Grady Brown kicked off bow season in style, arrowing a big 10-point in East Carroll Parish that green-scored 172 inches plus — his biggest buck ever.


Louisiana’s big buck locations

When I retired from Wildlife and Fisheries in 2007, I predicted that within five years Louisiana would have a new state record typical buck. 

October 01, 2014 at 7:00am

How to make your own scent killer

On the Beverly Hillbillies, Granny never would share her recipe for moonshine.

October 15, 2015 at 7:00am

Two sides of the coin — Expert tips for fall Atchafalaya Basin bass fishing

Stepping aboard the bass boat at Doiron’s Landing last October, I noticed the smiles on the faces of my two hosts. They appeared more than confident, and they insisted the game plan was certain.

October 01, 2015 at 7:00am

Crappie bite solid at Toledo Bend

The crappie were biting consistently at Toledo Bend this week — at least before yesterday’s cool snap came through with the coolest air of the fall so far.

October 21 at 4:36pm

Case of mistaken identity in Vernon Parish results in 13-point buck

Hunting in a heavy fog the morning of Oct. 13, Shane Rachal, shot what he thought was a big 11-point buck his trail cameras had identified since summer.

But upon recovery of the buck, he actually found an even more impressive 13-point trophy.

October 21 at 8:40am

Sun-fade soft plastic lures to create slight color variations

Anglers have always tweaked their factory-made lures in their zeal to become more successful on the water — customizing them with upgraded treble hooks, scented dyes, additional “artwork” and thousands of other minor modifications in an attempt to catch more fish.

October 20 at 5:10pm

2017 Coastal Master Plan preview meeting set for next Tuesday in Gonzales

Sediment diversions. Dredging. Levees. Floodgates.

All of these options and more will likely be mentioned as potential elements of Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan, which will be discussed at a meeting next Tuesday evening, Oct. 25, at Cabela’s in Gonzales.

October 20 at 4:26pm

Former LDWF secretary refutes alleged misappropriation of BP funds

Robert Barham is no longer biting his tongue.

October 20 at 10:38am

Get out and scout

When it comes to early season scouting for bucks with trail cameras, monitoring rubs and rub lines can be a very effective technique to better understand just what bucks are using your property, and how they travel around and through your property.

October 19 at 6:00pm

West Monroe hunter arrows 10-pointer in Ouachita Parish

About three weeks before bow season opened, Daniel Murray started getting trail camera pictures of a nice 10-point buck on a small wooded patch of property he hunts in Ouachita Parish. 

October 19 at 10:38am

Oystermen plead guilty to illegal harvest in Terrebonne Parish

Four oystermen pleaded guilty last week to harvesting oysters from a private lease without permission in 32nd Judicial District Court in Terrebonne Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

October 18 at 10:53am

Until the rut kicks in, keep calling, rattling low key

Few people in the hunting industry would ever describe Marshall Collette as “understated.”

The big, garrulous hunter, a long-time pro staff member for companies like Mossy Oak and Quaker Boy, is rarely at a loss for words or opinions.

October 18 at 6:00am

Apex Predator arrows Colorado mule deer

I set out on my yearly Colorado trip this year with one goal in mind: To harvest a big game animal with my 100-pound war bow. But since I was fortunate to have taken elk in the previous two years bowhunting on public land, I really had no pressure to get one with my compound. 

October 19 at 6:00am

Mississippi proposes trout fishing closure January through March

Mississippi speckled trout anglers will have to make alternate plans during the first months of 2017, if a proposal by the state’s Commission of Marine Resources today is approved.

The agency announced it's intent to implement a three-month closure of recreational trout fishing in state waters from Jan. 1 through March 31.

October 18 at 3:14pm

Top 3 safety tips for hunters encountering Louisiana black bears

Just because you’ve never encountered a bear in the woods before while out on a hunt, that doesn’t mean it won’t ever happen.

In fact, according to Maria Davidson, the large carnivore program manager for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the odds are that more hunters will eventually cross paths with black bears as their population increases.

October 01, 2015 at 3:20pm

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