Diamond-backed water snakes occur in and around lakes, ponds, marshes, swamps and larger streams and rivers, especially in low country.
March 10, 2011- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is reminding hunters that tags must be in possession by all turkey hunters regardless of age during the upcoming 2011 turkey season that opens March 19. Tag the turkey with the appropriate Carcass Tag from the license before it is moved and document the kill on the Harvest Report Card portion of the turkey tag. The tag must remain attached to the turkey while kept at camp, or while it is transported to the domicile of the hunter. If a successful hunter wishes to divide their game with other hunters, a possession tag must be used.
Possession Tags are printed in the of the 2010-11 Louisiana Hunting Regulations booklet, or can be downloaded via the LDWF Web site, and document the identification of the hunter who harvested the turkey. Additionally: Hunters are advised not to remove the Carcass Tags from the Turkey Harvest Report Card until a turkey is harvested. Anyone purchasing a license by phone or the Internet will be given both an authorization number and a LDWF identification number that will serve as their temporary license until the actual license arrives by mail. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. March 1, 2011 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host six public meetings around the state to present proposed 2011-13 hunting season dates, Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) general rules and regulation changes, changes in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) and waterfowl season options. Public comment will be taken on all items under consideration by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission through May 5.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. The notices of intent include proposed hunting season dates and changes from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for the upcoming fall hunting season and provide for a public comment period. Extending the primitive firearm season in Deer Hunting Areas 1 and 6 for the 2012-13 hunting season to the end of January. Removal of the requirement that deer hunters must record the validation number on their license after validating their harvested deer and extension of the amount of time required to report harvested deer from 72 hours to seven days. Amending the language pertaining to the take of crows, blackbirds, cowbirds and grackles on private land and WMAs due to a change in federal regulations. Eliminating the vehicle tag requirement from the self-clearing permit required to use WMAs.
Public comment will be accepted at LWFC monthly meetings from March through May and can be submitted to Randy Myers, Wildlife Division, LDWF, PO Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, until May 5. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Thistlethwaite heirs announced the renewal of the lease agreement for Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area (WMA) at the Nov. This agreement renews the 10-year lease, free of charge, for Thistlethwaite WMA, encompassing 11,000 acres in St.
The WMA is a bottomland hardwood area and is home to a variety of game and non-game wildlife species including whitetail deer, squirrels, rabbits, woodcock and wood ducks. A Kansas man took home first place in the 2011 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Competition sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). Wes Dewey unanimously beat out 14 other competitors and was recognized at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission’s Nov. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents rescued a missing father and his two sons on Nov.
Agents transported the family back to the Joe Bob's landing where medical personnel were already standing by.
During one hunt last season, Kinsland harvested a 13-point non-typical deer from the Red River WMA.
Sitting on a deer stand in his favorite tree on the WMA last November, and after having already seen a buck earlier in the day without getting a clear shot, Kinsland heard hogs squealing. Kinsland has already attended a few LDWF approved hunter education courses and has offered his story in front of the classes during the wildlife identification part of the course. With Louisiana black bear and feral hog populations on the rise in many areas in the state, hunters are reminded that positive target identification is the most important rule in hunter safety and a basic component of legal game harvest. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reminds hunters that bears are actively foraging at this time of year in preparation for the winter.
Hunters can still enjoy a safe hunting experience and have success harvesting game species by following a few, simple recommendations. Bears are less likely to forage for one grain at a time, as dispersed on the ground from a timed feeder.
It is important for hunters to educate themselves about bears and bear behavior, take the proper precautions and remain aware while in the woods.
Black bears are extremely inquisitive and will sometimes follow a hunter’s track to the deer stand.
If you encounter a black bear at close range, raise your hands above your head to appear larger than you are, speak in a normal voice to allow the bear to identify you as human, and back away until it is safe to turn and walk away -- DO NOT RUN. Hunters are also reminded that feral hogs and black bears can look very similar, especially in low light conditions.
The goal of LDWF’s black bear program is to restore bear numbers to a sustainable level that will allow a regulated legal harvest of bears in the future.
