Outdoors

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Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 3:06 pm
Once again, Kenyan runners swept the Crescent City Classic Saturday, claiming the top spots in the 41st annual men's and women's open races. Related: Photo Gallery Jairus Birech held the best time at 27:52, a 4:29/mile pace. Celliphine Chespol was the fastest woman with a 31:40 finishing time, a 5:...
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Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 2:17 pm
The Coast Guard rescued three people from a disabled boat south of Hopedale, Louisiana, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report at 6:15 p.m. on Friday of a disabled 18-foot recreational boat with three people aboard in Seven Dollar Bay. Sector watchstanders...
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Don Ames
April 20, 2019 - 8:29 am
A massive 1,600 pound female great white shark has been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico. Shark trackers are closely monitoring the shark, named Miss Costa, off the coast of the Florida Panhandle south of Panama City. According to OCEREACH, the shark was last spotted in the Gulf in mid-March and has...
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Don Ames
April 13, 2019 - 9:13 am
Several dead dolphins have been seen recently around Bayou La Loutre in the Hopedale area of St. Bernard Parish Captain George Ricks says he's been fishing in the area all his life. "I've never seen these many dolphins dead," Ricks told WWL-TV. Ricks said that about three miles out along a...
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April 07, 2019 - 1:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's recreational red snapper season will begin May 24. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission says the season will run on weekends only, and will last until the total catch approaches or reaches the state's allotment of more than 816,000 pounds for private...
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April 04, 2019 - 9:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The group that manages Gulf of Mexico fishing in federal waters says states can keep managing anglers' catch of red snapper after this year. The popular sport and table fish is still recovering from nearly disastrous overfishing. The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council...
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March 26, 2019 - 9:19 am
Kevin Barnhart | (WWL.com) With the arrival of spring and summer approaching, the likelihood of crossing paths with young birds that appear to be in distress rises. While the temptation for some to scoop them up in an effort to assist the animal is there, many times what appears to be trouble is...
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March 23, 2019 - 11:39 am
(WWL.com) - 60 years ago the Golden State, hoping to stem the tide of 20th century extinctions, agreed to ban the sale of “endangered” animal products in their state by 2020. One of the animals listed was alligators, and Louisiana Sea Grant Spokesperson Mark Shirley says California’s legislature...
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March 23, 2019 - 10:41 am
(AP) - Federal officials say fishing seasons for triggerfish and amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico have been shortened. The recreational season for gray triggerfish will close May 11, and won't reopen until March 2020. The season for greater amberjack would normally reopen May 1, but will remain...
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March 02, 2019 - 11:51 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A state agency is issuing an emergency rule affecting levees in Louisiana's coastal area so local jurisdictions can control activity due to dangerous flood conditions on the Mississippi River and other waterways. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Board says...
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