Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
July 03, 2019 - 10:51 am
"Intuitive Revulsion" I’d never heard that phrase before, and yet it succinctly summed up exactly what I was feeling. But more on that later. Nutria, as you probably already know, pose a tremendous threat to the wetlands. These dirty, oversized rats can consume up to 20 percent of their body weight...
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David Blake
July 02, 2019 - 1:18 pm
How about a big pot of nutria chili or smoked nutria and sausage gumbo? The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is trying to get more people to eat the orange toothed rodent in hopes of increasing demand for the meat and decreased populations. LDWF Biologist Catherine Normand says she...
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Don Ames
June 29, 2019 - 10:40 am
An invasive species of swamp eel has been found in New Orleans. The eels has been found in a few locations in Bayou St. John, which runs through Mid-City, Gentilly and Lakeview. The invadors dig burrows in the banks of bodies of water to hide out until dark, when they come out. A state biologist...
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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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