Natural Heritage Tourism and Outdoor Recreation in Southwest Region

 Birding and Wildlife Viewing

   
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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching
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Bird watching continues to grow in popularity among folks of all ages.  The hobby—otherwise known as birding—is an excellent way to enjoy nature and become acquainted with all things winged.

 

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.

 

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

 

Show Birding and Wildlife Viewing Organizations & Professionals (99)
There are 99 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Birding and Wildlife Viewing Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Ecotourism
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina- Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Debra Credeur - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Attakapas Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Bayou Woman Wetland Tours
Captain Wendy Wilson - Theriot, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, 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
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Bell City, LA
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Chicot State Park
- Ville Platte, LA
Cypremort Point State Park
- Cypremort Point, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Lake Arthur, LA
Lake Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
- Martinville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Houma, LA
Marsh Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Palmetto Island State Park
- Abbeville, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Montegut, LA
Sabine Island Wildlife Management Area
State of Louisiana and Calcasieu Parish Schools - Lake Charles, LA
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges - Hackberry, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, USFWS, USACOE - Opelousas, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
Southeast Louisiana Refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lacombe, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area
Thistlethwaite Heirs - Opelousas, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Guides and Outfitters
All-Star Guide Service
Jimmy Miller - Hackberry, LA
Bayou Charter Service
- Lake Charles, LA
Big Lake Guide Service
- Lake Charles, LA
Big Woods Fish & Game
- Vinton, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Bord du Lac Marina
- Lake Charles, LA
Bowtie Marina
- Lake Charles, LA
Bridge Point Yacht Center
- Westlake, LA
Calcasieu Charter Service
Erik Rue - Captain - Lake Charles, LA
Calcasieu Point Landing
- Lake Charles, LA
Contraband Charter Service
Ben Garber - Captain - Lake Charles, LA
Corbello Guide Service, LLC
Jack Corbello - Captain - Lake Charles, LA
DC's Charters, LLC
- Big Lake, LA
Fishing Tom's Guide Service
- Sulphur, LA
Giles Island Hunting Club
Jimmy Riley - Ferriday, LA
Gotta Go Charters
- Lake Charles, LA
Grosse Savanne Lodge
- Lake Charles, LA
Hackberry Cajun Guide
- Hackberry, LA
Hackberry Charters
- Hackberry, LA
Hackberry Rod and Gun
- Hackberry, LA
Ivy's Tackle Box
- Morgan City, LA
K & J Charters
- Johnson Bayou, LA
Lloyd’s Country Store
- Westlake, LA
Louisiana Outfitters LLC.
Scott Ritchey - Captain - Lake Charles, LA
Nalmar Marina
- Westlake, LA
Olmstead Shipyard, Inc.
- Lake Charles, LA
Pack & Paddle
- Lafayette, LA
Reel Men Sports
- Lake Charles, LA
Spicer Bait and Tackle
- Hackberry, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
State and Federal Land
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Attakapas Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Bell City, LA
Chicot State Park
- Ville Platte, LA
Cypremort Point State Park
- Cypremort Point, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Lake Arthur, LA
Lake Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
- Martinville, LA
Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Houma, LA
Marsh Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
Palmetto Island State Park
- Abbeville, LA
Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Montegut, LA
Sabine Island Wildlife Management Area
State of Louisiana and Calcasieu Parish Schools - Lake Charles, LA
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges - Hackberry, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges - Bell City, LA
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, USFWS, USACOE - Opelousas, LA
Southeast Louisiana Refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lacombe, LA

 Hunting and Sport Fishing

   
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Find a National Forest in the South

The Southern Region covers thirteen states--a vast area stretching from Texas on the western side, Virginia on the north, and down to Puerto Rico on the south. You'll find a wide variety of forest environments, including the only tropical forest (El Yunque) in the agency. Find a forest nearest you!

 

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 ...

 

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.

 

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.  ...

 

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).

 

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

Bayou Sauvage NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2013 - 2014
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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. 

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Show Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals (49)
There are 49 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Hunting and Sport Fishing Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Guides and Outfitters
All-Star Guide Service
Jimmy Miller - Hackberry, LA
Bayou Charter Service
- Lake Charles, LA
Big Lake Guide Service
- Lake Charles, LA
Big Woods Fish & Game
- Vinton, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, LA
Bord du Lac Marina
- Lake Charles, LA
Bowtie Marina
- Lake Charles, LA
Bridge Point Yacht Center
- Westlake, LA
Calcasieu Charter Service
Erik Rue - Captain - Lake Charles, LA
Calcasieu Point Landing
- Lake Charles, LA
Contraband Charter Service
Ben Garber - Captain - Lake Charles, LA
Corbello Guide Service, LLC
Jack Corbello - Captain - Lake Charles, LA
DC's Charters, LLC
- Big Lake, LA
Fishing Tom's Guide Service
- Sulphur, LA
Giles Island Hunting Club
Jimmy Riley - Ferriday, LA
Gotta Go Charters
- Lake Charles, LA
Grosse Savanne Lodge
- Lake Charles, LA
Hackberry Cajun Guide
- Hackberry, LA
Hackberry Charters
- Hackberry, LA
Hackberry Rod and Gun
- Hackberry, LA
Ivy's Tackle Box
- Morgan City, LA
K & J Charters
- Johnson Bayou, LA
Lloyd’s Country Store
- Westlake, LA
Louisiana Outfitters LLC.
Scott Ritchey - Captain - Lake Charles, LA
Nalmar Marina
- Westlake, LA
Olmstead Shipyard, Inc.
- Lake Charles, LA
Pack & Paddle
- Lafayette, LA
Reel Men Sports
- Lake Charles, LA
Spicer Bait and Tackle
- Hackberry, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Land Leasing
American Hunting Lease Association
Steve Meng - President - Fishers, IN
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
Ricky ONeill
Neeley Forestry Service, Inc. - Wildlife Biologist and Certified Forester - Camden, AR
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
US Farm Lease
- Ames, IA
Weyerhaeuser Outdoor Recreational Leases
South Mississippi / Southeast Louisiana - Columbia, MS
Weyerhaeuser Outdoor Recreational Leases - Gulf Region
- 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

   
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National Wildlife Refuge System - National Wildlife Refuge Locator

Find a Refuge Near You 

Nearly 46 million people visit national wildlife refuges each year. Visitors and local communities recognize refuges as national treasures:

  • Wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species and more than 200 species of fish.
  • Fifty-nine refuges have been established with a primary purpose of conserving threatened or endangered species.
  • 280 of the 1,200-plus federally-listed threatened or endangered species in the U.S. are found on units of the Refuge System.

 

 

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 ...

 

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.& ...

 

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
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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.