When you stop and let nature come to you, you will see that the air is filled with birds and waterfoul.
Scales, shells, wings and more make up these pictures that can put fear in the minds of some and excite the curiosity of others. Wikipedia states that Lagniappe means a small gift given to a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase, such as a 13th beignet when buying a dozen, or more broadly something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure. Our new book is filled with 120 pages of photographs showing the wildlife and scenery that makes the Bayous and Swamps of South Louisiana so unique. PLEASE NOTE: Any unsold hunts after the application deadline will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis. On the arrival day, hunters will watch a safety film and then be issued hunting and fishing licenses.
For more information on White Lake WCA waterfowl group hunts, contact Wayne Sweeney at 337-536-9400, ext. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will also close federal waters to recreational harvest of both species June 1 through July 31.
The season for the recreational harvest of red snapper in Louisiana state waters is currently open and will remain open during the federal season, which begins on June 1, 2016. The Department reminds anglers that a Recreational Offshore Landing Permit is required in order to posses certain species, including red snapper.
The permit is required for any angler possessing tuna, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, groupers, snappers, hinds, wahoo, cobia and dolphin, except for anglers under 16 years of age or anglers fishing on a paid-for-hire trip where the captain holds a permit. May 23, 2016 – Thanks to a grant from the Shell Marine Habitat Program through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has completed restoration of the Bayou Platte Waterbird Rookery at Marsh Island Refuge. LDWF celebrated the accomplishment Monday by holding a small celebration at the colony on Marsh Island Refuge. Located in Iberia Parish between Vermilion Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Marsh Island is home to two island rookeries which make up the Bayou Platte Waterbird Colony.
This year marks the first nesting season since the restoration of the islands was completed, and the rookeries are already proving to be very productive. The two rookeries were originally built in the early 1990s but by 2012 were in poor shape due to subsidence and erosion. Bird surveys during and after construction indicated heavy use by black skimmers, gull-billed terns, Forster’s terns, least terns, laughing gulls among other waterbird species. May 23, 2016 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened all roads in the Dewey W. His first appearance on the commission will come June 2 when the LWFC holds its monthly meeting. Born and raised in New Orleans, Madina is the senior Gulf Coast policy officer for Oxfam America, an international non-governmental organization. Among the boards on which he serves, Madina was the executive director of the Louisiana Oystermen Association in 2010-11 and is still a board member. Haire and Rutledge, both eighth graders, helped lead Benton Middle School to the NASP Middle School Division National Team Championship on May 12-14. Rutledge finished 15th in the girls middle school division and 48th overall amongst females with a score of 290.

All Louisiana students and schools who participated in the NASP National Tournament are part of the ALAS program, which is designed to teach students in grades 4-12 international target style archery. May 19, 2016 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will reopen the south end of Price Lake Road on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Grand Chenier on Friday (May 20) at official sunrise.
Other areas available for public access include the Joseph Harbor Canal and East End Locks Road, which are both located about three miles east of the refuge headquarters building. Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, which consists of 71,500 acres, is located in eastern Cameron and western Vermilion parishes.
Led by eighth grader Aidan Haire, who finished 10th in the boys middle school division, Benton Middle School won the middle school division of the NASP National Tournament with 3,404 points. Both Benton Middle and Benton Elementary claimed the world titles at last year’s NASP World Tournament. Benton Elementary finished fifth in the elementary division of the NASP National Tournament with 3,207 points.
A total of 198 Louisiana student archers from 14 Louisiana schools, who qualified during the Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) State Tournament in March, competed in the national event. Abbie Rutledge of Benton Middle School, an eighth grader, finished 15th in the girls middle school division and 48th overall amongst females with a 290 score. Madeline Lowry, a fourth grader from Benton Elementary, was second in the female elementary division of the IBO 3-D Challenge with a 282 score and teammate Eden Old, also in the fourth grade, was third in the female elementary division with a 278.
Wayne Bearb of Acadiana High School was Louisiana’s top high school archer with a 291 score, which tied him for 43rd place nationally in the boys high school division. All students and schools who participated in the NASP National Tournament are part of the ALAS program, which is designed to teach students in grades 4-12 international target style archery.
