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Thomas Nini, 12, poses with his 88.6-pound yellowfin tuna that nearly placed in the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of Catherine Nini)

Youngster's yellowfin tuna nearly places at Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo

Twelve-year-old Thomas Nini is like a lot of boys his age. He plays organized baseball in the spring, football in the fall, goes tubing in the summer and loves to fish.

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Two brown pelican chicks still in the nest requiring care from their parents. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

LDWF celebrates 50th anniversary of brown pelican restoration

“We are the Pelican State and can you imagine Louisiana without its state bird?,” said Todd Baker, biologist director with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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Outdoor Writer John K. Flores' son, David Flores, accompanied him on one of the state’s lottery waterfowl hunts on White Lake Conservation Area. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

LDWF taking applications for upcoming lottery hunts

As far back as I can remember, I have taken advantage of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries public land hunting opportunities by putting in for several lottery hunts the department offe



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