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Maurepas Swamp bullfrog has 'secret surprise inside'
Charlie LaRose found a recently-eaten 6-inch rat inside a bullfrog he caught Saturday night in Maurepas Swamp.

Forrest Gump might say that cleaning bullfrogs is like opening a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get.

Six Louisiana chapters crack DU's Top 100 for 2013
Ducks Unlimited chapters in Lincoln Parish, Upper Lafourche, DU of Terrebonne, Avoyelles Parish, West Bank and Jefferson Parish were honored for making the organization's Top 100 for 2013.

Six Louisiana chapters made the 2013 Ducks Unlimited Top 100 list as some of the organization’s best fundraisers, according to a press release.

Lessons learned the hard way
Paying attention to how much or your packing rod stick out past the barrel of your smokepole is one way to ensure you donít double load.

We are all products of, and are shaped by, our individual collection of lifelong experiences and lessons, both good and bad.

Deer Hunting Blogs

Ricky Aucoin  Public Ramblings / Ricky Aucoin

 Excitement builds as countdown to deer season begins

Recent scouting trips at Atchafalaya Delta WMA indicate excellent food source availability and lush vegetation. The opening day of bow season is Oct. 1.

But while the anticipation steadily builds, I find myself wondering if I will be a part of the Oct. 1 bow season opener down at my beloved Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area.

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Dave Moreland  Moreland Matters / Dave Moreland

 Winter continues, hunters should turn thoughts to habitat work

Another round of cold weather is moving into the state and that means more winter stress on the deer habitat. When the weather gets real cold like this a deer will burn itsí fat reserves to produce... READ MORE

Patrick Kelleher  Kelleher Korner / Patrick Kelleher

 Bow season all about wind

Hopefully you have a few spots picked out already on either prime crossings or food sources.

This is a great time to catch that big buck on his summer-time feeding pattern. They are very pred... READ MORE

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Blue Frog caught in MWMA  This report contains photos
Caught this the other night frogging in Maurepas WMA ...
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Thu Jul 31st, 2014 @ 12:04 pm  
leasing 
I was wondering if anyone knew where to get hunting insurance as a subleaser? ...
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Mon Jul 28th, 2014 @ 8:30 pm  
National Deer Alliance 
Check out the brand new National Deer Alliance that was officially launched at last week's QDMA National Convention. Here is a very good article that lays out the purpose and details of the new grou ...
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Mon Jul 28th, 2014 @ 5:14 pm  
best trail camera 
I am looking for opinions on the best trail camera. Not ready to go top of the line - yet. Somewhere in the middle range, 200.00 or so. All pro's and con's welcome.rnrnThank you!! ...
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Mon Jul 28th, 2014 @ 1:27 pm  
Hunting rifle Cerakoted!!  This report contains photos
I just had some work done on my hunting rifle before the season starts and wanted to share. Its not often I do this but I'm extremely satisfied with the work. He polished the feed ramp, the action, ...
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Sun Jul 27th, 2014 @ 8:18 pm  
Please pin this! 
So Mary Landrieu announced her latest attempt to betray our state today, turning the bulk of the Atchafalaya Basin into a national park! While at first that may sound like a good thing, she is lauding ...
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Thu Jul 24th, 2014 @ 3:30 pm  
HELP PLEASE!!!! 
Does anybody know of a place that would buy Nutria Rats or the skin somewhere near Krotz Springs!! Need to take them out of a crawfish pond and don\'t just want them to rot around the property!! ...
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Wed Jul 23rd, 2014 @ 11:17 pm  
Ammo  This report contains photos
I just wanted to pass this along in case someone's looking for ammunition. I've searched for months to find a couple boxes of 22 magnum with no luck. Hard to believe a few short years ago I could wa ...
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Wed Jul 23rd, 2014 @ 2:05 pm  
QDMA DEER MANAGEMENT SEMINAR  This report contains photos
2 DAY WHITE-TAILED DEER MANAGEMENT SEMINARrnrnTHURSDAY, AUGUST 7, 2014 6:00 Ė 9:00 PM rn - SCOTT DURHAM, LDWF Ė INFO ABOUT 2014 DEER rn SEASON.rn rn - DR. MIKE CHAMBERLAIN, U ...
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Mon Jul 21st, 2014 @ 8:59 am  
Frogging adventure  This report contains photos
Took time out this weekend to spend time with friends and my son nick, took off for the swamp right after dark. The weather was perfect and the frogs were out in full force. It took us a few minutes t ...
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Sun Jul 20th, 2014 @ 4:54 pm  
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Pearl River WMA HOG ATTACK  This report contains photos
First and foremost I would like to thank everyone that had reached out to me and kept me in their thoughts and prayers. I took a big hit, which shut down my hunting season, but regaining my health is ...
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Feb 17, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  
Pics for my southern brothers  This report contains photos
Hello my friends. I make a annual trip to your sportsmans Disneyland every summer to bowfish for a week . I always end up dreaming of the next yrs trip even as we're driving home . I thought maybe ya ...
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Feb 04, 2014 - 7:36 pm
  
Helicopter Hog Hunting  This report contains photos
maybe if honeyislandbatman gets a turn to ride in the helicopter it may settle him down, and the others who didn\\\'t like the fact that ldwf did this with out them, i know i would like to take a ...
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Apr 15, 2014 - 7:22 am
  
My letter to LDWF regarding aerial control of pigs 
I wrote a letter to LDWF and would like for some of you to help me spread it so they can realize what they are doing regarding pig control is dead wrong, here it is:rnrn\'Dear LDWF, rnYou guy ...
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Mar 09, 2014 - 11:41 am
  
