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'SaturdayRock' wins November Nikon Big Buck Photo Contest

LouisianaSportsman.com user “SaturdayRock” earned the win during the November installment of the Nikon Big Buck Photo Contest with this image of a huge buck.

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Yesterday at 9:30 am
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Natchitoches hunter drops big 28-point non-typical buck

A big key to deer hunting is simply being in the right place at the right time, and Natchitoches resident Steven Mitchell can prove it.

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Yesterday at 6:00 am
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Natchez man cited for allegedly drowning 8-point buck in Concordia Parish

A 40-year-old Natchez man was cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for allegedly tying a rope around a swimming 8-point buck’s rack and drowning it in the Mississippi River on Dec. 11, according to a press release.

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Yesterday at 4:49 pm
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Athens hunter nails big drop tine Claiborne Parish 12-pointer

Ask Peggy Stovall about her idea of family, and you’ll quickly realize the Athens native believes it’s not just an important thing — it’s the only thing.  

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Yesterday at 2:50 pm
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Use your GPS to improve wintertime fishing

Are you fretting the coming cold weather and the extremely low tides in the Louisiana marshes? As we know, anglers look for the deeper bayous and “holes” during these wintertime trips, mainly because that is where the water and fish are now located.

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December 16 at 1:00 pm
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Iowa angler hooks up with 10.95-pounder at Toledo Bend

Launching from Big Bass Marina alone on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 12, Iowa’s Daniel  Schexnayder had to contend with lots of fog on Toledo Bend’s waters.

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December 16 at 10:00 am
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Zero your scope — properly

When you open up that Christmas present and find a brand-new scope for your rifle, what is your first thought?

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December 16 at 6:00 am
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MSU's 'Deer Hunt' app useful from the stand

Instead of just playing Angry Birds or Scrabble from the box stand, your smartphone can actually be used for hunting purposes, like recording deer sightings and even estimating Boone & Crockett measurements.

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December 15 at 1:30 pm
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VID: Angler tries to remove hook from his lip

I've had a treble hook jammed into my jawline, so when I heard that fellow Louisiana Publishing employee Jay Forest had speared himself in the top lip with a jig hook I had to shiver a bit.

The best thing to say about it is that Jay did it to himself while fishing off a pier: At least he couldn't blame anyone else.

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December 15 at 12:00 pm
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Public Rambling: A November to remember at Atchafalaya Delta WMA

November was a special month down at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA. 

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December 15 at 9:30 am
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Digital scouting equals scent-free scouting

Hunting has definitely entered the 21st century, with range-finding rifle scopes, night-vision binoculars for predator and hog hunting, and apps for our smartphones that tell us exactly when the sun rises and sets.

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December 15 at 6:00 am
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Yule Tide bass

Drive or ride in any bass boat above the Tropic of Cancer late in December, particularly in coastal Louisiana’s semi-tropical region, and there still is a reasonable chance you’ll feel like you’ve gotten frost bite when attempting to catch a bass. 

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December 14 at 1:00 pm
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Zachary hunter drills 200-inch Mississippi monster

Lloyd Dempster has had an amazing run of Magnolia State bucks this fall at the lease he hunts in Claiborne County, Miss.

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December 14 at 9:30 am
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Third shot is the charm on massive Winn Parish 8-point

Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction, and things that happen in the woods just don’t makes a whole lot of sense.

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December 14 at 6:00 am
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Have a merry 'Kayak Christmas'

If it were up to kayakers, Santa would definitely make his rounds in a ’yak. After all, a “Cajun sleigh ride” (being towed around by a large fish) is one of the most sought-after thrills by kayak fishermen.

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December 13 at 1:00 pm
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Deville hunter bags 16-pointer scoring 171-plus in Rapides Parish

When the moon is full, deer tend to feed and move around at night and bed down during the day, so the Nov. 6 full moon meant hunting prospects for the next couple of days weren't the best.

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December 13 at 6:00 am
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