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See How We Manage Louisiana's Alligators

Check out LDWF's Alligator Management Program's new videos to learn about alligator sustainability, traceability, and international trade.

Tunica Hills WMA Closed to All Other Activities during Youth Deer Hunting and Turkey Hunting Weekends

Tunica Hills WMA is CLOSED TO ALL ACTIVITIES except as permitted for youth deer hunting and turkey hunting on the weekends these seasons are in progress. Upcoming closure dates: March 27-28 and April 2-3, 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25, 2021.

How Can You Help Feed the Hungry in Louisiana?

Help feed the hungry in your community, Check to Donate, when buying your fishing or hunting license.

Elmer's Island Opens March 5 with Shuttle Service

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will reopen Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge on Friday, March 5, 2021.

Shrimp Fishermen: Apply for Reimbursement for Skimmer Turtle Excluder Devices

As of April 1, 2021, skimmer vessels 40 feet long and over must install turtle excluder devices (TEDs). LDWF will be reimbursing eligible fishermen up to 60% of the cost for two skimmer TEDs. Participants must attend an online informational meeting. Learn more.

Rainbow Trout Stocked Across the State on January 14

Rainbow trout will be stocked at Get Out Fish! ponds across the state on January 14. These fish are easy to catch and the ponds are near neighborhoods to provide easy access for families and kids.

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