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Welcome to our redesigned website. Please bear with us as we continue to develop the site with new tools, features, and content. In the meantime, let us know if you see anything fishy ( and we'll hunt for a solution.

Hot Topic: Spotted Seatrout

The latest information about spotted seatrout: public meeting dates, stock status, management options, regulatory processes, and links to presentations and reports.

LDWF Offices will be Closed For Mardi Gras

Tuesday, February 25

BearWise Louisiana - Reducing Black Bear Conflicts

BearWise shares ways to prevent conflicts, resolve problems, and encourages community initiatives to keep bears wild!

Now Accepting Lottery Applications

LDWF’s wildlife management areas offer lottery hunts for youth hunters, physically challenged hunters, disabled veterans, and the general public to hunt alligator, deer, dove, turkey, and waterfowl.

Rainbow Trout are Stocked Across the State

Rainbow trout have been stocked in public ponds across the state! These fish are easy to catch and the pond is near several neighborhoods, so we hope this will be an easy opportunity for families to get hooked on fishing.

Chronic Wasting Disease

Report a symptomatic deer, research carcass regulations, and learn about LDWF efforts to fight against Chronic Wasting Disease.

LDWF hatcheries produced over 8 million fish last year!

DID YOU KNOW? LDWF produced and stocked over 8 million fish from our hatcheries last year?

Gulf Council Develops "Discard Dashboard" for Gulf

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has launched a site designed to educate stakeholders about release mortality and promote best fishing practices to reduce the likelihood that fish will die upon release.

Louisiana Conservationist Magazine

Check out our recent and archived editions of the Louisiana Conservationist magazine online. Print copies are available at any of our LDWF field offices.

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LDWF Offices are Closed for Mardi Gras


LDWF to Hear Public Comment On Potential Spotted Seatrout Management


LDWF to Hear Public Comment On Potential Spotted Seatrout Management


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