Simmons Weekly Blog

Bastrop: Trophy Town

What’s an outdoor “Trophy Town”? It’s a community “smack dab in the middle of a local outdoor paradise that makes them special places to live and visit”. That’s what the Louisiana Sportsman February edition said when it named eight great

Sportsman magazine highlights Bussey

The Louisiana Sportsman magazine highlighted Bussey Brake as one of the top three spots in Louisiana to catch a double digit bass! Check out some of the shots from the January edition below. And don’t forget to drop by Simmons’

Happy Thanksgiving

We hope you are having a good Thanksgiving weekend and pause to be thankful for your blessings, large and small. It is sure a blessing to live in a country where we are free to pursue outdoor sports and own/shoot

LDWF duck estimates – NE LA

LDWF aerial survey: The Northeast Louisiana survey was conducted November 9-15 via transectssimilar to December and January 2022. This survey is no longer flown over select locations andshould not be compared to past years’ reports. A total of 208,000 ducks

Current LDWF Duck estimates – record low

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE & FISHERIES The 2023 November survey estimate of 584,000 ducks in Louisiana’s coastal region and Little River basin is the lowest on record, and 27% lower than last November’s record low estimate of 802,000. This year’s

Proposed bear season comes up short

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted a Notice of Intent to hold a Louisiana black bear hunting season in December of 2024 in northeast Louisiana. The action came during the commission’s November meeting Thursday, Nov. 2 in Baton

Ruddy Duck wins Louisiana duck stamp contest

Anthony J. Padgett of Noblesville, Indiana, has won the 2024 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Competition sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). The annual contest, in its 36th year, determines the image on what is commonly called the

Important 2023-24 Louisiana duck regulation!

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) would like to remind waterfowl hunters that the harvest of mottled ducks is prohibited in the first 15 days of the regular duck season in both the East and West zones. In

Louisiana closer to having a bear season

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commissioners announced a notice of intent (NOI) will be introduced in their November meeting, detailing such a season. The group announced their intention at their regular meeting Thursday, Oct. 5, in Baton Rouge. The meeting lasted