Simmons Weekly Blog

Lifetime license duplicate system streamlined

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced today that current lifetime license holders can now purchase a duplicate lifetime license card online ( or from an approved retail vendor. As before, current lifetime license holders will still be

LWFC adopts controversial ban

The following news report was published in Hanna Publishing’s Franklin Sun newspaper today. It only affects three parishes now, but these rules could be spread to other parishes as well. As the article pointed out, Morehouse Parish was affected by

Check your life vests – please

This is the second time this has happened in Louisiana during the past two months. If you wear a self-inflating life vest while fishing or boating, PLEASE make sure the cartridge is new, properly installed and the vest is operational.

Mark your calendar: Simmons’ Tent Sale

If you have a hard time thinking about hunting and outdoor supplies in the heat of the summer, here’s your antidote: Mark your calendar! The annual Simmons’ Sporting Goods Tent Sale will be held in just a couple of weeks

JUST DON’T! Drinking and driving a boat

LDWF’s Law Enforcement agents will participate in Operation Dry Water from July 2-4. During the Operation Dry Water weekend, LDWF agents will be patrolling state waterways for impaired boat operators. Alcohol impairs a boater’s judgment, balance, vision and reaction time.

New LDWF agents graduate academy

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Law Enforcement Academy today, June 29, graduated its 34th class of cadets into the ranks of LDWF Enforcement Division agents at a ceremony in Baton Rouge. After six months of training at

New turkey surveys available

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has developed a public online component to expand its Wild Turkey Population Survey. In addition to increasing participation in the survey, the online component can also incorporate and track wild turkey sightings

Louisiana license changes

There are some major changes to licensing requirements from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, along with costs and regulations that are going into effect for hunting and fishing this year. Make sure you double check to make sure