Natural Heritage Tourism and Outdoor Recreation in Central Region

 Birding and Wildlife Viewing

   
Articles on Birding and Wildlife Viewing
Tara Wildlife Doing Business as a Sustainable Recreation Destination
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Renowned for its hunting, Tara Wildlife also offers birding, hiking and a well-equipped conference and recreation facility.

The Mississippi Flyway

The longest migration route of any in the Western Hemisphere lies in this flyway. It's northern terminus is on the Arctic coast of Alaska and its southern end in Patagonia.

The Ecological Basis for the Conservation of Migratory Birds in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley
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In 1994, the Mississippi Alluvial Valley (MAV) Migratory Bird Planning Group began to devise a conservation plan that integrates habitat objectives for three groups of bird species—wintering waterfowl, migratory shorebirds, and breeding and wintering forest birds.

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
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A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

pdf Birds Field Guides Collection
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Birds and Mammals Field Guides Collection: A collection of one page fact sheets.

Birding and Wildlife Viewing Organizations & Professionals
There are 80 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Birding and Wildlife Viewing Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Ecotourism
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Alexander Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina- Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Debra Credeur - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Brownell Memorial Park & Carillon Tower
- Morgan City, LA
Cajun Country Swamp Tours
Walter “Butch” Guchereau - Breaux Bridge, LA
Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours
- Patterson, LA
Cajuns Houseboats & Rentals, Inc.
- Morgan City, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana National Guard - Pineville, LA
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Catahoula Lake
- Pineville, LA
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rhinehart, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners, LLC. - Lake Charles, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Fort Polk Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area
Weyerhaeuser Company - Minden, LA
Jimmie Davis State Park
- Chatham, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Little River Wildlife Management Area
Resource Management Service, LLC and LDWF - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Bentley, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army, U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
West Bay Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners LLC., Roy O. Martin, FI - Lake Charles, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Guides and Outfitters
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Giles Island Hunting Club
Jimmy Riley - Ferriday, LA
Ivy's Tackle Box
- Morgan City, LA
Pack & Paddle
- Lafayette, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
State and Federal Land
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Alexander Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana National Guard - Pineville, LA
Catahoula Lake
- Pineville, LA
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rhinehart, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Fort Polk Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area
Weyerhaeuser Company - Minden, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Bentley, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army, U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA

 Hunting and Sport Fishing

   
Articles on Hunting and Sport Fishing
pdf Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
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Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

The Ultimate Food Plot
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One of the first things that every fledgling wildlife manager learns is that nutrition is the key to attracting and keeping big bucks. The second thing they learn is how expensive it is to grow good food plots.

Preparing Deer Hunting Spring Food Plots For Big Bucks
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There are many things you can do to get your property ready for planting those food plots.If you are someone who is serious about deer hunting big bucks, I wanted to outline some of the things you need to think about when preparing and planting your food plots.

pdf A Guide to Successful Wildlife Food Plots: Blending Science with Common Sense
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This publication provides technical guidance and practical information for wildlife management beyond planting and managing food plots.  ...

pdf Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
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NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

pdf Updated 2013 Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Recreational Season Length Estimates
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In February 2013, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council requested the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) promulgate an emergency rule for the 2013 recreational red snapper season.

pdf Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
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Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulaitons.

pdf Managing Wild Pigs, a Technical Guide
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This 40-page document provides detailed information on the biology of wild pigs, how to recognize their presence, the type of damage they can cause to agriculture and natural areas and a wide range of management techniques, including hunting.

Hunters: A Force for Conservation
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Hunting seasons are starting to open, making this a great time to commemorate the important role that hunters play in habitat conservation.

pdf Bayou Sauvage NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2013 - 2014
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pdf KNF Deer Hunting with Dogs - USDC Western Dist Ruling - Nov 27 2013

US Forest Service decision to prohibit deer hunting with dogs on Kisatchie National Forest upheld by Federal District Court Ruling. 

pdf Louisiana Wildlife Insider: Summer 2013
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In This Issue: The Monarch Butterfly: Traveling though Louisiana on an Epic Journey by Wendy Caldwell and Karen Oberhauser Conservation Partnership: Why it Matters by Gregg Elliott and Duck Locascio Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program by Judy Jones Gopher Tortoise Conservation Efforts in Louisiana by Keri Landry Tracking Raccoon Movements in the Atchafalaya Basin by Michael Byrne and Michael Camberlain Southeast Louisiana DMAP Club Hosts Wounded Warriors Hunt by Kori Legleu and Cheryl Burns The Unicorn Deer by Scott Durham How to Hook a Child on Fishing by Mi

pdf Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
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Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulation

pdf Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy
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Wildlife tourism contributes substantially to the Gulf Coast economy.  Wildlife tourism is defined as (1) guide and outfitter businesses directly serving wildlife watchers, recreational fishers and hunters, and (2) lodging and dining establishments where these clients sleep and eat.

Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals
There are 25 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Guides and Outfitters
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Giles Island Hunting Club
Jimmy Riley - Ferriday, LA
Ivy's Tackle Box
- Morgan City, LA
Pack & Paddle
- Lafayette, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
Campbell Global, LLC
John Gilleland - Chief Executive Officer & Chairman - Portland, OR
CoBank
Robert B. Engel - Chief Executive Officer - Greenwood Village, CO
Evr-green Management Group, Inc
Matt S. Campbell - President - Rome, GA
Harry Bourg Corporation
Cyrus J. Theriot, Jr. - President - Houma, LA
Hunt Ark Duck
Cain Planting Company - McCrory, AR
Hunting Land Advisors
Stephen Ruckman - Founder - Mount Washington, KY
Hunting Sports Plus
Daryl Traylor - Blue Springs, MO
Jason D. Burke
Soterra, LLC. - Forestry and Wildlife Consultant - Pine Grove, LA
Quality Deer Management Association
- Bogart, GA
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
RoyOMartin
Hunting Leases - Alexandria, LA
Sustainable Agricultural Land Tenure Initiative
Neil Hamilton - Professor of Law/Dwight D. Opperman Chair of Law/Director of Ag Law Center - Des Moines, IA
Thomas Resources Wildlife & Land Enhancement, Inc.
Rans Thomas - Owner - Athens, GA
US Farm Lease
- Ames, IA
Weyerhaeuser Outdoor Recreational Leases
South Mississippi / Southeast Louisiana - Columbia, MS
Weyerhaeuser Outdoor Recreational Leases - Texas-North Louisiana-Arkansas-Oklahoma
Peyton Weeks - Natchitoches, LA
Lodges and Ranches
Cajuns Houseboats & Rentals, Inc.
- Morgan City, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA

 Nature-Based Tourism

   
Articles on Nature-Based Tourism
pdf Fee Fishing: An Introduction
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The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
By:

Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

pdf Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
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The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

Tara Wildlife Doing Business as a Sustainable Recreation Destination
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Renowned for its hunting, Tara Wildlife also offers birding, hiking and a well-equipped conference and recreation facility.

Bird Trails and Important Bird Areas
By:

A Bird Trail is more than a trail in the literal sense.  It is a “necklace” of sites, usually linked by a physiographic feature such as a river, that are united by the theme of “great for bird watching!”  Birding Trails are essentially driving routes that help you get from one prime birding spot to the next.

Rural Bounty

Explore North America's Rural Bounty

Discover the rich bounty of farm fresh fruits and vegetables, outdoor activities, and family fun that our rural countryside has to offer!

  • Daytrip or Vacation to a Farm or Ranch
  • Pick Your Own-Fruits, Pumpkins, Trees
  • Discover Charming Countryside Wineries
  • Challenge Your Hunting & Outdoor Skills

In the U.S. and Canada, there are approximately 65,000 farms and ranches that invite the public to visit, and more and more are becoming members on the Rural Bounty website. We invite you to come back often to plan relaxing day trips, or weeks away, enjoying the Rural Bounty of North America.  Visit website »

 

pdf Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
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Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulaitons.

pdf Bayou Sauvage NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2013 - 2014
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pdf Explanation of 2008 Limitation of Liability Law on Agritourism Operations in Louisiana
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This article includes both the text of, and explanation for, the Louisiana Agritourism Limited Liability Law, is intended to limit the liability of the agritourism professional for injuries that occur through no fault of the agritourism professional.

pdf Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy
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Wildlife tourism contributes substantially to the Gulf Coast economy.  Wildlife tourism is defined as (1) guide and outfitter businesses directly serving wildlife watchers, recreational fishers and hunters, and (2) lodging and dining establishments where these clients sleep and eat.

