LDWF

2 people from Rayne cited for shooting whooping cranes

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement agents cited a Louisiana man and a juvenile on April 3 in Acadia Parish for allegedly shooting two endangered whooping cranes.
After an almost two-year investigation, LDWF agents cited Kaenon A. Constantin, 25, and a juvenile from Rayne, for violating the Endangered Species Act, hunting from a public road and obstruction of justice.

Recreation interests pushed change in leadership at LDWF

After a year of fighting the former wildlife and fisheries secretary on a number of fronts, recreational interests are hopeful for 2017 as state Rep. Jack Montoucet of Crowley takes over the top hunting and fishing regulatory job in Louisiana.
Montoucet, an alligator farmer by trade and a former fire chief, replaces Charlie Melancon, who was forced out of the secretary position after getting crossways on red snapper management issues with the Edwards Administration, Congressman Garret Graves, the Louisiana chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association and others.

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