 

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 »

 

 

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

 

Bayou Sauvage NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2013 - 2014
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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.

 

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.

 

Show Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals (95)
There are 95 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Nature-Based Tourism Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Agritourism
Dora Ann Hatch
LSU AgCenter - Agritourism Coordinator - Homer, LA
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Campgrounds
Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Attakapas Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Chicot State Park
- Ville Platte, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
- Martinville, LA
Palmetto Island State Park
- Abbeville, LA
Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Montegut, LA
River View RV Park and Resort
- Vidalia, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, USFWS, USACOE - Opelousas, LA
Ecotourism
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina- Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Debra Credeur - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Attakapas Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Bayou Woman Wetland Tours
Captain Wendy Wilson - Theriot, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, 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
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Bell City, LA
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Chicot State Park
- Ville Platte, LA
Cypremort Point State Park
- Cypremort Point, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Lake Arthur, LA
Lake Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
- Martinville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Houma, LA
Marsh Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Palmetto Island State Park
- Abbeville, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Montegut, LA
Sabine Island Wildlife Management Area
State of Louisiana and Calcasieu Parish Schools - Lake Charles, LA
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges - Hackberry, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, USFWS, USACOE - Opelousas, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
Southeast Louisiana Refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lacombe, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area
Thistlethwaite Heirs - Opelousas, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
Landscape Architects / Land Planning
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
JTM Landscaping & Contractors, LLC
- Morgan City, LA
Louisiana Chapter - American Society of Architects
Haley Blakeman - President - Baton Rouge, LA
Louisiana Nursery & Landscape Association
Cari Jane Murray - Executive Secretary - Covington, 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
State and Federal Land
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Attakapas Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Lacombe, LA
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Bell City, LA
Chicot State Park
- Ville Platte, LA
Cypremort Point State Park
- Cypremort Point, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Lake Arthur, LA
Lake Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
- Martinville, LA
Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Houma, LA
Marsh Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
Palmetto Island State Park
- Abbeville, LA
Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Montegut, LA
Sabine Island Wildlife Management Area
State of Louisiana and Calcasieu Parish Schools - Lake Charles, LA
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges - Hackberry, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges - Bell City, LA
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, USFWS, USACOE - Opelousas, LA
Southeast Louisiana Refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lacombe, LA

 Outdoor Recreation

   
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The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Bird Watching
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Bird watching continues to grow in popularity among folks of all ages.  The hobby—otherwise known as birding—is an excellent way to enjoy nature and become acquainted with all things winged.

 

National Wildlife Refuge System - National Wildlife Refuge Locator

Find a Refuge Near You 

Nearly 46 million people visit national wildlife refuges each year. Visitors and local communities recognize refuges as national treasures:

  • Wildlife refuges are home to more than 700 species of birds, 220 species of mammals, 250 reptile and amphibian species and more than 200 species of fish.
  • Fifty-nine refuges have been established with a primary purpose of conserving threatened or endangered species.
  • 280 of the 1,200-plus federally-listed threatened or endangered species in the U.S. are found on units of the Refuge System.

 

 

Find a National Forest in the South

The Southern Region covers thirteen states--a vast area stretching from Texas on the western side, Virginia on the north, and down to Puerto Rico on the south. You'll find a wide variety of forest environments, including the only tropical forest (El Yunque) in the agency. Find a forest nearest you!

 

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 ...

 

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.& ...

 

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.

 

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).

 

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

 

Bayou Sauvage NWR Hunting and Fishing Regulations 2013 - 2014
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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. 

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Methyl Mercury in Sportfish - Information for Fish Consumers

Methylmercury is a form of mercury that is found in most freshwater and saltwater fish. In some lakes, rivers, and coastal waters in California, methylmercury has been found in some types of fish at concentrations that may be harmful to human health.

 

Show Outdoor Recreation Organizations & Professionals (50)
There are 50 resources serving Southwest Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Outdoor Recreation Organizations & Professionals serving Southwest Region
Agritourism
Dora Ann Hatch
LSU AgCenter - Agritourism Coordinator - Homer, LA
Frogmore Plantation & Gins
- Frogmore, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
The Southern Christmas Tree Association
Michael Buchart - Executive Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Ecotourism
Acadiana Conservation Corridor
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Allen Native Ventures
Dr. Charles Allen - Pitkin, LA
Atchafalaya Basin Landing & Marina- Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Atchafalaya National Heritage Area
Debra Credeur - Executive Director - Baton Rouge, LA
Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Attakapas Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Opelousas, LA
Bayou Teche Experience
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges - Lacombe, LA
Bayou Woman Wetland Tours
Captain Wendy Wilson - Theriot, LA
Blu-Dog Charters & Guide Service
Captain Ivy St. Romain - Morgan City, 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
Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Bell City, LA
Canoe & Trail Adventures
Chad Almquist - New Orleans, LA
Champagnes Cajun Swamp Tours
- Breaux Bridge, LA
Chicot State Park
- Ville Platte, LA
Cypremort Point State Park
- Cypremort Point, LA
Honey Island Swamp Tours
- Slidell, LA
Kisatchie National Forest
USDA-Forest Service - Pineville, LA
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuge Complex - Lake Arthur, LA
Lake Boeuf Wildlife Management Area
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - New Iberia, LA
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
- Martinville, LA
Louisiana Lost Lands Environmental Tours
Marie Gould - Co-Founder - New Orleans, LA
Louisiana State Parks
Stuart Johnson - Assistant Secretary - Baton Rouge, LA
Mandalay National Wildlife Refuge
Southeast Louisiana Wildlife Refuges Complex - Houma, LA
Marsh Bayou Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Lake Charles, LA
Oaklawn Manor
- Franklin, LA
Palmetto Island State Park
- Abbeville, LA
Pearl River Eco-Tours
Captain Neil Benson - Slidell, LA
Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Montegut, LA
Sabine Island Wildlife Management Area
State of Louisiana and Calcasieu Parish Schools - Lake Charles, LA
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Louisiana National Wildlife Refuges - Hackberry, LA
Sam Houston Jones State Park
- Lake Charles, LA
Shadowlawn
- Franklin, LA
Sherburne Wildlife Management Area
LDWF, USFWS, USACOE - Opelousas, LA
Slow Food Baton Rouge
Sarah Bolinger - Baton Rouge, LA
Southeast Louisiana Refuges
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Lacombe, LA
Splendor Farms
- Bush, LA
St. John Ranch & Lodge
- Homer, LA
Steve Smith
Stillwater Outfitters - Captain - Cypremort Point, LA
Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area
Thistlethwaite Heirs - Opelousas, LA
Youth Hunter Registry Program
LDWF - Baton Rouge, LA
 

 Google News about Natural Heritage Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

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Birding and Wildlife Viewing News Items
Army Reservist killed, 4 Nevada Army Guardsmen injured in Louisiana training accident - Carson Now
5/15/2019 10:25:01 PM
Army Reservist killed, 4 Nevada Army Guardsmen injured in Louisiana training accident    Carson Now CARSON CITY — One Army Reservist was killed and four Nevada Army National Guardsmen were injured in a military vehicle rollover accident during training ...