Buck Island, a Newly Conserved Mississippi River Destination Near Helena, Arkansas

The first leg of a new Lower Mississippi River Water Trail has been established through the conservation of Buck Island near Helena, Arkansas, thanks to the efforts of the American Land Conservancy (ALC), the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and other partners.

Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals
There are 112 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Agritourism
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
CM Farms, LLC
- Dry Creek, LA
Dora Ann Hatch
LSU AgCenter - Agritourism Coordinator - Homer, LA
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Grant Christmas Tree Farm and Syrup Mill
Gray & Mollie Anderson - Grant, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
WesMar Farms
- Moreauville, LA
Campgrounds
Alexander Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana National Guard - Pineville, LA
Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners, LLC. - Lake Charles, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Jimmie Davis State Park
- Chatham, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Little River Wildlife Management Area
Resource Management Service, LLC and LDWF - Pineville, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
River View RV Park and Resort
- Vidalia, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
West Bay Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners LLC., Roy O. Martin, FI - Lake Charles, LA
Ecotourism
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Alexander Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina- Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Debra Credeur - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Brownell Memorial Park & Carillon Tower
- Morgan City, LA
Cajun Country Swamp Tours
Walter “Butch” Guchereau - Breaux Bridge, LA
Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours
- Patterson, LA
Cajuns Houseboats & Rentals, Inc.
- Morgan City, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana National Guard - Pineville, LA
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Catahoula Lake
- Pineville, LA
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rhinehart, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners, LLC. - Lake Charles, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Fort Polk Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area
Weyerhaeuser Company - Minden, LA
Jimmie Davis State Park
- Chatham, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Little River Wildlife Management Area
Resource Management Service, LLC and LDWF - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Bentley, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army, U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
West Bay Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners LLC., Roy O. Martin, FI - Lake Charles, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
Alpine Lawn & Landscape
Terry Gore - Dry Prong, LA
Dana Brown & Associates
- New Orleans, LA
Florida Association of Native Nurseries
Cammie Donaldson - Executive Director - Melbourne , FL
Green Laws Website
Prof. Buck Abbey,ASLA, paAIA - Landscape Ordinance Research Project - Baton Rouge, LA
Gulf Engineers & Consultants
Ed Champagne - Lafayette, LA
Gulf Engineers & Consulting
Jim Martin - Metairie, LA
Gulf Engineers and Consultants
Mike Hattaway - Mandeville, LA
Louisiana Chapter - American Society of Architects
Haley Blakeman - President - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Nursery & Landscape Association
Annie Coco - Amite, LA
Michael C. Englerth
Mike's Tree Service - Baton Rouge, LA
Natives Landscape Corporation
Stephen Joseph Rusbar - Covington, LA
Rene M. LeBlanc
Baton Rouge Tree Service - Addis, LA
Urban Forestry Department
City of Alexandria - Alexandria, LA
State and Federal Land
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Alexander Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana National Guard - Pineville, LA
Catahoula Lake
- Pineville, LA
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rhinehart, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Fort Polk Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area
Weyerhaeuser Company - Minden, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Bentley, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army, U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA

 Outdoor Recreation

   
Articles on Outdoor Recreation
pdf Fee Fishing: An Introduction
By:

The basic types of operations and associated business considerations. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

pdf Fee Fishing: Location, Site Development and Other Considerations
By:

Discusses clientele, permitting, advertising, location, design and security, water source, concessions, time of operations, signs, and safety and liability.& ...

pdf Decontamination Documentation for Cavers
By:

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) strongly recommends, first and foremost, compliance with all cave closures, advisories, and regulations in all Federal, State,Tribal, and private lands.

What is Natural Heritage Tourism

Natural heritage tourism (or geotourism as defined by National Geographic) is defined as tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place—its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

Tara Wildlife Doing Business as a Sustainable Recreation Destination
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Renowned for its hunting, Tara Wildlife also offers birding, hiking and a well-equipped conference and recreation facility.

pdf Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Gag Management Measures
By:

NMFS implements management measures described in a framework action to the Fishery Management Plan for the Reef Fish Resources of the Gulf of Mexico (FMP), as prepared by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council).

pdf Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
By:

Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulaitons.