Anglers met LDWF hatchery trucks at Cypress Bend Resort Boat Dock on Saturday morning to collect largemouth bass fingerlings bagged with water and oxygen.
The success of the renowned fishery is due in great part to the agencies and organizations involved in the management of the fishery. The Bassmaster Elite Series is the highest level of professional bass fishing tournaments, with only the best anglers competing in nine tournaments plus a Classic bracket event. May 13, 2016 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has reopened Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Water levels in associated river and drainage systems have receded enough to allow traffic on roads throughout the WMA. Russell Sage WMA is located in Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and Caldwell parishes and is approximately seven miles east of Monroe and ten miles west of Rayville. May 5, 2011 – Today the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2011 Louisiana spring shrimp season. The portion of Zone 1 from the northern shore of the MRGO to the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River to open at 6 a.m. The portion of Zone 2 from the Atchafalaya River to the western shore of Vermilion Bay and Southwest Pass at Marsh Island was ordered to open by the Secretary effective May 6, at 6 a.m. The five-day special shrimp season includes state inside waters from the eastern shore of Bayou Grand Caillou northward to the intersection of Bayou Grand Caillou and the Houma Navigation Canal, northward along the eastern shore of the Houma Navigation Canal westward to the western shore of Vermilion Bay and Southwest Pass at Marsh Island which will close to shrimping at 6 a.m. The opening dates for the 2011 spring inshore shrimp season will be considered by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at the May 5 meeting to be held at LDWF headquarters. Klinefelter, who also won this contest for the 2008 Louisiana Duck Stamp, beat out 16 other competitors and was recognized at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission’s Nov. Floy Ward McElroy WMA, located in Richland Parish, consists of 681 acres of mature and recently reforested bottomland hardwoods, sloughs and backwater areas. The women hunters were selected by lottery after attending the deer hunting course offered at the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop.
Each hunter was accompanied by a guide and made two hunts on Saturday and one on Sunday morning. In addition, revenues have supported wetland development projects on Wildlife Management Areas and the Louisiana Waterfowl Project, a cooperative endeavor between LDWF, Ducks Unlimited and the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service to provide habitat for waterfowl and other wetland birds on private lands. The Louisiana Duck Stamp contest has traditionally attracted high-quality artwork from across the country as evidenced by the outstanding designs that have graced our annual Waterfowl Conservation stamps.
Judges include professional waterfowl biologists, artists, and art dealers with expertise in waterfowl morphology and habitat as well as artistic methods and style that combine to create a beautiful stamp. In a presentation to the Commission, Wildlife Division Administrator Kenny Ribbeck outlined major areas of concern that included the Lake Maurepas Basin, and Plaquemines and St.
Assessment methods utilized included biologists on the ground and in boats, as well as aerial reconnaissance. In the Lake Maurepas Basin, storm surge pushed water levels five to six feet above normal, major flooding lasted four days in some areas, encompassing an estimated 391,000 acres. All alligator hunters are urged to verify that their selected buyer will be open to buy harvested alligators, prior to beginning any harvest effort. The Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge is closed due to storm impacts, but will reopen on Sept. Habitat and facility damage assessments are ongoing at sites impacted by storm winds and rain, and the public is advised to proceed with caution when accessing WMAs and refuges by boat or vehicle. Turkey hunters are also reminded that harvested turkeys must be tagged prior to being moved from the site of harvest.
Correctly completed Possession Tags identify the hunter responsible for the carcass and allow anyone to transport the meat legally.
Single tags are automatically voided if detached from the license prematurely, not placed on a harvested turkey, and then lost by a hunter. Hunters must tag turkeys using any piece of paper with legibly written authorization number and LDWF identification number, along with the hunters name, address, date and parish where the turkey was taken. Public comment will be accepted at LWFC monthly meetings from March through May or can be submitted directly to Randy Myers, Wildlife Division, LDWF, PO Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, until May 5.
9, 2011 - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted notices of intent for the 2011-13 hunting seasons and the 2011-12 Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) General Rules and Regulations at their Feb. The WMA includes 11 miles of nature trails to make hunting as well as birding and nature walks more accessible.
