March 21, 2011 - The Louisiana Crab Task Force will meet Thursday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters building located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. The agenda for Thursday’s meeting in the Louisiana Room is as follows:
Feb 8, 2011 - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has authorized an emergency crab trap closure over an eight day period, from 6 a.m. February 26, 2011 through 6 a.m. March 5, 2011, in a portion of Plaquemines Parish west of the Mississippi River.
All crab traps must be removed from...
Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has ordered an emergency reopening of commercial crabbing in areas east of the Mississippi River and the northern shore of Pass a Loutre that were previously closed due to...
Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ordered an emergency reopening of commercial crabbing in areas west of Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River that were previously closed because of the Deepwater Horizon...
The Louisiana Crab Task Force will meet on Thursday, Aug. 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the Louisiana Room of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) headquarters building located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.
Agenda items will include: progress in MSC certification; impacts of...
June 22, 2011 – Today the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced the 2011 spring inshore shrimp season in a portion of Shrimp Management Zone 2 will close at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
This shrimp season closure includes state inside waters from the...
May 5, 2011 – Today the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2011 Louisiana spring shrimp season. The opening dates were set based on recommendations made by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and public comments. The commission also granted LDWF...
May 4, 2011 – Next Tuesday, May 10, at 9:30 a.m. the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force will meet in Baton Rouge at the Capitol Park Welcome Center in Baton Rouge, located at 702 N River Road.
Call to Order
Roll Call - Mark Schexnayder
Selection of the Vice-Chairman
Over 99 percent of state waters now opened for fishing
April 11, 2011 - Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ordered an emergency reopening of commercial...
April 7, 2011 – Today, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced two shrimp seasons. There will be a special, five-day shrimp season in a portion of inside state waters. Additionally, there will be an opening of state outside waters...
March 28, 2011 – Today Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham announced that the shrimp season in the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur sounds will be extended until further notice. Current data indicates that marketable quantities of white shrimp remain in...
The fall inshore shrimp season will close in parts of Shrimp Management Zone 1 at sunset on January 29, 2011. This closure accompanies a previous closure made by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in portions of Zone 1 on December 21, 2010. Not included in the new closure are Breton...
Closure helps protect smaller shrimp so they may increase in size, value; closure previously approved at Dec. 2 Commission meeting
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will close a portion of state offshore waters to shrimping at sunset today, December 21, 2010.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham has extended the fall inshore shrimp season in a portion of state inside waters east of the Mississippi River that was scheduled to close December 21, 2010. Biological sampling data and trip ticket reports indicate...
Qualified Louisiana shrimp fishermen may receive up to $12,000 in cash benefits and obtain technical training under the U.S. Department of Agriculture?s Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers Program.
This program is designed to help shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico and South...
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division agents cited two Concordia Parish men for allegedly taking over the limit of bass on Turkey Creek in Franklin Parish on June 20.
Casey W. Martin 27 and Edward R. Martin 41, both from Ferriday, were cited after being found in possession of 38 bass in their boat. The daily limit for bass on Turkey Creek is 10 per person. The bass were seized and donated to charity.
The penalty for taking over the limit of bass is a fine up to $350, and jail time up to 60 days or both plus court cost. Both subjects will also be issued civil restitution citations for the value of the fish.
Agent involved in the case was Senior Agent Lee Tarver.
FUN means Families Understanding Nature and offers parents and their children an opportunity to spend a weekend in the outdoors, re-establishing bonds and honing outdoor skills.
They participate in a variety of activities (shooting, fishing, canoeing, camping, and ecology) to develop a greater appreciation for the outdoors, become more comfortable in an outdoor environment and have fun. Children must be between 10 and 13 years old to attend. There are no facilities for children younger than 10 years old.
NOTE: Parents and boys will be in one barracks wing while parents and girls will be in another wing.
Families Understanding Nature Camp 2014 Schedule
Father-Child Families Understanding Nature Camp: March 18-20, 2016
Mother-Child Families Understanding Nature Camp: October 2-4, 2015
Firearm safety and marksmanship will be reviewed. Actual shooting of .22 caliber rifles will be conducted under an instructor's supervision. All firearms, ammunition, targets and safety equipment will be provided.
Firearm safety and marksmanship will be reviewed. Actual shooting of 20 gauge shotguns will be conducted under an instructor's supervision. All firearms, ammunition, targets and safety equipment will be provided.
Learn basic archery fundamentals. Practice what you have learned by shooting arrows with a bow under an instructor's supervision. All bows, arrows, targets and safety equipment provided.
Learn the basics of canoe handling and safety. Then take a canoe trip, and visit a real beaver dam, around beautiful Indian Creek Reservoir with one of our instructors. Canoes, paddles and Personal Flotation Devices furnished.
The basics of fishing - rods and reels, baits, tackle and accessories will be covered. The instructor will provide tips on casting and where to find fish. There will be plenty of time to wet a hook. All the fishing gear will be provided, or feel free to bring your own.
Learn how to use a compass and try your hand on a simple compass course. Parents and children work together to learn basic orienteering skills.
Nature Study Hike
Our instructor will lead you on a hike. You'll identify some plants and animals, collect and identify some aquatic organisms and learn how to improve your observation skills. Tips and ideas will be given on how to have a safe and enjoyable hike and some things to do on your hike.
Saturday night all participants will camp out and cook supper and breakfast. Instructors will guide you in setting up a camp, building a fire, cooking and clean up. Tents and cooking gear will be provided.
For more information on Father/Child Families Understanding Nature Camp, contact Chad Moore @ 318-371-3043 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and Karen Crabtree @ 318-766-8144 or email email@example.com for Mother/Child Families Understanding Nature Camp or Families Understanding Nature Camp.
Waddill Wildlife Refuge and Outdoor Education Center is 237 acres of hardwood bottomland that borders the Comite River. It provides teachers of all grade levels an opportunity for their students to explore and experience the natural world. Features and facilities available at Waddill include a classroom, two fishing ponds with fishing piers, picnic pavilion, trails, archery range, restrooms, and a sand bar on the river. Most of facilities are handicap accessible. If you would like to plan and schedule a field trip to Waddill, please fill out a facility request form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If there is availability, the manager will send a calendar appointment via email. If there is no availability, the manager will request new dates.
WaddillOutdoor Education Center is conveniently located in Baton Rouge on North Flannery Road. It is the perfect place to get away from it all either with family or by yourself. We offer two ponds for fishing (catch & release only), nature trails, a swamp, the Comite River, picnic facilities, and plenty of open spaces. Waddill is a little piece of wilderness in your own back yard.
Anyone who is an educator, formal or informal, will appreciate the educational opportunities at Waddill. Our large, temperature controlled education building provides room for pre and post activities and is equipped with a TV and VCR.
If you wish to use our wildlife educator to present a program to your group or would like to use the education building, we ask that you contact us for reservations by filling out the Facility Request form. No reservations are required to use our outdoor facilities, however, be aware that you may be sharing the area with other groups.
We look forward to working with you in bringing your students a greater appreciation of the environment and their role in it. If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation please contact:
Waddill Outdoor Education Center
4142 North Flannery Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70814