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The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has made a proposed change to the 2019 - 2020 teal seasons to include a bag limit reduction: 'Reducing the daily bag limit of teal from six to four for the early September teal season.'

Public comment will be accepted at LWFC monthly meetings from February through March and/or can be submitted in writing by mail to: Tommy Tuma, LDWF Wildlife Division, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000, or via email to ttuma@wlf.la.gov until 9 a.m., March 7, 2019.

LDWF will also collect public comment at public hearings to be held Feb. 25-March 2 throughout the state. The locations and times for those meetings include:
•25 (Monday) at 6 p.m. at the Ponchatoula High School Library, 19452 Highway 22, Ponchatoula.
•26 (Tuesday) at 6 p.m. at the LDWF Lafayette Field Office, 200 Dulles Drive, Lafayette.
•27 (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at the LDWF Minden Field Office, 9961 Highway 80, Minden.
•28 (Thursday) at 6 p.m. at the LDWF Monroe Field Office, 368 Century Link Drive, Monroe.
•March 1 (Friday) at 6 p.m. at the Alexandria Convention Hall, 915 3 rd Street, Alexandria.
•March 2 (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at the LSU Ag Center Building, 7101 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles.

For more information, contact Tommy Tuma at 225-765-2349 or ttuma@wlf.la.gov .

January 10 at 8:46pm

I know we have many Louisiana residents that deer hunt in Alabama (I'm one). You should know that due to CWD regulations, if you kill a deer in Alabama, you cannot transport the meat through Mississippi back home to Louisiana unless it is deboned. The other usual CWD rules apply, no spinal material, no brain material, etc.

Even though Louisiana allows deer quarters with the bone in to be brought into the state, it is illegal to bring it in and/or transport it through Mississippi.

If you hunt deer hunt (elk too) out of state, you need to debone whatever you kill, wherever you kill it.

I just wanted to give a heads-up for those that may not know.

*This also applies to deer killed in Mississippi

(Pic for attention, this deer was killed in Texas and deboned before travelling back to Louisiana)

December 06, 2018 at 4:25pm

You can now get your lifetime hunting/fishing license, hunter education and boater education added as endorsements to your drivers license at no cost when getting/renewing your license. No need to carry anything except your drivers license as proof.

You need to bring your cards with you when you get the license. If you have lost your hunter education and/or boater education cards, go to the LDWF website and you can have replacements mailed to you.

Mine above shows Combo (hunting and fishing lifetime license), hunter education and boater education.

November 16, 2018 at 11:55am

I've seen unconfirmed social media reports that a duck hunting boat flipped in the river near Fort Jackson this morning in Plaquemines Parish. Reports are that two have been rescued, but one is missing. Praying for a safe recovery.

November 10, 2018 at 6:45am

Trying to get in a few last hogs before the mosquitos and heat gets unbearable in the marsh. We got these over the last few days. Steve Neece put down this nice boar with a base of the ear shot. No tracking necessary.

April 13, 2018 at 7:24am

We hunted last week in southeast Kansas. My buddy shot a nice 8 within two hours of getting on the stand for the first evening hunt. (Don't pass up on the first day what you would shoot on the last...)

There was no sign of any rut activity. Bucks were invisible during the day, but camera cards showed nice ones visiting every night. All I saw was does and yearlings up until the last afternoon. I put in 60 hours on the stands in five and a half days. I could smell the skunk getting closer by the minute.

At 5:20 on the last afternoon, after and all-day sit, I had two does come in. One had her tail flipped up flat on her back displaying like an adult film star. I knew something was finally up. A buck busted in and scattered the does. Before it could start the chase, it presented a shot and I took it. I could only see that it had a rack, no time for size judging. It certainly isn't a Kansas giant by any means, but I'll take it.

No matter how close the skunk gets, you just can't quit.

I was hunting with my new Ravin R9 crossbow and that thing is a beast. I had to thread the needle in a small hole between two trees and it was pin-point at 25 yards. I drilled the buck and it went less than 50 yards before dropping cold. This thing is as close to having a rifle in your hands as it gets.