pdf Bayou Sauvage NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2013 - 2014
By:

pdf KNF Deer Hunting with Dogs - USDC Western Dist Ruling - Nov 27 2013

US Forest Service decision to prohibit deer hunting with dogs on Kisatchie National Forest upheld by Federal District Court Ruling. 

pdf A Guide to Growing a School Butterfly Garden
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The benefits of school gardens are numerous and are not restricted to a particular age group. Gardens can accommodate student's visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles.

pdf Louisiana Wildlife Insider: Summer 2013
By:

In This Issue: The Monarch Butterfly: Traveling though Louisiana on an Epic Journey by Wendy Caldwell and Karen Oberhauser Conservation Partnership: Why it Matters by Gregg Elliott and Duck Locascio Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program by Judy Jones Gopher Tortoise Conservation Efforts in Louisiana by Keri Landry Tracking Raccoon Movements in the Atchafalaya Basin by Michael Byrne and Michael Camberlain Southeast Louisiana DMAP Club Hosts Wounded Warriors Hunt by Kori Legleu and Cheryl Burns The Unicorn Deer by Scott Durham How to Hook a Child on Fishing by Mi

pdf Louisiana Hunting Regulations: 2013-2014
By:

Includes 2013-2014 Wildlife Management Area Regulation

pdf Explanation of 2008 Limitation of Liability Law on Agritourism Operations in Louisiana
By:

This article includes both the text of, and explanation for, the Louisiana Agritourism Limited Liability Law, is intended to limit the liability of the agritourism professional for injuries that occur through no fault of the agritourism professional.

pdf Wildlife Tourism and the Gulf Coast Economy
By:

Wildlife tourism contributes substantially to the Gulf Coast economy.  Wildlife tourism is defined as (1) guide and outfitter businesses directly serving wildlife watchers, recreational fishers and hunters, and (2) lodging and dining establishments where these clients sleep and eat.

Buck Island, a Newly Conserved Mississippi River Destination Near Helena, Arkansas

The first leg of a new Lower Mississippi River Water Trail has been established through the conservation of Buck Island near Helena, Arkansas, thanks to the efforts of the American Land Conservancy (ALC), the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC), the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and other partners.

Quapaw Canoe Company in Helena offers canoe excursions on the "Mighty Mississippi"

Watch this video about canoe trips on the Mississippi River near Helena offered by the Quapaw Canoe Company.

pdf Methyl Mercury in Sportfish - Information for Fish Consumers

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Outdoor Recreation Organizations & Professionals
There are 59 resources serving Central Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Outdoor Recreation Organizations & Professionals serving Central Region
Agritourism
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
CM Farms, LLC
- Dry Creek, LA
Dora Ann Hatch
LSU AgCenter - Agritourism Coordinator - Homer, LA
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Grant Christmas Tree Farm and Syrup Mill
Gray & Mollie Anderson - Grant, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
WesMar Farms
- Moreauville, LA
Ecotourism
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Alexander Forest Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Allen Acres Bed and Breakfast
Dr. Charles and Susan Allen - Innkeepers - Pitkin, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina- Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Debra Credeur - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Monroe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Brownell Memorial Park & Carillon Tower
- Morgan City, LA
Cajun Country Swamp Tours
Walter “Butch” Guchereau - Breaux Bridge, LA
Cajun Jack's Swamp Tours
- Patterson, LA
Cajuns Houseboats & Rentals, Inc.
- Morgan City, LA
Camp Beauregard Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana National Guard - Pineville, LA
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Catahoula Lake
- Pineville, LA
Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Rhinehart, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners, LLC. - Lake Charles, LA
Dewey Wills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Pineville, LA
Fort Polk Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army and U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Grand Cote National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area
Weyerhaeuser Company - Minden, LA
Jimmie Davis State Park
- Chatham, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Ophelia National Wildlife Refuge
U.S Fish & Wildlife Service - Marksville, LA
Little River Wildlife Management Area
Resource Management Service, LLC and LDWF - Pineville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
National Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Bentley, LA
National Red Dirt Wildlife Management Area Preserve
Kisatchie National Forest - Provencal, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area
U.S. Army, U.S. Forest Service - Lake Charles, LA
Pomme de Terre Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Ferriday, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
South Toledo Bend State Park
- Anacoco, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Walnut Hill Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
West Bay Wildlife Management Area
Forest Capital Partners LLC., Roy O. Martin, FI - Lake Charles, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
 

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Birding and Wildlife Viewing News Items
Rainfall results in hunting changes - American Press
9/5/2017 12:02:47 PM
Rainfall results in hunting changes American Press The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries canceled yesterday's leased dove field hunts in DeRidder and Ragley due to the excessive rainfall. A news release said the LDWF was working with landowners to provide an alternate date for both hunts ...