The Search For A Controversial Woodpecker Continues in Louisiana - WWNO
5/15/2019 5:28:27 PM
The Search For A Controversial Woodpecker Continues in Louisiana    WWNO For decades, people assumed the ivory-billed woodpecker was extinct. The last confirmed sighting was in north Louisiana in the 1940s, but rumors of its.

Louisiana Wildlife Federation names 2018 conservationists of the year - NOLA.com
5/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana Wildlife Federation names 2018 conservationists of the year    NOLA.com Katherine Gividen, center, holds a bald eagle statuette, the Governor's Award given to her as the Louisiana Wildlife Federation's Conservationist of the Year.

Creole Nature Trail offers chance to live Louisiana's myths - DVIDS
5/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Creole Nature Trail offers chance to live Louisiana's myths    DVIDS FORT POLK, La. — So, you've arrived at your newest assignment, Fort Polk, and you're wondering if all those myths you've heard about Louisiana are true.

You Don't Have to Be an Angler to Visit Grand Isle - Houstonia Magazine
4/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
You Don't Have to Be an Angler to Visit Grand Isle    Houstonia Magazine Hiking and birdwatching on Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island.

Iguana assault, time capsule, beach bobcats: News from around our 50 states - USA TODAY
4/18/2019 1:31:33 AM
Iguana assault, time capsule, beach bobcats: News from around our 50 states    USA TODAY Burned black churches see funding uptick in Louisiana, fighting Irish get first female mascot in Indiana, and more B9336289970Z.1.

10 Must-See Places in Louisiana | Sponsored - Smithsonian
3/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
10 Must-See Places in Louisiana | Sponsored    Smithsonian Crawfish étouffée, gumbo, jambalaya, chargrilled oysters, king cake and pralines – these are just a few of the hundreds of Cajun and Creole-influenced ...

Louisiana Rapper Mystikal free on $3M bond in rape case - Toledo Blade
2/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana Rapper Mystikal free on $3M bond in rape case    Toledo Blade SHREVEPORT, La. — Mystikal, a Louisiana rapper who had been in custody for nearly 1½ years on a rape charge, has been released on a $3 million bond.

Louisiana scientists hunt for elusive marsh bird before its habitat sinks under the sea - NOLA.com
2/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana scientists hunt for elusive marsh bird before its habitat sinks under the sea    NOLA.com A tactical team hopes to demystify the secretive black rail and win it protections.

How to ID a black duck vs. a mottled duck - Louisiana Sportsman
12/1/2018 7:45:24 AM
How to ID a black duck vs. a mottled duck    Louisiana Sportsman A true black duck — not what lots of area hunters call a mottled — is definitely a South Louisiana wallhanger. Learn how to tell the difference — and also tips that ...

Louisiana to Get Another $164 Million in BP Oil Spill Restoration Grants - Insurance Journal
11/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana to Get Another $164 Million in BP Oil Spill Restoration Grants    Insurance Journal Louisiana is getting $161.4 million in restoration grants from the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill to restore two barrier islands and a headland in the.

Additional $280M issued in BP oil spill restoration grants for four states - WHNT News 19
11/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Additional $280M issued in BP oil spill restoration grants for four states    WHNT News 19 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Four Gulf states are getting an additional $280 million in restoration grants from the BP oil spill of 2010. Louisiana is getting $161.4 ...

Kinny Haddox, Author at Louisiana Sportsman - Louisiana Sportsman
11/1/2018 11:51:32 PM
Kinny Haddox, Author at Louisiana Sportsman    Louisiana Sportsman Kinny Haddox has been writing magazine and newspaper articles about the outdoors in Louisiana for 40 years. He also publishes a daily website, ...

Airport in a wildlife refuge? State-backed plan shocks conservationists, scientists - NOLA.com
9/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Airport in a wildlife refuge? State-backed plan shocks conservationists, scientists    NOLA.com The state of Louisiana has spent millions of dollars turning a sandy island in south Jefferson Parish into one of the Gulf Coast's foremost refuges for birds and ...

Fishing, Alligators, Beaches and Beyond! - Online - July 2017 - San Antonio Magazine
9/18/2018 7:43:50 PM
Fishing, Alligators, Beaches and Beyond! - Online - July 2017    San Antonio Magazine It's summer, and that means that the fish are jumping in Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana. Just picture gliding onto watery paradises with your picnic lunch and ...

The Most Secluded Hikes in the US Are on WMA Land - Outside
8/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Most Secluded Hikes in the US Are on WMA Land    Outside In my younger years, I frequented the Sherburne Wildlife Management Area (WMA), deep within Louisiana's 1 million–acre Atchafalaya River Basin, to hunt ...

In Southwest Louisiana, Discover the Great Outdoors & Gaming Resorts - Online - August 2018 - San Antonio Magazine
8/9/2018 10:06:32 PM
In Southwest Louisiana, Discover the Great Outdoors & Gaming Resorts - Online - August 2018    San Antonio Magazine Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana offers gaming and adventure in the outdoors.

The (Tunica) Hills are Alive - My New Orleans
6/12/2018 3:00:00 AM
The (Tunica) Hills are Alive    My New Orleans Louisiana is home to one of the most natural geological marvels around, especially unlike anything you would expect to find in our state. It's a feast for the eyes ...

How to catch bass in Lake Martin with a kayak - Louisiana Sportsman
4/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
How to catch bass in Lake Martin with a kayak    Louisiana Sportsman Lake Martin is for the birds. Or so some say — mostly folks with expensive binoculars and life lists of birds they have spotted.

Want to go birding for science? Audubon Society to host several upcoming events in Louisiana - The Advocate
12/18/2017 3:00:00 AM
Want to go birding for science? Audubon Society to host several upcoming events in Louisiana    The Advocate The Audubon Society is asking for volunteers to help contribute to science over the holidays.

Hot times on Avery Island: Spicy fun, great bird and bear watching in birthplace of Tabasco - CultureMap Houston
7/31/2017 3:00:00 AM
Hot times on Avery Island: Spicy fun, great bird and bear watching in birthplace of Tabasco    CultureMap Houston On the Venn diagram of tourist spots perfect for birders and hot sauce lovers, I would bet the only intersection lies on Avery Island, Louisiana. I come.

