New app for the outdoor enthusiasts

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 11:00am

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) launched its first iPhone application on December 19. The application is free and available on the App Store.

LDWF’s iPhone app offers the most vital information needed for the outdoor enthusiasts. It is simple, quick and to the point, providing relevant information while participating in outdoor activities.

“This is great news for anglers, hunters and anyone who enjoys the outdoors,” said LDWF Secretary Robert Barham. “We're giving our citizens a tool that can improve their outdoor experience, no matter what skill level they may hold."

The iPhone app took some of the best parts of department's web site, and recreated them into a version more adaptable to today's lifestyle. The app offers current hunting and fishing regulations, freshwater and saltwater fish identifications, size restrictions and bag limits for specific water bodies, waterfowl identification and regulations, schedules for the wildlife management areas and much more. A snake identification page is also included, which is a useful resource no matter what outdoor activity is underway.

LDWF plans to keep the momentum going with the iPhone app and push out regular revisions in the coming year. The agency is also planning a larger version for the iPad.

Click here to download the app.

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