November 14, 2017 at 1:36pm

If you ever took your gators to the carwash-- you might be a Louisiana coonass.

September 10, 2017 at 7:04pm

We always come to ICAST a few days early. Vicki Guillot Holmes goes to the theme parks, while I play in my own Disney World. You know it's going to be a good day when you're greeted by flat seas and this Atlantic sunrise. We were fishing near Cocoa Beach.
I was again with Alex Gorichky of Local Lines charters.(Merritt Island, Fl) I fished a half day with Alex before ICAST last year and landed my first caught kayak tarpon. However, the fish went bat-shit crazy on the handoff for pics and got away with no photographic proof.
I was determined that wasn't going to happen this year. Alex threw the cast net off his Hobie Outback and got a load of feisty menhaden (pogie). The bait was thick all over.
A little slow trolling was all it took. Spanish, bonito and tarpon were easily seen in all directions. Fish-on about 7:00 a.m. It was nothing pretty with a jump here and there, but mostly just a tug-o-war dog fight with the typical gulps for air to recharge and make another run. Yep. An hour and a half later, Alex laid across the bow of my yak and made the grab. This time the handoff went smooth and we got a few good shots. The hook literally fell out by itself. We saw a bunch more tarpon while battling this one, but by the time we were finished, they mostly disappeared. I don't know if I really wanted to catch another one anyway--until tomorrow.
Thanks again Alex Gorichky for a great trip. All the coaching during the fight, passing a bottle of water, and hanging on to my kayak to put more pressure on the fish.
If you want one like this, give Alex a call.
#hobiefishing #Aftco #kayakpoon #kickedmyoldass

July 09, 2017 at 7:43pm

I fished with a friend on Saturday for the Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing Association's 12th Annual kayak fishing tournament held in Gulf Breeze, Florida. We got blown out of our first spot by unexpected wind and made a move, but missed any early morning bite. Things were real slow with only a few small trout just before mid-day.

At 11:30 a.m. Vlad Moldovaneau hooked into a beast trout that measured 29' and weighed in at 7 pounds even. A half hour later, I landed one that was just under 29', but was much skinnier. Mine weighed in at 6 pounds even. Vlad also went on to add a keeper red and flounder to round out his slam

Vlad's slam won him 1st Place in the tournament and my trout won 1st Place in the trout division. What started as a sucky day turned around quickly.

June 18, 2017 at 8:52pm

There are many ways to be a Sportsmen in addition to hunting and fishing. Enjoying nature is what we do.

This is a video from a recent vacation to Hawaii where we did a nighttime snorkel with giant, gentle, manta rays in the Pacific ocean.

It was a bucket list experience.

May 30, 2017 at 9:57am

Steve Neece made his first ever hog hunt with Elite Airboat Hog Hunting, LLC in St. Bernard Parish.

April 26, 2017 at 11:37am

Huuuuge Thanksgiving deal Tomorrow/Friday only.

I have one of these and really like it. They are having a Thanksgiving/Black Friday sale.

Legend Cartography Louisiana GeauX card. This map card overs coastal Louisiana from border to border for most Lowrance units.

Use code: givethanks30

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Thursday/Friday ONLY $139.99

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November 23, 2016 at 9:44pm

On Friday we took a seaplane trip out to Breton Island with Captain Theophile Bourgeois. We had a weather delay for about four hours due to a low ceiling. Once it cleared, we had a smooth flight to the island and had fish on within minutes of landing. We waded throwing topwater, suspending baits and tight-lined plastics and put together some great stringers of trout. It was so nice to jump in the plane for the ride back after a long day on the water. This is truly a bucket-list trip and the experience of a lifetime. From the lodge and food to the hospitality and fishing, Captain Theophile and staff run a first class operation. www.neworleansfishing.com

May 02, 2016 at 2:02pm

I'm guessing we're going to be seeing a lot more of these in the Pontchartrain Basin following this unprecedented early opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. I've seen them before in the Lake and also Delacroix and Caernarvon. The pic is from the Atchafalaya Basin.

