Policy Center

Rehearing of Case Affecting Catahoula Lake Ownership is Denied

April 17, 2020

Louisiana Wildlife Federation is following the Catahoula Lake case closely. You can read a recent article in Louisiana Record on Steve Crooks and Era Lea Crooks vs. State of Louisiana, Department of […]

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Shooting Whooping Cranes is a Serious Crime Warranting Stiff Penalties

April 16, 2020

Louisiana has a serious wildlife crime problem: our state has the highest rate of whooping crane shootings in the country. At least 12 of these magnificent birds have been shot […]

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Support for Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAW)

July 24, 2019

Federal legislation to address wildlife management has been introduced and Louisiana Wildlife Federation urges your support for the Recovering America’s Wildlife (RAW) Act. The crisis facing our nation’s fish and […]

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Protect Louisiana’s native deer population from Chronic Wasting Disease: Keep the Ban on Use of Deer Urine

May 26, 2019

UPDATE: On Monday, May 29, 2019. the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee exercised their review of the regulatory process and reversed the Commission’s decision to prohibit use of natural […]

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HCR 42 Calling for In-depth Report on DEQ Wetland Assimilation Program

May 7, 2019

HCR 42 passed both houses of the legislature in the 2019 Regular Session. You can view it here.  We will be following up on requests for a report. Louisiana Wildlife […]

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Sportsmen and Women Unite in Court Case that Challenges State Ownership of Catahoula Lake

February 1, 2019

Groups jointly file amicus brief in appeal of case that would affect management of wildlife habitat, reduce public access Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF), Delta Waterfowl (Delta), and Backcountry Hunters & […]

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LWF Opposes Airport at Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge/Update: Agreement Was Rescinded!

October 3, 2018

Update on October 4, 2018:  Agreement to Develop Airport at Elmer’s Island Wildlife Refuge Has Been Rescinded! Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) is pleased that the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and […]

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LWF COMMENTS IN OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSED “ONE LAKE” PROJECT

September 4, 2018

The “One Lake” project proposes to dam the Pearl River near Jackson, Mississippi, to create a 1,500-acre lake and develop residences and structures along the lake. This destructive, ill-conceived project […]

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LOUISIANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION COMMENTS ON CWD REVISED PROGRAM STANDARDS FOR CAPTIVE CERVIDS

July 6, 2018

With deer hunting being the most popular hunting activity in the United States, we consider chronic wasting disease (CWD) a serious threat to our nation’s wild deer herds and rich […]

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LOUISIANA WILDLIFE FEDERATION SIGNS ON IN SUPPORT OF RECOVERING AMERICA’S WILDLIFE ACT

July 6, 2018

The Recovering America’s Wildlife Act will redirect $1.3 billion of existing revenue annually to state-led wildlife conservation efforts, effectively allowing the states to more fully implement their State Wildlife Action Plans. This […]

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