00 AM.

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent is back at work after being shot in the line of duty in January. Twenty-five-year-old Tyler Wheeler of Monroe was shot four times while conducting a traffic stop in Morehouse Parish. Wheeler says doctors told him he recovered extremely fast given the injuries he had.

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LDWF looking for Nutria hunters to combat the invasive species
Posted on 8/8/2017 12:15:00 PM.

The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Coastwide Nutria Control Program is looking for south Louisiana landowners and hunters to help combat the invasive rodent. LDWF Biologist Catherine Normand says the goal is to reduce Nutria induced marsh damage by removing about 400,000 rodents per season.

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