LDWF News Louisiana Department of Wildlife haldol and alcohol and Fisheries

Sept. 6, 2019 – the louisiana wildlife and fisheries commission (LWFC) approved a declaration of emergency that will amend the deer haldol and alcohol area 5 2019-20 hunting season during its september meeting thursday (sept. 5) in baton rouge. The action came due to the unprecedented 2019 flood that haldol and alcohol inundated deer area 5, which includes parts of the atchafalaya basin in st. Martin, iberville, iberia and st. Mary parishes, during the summer.

The DE, which will go into effect oct. 16, will reduce the number of days in which hunters may haldol and alcohol harvest antlerless deer. LDWF deer program manager johnathan bordelon said it is intended haldol and alcohol to mitigate the anticipated reduction in lactation and subsequent fawn haldol and alcohol recruitment.

It reads, in part: either-sex harvest will be amended to bucks only during primitive haldol and alcohol firearm season nov. 9-15, and during modern firearm season dates nov. 16-17, dec. 14-15, and dec. 21-22. Either-sex hunting will still be allowed during the modern firearm haldol and alcohol season dates nov. 29-dec. 1,during the youth week oct. 26-nov. 1, and during archery season, except when bucks only is in progress. Either-sex deer may be harvested any day of the deer haldol and alcohol season on property enrolled in LDWF’s deer management assistance program (DMAP), provided that a DMAP tag is possessed by the hunter haldol and alcohol at the time of harvest.

At its september 6, 2018 meeting, the louisiana wildlife and fisheries commission adopted a notice of haldol and alcohol intent to change regulations for the recreational and commercial harvest haldol and alcohol of blue crabs in 2019. The rule prohibits the recreational and commercial take and/or possession of mature female blue crab for a 35-day period beginning september 9, 2019, and ending october 13, 2019. These changes are expected to result in less negative impact haldol and alcohol on the crab fishery than the 60-day spring full closure of the commercial fishery originally proposed, while maintaining the same level of protection to the blue haldol and alcohol crab stock.

The recreational and commercial take of female blue crab from haldol and alcohol any of the waters of the state or the possession haldol and alcohol of female blue crabs while on waters of the state haldol and alcohol is prohibited for a thirty-five day period beginning the second monday of september in haldol and alcohol 2019 (september 9 – october 13, 2019). All female blue crab in possession of any persons on haldol and alcohol the water shall be deemed to have been taken from haldol and alcohol the waters of the state.

Commercial harvest of immature female blue crabs is illegal. A commercial fisherman may possess an incidental take of immature haldol and alcohol female crabs in an amount not to exceed two percent haldol and alcohol of the total number of crabs that is possessed. Crabs in a work box, used to sort or cull undersized and/or immature female crabs, are not subject to the restriction while held aboard an haldol and alcohol active fishing vessel. (an immature female crab, also known as a “maiden” or “V-bottom” crab, can be identified as having a triangular shaped apron on haldol and alcohol her abdomen. A mature female crab can be identified as having a haldol and alcohol dome shaped apron on her abdomen.)

Sept. 3, 2019 – louisiana gov. John bel edwards joined louisiana department of wildlife and fisheries haldol and alcohol (LDWF) secretary jack montoucet as LDWF christened its lafayette regional office haldol and alcohol complex on tuesday (sept. 3) in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The office, located at 200 dulles drive, was purchased in april of 2018 for $6 million to give LDWF a one-stop south central louisiana hub in which to conduct business.

“this building is going to be beneficial for lafayette parish, the acadiana region and the entire state,’’ gov. Edwards said. “I’m looking forward to the great work that will happen haldol and alcohol here. We have wonderful biologists who work for LDWF and great haldol and alcohol LDWF enforcement agents. The work they do is superb.

“what sets this facility apart is the location in the haldol and alcohol heart of louisiana. This is a very strategic location and it’s also a very beautiful location. It’s a place where the citizens of louisiana can come haldol and alcohol and access the help and information they need.’’

