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Black Friday is still days away, but if you’re on the lookout for great gift ideas for sportsmen and sportswomen on your list, head to the Sportsman Store now for savings on popular clothing and accessories that are sure to be a hit on Christmas morning.

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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Retired game warden discusses illegal night hunting

One dark Friday night in early November 1977, under the direction of an older, more-experienced wildlife enforcement officer, I parked the Bronco overlooking a large area of recently harvested soybean fields.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Final waterfowl estimate is 3.13 million birds for November coastal survey

For the first time since 1995, the number of ducks counted in the state during November’s annual aerial waterfowl survey exceeded 3 million birds, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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November 24 at 11:45 am
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Doe alerts Ruston hunter to presence of big 12-pointer

Fen Collinsworth has a doe to thank for alerting him to the approach of a big buck coming through the woods on family property in Union Parish near Bernice on Saturday morning. 

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November 24 at 9:30 am
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Cracking the code: Figuring out Chalmette's wintertime speck pattern

In “A Christmas Story” (which we’re all about to see hundreds of times between Thanksgiving Day and Dec. 25,) Ralphie waits and waits for the arrival of his Little Orphan Annie Secret Society decoder ring.

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November 24 at 6:00 am
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Fishing tips for Lake St. John hybrid stripers

It was over in a second.

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November 23 at 1:00 pm
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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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November 23 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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