Outdoors

Don Ames
February 10, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Area residents near Bayou St. John are trying to keep an invasive weed from spreading A group of neighbors got together Saturday to do their part, pulling the unpleasant plants from the waterway They donned garden gloves, and armed themselves with shovels and rakes in an effort to stop the...
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February 09, 2019 - 2:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A recently created interactive map lets people know if pollution has made a Louisiana waterway unsafe for swimming, and tells anglers whether it's safe to eat their catch. The map shows 58 lakes, bayous and other waterways where contaminated fish have been caught, the bottom is...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Tim Hitchens, of Gulfprort, Miss., pulls in a fish while fishing from a pier in the Gulf of Mexico, the morning after Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall nearby, in Biloxi, Miss. The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by in December. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 13, 2019 - 8:35 am
The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress. The new standards are part of a suite of changes that proponents call the Modern Fish Act. They were approved by the House and Senate in December. The author of the proposal,...
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Don Ames
November 18, 2018 - 11:38 am
A father and son were found dead in Lake Pontchartrain Saturday night after taking their boat onto the lake to go fishing. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents, NOPD officers and the US Coast Guard were dispatched to search the lake after their unmanned boat was found Saturday...
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October 07, 2018 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — It's one of the enduring mysteries of life in New York City: Just how many squirrels live in Central Park? There could soon be an answer. Counters started roaming the 840-acre park on Saturday for its first ever Squirrel Census . Organizers of the two-week count tell The New York...
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Don Ames
October 04, 2018 - 5:41 pm
The Orleans Parish coroner’s office said Thursday that a Baton Rouge woman whose body was pulled from Lake Pontchartrain in August died of accidental drowning. 31-year-old Sadie Thibodeaux was last seen August 5th when she went sailing with a friend. Hours later, that friend told investigators that...
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September 30, 2018 - 9:31 am
(WWL.com) - Monday, the US Supreme Court will take up the case of a St. Tammany man who is protesting the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries designation of a portion of his land as off limits for unfettered development due to its importance to the endangered dusky gopher frog. Loyola Law...
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September 02, 2018 - 10:37 am
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A party of alligator hunters has been rescued after a boating accident on the Mississippi River near Natchez. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks reports the hunters were in a boat whose motor caught fire in waters south of Waterproof, Louisiana,...
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Don Dubuc
August 30, 2018 - 8:49 pm
The once endangered alligator is now a valuable resource for tourism, leather products and gourmet food. Each year, gator hunters get 30 days to fill their tags, so knowing where to go and how to hunt them is crucial. “Alligators like to lay up under willow trees… so we look for spots that are a...
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August 17, 2018 - 4:17 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana officials are worried Mississippi's plans for a new reservoir on the Pearl River could harm Louisiana's ecology. An attorney for a Mississippi flood control district tried to allay fears during a meeting at the Louisiana Capitol on Thursday, emphasizing the ``One...
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