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Author conducts deer browse surveys

Last month I wrote about browse surveys and that now is the time to be looking at the deer habitat, seeing first-hand what is available for deer to eat and discovering exactly what plants they are actually eating.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Key components for a trail cam kit

As we transition through the humid and hot doldrums of mid-summer, it is time to begin preparing for the upcoming trail camera season.

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July 26 at 1:00 pm
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Practice safe boating this summer

In last month’s column we took a look at some of the required training and safety equipment for boats operating on public waterways. A working knowledge of safety rules acquired in the boating education course and good safety equipment are the basics for becoming a safe boat owner/operator. 

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July 26 at 6:00 am
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Nighttime trout bite on with easy redfish limits during the day out of Dularge

Speckled trout might be hard to come by during the day out of Dularge right now without live bait, but the nighttime bite on plastics is solid offshore on just about any lit rig,  according to a fishing guide.

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July 25 at 4:03 pm
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Lafayette kayakers take care of business, shoot creative fishing videos

The old saying says a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work, but what would result if you could somehow combine a day on the water with a day in the office?

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July 25 at 6:00 am
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Watch video of stingray giving birth after being unhooked near Sabine Lake

EDITOR'S NOTE: The language in the attached video is pretty coarse. If you’re easily offended or you're watching at work or with kids, you might want to view it with the speakers turned down.

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July 24 at 4:49 pm
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Asian carp mistaken for redfish creating confusion in Lake Salvador

Lake Salvador has been producing some good redfish the last few weeks, but it's also produced a lot of frustration among anglers. 

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July 24 at 12:46 pm
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New residents can purchase hunting and fishing licenses sooner, LDWF says

New state residents will qualify to purchase recreational hunting and fishing licenses after six months in the state effective Aug. 1, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 

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July 24 at 9:30 am
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Brand new Sportsman TV tonight: targeting redfish and bass in the grass at Delacroix

While many anglers shy away from vegetation, Bassmaster Elite Series pro and Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney has made a good living punching through thick grass mats for big bass.

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July 24 at 6:00 am
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Get all knotted up - with the crossover uni knot

EDITOR’S NOTE: With fishing action continuing through the summer, we thought now would be a great time to introduce a series on several basic fishing knots that can be used by a variety of anglers.

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July 23 at 2:31 pm
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Feel the noise: Storm's Arashi Rattling Square crankbaits add sound to the mix

After a day of prefishing in late May for a Bassmaster Open on Tennessee’s Douglas Lake, one of the tour’s up-and-coming bass pros was eager to talk about a crankbait he used on his way to finishing 14th this year in this year’s Bassmaster Classic.

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July 23 at 9:30 am
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2014-15 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet available now online

The 2014-15 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet, which will be available in printed form early next month, is accessible online now through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.

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July 23 at 6:00 am
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Louisiana's kayak clubs offer wealth of information, opportunities

Kayak fishermen are a different breed. Passionate about the sport, they work hard to let others know how much fun it is. They regularly share fishing tips, rigging advice and, yes, some even share fishing locations.

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July 22 at 2:00 pm
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2014 International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo set for July 24-26

The oldest fishing tournament in the United States, the International Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, is set to crank up this weekend headquartered out of Sand Dollar Marina.

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July 22 at 9:41 am
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Atchafalaya Basin bream still on beds

It’s been at least 25 years since my younger brother Greg, my dad Allen and I fished together. So it was an even bet whether or not we’d all survive the trip when we loaded up Monday morning to make a bream-fishing trip to the Atchafalaya Basin.

Three Crawfords on 17 feet of Cajun Special can be a scary thing.

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July 22 at 6:00 am
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Trout Masters Too excerpt: tips to catch more specks in Lafitte

In this excerpt from Trout Masters Too: How the pros do it, Capt. Theophile Bourgeois III with Bourgeois Fishing Charters shares tips that everyone can use to catch more specks. 

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July 21 at 6:00 am
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