Bird watchers are flocking to Louisiana's fragile coast, but for how long? - NOLA.com
5/15/2017 3:00:00 AM
Bird watchers are flocking to Louisiana's fragile coast, but for how long?    NOLA.com Glenn Oussett leads a group of expectant bird watchers to the top of a three-story lookout in rural St. Bernard Parish. The view is panoramic, but the birds are few ...

Interactive Map: Explore Lousiana's Great Outdoors | Sponsored - Smithsonian
3/13/2017 3:00:00 AM
Interactive Map: Explore Lousiana's Great Outdoors | Sponsored    Smithsonian Abundant natural beauty and a plethora of activities are the ingredients for an outdoor paradise. Louisiana's 22 state parks and many recreational sites offer ...

Explore Louisiana's Most Stunning State Parks | Sponsored - Smithsonian
3/7/2017 3:00:00 AM
Explore Louisiana's Most Stunning State Parks | Sponsored    Smithsonian Fish and birds and bears - oh my! This northern Louisiana State Park has it all. On any given weekend, boaters can be found casting their lines on Poverty Point ...

Rare bird discovered in Louisiana by Wildlife Dept. biologist - FOX 8 News WVUE-TV
12/29/2015 3:00:00 AM
Rare bird discovered in Louisiana by Wildlife Dept. biologist    FOX 8 News WVUE-TV No one would confuse Jefferson Davis Parish in southwest Louisiana with the deserts of the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico. But Louisiana Department ...

Wood Stork and Wading Bird Event Set for Aug. 8 at Sherburne, Louisiana - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News
7/29/2015 3:00:00 AM
Wood Stork and Wading Bird Event Set for Aug. 8 at Sherburne, Louisiana    AmmoLand Shooting Sports News A Wood Stork and Wading Bird Event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 8, within the South Farm area of Sherburne Wildlife Management Area.

Eagle Expo celebrates Bald Eagle in Louisiana - The Advocate
3/11/2015 3:00:00 AM
Eagle Expo celebrates Bald Eagle in Louisiana    The Advocate This weekend's Eagle Expo and More in Morgan City again celebrates the return of the American Bald Eagle to Louisiana.

Hunting and Sport Fishing News Items
LaSalle High, Toadhunter Bass Club big winners at ALBC fishing tourney - Alexandria Town Talk
5/18/2019 7:35:00 PM
LaSalle High, Toadhunter Bass Club big winners at ALBC fishing tourney    Alexandria Town Talk The present and the future of Louisiana fishing were crowned May 3-5 at Toldeo Bend.

Louisiana Bass Cats adjust, notch a 7th-place finish - The Daily Iberian
5/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Louisiana Bass Cats adjust, notch a 7th-place finish    The Daily Iberian ZWOLLE — It took a valuable hour or so Sunday to get back on the bass the Louisiana Bass Cats from New Iberia found the day before in the 2019.

We owe our mothers — lots | Louisiana Outdoors - The Advocate
5/11/2019 8:00:00 PM
We owe our mothers — lots | Louisiana Outdoors    The Advocate There's more to Mother's Day than gifts, and while it's not likely youngsters are reading here today, it's up to us older “reader” folks to teach our children a life's.

Angler lands 7-foot shark in spillway - Louisiana Sportsman
5/9/2019 2:14:50 PM
Angler lands 7-foot shark in spillway    Louisiana Sportsman When out on an excursion in the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco, Josh Chauvin landed a real whopper: a seven foot, 130-pound bull shark.

Changes coming to hunting, fishing license sales in Louisiana - KPLC-TV
4/30/2019 4:34:02 PM
Changes coming to hunting, fishing license sales in Louisiana    KPLC-TV The way Louisiana's recreational hunters and fishermen get their licenses is changing. According to a news release, The Louisiana Department of Wildlife ...

Use four-tide days to catch trout - The Advocate
4/27/2019 3:00:00 AM
Use four-tide days to catch trout    The Advocate If you've never paid attention to Louisiana coastal tides, then now is the time.

Sportman's Paradox - Louisiana Sportsman
4/24/2019 6:33:15 PM
Sportman's Paradox    Louisiana Sportsman Anglers fight to find a solution to the water access crises in Louisiana, as more anglers out for a good time in the Sportsman's Paradise are harassed, ticketed, ...

School kids: This assignment can pay rewards | Louisiana Outdoors - The Advocate
4/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
School kids: This assignment can pay rewards | Louisiana Outdoors    The Advocate Cash awards are handed out every year to the top three in each of the three categories in the Youth Journalism Contest, sponsored by the Louisiana members ...

Okhissa bass troubled? This Louisiana angler thinks “NOT” - Louisiana Sportsman
4/5/2019 6:09:01 PM
Okhissa bass troubled? This Louisiana angler thinks “NOT”    Louisiana Sportsman Ray Chagnard, who owns Chag's Sporting Goods in Metairie, La., was on one of two bass boats the weekend of March 22-23 where three great largemouths ...

Got Your Very Own Special Fishing Spot? LDWF Says No, You Don't - Bossier Now
4/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Got Your Very Own Special Fishing Spot? LDWF Says No, You Don't    Bossier Now Do you have your very own, brushed fishing hole that you can always count on? It's nobody else's — just yours? The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and ...

Outdoors briefs: April 4, 2019 - Houma Courier
4/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Outdoors briefs: April 4, 2019    Houma Courier State agency reminds outdoorsmen of harassment violations As spring arrives and thousands flock to our state's lakes and bayous, the Louisiana Department of ...

What you need to know about turkey season in Louisiana - KTBS
3/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
What you need to know about turkey season in Louisiana    KTBS The spring hunting season features the search for turkeys and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries office in Minden is the go-to for dos and don'ts ...

For these students, the fish ate their homework - Louisiana Sportsman
3/21/2019 11:26:26 AM
For these students, the fish ate their homework    Louisiana Sportsman Most schools in Louisiana have a bass fishing club that competes against other schools. Now there's the St. Michael High School Fly Fishing Club.

Bowfishing Championship set for Bossier City - Louisiana Sportsman
3/18/2019 1:19:02 PM
Bowfishing Championship set for Bossier City    Louisiana Sportsman The U.S. Open Bowfishing Championship, the largest event of its kind in the fast-growing sport of bowfishing, is coming to Bass Pro Shops in Bossier City in ...

Frog tactics - Louisiana Sportsman
3/18/2019 1:18:57 PM
Frog tactics    Louisiana Sportsman For an angler, the frog offers a great search bait for covering lots of water and finding key staging areas for bass.

