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Brad Doughty relies heavily on two deer calls — a bleat can and a grunt tube — to draw in bucks during the rut.

Mandeville hunter shoots awesome 180-class buck in Folsom on Jan. 4
Chad Bordes, 29, of Mandeville, with the 14-pointer he shot on Saturday, Jan. 4 in Folsom. The buck green scored 180 inches Boone and Crockett.

Chad Bordes had never shot a wall-hanger before, but he knew the first week of January was typically prime time to shoot a nice buck during the rut on 1,200 acres he hunts in Folsom.

“Every year around January 2nd is when a decent buck is taken there,” said Bordes, 29, a captain with the St. Tammany Parish Fire Department. “It seems to be the first week of January every single year, so I tried to get out there to see what’s going on.”

Natchitoches hunter finally takes down wide-racked 13-pointer near Marthaville
Kyle Pleasant, 28, of Natchitoches, gets a thumbs up from Mountain Man on Duck Dynasty after taking down a wide-racked 13-pointer on Dec. 23.  The big buck green scored 185 inches, with a 27 1/2-inch inside spread.

Kyle Pleasant had hunted steadily in November for a majestic, wide-racked buck that he had been tracking on his trail cameras, but couldn’t make it out to his stand one morning because he had to bring his son to school.

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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 its’ 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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QDMA & LSU Deer Field Day  This report contains photos
The Annual QDMA & LSU Deer Field Day will be held Saturday May 3 at LSU's Ildewild Research Station in Clinton. If you have never attended this event, it's a very good way to learn some of the m ...
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Mon Apr 21st, 2014 @ 8:50 am  
helicopters 
front page on louisianasportsman.com storyrnrnhttp://www.louisianasportsman.com/details.php?id=6465rnrnthey giving the recreation hunters the opportunityrnto pay for their idea of a fix to t ...
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Tue Apr 15th, 2014 @ 10:19 am  
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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Tue Apr 15th, 2014 @ 7:22 am  
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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Sun Apr 13th, 2014 @ 1:20 pm  
dead ducks  This report contains photos
Check ducks stay north and freeze see y. Fish- eating ducks hard hit by severe winter, ice ---www.wwitv.com/news/national/250464321.html ...
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Thu Apr 10th, 2014 @ 1:08 am  
HackBerry, La Duck Hunting (November) 
Just finished up a video of a duck hunting trip made in November around the Hackberry area. If you have a few minutes check it out for us! We couldn't of made this happen without Talkin' the Talk C ...
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Wed Apr 09th, 2014 @ 9:28 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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Wed Apr 02nd, 2014 @ 1:29 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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Sun Mar 30th, 2014 @ 11:09 pm  
NWLA Hunting buds 
Looking for some hunting buds in the area. New to shreveport. ...
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Wed Mar 26th, 2014 @ 9:48 pm  
NORTHEAST MISSOURI HUNTING CO.LLC 
Has anyone hunted or know of anyone that has hunted here? Experiences good or bad please. Thanks ...
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Tue Mar 25th, 2014 @ 2:24 pm  
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World\'s Largest Squirrel  This report contains photos
A buddy of mine got pictures of what appears to be a giant squirrel from one of his feeders at his Mississippi lease last weekend. I've hunted all of my life and have never seen one close to this si ...
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Jan 13, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  
Found Deer Head  This report contains photos
I was driving down the rd in Zachary, La today and found a deer head in the ditch. It's a pretty good 8 point. Looked like it fell out of a truck. Had a tag in its ear with the name Hunter A. David. ...
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Nov 30, 2013 - 9:47 pm
  
Thief and Trespassers  This report contains photos
The first picture was taken by one of our game cameras the day 3 cameras and a ground blind were stolen off of our property in Ponchatoula. The second and third pictures are someone caught trespassin ...
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Jan 29, 2014 - 9:31 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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Feb 17, 2014 - 3:22 pm
  
Weirdddd. Any suggestions?  This report contains photos
??? ...
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Dec 30, 2013 - 8:30 am
  
Huge hog  This report contains photos
I didn't have a scale to weigh him but was just wondering what the general thoughts are about the weight of this larger than normal hog. ...
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Nov 25, 2013 - 1:33 pm
  
DEER HOOF  This report contains photos
MY SON KILLED A 4 POINT ON MONDAY. THESE ARE THE HOOFS FROM THE DEER. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THIS. SOME PEOPLE TELL THIS IS FROM A DEER THAT LIVES IN LAND WITH A LOT OF WATER. THE LAND WHERE WE HUNT IS NOT ...
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Jan 07, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  
9 GUNS STOLLEN!  This report contains photos
Please help me get me and my kids guns back. They where stollen from our home Sunday afternoon. Most of them are family heirlooms. Police report has been filed but it has taken all day to make it to a ...
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Nov 04, 2013 - 5:26 pm
  
Lightning  This report contains photos
For all you hunters who jump in box stands during a storm check out these pics. I know I will not be in a box stand during a storm again.rn Where ever there was a bolt there was a burn mark. ...
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Nov 04, 2013 - 9:24 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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Feb 04, 2014 - 7:36 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  
Cold feet 
How do you keep your feet warm.rnI wear rubber alpha burley lacross boots and triedrnSeveral combos of thick and thin socks.rnI cannot get my feet warm at all. Any best practices would be appre ...
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Commented:20
Dec 08, 2013 - 7:08 am  
World\'s Largest Squirrel  This report contains photos
A buddy of mine got pictures of what appears to be a giant squirrel from one of his feeders at his Mississippi lease last weekend. I've hunted all of my life and have never seen one close to this si ...
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Commented:20
Jan 13, 2014 - 1:14 pm  
Weirdddd. Any suggestions?  This report contains photos
??? ...
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Commented:15
Dec 30, 2013 - 8:30 am  
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  
Huge hog  This report contains photos
I didn't have a scale to weigh him but was just wondering what the general thoughts are about the weight of this larger than normal hog. ...
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Commented:8
Nov 25, 2013 - 1:33 pm  
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Dubach man cited for alleged turkey hunting violations in Union Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Dubach man for alleged turkey hunting and trespassing violations on April 19 in Union Parish, according to a press release.

LDWF investigating allowing recreational hunters to serve as helicopter gunners to help reduce feral hog population
Texas recreational hunters can pay helicopter companies to serve as gunners on feral hog control flights. The Lone Star state has an estimated population of 3.2 million hogs that cause about $400 million dollars in annual damages.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is currently working with Texas Parks and Wildlife to investigate developing a program that would allow recreational hunters in Louisiana the opportunity to pay and serve as gunners on helicopter flights to help reduce the state’s feral hog population.

LWFC approves various upcoming hunting seasons, rules and regs

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved both the 2014-16 hunting season dates and the 2014-15 general and Wildlife Management Area rules and regulations, including some modifications to deer area boundaries, according to a press release. 

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.

Monterey man pleads guilty to killing Louisiana black bear, LDWF says

Duell Moreland pleaded guilty on April 3 to illegally killing a Louisiana black bear in Concordia Parish last November, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.




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