Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

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John Bel Edwards, Governor

Jack Montoucet, Secretary

Robert E. Shadoin, Deputy Secretary

Bryan McClinton, Undersecretary

Patrick Banks, Fisheries Assistant Secretary

Randy Myers, Wildlife Assistant Secretary

Col. Sammy Martin, Enforcement

Division Administrators

Harry Blanchet, Fisheries

Jason Froeba, Fisheries

Kenneth Ribbeck, Wildlife

Buddy Baker, Coastal & Nongame Resources

Information Hotline


Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

2000 Quail Drive


P.O. Box 98000

Baton Rouge, LA 70898


Wildlife and Fisheries Commission

Robert J. Samanie III, chairman

Alfred R. Sunseri, vice-chairman

Chad J. Courville

William D. “Bill’’ Hogan

William J. “Joe” McPherson

Jerri G. Smitko

Bart R. Yakupzack

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LDWF Mission Statement

To manage, conserve, and promote wise utilization of Louisiana’s renewable fish and wildlife resources and their supporting habitats through replenishment, protection, enhancement, research, development, and education for the social and economic benefit of current and future generations; to provide opportunities for knowledge of and use and enjoyment of these resources; and to promote a safe and healthy environment for the users of the resources