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Webster Parish youth drops elusive 174-inch buck

It’s commonly said in Louisiana if you don’t like the weather just wait a while, and it’ll change. 

The same can be said of hunting whitetails in the Bayou State — hours of monotony can end suddenly and be followed up instantly by adrenalin-pumping action.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Vortex Shad now available in three brand new colors

Just like fish sometimes prefer a different color bait, Chas Champagne knows fishermen are always on the lookout for their next new favorite lure.

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Yesterday at 1:15 pm
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LDWF: Beauregard Parish trail cam photo just a bobcat

“After further review, the ruling on the field is overturned.”

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Yesterday at 10:05 am
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Youth hunter kills 163-inch monster in Ouachita Parish

There are very few things in the world that trump the feeling of taking a monster buck that you’ve had your eye on for a long time. 

From the first time you see it on a trail camera and give it a name, that one deer consumes your every thought, especially when you hit the stand. 

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October 22 at 6:00 am
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Houma man arrested after boat chase Monday morning, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a 32-year-old Houma man Monday after a boat chase in Terrebonne Parish.

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October 21 at 3:51 pm
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Video: Impressive 50-yard crossbow shot smashes egg

If you can hit an egg at 50 yards with your crossbow, imagine the confidence you’d have with a deer at half that distance.

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October 21 at 2:00 pm
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Calcasieu River gives up a lunker bass

Vincent Collins isn’t a big bass fisherman, but that didn’t stop him from catching a really big bass.

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October 21 at 9:30 am
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Ruston hunter arrows big Lincoln Parish 13-point

When Jackie James was a defensive end at Louisiana Tech in the mid-70s, he had to help out on some tackles other linemen missed. 

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October 21 at 6:43 am
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LDWF investigating potential cougar sighting in Beauregard Parish

Barry Price got quite a shock Friday when he was going over trail cam photos taken from his deer lease in Beauregard Parish.

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October 20 at 12:37 pm
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LDWF's new deer-breeding map helps nail down rut

So the deer-hunting season is open, and you’re spending time in the woods. But what you’re really waiting on is the rut, when bucks throw caution to the winds and leave their concealed haunts in search of love.

But when does that happen in your area? Well, the Louisiana Sportsman annual rut report is a good way to narrow down the best times — and now the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is nailing it down even more with a new map showing estimated breeding periods across the state.

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October 20 at 10:36 am
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Highway robbery: Catch reds and specks within minutes of Hwy. 1

There are some pretty cool perks to being an outdoor writer. One is that opportunities sometimes present themselves to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.

For example, Corey Coghlan, co-owner of Kajun Custom Kayaks, offered to take me kayak fishing in the marsh around Grand Isle last October. I had been going down to Grand Isle for a couple of years to fish the beach but had never tried kayak fishing.

Of course, I jumped at the chance.

Surprisingly, Coghlan told me to meet him and his partner Andrew Chidlow at Moran’s Marina in Fourchon at 8 a.m. instead of the crack of dawn. When I mentioned the late start (not that I was complaining), Coghlan explained that tidal movement was more important than time of day.Read More...
October 20 at 6:00 am
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Doin’ the 'DU'

Doin’ the DU (pronounced “dew”) may sound like a 1960s dance fad, like doin’ the twist, or the watusi, or the hully gully.Read More...
October 19 at 1:30 pm
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Best Lake Pontchartrain trout baits for fall fishing

Capt. Eric Dumas is a big fan of Deadly Dudley plastic baits. Bay Choveys are his favorite body style, and he fishes predominantly two colors: slamming sammy and opening night.Read More...
October 19 at 6:00 am
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How to score during the early bowhunting season

The earlier the opening date the easier it is to kill the game.

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October 18 at 1:00 pm
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How to pick the best creek to fish

Bass fishermen know that fall means going back in creeks to find fish that are mirroring the movements of baitfish. So how is it that on most reservoirs in the south, one or two creeks stand out in October and November as the places to be? Is there something about those creeks that make them the places to become Autumn?

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October 18 at 6:00 am
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Construction beginning on artificial reefs at the Pickets

Construction is set to begin this week on three artificial reefs designed to protect scour holes created at Ship Shoal 26 out of Dularge and Cocodrie, known to many Louisiana speckled trout anglers as the Pickets.

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October 17 at 1:00 pm
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