It's Sportsman Show time; event set Thursday-Sunday at Lamar Dixon in Gonzales - The Advocate
3/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
It's Sportsman Show time; event set Thursday-Sunday at Lamar Dixon in Gonzales    The Advocate It happens every spring, and it once called the Mercedes-Benz Superdome home, but, this week, the 40th annual Louisiana Sportsman Show settles, once again ...

Real kayak anglers, real reviews - Louisiana Sportsman
3/8/2019 4:55:47 PM
Real kayak anglers, real reviews    Louisiana Sportsman Louisiana Sportsman reached out to several kayak fishermen with various levels of experience to get some personal reviews of popular models.

Letters: Court ruling could harm fishing and economy - The Advocate
3/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Letters: Court ruling could harm fishing and economy    The Advocate The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries stands in strong support of the state's effort to reverse a court decision that could devastate the opportunity of ...

Sidelined by Mother Nature - Louisiana Sportsman
3/4/2019 4:54:28 PM
Sidelined by Mother Nature    Louisiana Sportsman Port Eads Marina, located at the southernmost point of Louisiana and the last stop before hitting the Gulf of Mexico, has closed indefinitely. Described by ...

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to hold public meeting - News15 | Lafayette, LA - FOX 15
2/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to hold public meeting - News15 | Lafayette, LA    FOX 15 If you're pretty big on fishing, this is your chance to voice your thoughts. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold public meetings around the ...

Fishing takes centerstage in March | Louisiana Outdoors - The Advocate
2/16/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fishing takes centerstage in March | Louisiana Outdoors    The Advocate The calendar gets pretty sneaky this time of year, and with hunting seasons on the wane, south Louisiana outdoorsmen begin working on their boats and ...

It's time to dog the hogs - Louisiana Sportsman
2/15/2019 3:39:40 PM
It's time to dog the hogs    Louisiana Sportsman As deer seasons start to wind down and come to a close, we always look for a way to fill the void between chasing bucks and spring gobbler hunting, or fishing ...

Trout fisherman finds alternative to 'down' season - The Advocate
2/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
Trout fisherman finds alternative to 'down' season    The Advocate If there was such a thing as a moaning contest, it would be difficult to judge the south Louisiana winner.

Crawfish: It's what's for dinner - Louisiana Sportsman
2/6/2019 10:16:31 AM
Crawfish: It's what's for dinner    Louisiana Sportsman The sheer numbers of crawfish in the Atchafalaya Basin is amazing, if only for the reason that Louisiana has the lowest number (39) of species of crawfish of all ...

State's red snapper take set for 19 percent | Louisiana Outdoors - The Advocate
2/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
State's red snapper take set for 19 percent | Louisiana Outdoors    The Advocate Louisiana's recreational offshore fishermen could get even more days on the water to pursue red snapper after the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council ...

170-class buck downed in December near Sicily Island - Louisiana Sportsman
2/4/2019 7:30:47 AM
170-class buck downed in December near Sicily Island    Louisiana Sportsman Late in December, Benji Nelson knew time was getting short to kill a wily old buck he and his family had been hunting for the previous three years in Catahoula ...

Wintertime flooding impacts North Louisiana hunting and fishing - Louisiana Sportsman
1/31/2019 7:03:17 AM
Wintertime flooding impacts North Louisiana hunting and fishing    Louisiana Sportsman Excessive fall and early-winter rainfall frustrated North Louisiana sportsmen, scattering ducks, making deer hunting tough and forcing the Louisiana Department ...

Flyway Federation: 'Hot-cropping' a big reason for poor Louisiana duck seasons - Louisiana Sportsman
1/30/2019 2:14:41 PM
Flyway Federation: 'Hot-cropping' a big reason for poor Louisiana duck seasons    Louisiana Sportsman Most Louisiana duck hunters didn't exactly have a banner season in 2018-19, and according to Josh Goins, at least part of the reason is a change in agricultural ...

South Carolina anglers catch 2600-pound great white shark - Louisiana Sportsman
1/26/2019 7:26:32 AM
South Carolina anglers catch 2600-pound great white shark    Louisiana Sportsman Last Friday, anglers aboard the Outcast Sport Fishing Charters boat caught and released seven great white sharks, including a 2600-pound male.

Toledo Bend angler lands 10.84-pound lunker in the 12-15 area - Louisiana Sportsman
1/25/2019 11:38:57 AM
Toledo Bend angler lands 10.84-pound lunker in the 12-15 area    Louisiana Sportsman When you're in a tournament and the first fish of the day pushes 11 pounds, it's probably a pretty good omen. That's exactly what happened to Clint Wade and ...

Two big bucks downed 15 days apart — from same stand - Louisiana Sportsman
1/25/2019 7:24:20 AM
Two big bucks downed 15 days apart — from same stand    Louisiana Sportsman If you don't think stand placement is important, consider the fact that Hunter Hanks downed two trophy bucks — a 145-inch 8-point and a 155-inch 11-point ...

Double drop-tine buck goes down in Lincoln Parish - Louisiana Sportsman
1/23/2019 7:53:01 AM
Double drop-tine buck goes down in Lincoln Parish    Louisiana Sportsman This Monday, Jan. 21, a rare phenomenon took place: The world witnessed a Super Blood Wolf Moon. Since ancient times, the first full moon of the year has ...

Big 10-point hunted down in Morehouse Parish - Louisiana Sportsman
1/22/2019 8:11:03 AM
Big 10-point hunted down in Morehouse Parish    Louisiana Sportsman Aaron McCready returned from a duck scouting mission — and wound up downing the biggest buck of his life in Morehouse Parish.

Avoyelles Parish hunter drops giant 190-class typical - Louisiana Sportsman
1/14/2019 2:27:26 PM
Avoyelles Parish hunter drops giant 190-class typical    Louisiana Sportsman Yet another Avoyelles Parish monster in the conversation for a new potential state record typical buck. Scotty Smith rang in 2019 with friends at a New Year's ...

Louisiana Boat Show - Louisiana Sportsman
1/14/2019 7:26:59 AM
Louisiana Boat Show    Louisiana Sportsman If you're in the market for a new boat in 2019, you've got five great opportunities over the next three months to conveniently shop and compare models, features ...

Deer, turkey hunters face major changes for next season/CWD concerns prompt new regulations - The Advocate
1/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Deer, turkey hunters face major changes for next season/CWD concerns prompt new regulations    The Advocate With thousands of hunters still afield for any or all of the state's resident game, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission accepted, then amended parts of ...

Public land monster goes down on Boeuf WMA - Louisiana Sportsman
1/4/2019 8:07:13 AM
Public land monster goes down on Boeuf WMA    Louisiana Sportsman Andrew Beach landed this 20-point buck at Boeuf Wildlife Management Area after his friend took him under his wing and taught him the area.

