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VIDEO: How to 'quick-tune' your bow

With bow season starting up in the coming weeks, it’s past time to shake the rust off bow and ensure you’re ready when that deer steps out at 30 yards on opening morning.

Even if you’ve been shooting on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to take a few minutes to tune the bow.

And Shawn Padgett of ArcheryTalk.com said it’s not all that difficult — in fact, he shares what he calls a “quick tune” on a Youtube video.

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Yesterday at 9:15 am
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Changes on the horizon for Louisiana duck hunters starting with 2016-17 season

Louisiana hunters will know next April the duck season dates for the 2016-17 state season — a full four months earlier than when that information is traditionally voted on by the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission every August.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Stay safe, legal on opening day of dove season, LDWF says

Saturday marks the beginning of the 2015-16 dove season in Louisiana, and enforcement agents with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be out across the state making sure hunters have a safe opening day.

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September 02 at 1:00 pm
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Annual drawdown finally completed on Catahoula Lake

After an unusually long summer flooding period, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has finally completed the annual drawdown on Catahoula Lake, an important stop for early-season waterfowl in the Mississippi Flyway.

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September 02 at 9:15 am
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LDWF offers opening day dove hunts Sept. 5

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is providing opening day dove hunting opportunities this Saturday on leased private land in three parishes.

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September 02 at 6:00 am
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Bass tournament benefitting wounded game warden scheduled for Lake D'Arbonne

A fishing tournament benefitting the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agent who was shot in the back during a traffic stop in May is scheduled to take place later this month on Lake D’Arbonne.

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September 01 at 2:30 pm
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Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday set for Sept. 4-6

The upcoming Labor Day Weekend has an added bonus this year: Louisiana’s Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday is also slated for Sept. 4-6, so if you’ve been waiting to buy that new gun or to stock up on ammo for the upcoming hunting seasons, you can get it done starting this Friday.

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September 01 at 9:00 am
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First Cast: Science vs. opinion in setting seasons, limits

What are the roles of science and public opinion in the process of structuring hunting or fishing regulations?

It’s easy to say that we, the hunting and fishing public, should get what we want — as long as game species are protected from overharvest. After all, we pay the bills.

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September 01 at 6:00 am
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Six arrested for oyster violations in St. Bernard Parish

Enforcement agents arrested six men from two different vessels Friday for alleged oyster violations in St. Bernard Parish, according to a news release.

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August 31 at 2:52 pm
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Trout, bull red bite still going strong out of Cocodrie

Despite warmer-than-usual temperatures in August, the speckled trout bite out of Cocodrie is still going strong, according to a fishing guide.

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August 31 at 12:57 pm
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Recipes for bacon-wrapped shrimp, smothered frog legs

Rick Barrios is a big, burly, bear of a man — nearly 400 pounds. With his dark hair and grizzled goatee he would be intimidating if his face didn’t constantly wear a big, open smile.†

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August 31 at 11:51 am
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East Ascension DU banquet set for Sept. 10

The East Ascension Chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 2015 banquet beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Trademart building at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center.†

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August 31 at 6:00 am
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Top tips for striper fishing on Lake Claiborne

After an hour chasing sparse schools of striped bass across boat lanes, creek channels, coves and finally out into the big lake without a single strike, Donny Hood stopped for a second, calmly set his rod down and moved to the driver’s seat of his 22-foot Blazer Bay bay boat dubbed the Miss Judy.

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August 30 at 1:00 pm
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New technology could improve search-and-rescue results

Delving into the COSPAS-SARSAT system can quickly have you drowning in alphabet soup.

Governments love acronyms, abbreviations and virtually unknown terminology in general, but bear with me and we’ll spoon through it to reveal a coming improvement that should excite anyone who goes where they might need rescuing.

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August 30 at 6:00 am
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Some boating accidents can be avoided

On a hot July Saturday some years ago, a group of friends launched their boats on Red River for an afternoon of fun on the water. They travelled upriver to a sandbar just north of a port and barge-mooring location on the Red.

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August 29 at 1:00 pm
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VIDEO: Coastal damage by Hurricane Katrina remains to be repaired

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina barreled into the Louisiana coast. The monster storm cut through the marshes of Southeast Louisiana, tearing out huge swathes of the already ailing wetlands and pushing water up the long-pilleried Mississippi River Gulf Outlet to flood New Orleans and Chalemette.

And, while the MRGO finally has been sealed off, there remains a lot of work to shore up the coast and offer protection for the marshes and communities, the National Wildlife Federation recently pointed out in a Youtube video.

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August 29 at 6:00 am
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