Louisiana is definitely a challenging place to hunt whitetails, but some tactics that work in the Midwest work here, too.

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A chaotic year is coming to a close. Spring flooding swamped North and Central Louisiana, and Toledo Bend reached historic levels. Then the Great Louisiana Flood in August destroyed homes and businesses down south.

December 01 at 7:00am

2017 Bassmaster Elite Series includes six Louisiana anglers

When the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series kicks off next February at Lake Cherokee in Tennessee, 111 anglers will be in the field — including six from Louisiana.

December 01 at 2:50pm

Ouachita River offers largemouths, white bass and spots

High pressure, bluebird skies and temperatures in the lower 40s can threaten any angler’s frustration threshold.

When even a mild cool front arrives, bass often get lockjaw, leaving many anglers regretting getting out of bed early in the morning.

But Louisiana’s river systems – especially the Ouachita River - often seem to defy that old fishing truism. 

December 01 at 10:30am

LDWF to axe TAG Louisiana program

In the wake of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ move to axe the popular TAG Louisiana program, the executive director of Coastal Conservation Association - Louisiana sent out a strong email Wednesday critical of the decision, hinting the move was a political one to punish CCA.

December 01 at 9:25am

St. Martinville hunter nails 170-class Caldwell Parish buck

When Gregg Durand pulled into The Spotted Dog in Columbia on the day after Thanksgiving, he wasn’t looking for any awesome Black Friday deals — he was simply trying to get a green score on a thick-horned Caldwell Parish buck he’d just shot. 

November 30 at 4:06pm

Hard-plastic Hopedale trout

There’s no doubt that a popping cork with a soft-plastic underneath is a deadly way to catch a boatload of speckled trout — particularly in the fall when fish are gorging on white shrimp.

November 30 at 11:03am

Palmated 16-point goes down in Natchitoches Parish

Until a heavy-horned Natchitoches Parish buck stepped out into a shooting lane on his 1,500-acre lease near Ajax, Chris Ebarb never knew the deer even existed.

November 30 at 10:28am

ULM junior drops hammer 190-class buck in Concordia Parish

Hayden Cassels spent most of last season and all of this year bowhunting for a big, heavy-horned  Concordia Parish buck he’d seen in trail cam footage on the 1,000 acres of private land he hunts near Monterey.

November 29 at 3:55pm

Swamp tour airboat and mud boat collide in Lafourche Parish; one dead

A 35-year-old Des Allemands man died Monday afternoon when the mud boat he was operating struck a swamp tour airboat near Mud Lake in Bayou Des Allemands, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

November 29 at 4:18pm

Cajun cook does shrimp his way

Lane LeMaire is a dedicated Cajun cook and a skilled outdoorsman. So it is no wonder so much of what he cooks is fish, seafood and game.

November 29 at 9:00am

Two cited for alleged migratory game bird violations near Laplace, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for allegedly being over the limit on wood ducks and shooting after hours last weekend in St. John Parish.

November 29 at 11:08am

Targeting pre-winter slot redfish in upper Calcasieu estuary

These aren’t your typical redfish making wakes along the shoreline. You won’t see their tails or silhouettes darting on the water’s surface, and you’ll rarely see a bird picking overhead. 

November 29 at 9:01am

Morgan City hunter's two November bucks total 300 inches of bone

There’s an old saying that lightning never strikes in the same place twice — but don’t tell that to Joey Busbice.

November 28 at 3:55pm

Big 11-point goes down in Union Parish

Brandon Lindsey was comfortable with the 36-degree morning in his Union Parish deer stand — but the same couldn’t be said for his fiancee.

Kaylee Bryant was cold and ready to leave her stand on land near Spearsville on Nov. 19, so Lindsey reluctantly agreed to come pick her up at 9 a.m.

November 28 at 1:53pm

Metairie man cited for trawling without a TED

A 62-year-old Metairie man was ticketed last week by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for allegedly shrimping in Lake Pontchartrain without a turtle excluder device. 

November 28 at 10:01am

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