Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

LDWF office in Opelousas closed

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has completed the transition to its new regional office at 200 Dulles Drive, Lafayette.
LDWF staff from New Iberia and Opelousas are now housed at the Lafayette location.
The Lafayette office includes Enforcement, Wildlife, Marine Fisheries and Inland Fisheries staff
To locate and contact any regional offices, visit wlf.louisiana.gov/contact-us.
LDWF is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s natural resources.

Ville Platte man cited for shooting whooping crane

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited a Ville Platte man on July 26 for ashooting an endangered whooping crane in Evangeline Parish.
Agents cited Gilvin P. Aucoin, 52, for violating the Endangered Species Act after he admitted to shooting a whooping crane, according to a Wildlife and Fisheries news release.

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.

Participants at the Eagle Expo were treated to seminars, hikes and boat trips focusing on bald eagles, including the eagle in the tree. (Photo by Bill Decker/The Daily Review, Morgan City)

Eagle-watchers flock to Morgan City

Dozens of eager eagle-watchers flocked to Morgan City over the weekend. They wanted to see bald eagles, and they wanted to hear how bald eagles are doing.
“Bald eagles are doing fine in Louisiana,” said Michael Seymour of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries at a Saturday morning seminar at the Petroleum Club.
It was all part of the 2017 Eagle Expo, which every year celebrates the region’s role in the amazing comeback of America’s national bird.

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