January 15, 2016 at 3:03pm

The Fort Pike Volunteer Fire Department is again having a great gun raffle for 2016. They will give away one gun each week for the whole year. (53 weeks = 53 guns given away) The raffle ticket cost $50.

The winner will be determined each Saturday by the Pick 3 lottery numbers drawn for that week. You have the chance to win multiple times throughout the year. See the photo info on how to buy tickets and what guns they are raffling. Only 1000 tickets will be sold and they have been going fast. - (000-999) The raffle starts the first week in January.

The Pick 3 is simply the mechanism to select the winning numbers each Saturday. There are ONLY 1000 possible combinations of numbers that can come up. Therefore, with ONLY 1000 tickets being sold, someone will win each week.

There is no limit to how many weeks your ticket could win. It's all luck of the draw.

It is also a great way to ensure that all the winners are fairly selected. No one controls what Pick 3 combinations come up.

Great raffle for a great cause.

For more information or to purchase tickets:

Elise Snoeren

(504) 427-0774

Fort Pike Volunteer Fire Department Board

December 21, 2015 at 10:12pm

I made a trip to Loreto in Baja Mexico in early July. It was an incredible experience. We had six brand new Hobie kayaks waiting for us when we go there. The hotel was on the Sea of Cortez and we wheeled the yaks down to waiting pangas for five days of some amazing fishing.

Dorado, Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowtail, Pargo, Roosters, Sharks, Grouper, Houndfish, Trumpetfish, Trigger fish, and several other species were caught during the trip, fishing around some amazing islands. We had a photographer from Hobie along and he got some incredible shots.

September 21, 2015 at 9:21pm

Matthew Vann, Kb Xiong, Fatback Herring Tony and myself saved eight Gulf Coast endangered Red Snapper from drowning. They were completely covered with water and we used some chunks of cut bait to lure them to circle hooks so we could get them out of the water as quickly as possible. We had all eight in about 40 minutes. If it wasn't for the low limits, we could have easily saved several more. Matt and KB each also saved a mahi. Lots of fun and some good eating.

Fun fishing in the Hobie kayaks off the beach in Navarre, Florida.

September 09, 2015 at 6:53am

Had a fun time catching a bunch of mini mahi out of the 'yaks in Pensacola. We also had one small sail break off and one leadered. The water was flat and clear.

September is a great month off the beach in northwest Florida.

September 03, 2015 at 2:44pm

Hey guys. A couple of local anglers are going to launch their new product 'The Fish Call' on August 4, 2015 in Madisonville, La.

The product is a small, portable, electronic fish attractor that uses sound and vibration. I haven't personally tested the device, but have talked to the designers and have to say it is intriguing.

They are going to have a launch party to kick off a Kick Starter program to promote and fund the product. You can get an invite to the launch party by going to their website. I hope to see you there.

http://www.thefishcall.com

July 24, 2015 at 6:24am

Any one know of a place that sells frozen shad for bait?

I'll be heading from Grand Isle through to White Castle on Friday and looking for somewhere any place along the way to buy some.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks

April 28, 2015 at 2:16pm
A comment titled: Re: Proposed teal limit reduction in response to a report titled: Proposed teal limit reduction

You need to send your comments to the LDWF and/or attend one of the meetings to get them formally heard.
Thanks

January 11 at 7:36am
A comment titled: Re: Not good news in response to a report titled: Not good news

I have not seen any updates. The story was not widely covered. I've seen NO local news coverage. The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office has nothing on their page.

I got the original info from a friend hunting down that way. I saw a news story out of Jackson Mississippi of all places yesterday that said the missing guy fell from a ship, but that his two shipmates swam to shore. It definitely was not a ship but a duck hunting boat. I've posted the info I could find, but is has been difficult to obtain and as far as I know, they are no longer actively searching.

