Outdoors

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WWL Newsroom
February 05, 2020 - 9:06 am
Fewer hunters means less hunting revenue for wildlife conservation
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Don Ames
December 28, 2019 - 8:27 am
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has released its Fiscal Year 2021 annual plan. The plan includes an investment of $958 million into the state’s coast. CPRA Executive Director Bren Haase says various factors are in place to make this the largest spending plan in the...
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Chris Miller
WWL Newsroom
December 21, 2019 - 10:51 am
It looks as if Louisiana's recreational red snapper season will continue through 11:59 p.m. New Year's Eve. Surveys indicate that 98% of the state's quota had been caught as of Dec. 8, with about 16,100 pounds remaining, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. If that's all...
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Don Ames
November 10, 2019 - 10:36 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is looking for new enforcement agents to help preserve the Sportsman’s Paradise. LDWF spokesperson Adam Einck says applications will be accepted for until November 24th and they hope to hire 24 cadets interested in making the outdoors their next...
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WWL Newsroom
November 09, 2019 - 10:20 am
Nearly $10 million in 2010 oil spill money is rebuilding a barrier island bird rookery off Louisiana. Work on Queen Bess Island had to wait for this year’s nesting season to end in August and must finish by late February or early March, before the next nesting season. Queen Bess Island was the...
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Associated Press
November 08, 2019 - 6:57 am
(AP) — Recreational fishing for red snapper will be allowed on Veterans Day this year in Louisiana waters and adjacent federal waters. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says Secretary Jack Montoucet has signed a declaration approving an additional day of red snapper fishing on Monday,...
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WWL Newsroom
November 02, 2019 - 9:16 am
A Louisiana man has been sentenced to probation for killing one of the state's oldest whooping cranes. In a hearing Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carol B. Whitehurst, Gilvin P. Aucoin Jr. changed his plea to guilty for a misdemeanor violation of the International Migratory Bird Treaty Act. He...
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WWL Newsroom
October 10, 2019 - 8:15 pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says state waters hold enough red snapper for at least three more weekends of sport fishing, starting Friday. A news release says the weekend is running from 12:01 a.m. Friday through 12:01 a.m. Monday this weekend and the next two weekends. The...
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Don Ames
October 05, 2019 - 12:05 pm
As of Saturday, you can once again swim at all beaches on the Mississippi coast after the water was deemed off-limits for most of the summer. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality made the announcement months after they first closed off the water to swimmers and fishers due to a...
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September 21, 2019 - 10:05 am
For weeks in August, state and federal biologists worked to rescue endangered fish that had been swept out of the Mississippi River during a flood fight that lasted months. They waded, leaned out of boats, and worked neck-deep in water to net pallid sturgeon. The endangered sturgeon and flat-billed...
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