Check Louisiana hunting season dates and fishing/shrimping season dates - The Advocate
12/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Check Louisiana hunting season dates and fishing/shrimping season dates    The Advocate See 2018-2019 Louisiana Hunting Pamphlet for bag limits, shooting times, other restrictions & state WMA season dates. DEER/MODERN FIREARMS: Through ...

Fish & Game: Hunting pheasant in South Dakota - WWLTV.com
12/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fish & Game: Hunting pheasant in South Dakota    WWLTV.com If hunting a bird that's not found anywhere near Louisiana in ice and snow is for you, Don Dubuc, his daughter & hunting buddies have the one for you.

14-pointer nicknamed 'Picket Fence' goes down in Concordia Parish - Louisiana Sportsman
12/19/2018 7:19:58 AM
14-pointer nicknamed 'Picket Fence' goes down in Concordia Parish    Louisiana Sportsman Brallier's big buck survives crossbow shot in October; harvested by rifle in November — with the broadhead still in its chest cavity. Ben Brallier celebrated ...

Wrong gun downs big Lincoln Parish 10-pointer - Louisiana Sportsman
12/18/2018 7:31:42 AM
Wrong gun downs big Lincoln Parish 10-pointer    Louisiana Sportsman It was only then the Ruston housewife realized she had accidentally picked up her husband's Remington .30-06 instead of her Browning .30-06. Fortunately it ...

Potential new typical state record buck downed in Avoyelles Parish - Louisiana Sportsman
12/15/2018 9:59:41 AM
Potential new typical state record buck downed in Avoyelles Parish    Louisiana Sportsman Since 1943, Don Broadway's Madison Parish giant has stood atop the Louisiana Big Game Records as the state's largest typical buck ever harvested with a gun, ...

Winn Parish hunter downs public lands 12-pointer on Kisatchie - Louisiana Sportsman
12/14/2018 7:02:07 AM
Winn Parish hunter downs public lands 12-pointer on Kisatchie    Louisiana Sportsman While gun season was closed on the Kisatchie National Forest earlier this month, Bethany Gunter and her father had a very successful scouting trip in a section ...

Madison Parish 13-pointer makes fatal daytime appearance - Louisiana Sportsman
12/11/2018 8:01:21 AM
Madison Parish 13-pointer makes fatal daytime appearance    Louisiana Sportsman Brantley Ray sticks with the phases of the moon to give him the best chance to encounter a big buck, and his strategy worked to perfection on Nov. 10 when a ...

Last minute gift ideas for the stingy Santa - Louisiana Sportsman
12/10/2018 10:37:11 AM
Last minute gift ideas for the stingy Santa    Louisiana Sportsman These Christmas gifts will put a smile on any fly fisherman's face.

Paradise Found: Duck Hunting in Louisiana - KPLC
12/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Paradise Found: Duck Hunting in Louisiana    KPLC LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Duck hunting is one of the most loved pastimes in Louisiana for many people. It's a tradition that's passed down from generation to ...

Time out: The Louisiana duck season is on hiatus, making this the perfect time to plan second-split hunts - The Advocate
12/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Time out: The Louisiana duck season is on hiatus, making this the perfect time to plan second-split hunts    The Advocate Every duck season is a mixed bag. A hunter whose marsh or ag field is loaded with feed and perfect water depth may be covered with more ducks than Eli.

Monroe hunter sneaks giant Davis Island 10-pointer - Louisiana Sportsman
12/4/2018 7:11:50 AM
Monroe hunter sneaks giant Davis Island 10-pointer    Louisiana Sportsman Bill Harvey dislikes sitting still in a deer stand waiting on a buck, so the 62-year-old Monroe hunter has taken up a “sneak and sit approach.” On Nov. 29 while ...

Fishing for blackfin tuna off the Louisiana coast - Louisiana Sportsman
12/1/2018 8:25:27 AM
Fishing for blackfin tuna off the Louisiana coast    Louisiana Sportsman From short jokes to hand-me-downs that don't quite fit, it's tough being the smallest kid in the family. But you can withhold any sympathy for blackfin tuna ...

200-class Caddo Parish monster goes down - Louisiana Sportsman
11/27/2018 7:26:22 AM
200-class Caddo Parish monster goes down    Louisiana Sportsman In Malcolm Hilburn's case, he needed the help of a blood-trailing dog named Lyla to recover a monster Caddo Parish buck he shot on the morning of Nov. 18.

Simmons shares waterfowl-hunting tips for success - Louisiana Sportsman
11/16/2018 11:28:19 AM
Simmons shares waterfowl-hunting tips for success    Louisiana Sportsman Killing Northeast Louisiana ducks takes more than just gearing up and striking out. This veteran hunter shares his tips for success. Sometimes it just pays to be ...

Teen downs giant Ashland Island buck - Louisiana Sportsman
11/13/2018 3:15:08 PM
Teen downs giant Ashland Island buck    Louisiana Sportsman For Zach Jones, a 17-year-old junior at Sterlington High School, downing big bucks has almost become second nature. When he was just 11 years old, he used ...

Southwest marshes duck count lowest on record - The Advocate
11/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
Southwest marshes duck count lowest on record    The Advocate It's no big secret about it being grinding season in south Louisiana.

Sportsman TV Archives - Louisiana Sportsman
11/2/2018 9:07:38 AM
Sportsman TV Archives    Louisiana Sportsman SPORTSMAN TV takes its lead from Louisiana Sportsman Magazine and brings viewers exciting outdoor action and helpful and timely how-to and where-to ...

David A. Brown, Author at Louisiana Sportsman - Louisiana Sportsman
11/1/2018 11:52:50 PM
David A. Brown, Author at Louisiana Sportsman    Louisiana Sportsman A full-time freelance writer specializing in sport fishing, David A. Brown splits his time between journalism and marketing communications www.tightwords.com).

All about spadefish - Louisiana Sportsman
11/1/2018 11:45:12 PM
All about spadefish    Louisiana Sportsman They are everywhere. If you fish offshore at oil and gas platforms, clouds of the convict-striped fish are often visible underwater. Atlantic spadefish are a dominant ...

Mississippi men face charges of double limits of redfish in Louisiana - Jackson Clarion Ledger
10/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
Mississippi men face charges of double limits of redfish in Louisiana    Jackson Clarion Ledger According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, five Mississippi men face charges of catching twice the daily limit of redfish. Agents cited Davis ...

Deer hunters facing continuous CWD warnings | Louisiana Outdoors - The Advocate
10/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
Deer hunters facing continuous CWD warnings | Louisiana Outdoors    The Advocate Deer hunters across Louisiana should prepare themselves for a constant stream of advisories during the coming years to be aware of what chronic wasting ...