The contest determines the image to be used on the LDWF hunting permit commonly known as the Louisiana Duck Stamp. However, it was also during the 2009-10 hunting season that Kinsland faced his biggest hunting disappointment. Louisiana black bear populations throughout the state are growing and their ranges are expanding, as noted in record numbers of trail camera photos capturing activity at deer feeders. A feeder should be at least 8 feet off of the ground and 4 feet away from the tree or pole used to suspend the feeder.
Younger hunters should be coached on how to respond to a bear’s presence and provided with bear spray and taught how to use it. It is not uncommon for a black bear to place his front feet on the ladder and peer up into the stand in an attempt to discover what’s there.
If necessary, go back the way you came and access your intended destination from another direction. It is available at some retail outlets selling camping and hunting merchandise, and via the Internet. Fight back with anything available, as black bear attacks have often times been stopped when the person fought back violently.
Here you will find photographs of South Louisiana you may or may not have taken the time to experience. Natural residents and visiting flocks of birds migrating abound if you only stop and experience. The playfulness of learning to survive combined with their natural curiosity is such a rewarding experience to watch.
From the breath taking beauty of the scenery to the inhabitants that fill it with magic our photographs show how beautiful our wild areas really are, up close and personnel. A completed application form and $2,500 deposit must be submitted to LDWF by the close of business on June 20. The applicant will be notified by mail or e-mail, and will be required to submit the final payment of $27,500 no later than Oct.
This season an estimated 2,000 nesting pairs of birds have taken up residence on the rookeries, which far exceeds the project goal of 500 nesting pairs. The restoration project began in August of 2013 through May 2014 when bird nesting activities halted construction to avoid disturbing nesting birds.

Wills WMA is located in the southern portion of LaSalle and Catahoula parishes in central Louisiana approximately 20 miles northeast of Alexandria. John Bel Edwards has appointed Telley Savalas Madina of New Orleans to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC).
He graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans and is pursuing a master’s degree in public policy from UNO. Repairs have been made but visitors to the refuge are cautioned to stay away from high water near the road.
It borders the Gulf of Mexico for 26.5 miles and extends inland toward the Grand Chenier ridge, a stranded beach ridge, six miles from the Gulf. Benton Middle edged runner-up Pulaski Northern Middle School of Kentucky by eight points for the title.
It also received special recognition as a top three finalist for the NASP Community Service award. Elite Anglers teamed up with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to stock approximately 10,000 Florida largemouth bass fingerlings into the Toledo Bend Reservoir during their fifth stop on the Bassmaster Elite Series tournament trail. Elite Anglers to pick suitable, protective habitat and transport the fingerlings in their personal boats to appropriate sites throughout the reservoir. The fingerlings were produced at Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery in central Louisiana, and were roughly 2 to 2.5 inches in size.
Since 1990, LDWF, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Toledo Bend Lake Association, Sabine River Authority and the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission have worked together to release more than 28 million Florida-strain largemouth fingerlings into the massive reservoir. With only a few days left in the 2016 Lunker Program year, the program has certified a phenomenal 139 lunkers.
Toledo Bend was selected as a tournament stop due to its notoriety as prime bass fishing destination. The opening dates were set based on recommendations made by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and public comments. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - has ordered an emergency reopening of commercial fishing areas that were previously closed due to the BP oil spill.
3, 2011 – Jeffery Klinefelter of Etna Green, Indiana, took home first place in the 2012 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Competition sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). 13, 2012 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) hosted a Beyond Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BBOW) deer hunt workshop at the Floy Ward McElroy Wildlife Management Area on Dec.
19, 2012 -- Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents are investigating a fatal hunting incident that took the life of a Lake Charles man in Allen Parish. 17, 2012 -- Following Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) deer herd assessments made to determine the impacts of Hurricane Isaac on the deer population, the U.S. 4 by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission for the Maurepas Basin, which includes St.