State enforcement agents lend a hand in Texas - The Advocate
9/2/2017 9:05:01 PM
The Advocate State enforcement agents lend a hand in Texas The Advocate Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries' Enforcement agent Sgt. Chad Watts shields two-year-old Madelyn Nguyen from the driving rain from Hurricane Harvey last week in Houston. ... “But we have some time before the season opens, and we should have birds .”.

White Lake WCA Birding and Nature Trail Closed Due to Flooding From Harvey - FOX 15
8/31/2017 1:00:59 PM
White Lake WCA Birding and Nature Trail Closed Due to Flooding From Harvey FOX 15 The White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) Birding and Nature Trail has been closed until further notice due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LWDF) will notify the public when the trail will ...

Hunting and Fishing updates from LDWF - KATC Lafayette News
8/31/2017 12:33:11 PM
KATC Lafayette News Hunting and Fishing updates from LDWF KATC Lafayette News The White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) Birding and Nature Trail has been closed until further notice due to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LWDF) will notify the public when the trail will ... and more »

LDWF Accepting Applications for Youth Lottery Deer Hunts - FOX 15
7/24/2017 3:43:18 PM
LDWF Accepting Applications for Youth Lottery Deer Hunts FOX 15 The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for youth lottery deer hunts on five LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) during the 2017-18 hunting season. Youth lottery deer hunts will be held on Buckhorn, Dewey ... and more »

Bird watchers are flocking to Louisiana's fragile coast, but for how long? - NOLA.com
5/15/2017 8:05:59 AM
NOLA.com Bird watchers are flocking to Louisiana's fragile coast, but for how long? NOLA.com Birding can be big business. According to a 2013 study of Gulf Coast tourism, more than 1 million people participate in wildlife watching each year in Louisiana . That's about 200,000 more than recreational fishing and almost four times more than hunting. and more »

The 40 Best Places to Explore Louisiana's Southern Wilds - Smithsonian
3/13/2017 9:00:42 PM
The 40 Best Places to Explore Louisiana's Southern Wilds Smithsonian Birding trails criss-cross the state and are one the best ways to appreciate Louisiana's feathered residents. In Lincoln Parish, James Lake Birding Trail boasts fantastic vantage points, complete with a viewing platform, bridge and wooded walking trail.

Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: April - bestofneworleans.com
3/13/2017 8:59:59 PM
bestofneworleans.com Gambit's 2017 guide to Louisiana fairs and festivals: April bestofneworleans.com 7-9 — Great Louisiana BirdFest (Various locations in New Orleans and on the Northshore; www.northlakenature.org) — The 21st annual festival, held each year during the spring bird migration, features birding trips to Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, New ... and more »

Hunting and Sport Fishing News Items
Marsh Musings - Great Bend Tribune
9/22/2017 10:27:08 AM
Great Bend Tribune Marsh Musings Great Bend Tribune We didn't catch many fish , but we added another story to our collection. It was really hot in south Texas. We were stacked in a bunkhouse with about six other hunters on a ranch 30 miles from Mexico. New hunters (now old friends) from Louisiana and ...

Outdoor Briefs: Sept. 20, 2017 - Houma Courier
9/20/2017 10:55:46 PM
Outdoor Briefs: Sept. 20, 2017 Houma Courier Hunters for the Hungry encourages hunters and anglers to enjoy the plentiful wild game in Louisiana and give back by sharing frozen fish and game with the hungry through programs such as “Clean Out Your Freezer Day” in the fall and “Donate A Deer” in ... Hunters for the Hungry's Clean out your freezer day set Sunday The Advocate all 2 news articles »

National Hunting and Fishing Day is this Saturday - KATC Lafayette News
9/20/2017 7:11:40 PM
KATC Lafayette News National Hunting and Fishing Day is this Saturday KATC Lafayette News " Hunting and fishing are important parts of Louisiana's rich heritage,'' said Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Jack Montoucet."I would like to encourage all of the sportsmen and women of our state to take someone into the ... Waddill Wildlife Education Center to celebrate Popular National Hunting and Fishing Day The Advocate Options abound on National Fishing and Hunting Day Chron.com all 80 news articles »

Photos: Hunting and Fishing Texas in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey - Outdoor Life Magazine
9/20/2017 2:16:47 PM
Outdoor Life Magazine Photos: Hunting and Fishing Texas in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey Outdoor Life Magazine Though Hurricane Harvey blasted a wide swath of destruction through coastal areas in Texas and Louisiana —areas that provide critical wintering habitat for millions of ducks, geese, and other migratory birds— hunters and anglers should not shy away ...

