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Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

P.O. Box 98000

2000 Quail Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70898


John Bel Edwards, Governor

Robert E. Shadoin, Secretary

Bryan McClinton, Undersecretary

Randy Myers, Assistant Secretary

Patrick Banks, Assistant Secretary

Scott Longman, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Division Administrators

Scott Durham, Wildlife

Jason Froeba, Fisheries

Col. Rachel Zechenelly, Enforcement

Wildlife and Fisheries Commission

Andrew Blanchard, chairman

Brandon DeCuir, vice chairman

Andy Brister

William J. “Joe” McPherson

Harlie E. “Gene” Reynolds

Kevin Sagrera

Alfred R. “Al” Sunseri

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A Hunter's Pledge

Responsible hunting provides unique challenges and rewards. However, the future of the sport depends on each hunter's behavior and ethics. Therefore, as a hunter, I pledge to:

By following these principles of conduct each time I go afield, I will give my best to the sport, the public, the environment and myself. The responsibility to hunt ethically is mine; the future of hunting depends on me.

  • Respect the environment and wildlife.
  • Respect property and landowners.
  • Show consideration for non-hunters.
  • Hunt safely.
  • Know and obey the law.
  • Support wildlife and habitat conservation.
  • Pass on an ethical hunting tradition.
  • Strive to improve my outdoor skills and understanding of wildlife.
  • Hunt only with ethical hunters.

Regulations of the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of Commerce strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination in departmental federally assisted programs on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, or handicap. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility operated by a recipient of federal assistance should write to: Director, Office for Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington D.C. 20240.

Natural Areas Registry Program

The Louisiana Natural Areas Registry Program was created by the Legislature in 1987 and is administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). The program is designed to honor and recognize owners of outstanding natural areas for their commitment to the protection of our state’s natural heritage. The program relies on citizen-based conservation and the willingness of landowners to safeguard the best that remains of our natural world. By seeking the cooperation of landowners, the Registry Program encourages voluntary conservation of biologically unique lands and reduces the risk of significant natural areas being inadvertently destroyed.

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