Louisiana Hunting

How do you know when a doe was bred?

With the help of a biologist, you can work backwards and find out exactly when a doe was bred by examining deer fetuses from harvests this fall.

10 tips to tame vegetation

Now is the time to begin thinking about trimming limbs, branches and brush that might otherwise interfere with a successful deer hunt this fall.

Of course, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do almost anything. So follow these 10 tips for productive and prudent pruning”

September 16 at 10:52am

Points to consider when buying hunting property

Ideally, now would be the optimal time to be putting the finishing touches on late-summer prep work leading up to deer season that’s now only weeks away.

September 15 at 9:00am

Finding secret teal-hunting treasures

Flooded wild millet growing naturally in the marsh can be a teal magnet when you can find it.

September 15 at 7:00am

Is the rut on?

Hunters frequently tell me they do not see bucks chasing does when the rut should be in full swing. Lack of cold weather will certainly be a reason for deer activity to be poor.

September 15 at 7:00am

How breeding dates are determined

Biologists determine breeding dates based on measurements of deer embryos and fetuses using a fetal scale developed through research conducted by Quality Deer Management Association founder Joe Hamilton and other deer researchers.

September 15 at 7:00am

The 411 on coastal WMAs

Harvest numbers are ultra-impressive from last season for one of the wildlife management areas in the Coastal and Nongame Resources Division — so high that many hunters might do a double-take and make immediate plans to hunt it in 2016-17.

September 15 at 7:00am

Bow season begins Saturday in Southwest Louisiana

While duck hunters will likely dominate the landscape in Southwest Louisiana Saturday for the second weekend of teal season, another group has Sept. 17 circled on their calendars for a completely different reason.

September 14 at 3:55pm

South Louisiana QDMA’s Gun Bash rescheduled for Oct. 27 at LSU

The South Louisiana Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association’s 6th annual Gun Bash is set for Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the LSU 4-H Mini-Farm located on AgCenter Drive.

September 14 at 2:14pm

DU issues Mississippi Flyway report

Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released its annual waterfowl breeding population estimates, indicating duck numbers had held steady and were similar to last year. 

September 14 at 11:11am

Top 3 tips to a better deer stand

When you head to the camp, you’re not going just to enjoy the peace and quiet of the woods. Sure, that’s part of it. But what you really want is to kill a deer.

So you spend a lot of time figuring out how deer are traveling and trying to put together the perfect ambush spot.

September 13 at 3:12pm

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