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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

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

Highlights: 

–>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


LOUISIANA WATERFOWL ALLIANCE
428 Hickory Hill Dr.
Boyce, LA 71409

15 June 2015

Honorable David Vitter
United States Senate
516 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510

Dear Senator Vitter:

We are writing in regard to legislation proposing to refine the understanding of what constitutes “normal agricultural practices” within the context of exceptions (exclusions) to the prohibition of taking migratory birds over a baited field that are contained in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The subject legislation includes the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S. 405; S. 659) and the Hunter and Farmer Protection Act (S. 595; H.R. 1099).

Our concern is that expanding Continue reading

LOUISIANA WATERFOWL ALLIANCE
428 Hickory Hill Dr.
Boyce, LA 71409

15 June 2015

Dan Ashe, Director
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Main Interior Building
1849 C Street NW
Room 3331
Washington, DC 20240-0001

Dear Director Ashe:

We are writing in regard to legislation proposing to refine the understanding of what constitutes “normal agricultural practices” within the context of exceptions (exclusions) to the prohibition of taking migratory birds over a baited field that are contained in the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The legislation includes the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2015 (S. 405; S. 659) and the Hunter and Farmer Protection Act (S. 595; H.R. 1099).

Our concern is that expanding the interpretation Continue reading

Waterfowl Alliance Objects to Change in Baiting Rules – Offers Alternative

Legislation is working its way through the US Congress that would make it legal to hunt waterfowl over what has, until now, been considered a baited field (i.e., a ripe crop field that has been manipulated causing seed to scatter on the ground). Evidently, the purpose of the proposal is to avoid a situation where folks anticipate being able to hunt waterfowl but, due to the application of farming practices or Federal Crop Insurance Program requirements that create a baiting situation, they are not able to legally harvest waterfowl on the area. In most cases, the opportunity to hunt on such areas has already been Continue reading

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