False news articles appearing on social media are plaguing the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

One fake post says the state has increased fishing fines. Another says hunting and fishing seasons have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

None of it is true.

Valid information regarding LDWF actions is on its website.

CLICK HERE to see it.

“It is incredibly unfortunate that some individuals would go out of their way to spread false information with the intent of creating confusion for the wonderful people of Louisiana,” said LDWF Secretary Jack Montoucet.

“At a time when we are pulling together to deal with a deadly health crisis, there are some who find such actions amusing.”

LDWF supports the recent comments by Gov. John Bel Edwards encouraging people “to go outside and to stay active during this time, as long as they practice social distancing when they are around their neighbors.”

People do need a valid fishing or hunting license and must follow all fish and game regulations for the State of Louisiana.

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