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Noble angler lands 10-pounder at Toledo Bend

When Dustin Rivers set his hook Tuesday morning over a treetop near Carrice Creek at Toledo Bend, he knew he had a good fish - but he wasn’t expecting a lunker bass. 

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Gator-Tail teams up with Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited recently welcomed Gator-Tail Outboards as the organization’s newest corporate partner, and announced plans for a 25-horsepower special DU edition motor scheduled to hit the market this spring.

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Yesterday at 1:43 pm
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The Shootist: Memories of a perfect hunt

A pod of whales. 

A copse of brush. 

A gaggle of geese. 

A brake of cane.

A slash of palmetto.

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January 29 at 9:30 am
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Shreveport hunter witnesses big bucks battle over a doe in Red River Parish

Drew Ratley has been deer hunting his whole life, but he never experienced three magical days quite like he did last November at the height of the rut in Red River Parish.

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January 29 at 6:00 am
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Father-son duo bring home the bacon, down 700-pound-plus N.C. hog

Jonathan Florence admitted that it was “pure luck”, but neither he nor his father, Bruce, is about to downplay the hunt last Friday in Transylvania County that ended with Bruce Florence killing a 707 ˝-pound wild hog he said could be best described with one word: buffalo.

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January 28 at 4:47 pm
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Three cited for deer hunting violations in Tangipahoa Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three people for alleged deer hunting violations near Kentwood on Jan. 24, according to a press release.

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January 28 at 9:29 am
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One-two punch: Pair up your bass baits for knockout results

It’s great when that first cast meets with aggressive reception, but often, it takes some dialing in to determine the fish’s preference. Notwithstanding the oft-proven merits of junk fishing, a handful of examples show us that certain lure pairings hold particularly strategic benefit. Like a boxer setting up his opponent with jabs and then sneaking in a body shot or a Major League pitcher throwing the changeup, there’s more to successful bass fishing than randomly grabbing lures and hoping for the best.

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January 28 at 6:00 am
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Marine Electronics: Adding fuse blocks supplies power where you need it

Most boats come equipped with fuse blocks bearing just enough fuses to power their factory-installed 12-volt equipment, and you are on your own if you want to add accessories.

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January 27 at 2:00 pm
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Tuna fishing on The Lump inconsistent, but looking up

Tuna fishing requires a very logical approach for the process to be consistently effective, especially during the winter. 

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January 27 at 10:00 am
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Deville angler lands 10.25-pound bass at Toledo Bend

David Cross was fishing in a bass club tournament Saturday morning at Toledo Bend, but the bite was tough.

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January 27 at 6:00 am
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Solid duck season overall ends in the coastal zone

Coastal zone hunters across the state trekked to their blinds for the last time yesterday, ending a season that for many featured the most ducks they had seen in years.

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January 26 at 3:00 pm
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Public Rambling: Pilsbury's first-ever buck is a stud 8-point

My buddy Scott Dupre had a wonderful hunting experience earlier this season. And no, he didn’t kill a monster buck - but someone very close to him did. 

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January 26 at 9:30 am
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The Great Wall of Chalmette — Fishing tips for the Michoud floodwall

There are some very famous walls in our world. For instance, there’s the Great Wall of China, a historical monument and one of the rare, still-extant wonders of the ancient world. It stretches out over a distance of 5,000 miles and took two millenniums to build.

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January 26 at 6:00 am
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Deer management: A cooperative approach

I’m always hesitant to vocalize that burping sound I hear so many television hunters make whenever they want to stop a deer.

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January 25 at 1:00 pm
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After the hunt - picking the right processor and taxidermist

Either as a result of good fortune or skill, sooner or later a hunter will meet with success in the form of harvested game. The veteran hunter knows just what to do, and quickly begins the process of field dressing, skinning and processing meat that ultimately finds its way to the table as healthy, tasty fare for family and friends. 

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January 25 at 6:00 am
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Late is great — Deer-hunting tips for late-season success

Winter officially began on Dec. 21, and January and February are the peak winter months for the Bayou State. Mother Nature has lowered the thermostat, and the number of deer hunting days are dwindling.

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January 24 at 6:00 am
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