(July 18, 2014) Giant salvinia in Lake Bistineau, located near Minden, has reached the threshold necessary for a lake drawdown. Current estimates include 2,000 acres of salvinia coverage in the 17,000-acre lake. Continuous expansion is expected as summertime temperatures promote maximum growth of the invasive weed. Most of the salvinia in Lake Bistineau is currently confined to isolated coves off the main lake and in areas of thick timber north of Lake Bistineau State Park.
2014-15 Louisiana Hunting Regulations Pamphlet Available Online Through LDWF Website July 18, 2014 -- The 2014-15 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet is now available online through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.
To access the document go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/regulations . The printed version of the publication will be available in early August.
The 2014-15 pamphlet contains all dates and regulations that pertain to small
From the LDWF... July 21, 2014 – New residents in Louisiana will qualify for purchasing resident recreational hunting and fishing licenses after six months in state once Act 429 becomes effective on Aug. 1, 2014.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will offer resident licenses to qualifying new residents as authorized by Act 429, signed by Gov. Bobby Jindal following the 2014 Legislative Session.
“We hope more new residents will purchase their reside
Story from the LDWF... July 22, 2014 -- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries would like to congratulate Benton Elementary on their first National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) World Championship. The Benton, La., students became Louisiana’s first world champion archery team on Sunday, July 13. Benton Elementary participated in the NASP World Tournament July 11-13 in Madison, Wi. The tournament consisted of teams from the United States, South Africa and C