Release Date: 08/28/2015

Aug. 28, 2015 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer six public meetings in September at
locations around the state to  provide information and accept comments on a variety of waterfowl hunting topics.ldwf_sm

The intent of each meeting is to 1) solicit public input on waterfowl hunting zones and splits, 2) discuss recent changes in goose hunting regulations, 3) inform hunters about changes in the timing and process for setting waterfowl hunting season dates, and 4) hear public comments on other waterfowl-related topics.
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A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on.

We are all deeply saddened by David’s passing. He nor the work and dedication he put forth as a leader in the Louisiana Waterfowl Alliance will never be forgotten.

BIOGRAPHY (as per Geesy-Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc.)

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church for David Wayne “Rock” Boudreaux, 63, who died at 3:55 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015 in Crowley.

Fr. Mikel Polson, Pastor of Saint Michaels will celebrate the mass. Visitation may be observed on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Rock was born October 15, 1951 in Crowley, LA to the late George C. “BooBoo” Boudreaux and June Y. “Tootsie” Boudreaux. He was a lifelong member of Saint Michaels Catholic Church. He was a member of the Sportsman League, Louisiana Wildlife Federation, Ducks Unlimited, Louisiana Softball Association and the Crowley Recreation Baseball Division. He received the 1988 National Volunteer Conservationist of the year award and was a unanimous selection to the 2015 Louisiana Softball Hall of Fame. He was respected by many and will be remembered by all.

He is survived by his wife Anna D. Boudreaux of Crowley, LA; two sons Ross William Boudreaux and Bailey Conner Boudreaux both of Crowley, LA; 4 sisters Gwendolyn A. Boudreaux, Carla M. Boudreaux, Carol L. Boudreaux and Christine B. Pousson and her husband Martin all of Baton Rouge, LA; two brothers Michael G. Boudreaux of Crowley, LA and Richard B. Boudreaux and his wife Madelene of Rayne, LA; 13 loving nieces and nephews and a great nephew.

The family request that memorial donations be made to Hospice of Acadiana.

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The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Approved duck hunting dates and the remaining migratory bird hunting dates for the 2015-2016 season at their recent meeting. The dates were presented by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for the 3-zone waterfowl season that includes the coastal, east, and west zones. Continue reading

Aug. 10, 2015 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has expanded Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area following purchase of 2,767 acres that will be added to the southern tip of the existing WMA property.

The acreage borders Bayou Lafourche within Ouachita and Caldwell Parishes and will increase the WMA to 37,612 acres. The land, known as the Kennedy tract, was purchased with $10.25 million from the department’s Conservation Fund. Continue reading

Aug. 11, 2015 — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will begin accepting applications Aug. 13 for waterfowl group hunts for up to 12 hunters per group at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA).

The cost of the 2015-16 waterfowl season hunts will be $30,000 for each group and the application form listing all available hunting dates can be downloaded from the LDWF website at Continue reading

For the past several years the Louisiana Waterfowl Alliance has staged a duck and speckle-bellied goose calling contest on Saturday of the Sportsmens Expo held at the Cajundome in Lafayette.  This year the contest was held on 25 July.  The number of callers was down from past years, but the competition fierce, as usual.  A nice crowd of about 50 spectators were entertained by the excellent calling from enthusiastic contestants. Continue reading

Louisiana Wildlife Federation’s 76th Annual Convention
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Date: August 21-22, 2015

Where: Embassy Suites Hotel in Baton Rouge

Who: LWF members and the public are invited to attend

Register by August 17 at: http://www.lawildlifefed.org/content.cfm?new=498&id=177

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–>Friday, August 21 at 7pm: BBQ Dinner and live music by Wildlife Band. MC Ben Babin will kick off the event that includes dancing, special presentations, raffles and a silent auction to raise funds for the Continue reading

LWA members were on hand for the Louisiana Waterfowl Commission meeting today. Charles Williams addressed the Commission, stating the LWA position concerning extended season dates and bag limits in particular those of the Specklebelley Goose. Our position was received well by the Commission and the audience in attendance. Our purpose was only to raise the awareness about any changes proposed to bag limits or season lengths and did not list any preferred “options”. Both Public and Commission comments overwhelming supported a complete “NO CHANGE” agreement, (2 birds/74 day season)until Continue reading

code-of-ethics

By Rich Geffert

Hunting has two kinds of laws.

One is the written law that is enforced by the game warden. The other is unwritten. It is an ethical code or code of honor that the true sportsman places on himself or herself.

Most hunters obey the game laws, but that alone is not enough. Without ethics, man or woman can be a licensed, law abiding hunter and still be a poor sportsman.

There is nothing illegal about shooting at a running whitetail deer over 600 yards away (with a rifle) or trying to down a bird flying over 100 yards high or shooting an arrow at an animal that is out of his or her effective shooting range. It is certainly unethical and only a poor sportsman would try it.

The ethical hunter knows both the limits of his or her equipment and their shooting ability and always tries for a clean quick kill. In addition, the ethical hunter obeys all laws when hunting. The hunter acts as a goodwill ambassador for the sport — To Read More of This Article


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