16, 2012 -- The contest to decide the winning design for the 2013 Louisiana Duck Stamp will be held Wednesday, Oct. LDWF staff interviewed hunters, landowners, and LDWF Enforcement Division agents and included reports from the general public.
The assessment noted light to moderate adult deer mortality, but high fawn mortality estimated at nearly 90 percent. Bernard, mainly areas outside the flood wall, lower marshlands that were severely flooded led to high fawn mortality and light adult deer mortality.
31, 2012 - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will reopen 21 state wildlife management areas (WMAs) and refuges on Sept. The switch from corn to soybeans may be enough to drastically decrease the number of bears returning to a site. This situation can usually be resolved by standing and moving about on the stand and speaking to the bear to allow him to see and hear you.
Born and raised in Quebec I have the pleasure of exploring and photographing the wonders that is The Gulf Coast and wild Louisiana.
Our wetlands are disappearing too fast from mans expansions, pollutions and other elements detrimental to our natural lands.
In our hurried lives we forget to just take a moment and look up to see the wonders that the sky has to offer.
Madina, who will represent the commercial fishing and fur industries, replaces Nathan Wall, who recently resigned from the commission. After Hurricane Katrina, Madina worked as a business service representative and intergovernmental affairs liaison for New Orleans, focused on issues of small business recovery, contracting and policy equity within coastal Louisiana. Shelby Stout, a sixth grader from Northwood High School, tied for 17th among middle school boys and 75th overall amongst males with a score of 291. This innovative stocking is part of the department’s efforts to ensure consistent, quality fishing for Louisianans, now and in the future, with the hopes these fingerlings will grow to become the next generation of trophy bass.
In 2016 alone, LDWF will produce and stock over 820,000 Florida largemouth bass fingerlings into Toledo Bend, helping to continue to rejuvenate the lake and increase catch rate. Specifically, commercial fishing will reopen for finfish and shrimp in portions of state waters east of the Mississippi River in Orleans, St. The contest determines the image to be used on what is commonly known as the Louisiana Duck Stamp. The fall hunting trip included other deer and wildlife sightings, enhancing each hunter’s outdoors experience. 190 near Rodeo Pen Road in Reeves for two to three days and notified the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office (APSO). Army Corps of Engineers, in partnership with the LDWF has revised the 2012-2013 Bonnet Carré Spillway hunting season rules and regulations.
LDWF’s Wildlife Division recommended the changes following deer herd assessments made to determine the impact of Hurricane Isaac on the deer populations in parishes flooded by the storm.
He noted that those areas had historically lower deer densities and poorer habitat quality compared to other areas around the state. Hunters will maintain documentation of any harvested turkey and will validate any harvested turkey as required by law when the hunter’s actual license is received.
Jeske is a research ecologist specializing in wetland birds for the USGS National Wetland Research Center in Lafayette as well as a decoy carver.
Ground nests are most often located in slash piles, felled tree tops, blackberry thickets and thick palmetto. Please enjoy our captured images of places that will be gone all to soon from lack of caring about what makes Louisiana so unique. Misunderstood by most as hungry eating machines, people forget that it is man who is encroaching on their domain not them encroaching on man. A hunt will be considered sold once a deposit and application is received in our Baton Rouge office at the address referenced in the application. The hunter will validate the license information from any harvested turkey and will discard the license tags for those validated turkey.
Treated with respect these animals can coexist in harmony if only man would just learn to respect them and not seek out to destroy what he doesn't understand.
Flood waters and access roads blocked by storm debris are still preventing site openings in some areas. NOTE: Hunting license purchases by phone or the Internet will include a handling fee, as will turkey tag requests by Lifetime license holders, Resident Seniors and hunters under age 16. The cubs will bawl loudly in protest at being abandoned, but this vocalization will bring the female back quickly as soon as you leave the area. Please help us in fighting to protect it, as one day all we will have left are photographs and displays in a museum to remember it by.
Plumley is the president of Billeaud Companies, a real-estate development company in Lafayette, and the current state chairman of Ducks Unlimited. Camos is an exhibiting artist, curator and art instructor in Lafayette who was an official Festival International de Louisiane artist in 2010.

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