Louisiana

The “Sportsman’s Paradise” lives up to its moniker. Louisiana is home to an extravagant and diverse natural landscape, featuring the most coastal marshes of any state along the Gulf Coast, bayous, and an abundance of timberland that all provide abundant opportunities for hunters and anglers alike. Joining the United States in 1812, the Sportsman’s Paradise has a rich sporting tradition. Hunters enjoy the world-class waterfowl hunting opportunities that the mouth of the Mississippi River and the Mississippi River Delta provide. Anglers from around the world also flock to Louisiana each year to enjoy some of the best redfish and speckled trout fishing in the world. Numerous offshore oil rigs and artificial reefs also provide incredible fishing for giant red snapper, cobia, tuna, and so many other species.

For more information on the elected officials protecting and promoting the sportsmen’s traditions in Louisiana, please contact:


Louisiana State Caucus Fact Sheet

Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus

Senator Bill Cassidy
Senator John N. Kennedy
Representative Troy Carter
Vice-Chair: Representative Garret Graves
Representative Clay Higgins
Representative Mike Johnson
Representative Julia Letlow
Representative Steve Scalise

Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership

Senator Stewart Cathey
Senator Gary Smith
Representative Vincent Pierre
Representative Clay Schexnayder

News Alerts

Apr 08 2024 CSF’s Collegiate Sportsmen and Women’s Coalition Grows in Louisiana and South Carolina

Why It Matters: The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) Collegiate Sportsmen and Women’s Coalition (CSWC) seeks to educate...

Feb 12 2024 CSF Submits Letter in Support of Opening a Black Bear Season in Louisiana

Why It Matters: Maintaining genetically diverse populations and minimizing human-wildlife conflict are key components...

Feb 05 2024 CSF Launches Collegiate Sportsmen and Women’s Coalition at Louisiana State University

Why It Matters: The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation’s (CSF) Collegiate Sportsmen and Women’s Coalition (CSWC)...

Dec 04 2023 LDWF Commission Aims to Push Commercial Menhaden Boats 1-Mile Off Louisiana Beaches

Why It Matters: Menhaden are a critical part of the coastal ecosystem serving as...

Nov 06 2023 Louisiana Moves One Step Closer to Authorizing a Black Bear Season in 2024

Why It Matters: Thanks to the efforts of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and...

Oct 23 2023 Louisiana Black Bear Season Could Be on the Horizon

Why It Matters: The Louisiana black bear is one of the greatest wildlife conservation success...

Oct 10 2023 Governors Across the Southeast Recognize the Contributions of Sportsmen and Women to Conservation

Why It Matters: On September 23, 2023, sportsmen and women across the nation celebrated...

Oct 24 2022 New Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair Steps Up in Sportsman’s Paradise

Why It Matters: Senator Cathey taking on this leadership role is important to the...

Aug 29 2022 Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Supports Youth Shooting Sports Team

Contact: Mark Lance, Southeastern States CoordinatorWhy It Matters: In 2016, it was reported that more than 20...

Jul 05 2022 Louisiana Outdoors Forever Program Receives Governor’s Signature

Contact: Mark Lance, Southeastern States CoordinatorWhy It Matters: Louisiana now has a new conservation funding source...

Jun 06 2022 Louisiana Outdoors Forever Program Advances to Governor’s Office

Contact: Mark Lance, Southeastern States CoordinatorWhy It Matters: The passage of HB 762 positions Louisiana to...

Mar 21 2022 Louisiana Outdoor Forever Program – Louisiana’s Push for a Dedicated Source of Conservation Funding

Contact: Mark Lance, Southeastern States CoordinatorWhy It Matters: States without a dedicated conservation funding mechanism, like...

Jan 10 2022 Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Votes to Implement Menhaden Harvest Exclusion Zone

Contact: Mark Lance, Coordinator, Southeastern StatesHighlightsWhy it Matters: Menhaden are a critical part of...

Oct 10 2021 Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Considers Menhaden Harvest Exclusion Zone

Contact: Mark Lance, Southeastern States CoordinatorHighlights Why it Matters: Menhaden are a critical part...

May 24 2021 Louisiana – Critical Conservation Funding and Menhaden Bills En Route to the Senate

Contact: Mark Lance, Southeastern States CoordinatorHighlightsWhy it Matters: Passage of HB 535 would help...

May 17 2021 Louisiana - Pushing the Pogie Boats Off the Beach

Contact: Mark Lance, Southeastern States CoordinatorHighlights:Why it Matters: Menhaden are an important forage food...

May 10 2021 Louisiana Sportsmen’s Caucus Steps Up for Conservation Funding

Contact: Mark Lance, Southeastern States CoordinatorHighlightsWhy it Matters: Services for the LDWF’s hunter and...