.17 HMR 
Does anyone know whats up with the .17 HMR ammo? I cannot find it in anywhere. Did the ammo hogs start buying this up as well or is there something else going on? ...
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Feb 04, 2014 - 1:24 pm
  
22 BULLETS 
It\'s obvious that greenjeans1 has bought and storied up 22 ammo and is trying to sell it at a higher price. This is one of the reasons that 22 ammo is so high is people like this guy buying large a ...
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Apr 02, 2014 - 1:29 pm
  
Hog number 3 is down  This report contains photos
After reading about what happened to Chris Morris, http://www.louisianasportsman.com/details.php?id=6200 some of you guys might get scared off. But this is something I REALLY like to do. My buddy Mi ...
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Feb 04, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  
Poachers everywhere on west side of kentwood 
First set up this morning!! We set up about 80 yrds off the longbirds roost. After the turkeys being approached by a poacher and a coyote with in 30 min our moment was short lived. Upset with the situ ...
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Mar 30, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  
Squirrel Time  This report contains photos
May Squirrel season is almost here and I'm excited. I am also new to this site and wanted to show off my black squirrel from winter...i have only been hunting for 2 years and i got this one in my fri ...
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Apr 30, 2014 - 7:18 pm
  
hog damage stories  This report contains photos
hog damage is so bad I couldn't hardly find much of it but I will share what I did find.fresh grass growing new trees coming up.wma trails that have hog rooting.you be the judge on how bad they are h ...
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Apr 13, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  
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Helicopter Hog Hunting  This report contains photos
maybe if honeyislandbatman gets a turn to ride in the helicopter it may settle him down, and the others who didn\\\'t like the fact that ldwf did this with out them, i know i would like to take a ...
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Commented:40
Apr 15, 2014 - 7:22 am  
My letter to LDWF regarding aerial control of pigs 
I wrote a letter to LDWF and would like for some of you to help me spread it so they can realize what they are doing regarding pig control is dead wrong, here it is:rnrn\'Dear LDWF, rnYou guy ...
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Commented:22
Mar 09, 2014 - 11:41 am  
Please pin this! 
So Mary Landrieu announced her latest attempt to betray our state today, turning the bulk of the Atchafalaya Basin into a national park! While at first that may sound like a good thing, she is lauding ...
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Commented:16
Jul 24, 2014 - 3:30 pm  
Pearl River WMA HOG ATTACK  This report contains photos
First and foremost I would like to thank everyone that had reached out to me and kept me in their thoughts and prayers. I took a big hit, which shut down my hunting season, but regaining my health is ...
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Commented:12
Feb 17, 2014 - 3:22 pm  
22 BULLETS 
It\'s obvious that greenjeans1 has bought and storied up 22 ammo and is trying to sell it at a higher price. This is one of the reasons that 22 ammo is so high is people like this guy buying large a ...
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Commented:10
Apr 02, 2014 - 1:29 pm  
.17 HMR 
Does anyone know whats up with the .17 HMR ammo? I cannot find it in anywhere. Did the ammo hogs start buying this up as well or is there something else going on? ...
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Commented:9
Feb 04, 2014 - 1:24 pm  
Pics for my southern brothers  This report contains photos
Hello my friends. I make a annual trip to your sportsmans Disneyland every summer to bowfish for a week . I always end up dreaming of the next yrs trip even as we're driving home . I thought maybe ya ...
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Commented:9
Feb 04, 2014 - 7:36 pm  
Squirrel Time  This report contains photos
May Squirrel season is almost here and I'm excited. I am also new to this site and wanted to show off my black squirrel from winter...i have only been hunting for 2 years and i got this one in my fri ...
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Commented:9
Apr 30, 2014 - 7:18 pm  
atchafalaya wma  This report contains photos
does this wma allow squirrel hunting? if so is hog in as well? pearl river is 3.5 hr away and I have the sickness! please someone holler back so I can get me some pork. ...
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Commented:7
May 02, 2014 - 9:49 pm  
Can LDWF take a poll ????? 
LDWF planning to use helicopters to shoot pigs to try and increase deer population of the swamp???\r\n\r\nThe lower third(where there is little to no trees) is where they probably will be shooting ...
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Commented:6
Mar 06, 2014 - 8:58 pm  
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Bill to increase federal duck stamp price passes House Natural Resources Committee
The 2014-15 federal duck stamp, which still costs $15, features a pair of canvasbacks painted by South Dakota artist Adam Grimm.

The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee yesterday passed the Federal Duck Stamp Act of 2014, which would raise the price of a federal duck stamp to $25 and dedicate the increase to conservation easements with private landowners.

2014-15 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet available online

The 2014-15 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet, which will be available in printed form early next month, is accessible online now through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.

Federal duck stamps available online, from state license vendors starting Aug. 1
Starting Aug. 1, Louisiana's waterfowlers can purchase federal duck-hunting stamps online or from state license vendors.

Louisiana duck hunters will be allowed to purchase federal waterfowl stamps online and through hunting-and-fishing license vendors throughout the state beginning Aug. 1, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said today.

Video: When wild hogs attack
When a hog attacks, the result is often a trip to the hospital to get stitched up.

Hunting is often described by the uninitiated as an act perpetrated on innocent animals. And, well, we do hide in trees and wait for deer to meander into our sights. Fun and productive, but it's not all that dangerous to the hunter, unless he happens to fall from his perch.

And then there's hog hunting. Unless you are lucky enough to be in a tree when a hog walks out, you just never know what will happen — as this video so aptly shows.

Applications available for Elbow Slough WMA opening weekend dove lottery hunts
The deadline for opening weekend dove lottery hunt applications on Elbow Slough WMA in Rapides Parish is Friday, Aug. 8 at 4:30 p.m.

Applications are now being accepted for lottery dove hunts on Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area in Rapides Parish for opening weekend.