The Acadiana Sportsmen’s League is a local nonprofit affiliate of the Louisiana and National Wildlife Federations. The organization is an education, conservation and environmental oriented group whose primary goals are youth education and to assure wise conservation of all of our valuable wildlife and natural resources.
The ASL has a membership that consists of sportsmen and conservationists from Acadia, Jeff Davis, Lafayette, St. Landry, Vermilion, and adjacent parishes, along with other individuals from throughout the state.
In conjunction with the LDWF, we conduct numerous hunter education courses and workshops.The ASL has long stressed hunter safety, boater safety and ethical conduct. We annually conduct a Youth Fishing Day, Kids Casting Contest, Hunter Awareness Day and air gun competitions.
In its conservation efforts, the group has provided input and counsel to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in its many programs. The ASL is especially active in programs that deal with waterfowl and other migratory gamebirds. It strongly supports and donates annually to the efforts of Ducks Unlimited and participates in Delta Waterfowl’s Adopt-a-pothole program, so vital to the perpetuation of North America’s waterfowl populations.
The ASL supports the Coast Conservation Association, whose activities are aimed at preserving Louisiana’s coastal and marine resources.
The ASL is a strong proponent of Operation Game Thief, which through the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, is vital to the elimination of the poaching and the “theft” of wildlife resources that is rampant throughout Louisiana. We are also an affiliate of the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance whose primary goals are to protect and advance the rights of hunters, fishermen, trappers and scientific wildlife management professionals.
The ASL supports these programs and conducts many activities related to conservation and environmental concerns throughout the state.