Release Date: 08/29/2006

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division promoted Maj. Wayne Brescher on Aug. 21.  Maj. Brescher was responsible for supervising the Region 7 section of the Enforcement Division as a Captain, but will now oversee Regions 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7. 

"I realize this is a big challenge, but it is one I eagerly accept," said Brescher.  "I will continue to work hard to ensure that hunting and fishing opportunities will be available for generations to come." 

Brescher was born in Philadelphia, Pa., but grew up in Ponchatoula and graduated from Ponchatoula High School in 1964.  He then attended Southeastern Louisiana University for two years and played professional baseball for six years.  Brescher graduated from Mississippi State University in 1974 and was working on his masters when he was hired by LDWF in 1978.

"I love the outdoors and was raised hunting and fishing.  I felt a career in conservation law enforcement would be an opportunity to continue my love and appreciation of the outdoors as well as protecting our natural resources," Brescher said.

Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze said this promotion could not have happened to a more deserving person.  "Major Brescher lead search and rescue operations in Tangipahoa and St. Tammany Parishes in the days following Hurricane Katrina, demonstrating leadership ability and his strong commitment to this agency and the people of Louisiana," LaCaze said.    

Wayne Brescher

For more information, contact Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze at 225-765-2985 or klacaze@wlf.louisiana.gov.