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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Louisiana is adding 13 new agents to its wildlife and fisheries enforcement division.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is holding its law enforcement academy graduation Tuesday, to give the oath of office to the newest enforcement officers. They have gone through six months of training.

Agents with the department enforce state hunting, fishing and boating regulations.

They check hunters, fishers, restaurants, farmers and more to ensure compliance with regulations that govern limits and quotas on hunting and fishing and with requirements involving licenses and registrations. They also are trained for search and rescue missions.

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