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Don Ames
May 25, 2019 - 1:23 pm
A juvenile bald eagle found soaked and stumping along a street in Metairie where it hatched will be released Tuesday in the same area. The bird's parents have nested for a couple of years in a tall live oak in the back yard of a Metairie home. A neighborhood resident brought the mottled brown...
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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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December 27, 2018 - 9:21 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly $17 million in Deepwater Horizon oil spill money would rebuild a barrier island bird rookery off Louisiana to more than seven times its current size under a recently released plan. The group tasked with allocating $5 billion from the 2010 spill is taking public comment...
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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 09, 2018 - 6:42 pm
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is hoping to get approval to use some BP cash to rebuild the brown pelican habitat on Queen Bess Island. Its home to the site of the first effort to reintroduce pelicans to the Pelican State in 1968. Coastal Resource Scientist Manager Todd Baker says...
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August 11, 2018 - 10:49 am
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Some south Louisiana residents have been spotting "manatee area" signs along coastal Acadiana waterways. Keri Lejeune with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is installing the signs near reported manatee sightings. The slow-moving mammals have been reported in...
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August 06, 2018 - 1:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana wildlife officials are cautioning hunters that deer urine lures might carry malformed proteins that can spread a fatal brain infection called chronic wasting disease. Seven states — Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Virginia — have...
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August 02, 2018 - 6:33 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a 52-year-old man is accused of killing an endangered whooping crane. A news release Thursday says Gilvin Aucoin of Ville Platte admitted July 26 that he'd shot the bird a day earlier while working near a crawfish pond...
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July 30, 2018 - 12:54 pm
(WWL.com) -- According to the latest Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries bald eagle nest survey, the population continues to flourish in the state. Once a rare sight, spotting bald eagles in Louisiana is now commonplace, as the population in the 1970s was devastated by use of the now-...
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July 05, 2018 - 7:30 am
HOUMA, La. (AP) _ A black bear had made a weekend visit to residents of a neighborhood in Louisiana. The Courier of Houma reports that the bear was spotted Saturday in a tree in the yard of Jared Theriot in Houma. Residents of Houma's Acadian Drive summoned officials from the state Department of...
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