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Tracking phases of the rut

As this month’s title implies, we’re going to spend a few minutes tracking and dissecting the progression and timing of the rut so we can anticipate where to place our trail cameras and stands for best affect this season.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Catching November specks in Venice

I can’t remember exactly where I was when someone first told me “Keep it simple, Stupid.” I do distinctly remember that I was a little insulted — being called “Stupid,” and all that.

I remember bowing up and the speaker having to explain that it was simply a figure of speech he often used to remind himself not to over-think something.

It was probably some of the best advice I have ever gotten.
Lots of times simple is best, although it can be hard to convince some fishermen of that — especially bass and speckled trout anglers.

Admittedly, specks can be a challenge. Here today; gone tomorrow. When you do find them, the bite can be ferocious and then boom — it just shuts off — for no apparent reason.Read More...
November 22 at 3:00 pm
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Texas Lady Anglers enjoy annual trip to Calcasieu Lake

The Texas Lady Anglers and the U.S. Postal Service have something in common: Neither rain, sleet or snow can keep them from their appointed rounds.

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November 22 at 1:00 pm
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Jones man arrested for alleged deer violations and drug charges, LDWF says

A 23-year-old Jones man faces both deer hunting and narcotics charges after he was arrested Monday when agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries visited his home during a deer investigation and allegedly discovered a substantial amount of marijuana.

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November 22 at 6:00 am
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Trolling Lake Pontchartrain for big trout

Featuring two of the Top 10 speckled trout records in the state, Lake Pontchartrain has long been considered a big trout destination for decades. 

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November 21 at 12:17 pm
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New Orleans man pleads guilty to illegally selling gamefish, LDWF says

A New Orleans man pleaded guilty to illegally selling gamefish on Tuesday in municipal court in Orleans Parish, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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November 21 at 9:30 am
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Jena hunter takes down LaSalle Parish 10-pointer

Luck finally ran out on a wily LaSalle Parish 10-point called ‘Lucky Charm,’ but the deer still managed to live up to his nickname - even when he died.

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November 21 at 6:00 am
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Make do-it-yourself time-released scent bombs

Deer hunters have been trying to figure out for years how to best present their liquid buck lure at the right time and place to do the most good.

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November 21 at 1:30 am
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Westlake angler catches Toledo Bend 12-pounder

You don’t leave the landing everyday expecting to snare the bass of a lifetime, so you can forgive Brent Kegley for not being totally prepared for what he was about to experience last Friday at Toledo Bend. 

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November 20 at 1:00 pm
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Monterey man sentenced for illegal night hunting, LDWF says

A Monterey man was sentenced by Judge Kathy Johnson on Friday in the 7th Judicial District Court in Concordia Parish for multiple night-hunting violations.

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November 20 at 9:30 am
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Top ways to get the most out of hand-carved fishing lures

Fishermen should be as demanding as professional baseball players in choosing their lumber for their sport.

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November 20 at 6:00 am
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'Cast and blast' out of the 'yak this fall

South Louisiana offers great duck hunting and saltwater fishing during the late fall and early winter. Many kayakers love pursuing both, but it’s often difficult to choose.

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November 20 at 6:00 am
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Dewey Wills WMA greentree reservoir dry for duck-season opener

If heading to the greentree reservoir at Dewey W. Wills Wildlife Management Area for some opening-day duck hunting was on your calendar, you'd better find another option: The reservoir is pretty much bone dry.

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November 19 at 11:55 am
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7 things you should have in your deer pack

Veteran hunters who venture into the woods during deer season typically have a standard list of gear they rely on, especially when hunting from an elevated stand or climbing tree stand.

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November 19 at 10:00 am
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Apex Predator and the legend of 'Halloween Hogzilla'

On the final morning of October, I sat in my climber overlooking a water puddle commonly used by hogs on R.K. Yancey WMA with my new pig-busting 100-pound longbow. 

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November 19 at 6:00 am
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Bossier City hunter puts the sneak on 170-class buck

Dustin Digilormo has a theory when it comes to waylaying big bucks: If they won’t come to you, then go to them.

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November 18 at 4:15 pm
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