The staff of Louisiana Sportsman is putting the finishing touches on the February issue, and sending it to the off-site printer today (Jan. 19). It's 260 pages thick, and it's loaded with everything you need to know to have success in the field and on the water next month.

Look for it in your mailbox and on newsstands beginning early next week.

Here's the feature lineup:

Trolling, Traps & Trout
When the sun's shining this month, drop everything you're doing, grab some Rat-L-Traps, and head to the Causeway. By Chris Ginn

Lady Luck
Predicting who will win the 2012 Bassmaster Classic is a near impossibility, but guessing how and where it will be won is a much simpler proposition. By Chris Ginn

2012 Turkey Season Forecast
The 2011 turkey harvest was above the 2010 harvest and almost identical to the good harvest achieved in 2009, and despite poor production this past
spring in many areas, the outlook for 2012 is good across the state. By David Moreland

Barely Legal
Lafitte doesn't have many big trout this time of year, but Brusle Lake seems to be holding plenty of them. By Jerald Horst

Break the Rules, Catch More Fish
Don't let cold fronts dissuade you from fishing shallow water for speckled trout. By Rusty Tardo

Have Knife, Will Travel
If you think you're really good at filleting fish, don't stand next to Rickie Richoux at the cleaning table. By Jerald Horst

Rabbit Wrap-Up
Finish the hunting season with what may be your most enjoyable hunt of the year. By Chris Ginn

Deer of the Year
Big bucks fall every season, but it seemed monstrous deer were hiding behind every bush this year. By Andy Crawford

Shallow Rig Slaughter
This type of fishing isn't sophisticated, but it's a blast and always produces a feast. By Humberto Fontova

Hit the Jackpot
Have your son or daughter apply for the state's youth lottery hunts, and you may have another Thanksgiving feast in March. By James "Chris" Davis

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