WJTV Jackson, MS
'The United States Coast Guard has dispatched a fleet of response vessels in search of a 27-year-old man who was aboard a ship that sank near Fort Jackson, Louisiana at sunrise Saturday.
Officials say that watch standers at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a call for help at 5:41 a.m.
The vessel with three people aboard was “taking on water, near mile marker 20 on the Mississippi River,” a press release said.
The boat sank and two of the three people aboard were able to swim to shore, but the 27-year-old man did not.
His name is not yet known. His shipmates say he was last seen wearing a camouflage jacket.'

November 14, 2018 at 6:12pm
A comment titled: Re: Not good news in response to a report titled: Not good news

The search was suspended.

http://www.fox8live.com/2018/11/11/coast-guard-suspends-search-man-reported-missing-near-fort-jackson/

November 12, 2018 at 2:56pm
A comment titled: Re: Teal aerial survey ? in response to a report titled: Teal aerial survey ?

boug23-- I completely agree.

I do know Larry personally and he has the utmost integrity. We are lucky to have him in the thankless position he is in. Not only is he a scientist--he is a die-hard duck hunting scientist. He has absolutely no incentive or reason to fabricate anything.

Estimating wildlife numbers, be it birds, animals,or fish is never an exact. And with waterfowl, they can and often do move areas quickly and far distances. Most people were disappointed with last seasons results-I know I was. However, I do not believe for a single second that the numbers were fabricated.

The current survey has been hampered by poor flying conditions. It is expected that we will see numbers by late tomorrow afternoon or early Friday. I also suspect they they will be less than glowing for many areas as that's what I'm hearing from contacts from across the state.

September 12, 2018 at 7:37pm
A comment titled: Re: Marsh hogs in response to a report titled: Marsh hogs

Between the eyes and didn't move an inch.

April 13, 2018 at 7:29am
A comment titled: Re: Marsh hogs in response to a report titled: Marsh hogs

Steve Neece got this nice boar.

April 13, 2018 at 7:28am
A comment titled: Re: Kansas Crossbow Bucks in response to a report titled: Kansas Crossbow Bucks

The Ravin R9 is a crossbow work of art.

November 14, 2017 at 1:42pm
A comment titled: Re: Kansas Crossbow Bucks in response to a report titled: Kansas Crossbow Bucks

Persistence paid off. 60 hours is a long time. I don't even like me that much to spend that much solitary time with myself. lol

November 14, 2017 at 1:40pm
A comment titled: Re: Kansas Crossbow Bucks in response to a report titled: Kansas Crossbow Bucks

Vlad Moldoveanu with his nice Kansas buck. Being tagged-out on the first evening, he had no choice but to sit around the farm house for the next five days waiting on me. Thanks bud.

November 14, 2017 at 1:38pm
A comment titled: Re: Teal sightings? in response to a report titled: Teal sightings?

I ran all over in Pearl River WMA south of Hwy 90 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday chasing gators. The water was up and did not see a single teal.

September 12, 2017 at 8:07pm
A comment titled: Re: Kayak Poon in response to a report titled: Kayak Poon

One more shot.

July 09, 2017 at 7:45pm
A comment titled: Re: Big yak specks in response to a report titled: Big yak specks

Skinny like a snake.

June 18, 2017 at 8:57pm
A comment titled: Re: Legend Map Cards -huge sale in response to a report titled: Legend Map Cards -huge sale

For any of you that wanted a card and missed out on Thursday/Friday, they are offering the same deal for Cyber Monday.

Same 30% off, different code: monday30

November 26, 2016 at 9:44pm
A comment titled: Re: Favorite Card in response to a report titled: Favorite Card

I use the Louisiana Beaux card from Legend Cartography.

http://www.legendcartography.com/louisiana-geaux-card.html

May 18, 2016 at 8:10pm

I don't know Admiral, but I've seen a few organizations use that format. I think the biggest benefit is it removes all doubt that the weekly drawings are 'legit.' You get your ticket number and then the numbers are randomly generated each week by the lottery company. No way to 'fix' anything. Since your ticket number can come up any number of times, you have a chance to win every week whether or not you have won before.

