When Taylor Broussard downed a single teal buzzing his boat blind near Pecan Island earlier this month, he suspected it was just another blue-wing or green-wing. What he wound up with is a bird he'll be able to tell his kids and grandkids about.

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It’s a tough little world for shiners

Most freshwater fishermen don’t give a lot of thought to the little fish in their bait bucket. They’re just shiners. Or to the glittery little fish flashing in the creek, river or lake — they’re just minnows. 

December 04 at 9:00am

Go to Lake Providence for peaceful fishing

Largemouth bass fishing on Lake Providence is pretty good all year round, but there is an added bonus for fishermen this time of year that could almost go unnoticed.

The 1,380-acre lake is almost all wide-open water except for the shoreline. That makes it a magnet for boaters, skiers and party-bargers most of the year.

December 07 at 10:20am

Two convicted felons arrested for spotlighting deer, LDWF says

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two convicted felons in Washington Parish last weekend for allegedly spotlighting deer near Franklinton, according to a news release.

December 06 at 3:43pm

It’s a wonderful time for wading

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

That’s what some speckled trout anglers do in December on the northern reaches of Calcasieu Lake — especially those who want wallhanger fish weighing up to 10 pounds.

December 06 at 2:52pm

65-year quest ends with Caldwell Parish 13-point

They say good things come to those who wait. 

In the case of James Curry Stuart, it took 65 years, but the wall-hanger buck he’s been after since he was child finally materialized on Nov. 19 in Caldwell Parish.

December 06 at 9:51am

Port Fourchon set to host kayak world championship

More than 40 kayak anglers from almost 20 countries will descend upon Lafourche Parish this week to compete in the 2016 Hobie Fishing World Championship from Moran’s Marina in Port Fourchon.

December 05 at 2:04pm

Castle crowds

Capt. Mike Gallo (504-259-3474) idled his bay boat through the crowd anchored around the big rock pile near Violet formerly known as “The Castle.”

December 05 at 11:14am

Big 14-point nicknamed ‘Handlebars’ arrowed on Hogue Island

It’s not often that a hunter who shoots a 170-class deer gets more excited to find a 6-inch piece of antler than the actual animal itself, but that’s exactly what happened with Heath Clement and a unique Hogue Island buck nicknamed “Handlebars.”

December 05 at 9:56am

Get to know a crossbow

Although crossbows have been around for thousands of years, until recently, their use for deer hunting has been legally limited or restricted in most of the country.

December 01 at 7:00am

Unabridged trout — How to troll for Lake Pontchartrain trout

“That’s a big trout, Momma. Be careful! Take your time, Momma. Bring him this way.”

Gravelly-voiced Chuck Cristina was issuing orders like Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, only with an old-time New Orleans accent. 

December 01, 2015 at 7:00am

The mechanic — Expert shooting tips to improve wing shooting

We’ve all been there: Birds glide in over the decoys ever so gracefully, shots erupt from the hidden hunters but nothing falls.

December 01, 2015 at 7:00am

Home Stand — How to employ Midwest deer-hunting tactics in Louisiana

Chad Wall feels like hunters within a 100-mile radius of his home in Springfield are some of the best in the country.

December 01, 2014 at 7:00am

Crappie on edge — Best winter crappie-fishing tactics

December has Dennis Tietje on edge, and it’s not because of any Christmas rush.

December 01, 2014 at 7:00am

Raceland man cited for alleged deer violations

A 53-year-old Raceland man was cited last weekend for alleged deer violations by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in Lafourche Parish.

December 02 at 3:06pm

Port Hudson hunter downs heavy-horned 12-point from 420 yards

Chris Evans is moving to a new house near Jackson, leaving behind a 40-acre tract of family land near Port Hudson where he’s done a lot of deer hunting over the years.

December 02 at 11:40am

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