Talk to the experts, and a hunter can come away with a comfortable feeling he has a reasonable chance to harvest deer, rabbits, squirrel, waterfowl, doves, turkey and feral hogs in one or more public hunting areas within a reasonable driving distance of his home in the Sportsmans Paradise.
Few things in the Louisiana coastal fishing arena can match the fall and winter speckled trout run. The problem lies in the timing of such an event. Myriad factors go into exactly when the fish turn on, whether its catching them in the passes during years of a low Mississippi River or in the surrounding bays when the Big Muddy swells.
Gold spoons are like the Dallas Cowboys; you either love them or hate them, and there isnt any room in the middle. It just so happens that I fall in the hate group for both not so much that I have anything against gold, spoons or any combination thereof.
Even though killing gets lower on our priority lists as we get older, theres no doubt that we all want to kill something when we go hunting. Whether its to put meat on the table or a trophy on the wall, my place is not to judge how others hunt or what others hunt as long as they are hunting it within the framework of the law.
According to popular thought, September is the last hurrah for speckled trout anglers who fish out of Grand Isle. Its almost an accepted maxim: When Labor Day is over, so is the trout season on Grand Isle.
In typical bureaucratic style, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed damming the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet on April 22 of this year. While the MR-GO has now become the MR-GONE, some are left wondering what is really gone.
Passing over the Calumet Bridge that crosses the Wax Lake Outlet spillway, I glanced south. In the wee hours of the morning, close to the end of the graveyard shift, white stern lights dotted the waterway like the string on a plumb-line as far as the eye could see.
To raise trophy deer, you need to establish a long-term land-management program, including plans for supplemental feeding, green-field planting, protecting younger age-class bucks and maintaining your herd under the carrying capacity of the land.