Putting big bucks on the wall is a tradition with this North Louisiana family - Louisiana Sportsman
10/1/2018 8:00:00 AM
Putting big bucks on the wall is a tradition with this North Louisiana family    Louisiana Sportsman The rut won't start for six to eight weeks now in the deer woods of Union Parish. But one family of successful deer hunters is already make plans and ...

Monster redfish at Marsh Island - Louisiana Sportsman
9/26/2018 4:31:00 PM
Monster redfish at Marsh Island    Louisiana Sportsman Hot weather has redfish right where many Acadiana fishermen want them this summer — in the deep holes of bayous inside Marsh Island. And the good news is ...

LDWF hopes to inspire love of the great outdoors in Louisiana’s youth - WAFB
9/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
LDWF hopes to inspire love of the great outdoors in Louisiana’s youth    WAFB The Louisiana Department of Wildlife And Fisheries is trying to inspire kids to put down the smartphones and video games and go outdoors.

Edward Pratt: National Hunting and Fishing Day is best celebrated with dad, one-on-one - The Advocate
9/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
Edward Pratt: National Hunting and Fishing Day is best celebrated with dad, one-on-one    The Advocate Sept. 22, is National Hunting and Fishing Day — an event I'm not touting to promote the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, where I work.

CANCELED: National Hunting and Fishing Day Saturday at Bodcau Shooting Range - Bossier Now
9/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
CANCELED: National Hunting and Fishing Day Saturday at Bodcau Shooting Range    Bossier Now UPDATED: 9/22/2018 8:48 a.m.. Today's event has been canceled because of rain. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host a National ...

Louisiana's National Hunting and Fishing Day - Knoe.com
9/20/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana's National Hunting and Fishing Day    Knoe.com MONROE, La (KNOE) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on September ...

Keep lure choices simple on the Tangipahoa River - Louisiana Sportsman
9/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Keep lure choices simple on the Tangipahoa River    Louisiana Sportsman Joe Lavigne says three lures are all that's needed to successfully float fish the Tangipahoa River for spotted bass: a spinner, a buzzbait and a topwater plug.

Sightcasting and Popping for Louisiana Marsh Redfish - Sport Fishing
9/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
Sightcasting and Popping for Louisiana Marsh Redfish    Sport Fishing The Louisiana Delta offers legendary inshore fishing opportunities. The Cajun Fishing Adventures lodge in Buras, about 15 miles north of Venice, offers a great ...

Fishing in Delacroix, Louisiana with Don Dubuc and Captain Ahab - WWLTV.com
8/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fishing in Delacroix, Louisiana with Don Dubuc and Captain Ahab    WWLTV.com Fishing with Don Dubuc and Captain Ahab from Delacroix is really not about catching fish, it's about the process of catching fish. I also found out that there is ...

Big Lake fishing is 'best of the season' right now - Louisiana Sportsman
8/3/2018 3:00:00 AM
Big Lake fishing is 'best of the season' right now    Louisiana Sportsman Farmers might be bemoaning a lack of rain in Southwest Louisiana, but Capt. Erik Rue sure isn't complaining. That's because low rainfall levels have allowed ...

Recreational alternatives to hook and line fishing - Louisiana Sportsman
6/15/2018 3:00:00 AM
Recreational alternatives to hook and line fishing    Louisiana Sportsman The summer months offer excellent fishing in Louisiana. It is the height of the fishing “season,” and many of us get out there and do our best to procure the main ...

Time to renew Louisiana fishing and hunting licenses - Bastrop Daily Enterprise
6/2/2018 3:00:00 AM
Time to renew Louisiana fishing and hunting licenses    Bastrop Daily Enterprise The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reminds all sportsmen that all 2017-18 recreational fishing and hunting licenses will expire on June 30, 2018 ...

2018-19 Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses now on sale - NOLA.com
6/1/2018 3:00:00 AM
2018-19 Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses now on sale    NOLA.com Hunting and fishing licenses can be purchased online, through local vendors and at the LDWF offices.

Hunting and fishing license increase goes to full Louisiana House - The Advocate
3/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hunting and fishing license increase goes to full Louisiana House    The Advocate An effort to increase the cost of Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses advanced Wednesday out of a House committee.

Changes coming to Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses - WGNO New Orleans
1/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Changes coming to Louisiana hunting and fishing licenses    WGNO New Orleans The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries is transitioning to a new recreational hunting and fishing license sales system, according to a news release.

Nature-Based Tourism News Items
'Go Coast: Louisiana' launches coastal-parish adventures - NOLA.com
6/24/2012 3:00:00 AM
'Go Coast: Louisiana' launches coastal-parish adventures    NOLA.com New series debuts at 8:30 p.m. Sunday (June 24) on WLAE.

Outdoor Recreation News Items
Army Reservist killed, 4 Nevada Army Guardsmen injured in Louisiana training accident - Carson Now
5/15/2019 10:25:01 PM
Army Reservist killed, 4 Nevada Army Guardsmen injured in Louisiana training accident    Carson Now CARSON CITY — One Army Reservist was killed and four Nevada Army National Guardsmen were injured in a military vehicle rollover accident during training ...

Louisiana Wildlife Federation names 2018 conservationists of the year - NOLA.com
5/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana Wildlife Federation names 2018 conservationists of the year    NOLA.com Katherine Gividen, center, holds a bald eagle statuette, the Governor's Award given to her as the Louisiana Wildlife Federation's Conservationist of the Year.

'Evil Acts': Son Of Sheriff's Deputy Is Chief Suspect In Black Church Arson Cases - North Country Public Radio
4/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
'Evil Acts': Son Of Sheriff's Deputy Is Chief Suspect In Black Church Arson Cases    North Country Public Radio Updated at 2:30 p.m.. Police have arrested the son of a Louisiana sheriff's deputy as a suspect in connection with three historically black churches that were ...

Wild Azalea Trail Blitz to showcase outdoor opportunities available in Cenla - Alexandria Town Talk
4/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
Wild Azalea Trail Blitz to showcase outdoor opportunities available in Cenla    Alexandria Town Talk Showcasing the outdoor resources available in Central Louisiana is the reason behind the Wild Azalea Trail (WAT) Blitz set for Saturday, April 13.

Louisiana Picks Drug Company for Hepatitis C Treatment Plan - U.S. News & World Report
3/26/2019 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana Picks Drug Company for Hepatitis C Treatment Plan    U.S. News & World Report BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has picked a pharmaceutical company for its unusual plan to broaden access to hepatitis C drugs for Medicaid patients ...

