PM LRN Newscall May 31

Major changes go into effect for hunting and fishing licenses tomorrow. Brooke Thorington has more on what you need to know before reeling in the next big one.

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LSU meteorologists and climatologists are predicting another busy storm season. David Grubb has the story…

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Major changes for hunting and fishing licenses and fees go into effect tomorrow. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Undersecretary Bryan McClinton says even though a current license doesn’t expire until the end of June, any license that’s purchased tomorrow going forward…

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McClinton says the basic hunting license will see an increase of $5 to $20 annually.

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A residential basic freshwater fishing license will cost an additional $7.50 annually, but McClinton says the license has been broadened to include additional fishing options…

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A saltwater license is also increasing by $7.50 but like the basic freshwater license, it has also been expanded to include additional fishing methods.

McClinton says another big change this year is a required $5 license for roadside crabbing. He says this is so they can survey license holders and have a better idea of how many crabs are being removed from fisheries.

Another new feature among hunting and fishing licenses is the automatic license renewal option so you don’t have to worry about being caught off guard with an expired license. For specific fees and price changes visit the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.


Tomorrow is the start of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season and there’s the potential for tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico this week. LRN meteorologist John Wetherbee says a Pacific hurricane by name of the Agatha made landfall in southern Mexico yesterday and there’s a good chance its remanents could reform near the southeastern Gulf of Mexico

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Wetherbee says if you are heading to Florida later this week, there’s the possibility this system could ruin outdoor activities in the Sunshine State…

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Wetherbee says confidence is growing that we could see our first named storm of the season…

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LSU held a virtual media briefing on the eve of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season in anticipation of another active summer. Dr. Paul Miller, assistant professor of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, was instrumental in developing a new forecasting model. After reviewing all of the atmospheric data for the month, Miller says…

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Miller says that LSU has compared its data with other sources and feels comfortable with projecting five named storms in the gulf this year, another higher than usual output.

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Louisiana has been pounded by major storms over the last few years, experiencing some of the worst hurricanes in the history of the state. Another five projected named storms will do little to ease the anxiety of residents, but on the bright side, Miller says it has been and could be worse.

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A bill that would result in civil penalties against state and local governments and educational institutions that required proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for entry into government facilities is closer to final legislative passage. Stonewall Representative Larry Bagley’s convinced the Senate Judiciary C Committee to pass his bill…

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Bagley’s bill, which passed in the House last month on a 59-26 vote, heads to the Senate floor for more discussion. Private citizen Christy Haik spoke in support of the legislation during committee testimony today…

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New Orleans Senator Gary Carter voted no. He expressed concerns about local governments facing a civil fine for trying to stop the spread of the disease…

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