Outdoors

LDWF reminds hunters to practice treestand safety

Most hunters are aware of the need to safely handle their firearms, but too often hunters overlook basic treestand safety.

SC Weekend Series Regional to take place on Red River

The top anglers from the Oklahoma, Louisiana South, Louisiana North, East Texas, and Southeast Texas divisions of the ABA Weekend Bass Series will make their way to Alexandria, LA, for the ABA Weekend Bass Series South Central Regional Champion

Large shrimp-like creature removed by fisherman in Florida goes viral

A rare 18-inch creature which looks like a large shrimp was pulled out the coastal waters in Fort Pierce, Fla., and the pictures of it are going viral.

New LA residents wait 6 months for recreational hunting, fishing licenses effective Aug 1

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.

Members of Northwestern State fishing team qualify for national championship

Justin Cooper and Johnny Ledet, members of Northwestern State University’s bass fishing team qualified for the 2014 Carhartt College Series National Championship to be held July 31 – Aug.

Morrison wins Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division event on the Red River

Brooke Morrison of Youngsville , La., weighed a five-bass limit totaling 13 pounds, 12 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Cowboy Division tournament of the season on the Red River.

Vitter: Effort to update decades-old fishery levels progresses

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) made the following statement regarding the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s (FMC) meeting today to debate and modify their allocations for red snapper quota.

Vitter gets bipartisan estuaries bill through EPW Committee

U.S. Sen. David Vitter, top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced the passage of a bipartisan Clean Estuaries Act of 2014 in committee. Vitter, along with Sen.

Back in the wild: One bald eagle's journey

A symbol of freedom is back soaring thanks to the LSU Vet School. Javier Nevarez, DVM, associate professor with the Vet School released a bald eagle he helped heal.

Record fish caught in East Texas lake

A new lake record blue catfish has been verified at Lake Tawakoni. The massive fish was caught back on February 15, 2014.