Top 5 turkey WMAs - Louisiana Sportsman
3/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Top 5 turkey WMAs    Louisiana Sportsman Hunting opportunities for wild turkeys abound on public land in Louisiana — six Wildlife Management Areas boast a high hunter-success rate.

Chronic wasting disease spreads through deer, elk population - KTAL
2/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Chronic wasting disease spreads through deer, elk population    KTAL Editor's note: Although chronic wasting disease has not been detected in Louisiana or Oklahoma, it has been found in 24 states around the country, including ...

How The Pain Of The Shutdown Ripples Throughout A Small Louisiana Town - North Country Public Radio
1/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
How The Pain Of The Shutdown Ripples Throughout A Small Louisiana Town    North Country Public Radio The federal prison in Oakdale, La., provided well-paying jobs and good benefits. Now, its some 400 workers are feeling intense pressure — and the effects are ...

Hunting deer in the Louisiana marsh - Louisiana Sportsman
1/1/2019 7:31:25 AM
Hunting deer in the Louisiana marsh    Louisiana Sportsman Pursuing bucks in the marshes of Louisiana isn't for the faint of heart. But tough, uncomfortable conditions weed out lots of hunters, and just about any deer is a ...

Gazette investigation underscores need for water quality funding, accountability - The Gazette
12/9/2018 3:00:00 AM
Gazette investigation underscores need for water quality funding, accountability    The Gazette Consider the plight of Louisiana shrimp fishers. Shrimping is sometimes a family trade, passed down from parents to children, but the current generation of ...

Hundreds of Louisiana parks and wildlife areas benefited from canceled federal program - NOLA.com
11/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Hundreds of Louisiana parks and wildlife areas benefited from canceled federal program    NOLA.com Louisiana conservation groups call for the revival of the Land and Water Conservation Fund.

Jonathan Olivier, Author at Louisiana Sportsman - Louisiana Sportsman
11/2/2018 12:01:15 AM
Jonathan Olivier, Author at Louisiana Sportsman    Louisiana Sportsman Jonathan Olivier is a devoted journalist with a focus on the environment and outdoor recreation. His passion for hunting, backpacking and wilderness ...

Taylor Jennings - News at Louisiana Tech
10/30/2018 3:00:00 AM
Taylor Jennings    News at Louisiana Tech Senior forestry major Taylor Jennings chose wildlife habitat management as a concentration, or maybe it chose her. “I always knew that no matter what career ...

Lake Bistineau cabins reopening after 2016 flood | North Louisiana - Magnoliareporter
8/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lake Bistineau cabins reopening after 2016 flood | North Louisiana    Magnoliareporter The Louisiana Office of State Parks has announced the reopening of cabins at Lake Bistineau, Lake Fausse Pointe and Tickfaw State Parks that were damaged ...

Lake Bistineau State Park Cabins Reopen for Fall Reservations - Bossier Now
7/26/2018 3:00:00 AM
Lake Bistineau State Park Cabins Reopen for Fall Reservations    Bossier Now Beginning this fall, the haunting beauty of Lake Bistineau will once again be accessible through cabin rentals at the State Park. The Louisiana Office of State ...

Louisiana, New York and Missouri take legal action against unconstitutional public defense - Universe.byu.edu
7/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana, New York and Missouri take legal action against unconstitutional public defense    Universe.byu.edu See also “Utah works to improve indigent public defense“. Correction, 7/25/18: A graphic in this story has been corrected to show the caseload number ...

23 projects in line for $60M in recreational improvements from BP oil spill settlement - The Advocate
7/17/2018 3:00:00 AM
23 projects in line for $60M in recreational improvements from BP oil spill settlement    The Advocate Nearly a decade after the Deepwater Horizon disaster gushed more than 200 million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana is preparing to spend ...

Intramural Sports & Recreation – Personnel Directory - News at Louisiana Tech
7/5/2018 1:57:28 PM
Intramural Sports & Recreation – Personnel Directory    News at Louisiana Tech Kane Allen. Outdoor Recreation Coordinator. Department: Recreation and Intramurals. Office: Lambright Sports and Wellness. Phone: 318.257.2726.

Louisiana to get $992,000 for outdoor recreation and conservation projects - NOLA.com
6/11/2018 3:00:00 AM
Louisiana to get $992,000 for outdoor recreation and conservation projects    NOLA.com Land and Water Conservation Funds come from oil and gas lease revenue.

Oil and gas lawsuits lead to loss of Bassmaster tournaments for Louisiana - Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
5/14/2018 3:00:00 AM
Oil and gas lawsuits lead to loss of Bassmaster tournaments for Louisiana    Greater Baton Rouge Business Report Bass Angler Sportsman Society will no longer hold Bassmaster tournaments in coastal Louisiana as a result of the uncertainty surrounding coastal lawsuits ...

BASS pulls Bassmaster tournaments from Louisiana over coastal lawsuits - Washington Times
5/10/2018 3:00:00 AM
BASS pulls Bassmaster tournaments from Louisiana over coastal lawsuits    Washington Times Flush with their success prying billions of dollars out of BP in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Louisiana trial lawyers have their scopes trained on ...

Northwest Louisiana’s Boom or Bust Byway - Leisure Group Travel
4/7/2018 8:02:48 PM
Northwest Louisiana’s Boom or Bust Byway    Leisure Group Travel Magazine Features, Outdoor & Adventure. Northwest Louisiana's Boom or Bust Byway. Scenic splendor, outdoor recreation, historical attractions and specially ...

Our Views: Want to keep Louisiana 'The Sportsman's Paradise?' Approve Jack Montoucet's plan - The Advocate
3/23/2018 3:00:00 AM
Our Views: Want to keep Louisiana 'The Sportsman's Paradise?' Approve Jack Montoucet's plan    The Advocate The last time the state of Louisiana increased its licenses for hunting and fishing, at least in any across-the-board fashion, was 2000. During the intervening ...

Recovering America's Wildlife Act would bring $19 million per year to Louisiana - WAFB.com
12/20/2017 3:00:00 AM
Recovering America's Wildlife Act would bring $19 million per year to Louisiana    WAFB.com The Recovering America's Wildlife Act, recently introduced to Congress, would bring $19 million per year to Louisiana to conserve more than 700 nongame fish ...

New Student Recreation Complex Complete at Louisiana State University - School Constructions News
10/23/2017 3:00:00 AM
New Student Recreation Complex Complete at Louisiana State University    School Constructions News Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge recently completed a new student recreation complex after five years of work on the project.

More public land in works for northern Louisiana hunters - Knoe.com
12/18/2015 3:00:00 AM
More public land in works for northern Louisiana hunters    Knoe.com The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Wildlife Management Areas may be growing in north Louisiana and that could give Morehouse and Union ...