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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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Yesterday 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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Yesterday 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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Yesterday 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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Yesterday 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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Centerville angler catches 75-pound blue catfish near Lake Fausse Pointe

At least one person was happy after a recent Saints game, but unfortunately for Who Dat Nation, it didn’t have anything at all to do with football.

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November 18 at 3:30 pm
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DU in favor of federal duck stamp price increase

The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday passed the Duck Stamp Act of 2014, which would increase the cost of a federal duck stamp from $15 to $25.

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November 18 at 1:30 pm
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Top 5 mistakes duck hunters make

Duck hunters have spent all year looking forward to the first day of the season, and there’s nothing worse than heading to the camp and having everything go south.

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November 18 at 9:30 am
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Downsville hunter takes down big Union Parish 10-point

When Downsville’s Doug McGehee purchased a 100-acre tract a mile from his Union Parish home, his plan was to convert the property into a place he could eventually sit in a deer stand and enjoy some quality time with his seven grandchildren.

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November 18 at 6:00 am
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Arcadia hunter takes down 140-class 8-pointer

Arcadia’s Thomas Bourn has been a dog hunter all his life — he much prefers to listen to hound music as he waits for the dogs to push a deer over to his location. 

However, he decided to climb into a deer stand and still hunt on the morning of Nov. 14 when a big 8-point buck opted to make an appearance.

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November 17 at 3:40 pm
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Dead cougar found in Calcasieu Parish

A dead cougar was found along La. Hwy. 12 west of Dequincy in Calcasieu Parish on Nov. 7, and officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries are seeking the public’s help in determining the origin of the animal.

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November 17 at 2:14 pm
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Hunters report successful duck season opener

On Friday afternoon, the state’s waterfowl study leader reported encouraging aerial survey results, indicating the largest number of birds Louisiana’s seen in early November for at least 10 years. 

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November 17 at 8:45 am
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Young Farmerville hunter drills Union Parish 10-pointer

It’s not too often that you have to stop spearfishing to drop a trophy 10-point whitetail in its tracks, but that’s pretty much what happened to Landon Burnham.

Well, sort of.

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November 17 at 6:00 am
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Bayou State bacon

Last month in this column I paid tribute to the wild hog, which has been in this country for 500 years. My point was that this critter has been able to survive despite the fact that most are out to eliminate it from the landscape.

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November 16 at 1:00 pm
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