Season 5 of Sportsman TV now available online - Louisiana Sportsman
9/20/2017 11:21:32 AM
Louisiana Sportsman Season 5 of Sportsman TV now available online Louisiana Sportsman When he's not touring the United States on the Bassmaster Elite Series, pro angler and Gonzales resident Greg Hackney is the host of Louisiana Sportsman's Sportsman TV — a gig that allows Hack to broaden his horizons in the outdoor world, and have a ...

Teal hunters give opening weekend mixed reviews - Louisiana Sportsman
9/18/2017 1:37:27 PM
Louisiana Sportsman Teal hunters give opening weekend mixed reviews Louisiana Sportsman Anthony Kyzar, with Cajun Fishing and Hunting Charters out of Houma, said teal action has been pretty consistent on a section of private marsh near Cocodrie he's been hunting since Friday. "The first two days it was all limits, and the last couple of ...

Check out The Advocate's Outdoors calendar - The Advocate
9/16/2017 9:03:06 PM
Check out The Advocate's Outdoors calendar The Advocate INSHORE CHARTERBOAT CAPTAINS MEETINGS: 6-8 p.m., LSU AgCenter Calcasieu Office, 7101 Gulf Hwy., Lake Charles. Louisiana Fisheries Forward- Louisiana Charter Boat Association educational meetings covering LA Creel recreational fish survey, ...

Check out The Advocate's Outdoors calendar for mid-September - The Advocate
9/13/2017 9:02:43 PM
Check out The Advocate's Outdoors calendar for mid-September The Advocate A Louisiana Fisheries Forward- Louisiana Charter Boat Association educational meetings covering LA Creel recreational fish survey, license requirements, insurance, reaching new customers with state Wildlife and Fisheries and Louisiana Sea Grant staff ...

New Louisiana map incredibly valuable to hunters, anglers - NOLA.com
9/1/2017 3:11:41 PM
NOLA.com New Louisiana map incredibly valuable to hunters , anglers NOLA.com Hunting and fishing are exciting sports , but some of the information needed to participate in them is as thrilling as painting eaves. After all, who gets all jazzed up to buy a license. But the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has ...

Nature-Based Tourism News Items
US energy service firms get new lift from offshore wind - The Australian
8/6/2017 10:04:21 AM
The Australian US energy service firms get new lift from offshore wind The Australian Montco Offshore, also out of Louisiana , provided boats and crews to help install those foundations and transport turbine parts to the site. “My Gulf of Mexico crew loved the idea of leaving the oil patch to go do something different,” said Joseph ...

Military needs to train for battlefield of the future: the city - The Australian
7/20/2017 10:17:22 AM
The Australian Military needs to train for battlefield of the future: the city The Australian The three centres that certify major units for combat — the National Training Centre at Fort Irwin, California, the Joint Readiness Training Centre at Fort Polk, Louisiana , and the Joint Multinational Readiness Centre in Hohenfels, Germany — are in ...

Incitec shares hit by CEO James Fazzino's exit plan - The Australian
2/24/2017 8:02:36 AM
The Australian Incitec shares hit by CEO James Fazzino's exit plan The Australian Mr Fazzino is likely to be remembered for the timely opening of a $1bn ammonia plant in Louisiana last year just after the shale revolution had pushed energy costs down, as well as the bedding down of a $3.3bn acquisition of explosives group Dyno Nobel ... and more »

Trump's energy policy shake-up could threaten Australian LNG - The Australian
1/22/2017 8:01:45 AM
The Australian Trump's energy policy shake-up could threaten Australian LNG The Australian LNG Limited chief executive Greg Vesey, who is trying to build the Magnolia LNG project in Louisiana , said he was encouraged by statements from Mr Trump and his Energy Secretary nominee, former Texas Governor Rick Perry. “From what Donald Trump ... and more »

Futures look bright for LNG spot market - The Australian
12/8/2016 8:02:09 AM
The Australian Futures look bright for LNG spot market The Australian Earlier this year, Cheniere Energy exported the first US LNG in decades through a terminal in Louisiana . At least another four LNG export terminals are expected to start up on the Gulf Coast in the next three years. That would bring US capacity to more ...

