Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Drawdown scheduled for Chicot Lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled a drawdown for Chicot Lake in Evangeline Parish as part of its integrated management plan for aquatic vegetation control.
The drawdown will not begin until after Labor Day on Sept. 3 when water temperatures are cooler, reducing the risk for potential fish kills.
The lake will de-water at a rate of 3 inches per day until it reaches 3 feet below pool stage and will be maintained at this level until January 2020.

Melville father, son arrested for night hunting violations

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents arrested two Melville men on Jan. 12 for alleged deer hunting violations in St. Landry Parish.
Agents arrested Virgil Duvall, 58, and Kendell Duvall, 38, for hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting deer from a public road, hunting deer from a moving vehicle, illegal spotlighting from a public road, discharging a firearm from a public road and intentional littering.

Evangeline Parish men cited for illegal harvest of buck

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited two Louisiana men for alleged deer hunting violations on Nov. 11 in Evangeline Parish.
Agents cited Jordan Richard, 23, of Mamou, and Dylan Santoro, 25, of Ville Platte, for possession of an illegally taken deer, hunting deer using illegal methods and failing to wear hunter’s orange. Agents also cited Richard for failing to comply with deer tagging requirements and failing to possess a big game hunting license.

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.

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