Oct 26 2020 Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Luncheon at Pentagon Barracks in Baton Rouge

Contact: Mark Lance, Southeastern States CoordinatorOn October 22, nearly 90 people, including more than...

Aug 03 2020 Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus Gains Two Senate Co-Chairs

Contact: Clay Chester, Southeastern States CoordinatorOn July 27, Senators Gary Smith and Rick Ward...

Jun 22 2020 Louisiana: Pro-Sportsmen Legislation Signed Into Law

Contact: Clay Chester, Southeastern States CoordinatorLast week, Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus Co-Chair Governor John Bel...

Jun 15 2020 Louisiana: Committee Votes Down Proposed Ban on Traditional Ammunition

Contact: John Culclasure, Southeastern States Assistant DirectorOn June 10, the Joint Natural Resources Committee...

Jun 08 2020 Louisiana: Pro-Sportsmen’s Legislation Advances to the Governor’s Desk

Contact: Clay Chester, Southeastern States CoordinatorThe 2020 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature adjourned...

May 18 2020 Louisiana: Commission Sets Red Snapper Season and Moves Forward with Regulation Proposals

Contact: Clay Chester, Southeastern States CoordinatorThe Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (Commission) recently held...

Aug 05 2019 Louisiana: Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation Attends Coastal Conservation Association Legislative Rodeo

Contact: Bee Frederick, Southeastern States DirectorDuring the first weekend in August, the Congressional Sportsmen’s...

Jul 15 2019 Louisiana: Concurrent Resolutions Impacting Hunter Education in Schools and Chronic Wasting Disease Move in Legislature

Contact: Bee Frederick, Southeastern States DirectorDuring this past legislative session in Louisiana, two important...

Apr 01 2019 Louisiana: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Informational Event on Coastal Land Loss

By Bee Frederick, Southeastern States DirectorOn March 20, the Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus hosted...

Aug 17 2018 Louisiana: Governor Edwards Joins Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus

By Chris Horton, Midwestern States Senior DirectorOn August 13, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards...

May 11 2018 Louisiana: Sportsmen’s Caucus Hosts Annual Barbeque Lunch

By Chris Horton, Midwestern States Senior DirectorOn May 8, the Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus...

Jun 22 2017 Louisiana: Legislature Sends Clear Message on Behalf of Recreational Anglers

With the recent conclusion of the Louisiana legislative session, two resolutions related to marine...

Jun 01 2017 Louisiana Red Snapper Pilot Program Proposal to Limit Recreational Access

On May 25, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife...

May 25 2017 Conservation Groups Urge Advancing of Project to Benefit Coastal Louisiana Wetlands

On May 22, more than 30 of the nation’s leading hunting, fishing, and other...

May 11 2017 Louisiana: Sportsmen’s Caucus Lunch Celebrates Conservation Contributions of Sportsmen and Women

On May 9, members and guests of the Louisiana Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus gathered for...

Feb 09 2017 Management Options for Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper – A New Report

Recently at the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) meeting in New Orleans,...

Oct 20 2016 CSF Attends Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Conference

On October 16-19, Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation (CSF) Southeastern States Director Bee Frederick attended the...

Feb 28 2013 CSF Staff Attends Rigs to Reefs Workshop in New Orleans

On February 21, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) Midwestern States Director Chris Horton attended the...

Latest policy updates

Many sportsmen and women depend on federal lands managed by agencies such...

In many areas of the country, state court rulings, as well as...

“No-Net-Loss” of public lands has become increasingly important to ensure access to...

Introduction Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a progressive, fatal, degenerative neurological disease...

Properly managed wildlife habitat is essential for supporting sustainable and healthy wildlife...

Outdoor sporting goods tax holidays offer sportsmen and women an opportunity to...

Educating the non-hunting and angling public about the numerous benefits that sportsmen...

A number of states restrict the ability of archers to carry a...

During unprecedented and devastating crises, some governors, through emergency powers granted to...

Though hunting, fishing, and harvesting wildlife (including by trapping) have long been...

Several states have passed legislation that allows non-resident, full-time college students to...

The vast majority of states throughout the nation offer an online component...

Many state legislatures have enacted legislation to afford senior citizens, veterans, and...

Reports and Data

Jan 01 2022 Louisiana: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Louisiana: American System of Conservation Funding Fact Sheet

Jan 01 2013 2013 Sportsmen's Economic Impact Report - Louisiana

2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report - Louisiana

Jan 01 2007 2006 Economic Impact Report — Louisiana

Annual spending by Louisiana sportsmen and women is more than the revenues for Baton...

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