Outdoor Recreation News Items
Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO) EPS Estimated At $0.72 - BZ Weekly
9/22/2017 8:46:38 AM
Investor's Business Daily Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO) EPS Estimated At $0.72 BZ Weekly Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems owns 10,800 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Trexquant Inv Ltd ... Winnebago Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of recreation vehicles used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. Winnebago Industries, Inc. - WGO - Stock Price Today - Zacks Zacks Investment Research Hazelton Brian Daniel - SEC.gov SEC.gov all 55 news articles »

The city of Hammond unjustly ranked - The Lion's Roar Newspaper
9/20/2017 7:07:25 PM
The Lion's Roar Newspaper The city of Hammond unjustly ranked The Lion's Roar Newspaper Violent crimes can also hinder outdoor recreation . There were 769 violent crimes reported per 100,000 Hammond residents in 2015, more ... “This report neglects to mention our Louisiana Technical Community College campus, nor does it take into account ...

Poverty Point takes part in 2017 Public Lands Day - richlandtoday.com
9/19/2017 7:32:50 PM
Poverty Point takes part in 2017 Public Lands Day richlandtoday.com Visitors to Louisiana's State Parks and Historic Sites can participate in the annual nationwide event geared toward the appreciation and preservation of local public parks and outdoor recreation . “We appreciate the volunteers who assist with clean-up ... and more »

Franklin Resources Inc. Buys 13940 Shares of Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO) - Dispatch Tribunal
9/18/2017 8:00:09 AM
Thorold News Franklin Resources Inc. Buys 13940 Shares of Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO) Dispatch Tribunal Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 10,800 shares of the construction company's stock valued at $316,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in shares of ... First Trust Advisors LP Boosts Position in Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO) Week Herald $0.72 EPS Expected for Winnebago Industries, Inc. (WGO) WeeklyHub Winnebago Industries, Inc. (NYSE:WGO) Cut to Sell at Zacks Investment Research StockNewsTimes Finance News Daily  - Weekly Register  - Zacks Investment Research  - SEC.gov all 104 news articles »

A day to celebrate one of America's great traditions - The Union-Recorder
9/9/2017 5:23:59 PM
The Union-Recorder A day to celebrate one of America's great traditions The Union-Recorder Natural disasters like recent hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana have done major damage to the Gulf Coast region's vast and fragile ecosystem including fish and wildlife, and it will take many years and much money to recover. As I am writing this ...

Residents, leaders react to Hammond Metro ranked "4th Worst City in America to Raise a Child" - WWL
9/5/2017 7:41:24 PM
WWL Residents, leaders react to Hammond Metro ranked "4th Worst City in America to Raise a Child" WWL Violent crime can also hinder outdoor recreation . There were 769 violent crimes reported per 100,000 Hammond residents in 2015, more ... This report neglects to mention our Louisiana Technical Community College campus, nor does it take into account ... and more »

Old Post Park offers diverse range of outdoor fun - Hot Springs Sentinel
9/3/2017 5:07:09 AM
Hot Springs Sentinel Old Post Park offers diverse range of outdoor fun Hot Springs Sentinel In the mid 1600s, settlers had yet to inhabit an enormous tract of land that includes what we now refer to as Arkansas and Louisiana , but there were a growing number of stories about "a land of mystery, wonders and riches." It was a land where gators ...

Harvey 2017 Live coverage: One evacuated Driscoll Children's Hospital patient returns - Corpus Christi Caller-Times
8/30/2017 12:32:25 AM
Corpus Christi Caller-Times Harvey 2017 Live coverage: One evacuated Driscoll Children's Hospital patient returns Corpus Christi Caller-Times “We have disaster recovery teams in place to keep our customers connected, and we're working around the clock to help our communities in Texas and Louisiana through this crisis,” said Charlene Lake, AT&T Chief Sustainability Officer. Also, the AT&T ... and more »