Hunt, fishing license fee increases pass House committee
Posted on 3/28/2018 2:10:00 PM.

The House Natural Resources Committee approved a bill requested by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to increase the price of hunting licenses to 20 dollars and fishing licenses to $13.50. LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet says the current fees do not pay for what the department needs going forward.

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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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LDWF: Louisiana has twice as many ducks as last year
Posted on 11/18/2016 4:30:00 AM.

Surveys by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries find there are over twice as many ducks in Louisiana as there were at this time last year. State waterfowl study leader Larry Reynolds says they really aren’t sure why there are so many more ducks this year, but they have some theories.

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House panel likes the idea of blaze pink for hunters
Posted on 3/23/2016 1:16:00 PM.

A bill to allow blaze pink to be worn while hunting in addition to hunter’s orange has been passed by the Natural Resources Committee. Author of the legislation, Bogalusa Rep. Malinda White, says Wisconsin already passed this law and it’s been successful.

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Louisiana hunters can now carry guns during bow season
Posted on 7/8/2015 1:34:00 AM.
Louisiana hunters are now allowed to carry any firearm of their choice during bow hunting season. In the past, hunters were only allowed to carry a .22 caliber pistol loaded with rat shot that could only kill small pests. Port Allen Senator Rick Ward says he believes this law will be beneficial to keeping hunters safe from more aggressive animals.
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Turkey season begins Saturday
Posted on 3/27/2015 3:58:00 AM.
Turkey season opens Saturday and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries predicts a bumper crop for hunters.  Wild Turkey and Resident Small Game Leader, Jimmy Stafford, says there should be some carryover this season after bad weather lead to a poor hunting last year.

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