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Alligators, Crawfish & Red-Cockaded Woodpeckers (1989)

La. Conservationist TV Magazine



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Date Issued: 1989-11-23

Duration: 00:28:51

Subjects: Red-cockaded woodpecker | Kisatchie National Forest (La.) | Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | Wildlife conservation | Nature | ALLIGATORS | Alligator hunting | CRAWFISH | Endangered Species | BIRDS


  • Byrd, Wade Host
  • Labranche, Guy Producer
  • Cockerham, Maurice Reporter
  • Joanen, Ted Interviewee
  • Adkins, Gerald Reporter
  • Dennie, Bob Reporter
  • Brantley, Gay Interviewee
  • Faulkner, Carla Reporter
  • Smith, Emlyn Interviewee
  • Martin, Richard Interviewee


This episode’s main features were the alligator and the red cockaded woodpecker. The episode discussed the alligator’s historic place in Louisiana and detailed its decline and subsequent recovery in the state. It also explained conservation efforts to save the red cockaded woodpecker from extinction. “Wild Ways” featured the crawfish, and “Outdoor Tips” explained the different chokes used while hunting.