From the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission - L.W.F.C. Approves Hunting Seasons, Hunting Regulations, Turkey Hunting Seasons, Turkey Hunting Regulations and W.M.A. Rules for Upcoming Seasons

John Zent quail hunting in Mexico - image courtesy of American Hunter magazine Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) approved the 2014-16 hunting season dates and the 2014-15 General and Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) rules and regulations at their April 3 meeting. The season dates approved include the 2015 Turkey season and associated rules and regulations.

The notices of intent presented in January by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) for the upcoming hunting seasons were approved with amendments made subsequently in February and March, and following the public comment period.

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From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - LDWF Feral Hog Control Set for Week of March 10 on Pearl River and Sherburne WMAs

From American Hunter's HOGS FROM ON HIGH Baton Rouge, Louisiana - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be conducting aerial feral hog control utilizing helicopters on Pearl River WMA in the marsh south of Hwy. 90 (St. Tammany Parish) and on Sherburne WMA in the main body of the WMA as well as the North and South Farms (Iberville and Pointe Coupee Parishes) during the week of March 10.

The department is alerting the WMA users including nutria hunters, fishermen, ... more on Louisiana's aerial hog hunts ...

From the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - L.D.W.F. Announces Bid Process for Alligator Hunting on WMAs and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Properties for the 2013-2015 Alligator Harvest Seasons

Time to think about alligator hunting in Louisiana The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be accepting bids for alligator hunting on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) properties for the 2013-2015 alligator harvest seasons. Eligible alligator hunters are chosen through a bid system every three years on selected WMAs/USACOE properties.

Bids for alligator hunting will be solicited for the following WMAs and USACOE properties: Grassy Lake, Spring Bayou, and Pomme de Terre (Avoyelles Parish), Attakapas (Iberia, St. Martin and St. Mary Parishes), Sherburne - USACOE Lands (Iberville, Pointe Coupee and St. Martin Parishes), Dewey Wills (La Salle and Catahoula Parishes), Manchac (St. John Parish), Pearl River - North of Interstate 10, Pearl River - Between Interstate 10 and US Hwy 90 and Pearl River - South of US Hwy 90 (St. Tammany Parish), Joyce (Tangipahoa Parish), Maurepas Swamp (St. John, St. James, Ascension, Livingston and Tangipahoa Parishes), Indian Bayou - USACOE property (St. Landry and St. Martin Parishes), Atchafalaya Delta (St. Mary Parish), Pointe-aux-Chenes (Lafourche and Terrebonne Parishes), Salvador (St. Charles Parish) and Pass-a-Loutre (Plaquemines Parish).

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3,000 meals donated to local shelter thrown in the dumpster and bleached

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) recently ordered the destruction of approximately 1,600 pounds of venison donated to the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission. The meat, valued at roughly $8,000, was donated by the Louisiana Hunters for the Hungry program. Following instructions from inspectors, the venison was thrown in dumpsters and doused with bleach – making it inedible.

As word of this action spread, and outrage ensued, the Louisiana DHH release the following statement (in part) on their Facebook page:

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Get out and enjoy the shooting sports this fall with the NRA

A Brownells/NRA Day attendee holds up her targets

Fairfax, Virginia - The holiday season is upon us and with it comes cooler weather. There may be more and more people sporting coats outside to keep warm but that doesn't stop Brownells/NRA Days from being held.

NRA Days are a great way to get outside and see how good your aim is (or isn't). They're held all over the country and give everyone in the community, from kids to adults, some outdoor fun with the shooting sports.

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries' Sergeant James Parish heading to Albuquerque for NRA Championships

James Parish shooting a revolver at the NRA's National Police Shooting Championship

Fairfax, Virginia - After letting the family know that I'm heading out to Albuquerque this Friday for the 50th National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC), I discovered that they were unaware of the assortment of competitors involved. Odds are a few of you out there are unaware too. So for the uninitiated, NPSC is not just for Police Officers. We have competitors from the U.S. Border Patrol, Corrections Officers, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Military Police to name a few participating agengies. We also have representatives from a variety of Fish & Game departments.

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Law Enforcement battles weather and nerves at Long Range Alley

Slogging through the mud at NRA's Tactical Police Competition in Louisiana
Range officers trudging through the rain and mud while scoring the NRA TPC in Louisiana.

Grand Cane, Louisiana -"The rain was coming down pretty hard."

That's what NRA Manager of Law Enforcement Competitions Marc Lipp said when asked about last weekend's Tactical Police Competition (TPC) at the Long Range Alley Gun Club in Grand Cane, Louisiana. According to reports, there was little sight of warmth and sun for this match. Competitors were instead treated to a deluge of wind, mud and rain that put the actual match in jeopardy.

"I wouldn't have been surprised if the weather scared some people away," said Lipp. "As it turned out, we ended up at just four competitors under capacity."

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Law Enforcement challenged by rain and themselves at NRA match

Firing a pistol with shotgun in hand at the NRA Louisiana Tactical Police Competition

Grand Cane, Louisiana -The typical sunny days one associates with Louisiana were replaced on Saturday by a chilled rain for NRA's Tactical Police Competition (TPC) at the Long Range Alley Gun Club. Combining rifle, pistol and shotgun, TPCs give each and every participant a chance to really put their law enforcement training to the test.

Added to the usual combination of twist and turns the TPC crew created for each of the seven courses, competitors were also forced to face the falling rain, ever-filling puddles and mountains of mud.

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