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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited 12 subjects during the months of January and February for alleged illegal deer hunting activity in St. Landry Parish. (Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries photo)

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited 12 subjects during the months of January and February for alleged illegal deer hunting activity in St. Landry Parish. (Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries photo)

Night hunting case in St. Landry Parish leads to 12 arrests in largescale deer investigation

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited 12 subjects during the months of January and February for alleged illegal deer hunting activity in St. Landry Parish.
Brannon Buller, 28, of Ville Platte, was arrested on 20 counts each of hunting deer during illegal hours, hunting from a public road, and hunting from a moving vehicle. He was also cited for tagging another person’s deer, possession of over the limit of deer, and eight counts of selling deer.

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Best practice when encountering injured or orphaned wildlife is to leave it alone, undisturbed, LDWF advises

The best thing to do when encountering injured or orphaned wildlife is to leave it alone and undisturbed advises the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Each year LDWF receives calls from concerned citizens who have found what they believe to be orphaned or abandoned mammals. It is against the law to capture, transport or possess mammalian wildlife and generally, those animals are better off left where they are found.

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Port Barre kayker who died identified

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents are investigating a boating fatality that occurred in St. Landry Parish on Jan. 18.
The body of Thomas Godeaux, 50, of Port Barre, was recovered from the Old Courtableau waterway around 3:40 p.m. Monday.
LDWF agents received a call around 1:30 p.m. Monday about a kayak that capsized in Old Courtableau. Agents arrived on scene and learned from eyewitnesses that Godeaux was in a kayak when it capsized. Godeaux attempted to swim to the bank but went under the surface of the water and did not resurface.

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LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet, seated, with, standing, from left, John Rik Thistlethwaite, Lawrence Thistlethwaite and Dr. Patrick Thistlethwaite. (Submitted photo)

Thistlethwaite heirs continue LDWF accord to use land at Thistlethwaite WMA

For almost 55 years, Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in St. Landry Parish has provided the public an outstanding venue to hunt, observe numerous species of birds and enjoy the best of Louisiana’s Sportsman’s Paradise.
Thanks to the Thistlethwaite family, which owns the land on which the WMA is located, that will continue for many years to come.

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