Merry Christmas

December 22, 2015 at 7:04pm
A comment titled: Re: Incredible Baja 'Yak Trip in response to a report titled: Incredible Baja 'Yak Trip

Couple more pics:

September 21, 2015 at 9:37pm
A comment titled: Re: The Fish Call in response to a report titled: The Fish Call

The Kick Off party is tomorrow night at Friend's Restaurant in Madisonville.

Free to attend. Go to the website to confirm invitation.

August 03, 2015 at 9:10pm
A comment titled: Re: lafayette kayak club in response to a report titled: lafayette kayak club

The Lafayette Club is a good group. If y'all are attending the club meeting, you will get the info you need.

Good luck with the tournament.

May 19, 2015 at 8:27am
A comment titled: Re: lafayette kayak club in response to a report titled: lafayette kayak club

What do you need to know?

May 19, 2015 at 6:41am
A comment titled: Re: limits in response to a report titled: limits

Limits are per person, per day.

Too many folks believe that limits are collective; i.e, 4 people on a boat automatically equals 100 trout.

LEGALLY, each person on that boat is only allowed a maximum of 25 trout per day.

As the example shows below, bringing three kids with you does NOT allow you to catch and keep their limit or part of their limit too.

The easy way to explain this is like this. Two guys go deer hunting. The limit is one deer per person per day. Do you think it would be legal for you to shoot two deer that day just because your buddy didn't kill one?

May 19, 2015 at 6:38am
Boutte, LA
$2000.00

2013 Hobie Revo 11 Ivory Dune Color. $1000.00 Out of storage and up for sale. This kayak was literally owned by two little old men and has seen extremely little time on the water. The Revo 11 is a great, light-weight yak. It is perfect for a smaller guy or gal, or a kid. It has the older style seat, but is comfortable with inflatable seat cushion and built-in inflatable lumbar support. It has the twist-loc attachment pegs. The seat is like brand-new. History: This Revo 11 was purchased new by former BCKFC member Dave Underwood (now deceased—RIP Dave). Dave bought it new in February 2012 and used it only a couple of times. He had back trouble and bought it thinking the light-weight 11 would allow him to continue kayak fishing. Unfortunately it did not, and he had to sell it. I bought it from him in May 2012 for my father-in-law who thought he wanted a kayak. Long story short, he used it TWO times for short boat rides and no fishing. The kayak has been stored under cover ever since then and not used. The kayak is in great condition and has very little hull scratching— I think I’ve scratched mine more bringing it home from the dealer. You will be hard pressed to find a same model boat in this condition. It has a couple minor needs that were caused simply from storing it so long. 1. Both the Up and Down rudder pull handles have some chewing from a damn squirrel. They are useable, but can easily be replaced if desired. Is 2. The foot straps on the Mirage Drive cracked and tore from sitting up. Certainly can be used without them (some guys take them off completely), but can easily be replaced if desired. That is all that I found. The boat is in great condition and has some extras: Eagle Cuda 350 fish finder/GPS (no battery but can be bought for about $20 at Academy) Hobie Large Sailing Rudder Hobie I-Comfort inflatable seat cushion Two horizontal rod holder straps and Hobie Rod-Tip protectors Two taco-style paddle/stake out clips Anchor trolley Hobie standard paddle Here are the Hobie specs on the Revo 11: Length: 11' 6' Width: 29' Hull Weight: 57 lbs Rigged Weight: 70 lbs Capacity: 275 lbs Crew: 1 • Large Covered Bow Hatch • Mid-Boat Carrying Handles • MirageDrive v2 Technology • Rear Cargo Area with Bungee Tie Downs • Sail Mount • Twist and Stow Rudder • Two 8' Round Twist and Seal Hatches with one Gear Bucket • Two Mesh-Covered Stowage Pockets • Two Molded-In Rod Holders • Two-Piece Hobie Paddle with On-Hull Storage $1000.00 The boat is located in Chalmette, La. The price is firm. No trades— I have no need for a gun, fishing rods, or a goat. Lol Please let me know if you have any questions.

May 14 at 7:04am