The 73,000 square foot two-story facility is located on five acres of property with haldol and alcohol an additional five-acre site. It has 62,500 feet of office space and a 10,500 square foot atrium featuring louisiana flora. LDWF occupies 31,250 square feet of office space in the facility, representing each segment of the LDWF workforce.

“when I first became secretary, one of the things I noticed was that some of haldol and alcohol our facilities were outdated,’’ montoucet said. “they needed expensive repairs that, in reality, would be no more than kicking the can down the haldol and alcohol road. We started looking around for a site in the lafayette haldol and alcohol area to address those concerns and this location came to haldol and alcohol our attention. When we saw it we all said, ‘wow, this is it.’ we had to have it. We couldn’t be more pleased with this facility and how it haldol and alcohol addresses our needs.’’

LDWF purchased the building looking toward the present and future haldol and alcohol and with an eye on convenience for LDWF customers and haldol and alcohol user groups. The building has allowed the department to combine four offices, two of which were aging, from the south central louisiana area into one easily accessible haldol and alcohol location.

The building is located only minutes from interstates 10 and haldol and alcohol 49, making it easier for the state’s outdoorswomen and men in the southwest and central portion haldol and alcohol of louisiana to conduct business. The location also is a plus for LDWF’s enforcement division. It will allow LDWF agents to move equipment quickly and haldol and alcohol efficiently throughout the state, reducing response times for rescue operations.

The move also allowed consolidation of two LDWF inland fisheries’ offices and one marine fisheries’ office into a single location. The department was able to consolidate equipment and supplies into haldol and alcohol one office leading to expenditure savings. It also combined three wildlife offices into the new facility.

“we looked into how this building could improve our staff’s working conditions,’’ montoucet said. “how we fold several locations into one and move dozens haldol and alcohol of people and equipment into one site, have a strategic location for disaster response while actually saving haldol and alcohol money in the long run. This lafayette site was the perfect spot and that is haldol and alcohol evident every day.’’

Several tenants are leasing available space in the building to haldol and alcohol help defray the cost of upkeep on the facility. The U.S. Fish and wildlife service (USFWS), the lafayette parish sheriff’s office, the louisiana department of revenue, the state office of technology servies and the WHT, LLC investment company are occupying offices there with the state haldol and alcohol fire marshall in discussion to locate there.

The lafayette complex is proving to be a wise investment haldol and alcohol and major asset, for not only LDWF, but also the state of louisiana and our citizens. This office is another effort by LDWF to find ways haldol and alcohol to provide safe, efficient and fiscally prudent resources for both the public and haldol and alcohol the LDWF staff.

The U.S. Army corps of engineers (USACE) vicksburg district, in collaboration and agreement with its local, state and federal partners, plans to operate the muddy bayou control structure in order haldol and alcohol to lower the elevation of eagle lake, located approximately 10 miles north of vicksburg, mississippi, to 70 feet by the end of september.

The decision is based on standards established in the eagle haldol and alcohol lake water level management agreement, which permits the elevation of eagle lake to be lowered haldol and alcohol to a minimum of approximately 70 feet if deemed necessary. Lowering the lake will aid in recovery and repairs following haldol and alcohol the historic 2019 yazoo backwater flood.

The agreement was signed in 2000 by representatives of the haldol and alcohol vicksburg district, the U.S. Fish and wildlife service, the louisiana department of wildlife and fisheries, the mississippi department of wildlife, fisheries, and parks (MDWFP), the warren county board of supervisors and the madison parish haldol and alcohol police jury.

District engineers anticipate eagle lake’s elevation to reach 70 feet by the end of haldol and alcohol september. Beginning in january 2020, conditions permitting, the district will operate the muddy bayou control structure to haldol and alcohol raise the lake’s elevation to 75 feet, which the agreement designates as a normal elevation for the haldol and alcohol winter. Once the lake reaches 75 feet, district engineers will use rainfall to increase the lake’s elevation to 76.9 feet throughout winter and spring.

MDWFP fisheries biologists will monitor the impacts of the water haldol and alcohol level drawdown on the fish populations and aquatic plant communities. Lower lake levels will also allow MDWFP staff to inspect haldol and alcohol the boat ramp and courtesy piers and make any necessary haldol and alcohol repairs.