Of the changes, seen and unseen, swirling around outdoors Louisiana namely the way WMA management has been restructured in the state, and along our coast where the oil spill seeped deep into sand there is one reassuring constant for ardent hunters in the Sportsmans Paradise.
At the conclusion of last deer season, it was obvious that I would do whatever it took to hunt the archery season this year. Deer that had been so outgoing as evidenced by cameras for all of October and the first half of November suddenly disappeared from daylight come Nov. 21.
In late August, before the last notes of the accordion have faded, the lyrics of a French two-stepping song have been sung and the Gueydan Duck Festival Queen has been crowned, bluewing teal have already made up their minds to head south. And for a large number of these international travelers, that destination is Southwest Louisiana rice-field country.
A 30-minute deer hunting show on the Outdoor Channel probably shows about 15 minutes of the hunt and the rest of the time is spent promoting products that the hunters are using to bag this trophy whitetail.
September can sometimes be a difficult month to catch speckled trout. As they make their way in from the exterior lakes and bays to the interior ponds and bayous, September trout are notorious for being here today and gone tomorrow.
Chris Burnham hadnt fished his home lake in over two months. The owner of Old River Lure Company had been out on the road fishing bass tournaments in East Texas, and he only got to see Lake DArbonne out the window of his shop while he packaged his companys Mister Hooty spinnerbaits between events.
This year, some public tracts are packed with game, while others are just packed with hunters. Find out where you should hunt in this year's WMA Forecast.