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Pilsbury's first-ever buck is a stud 8-point

My buddy Scott Dupre had a wonderful hunting experience earlier this season. And no, he didn’t kill a monster buck - but someone very close to him did. 

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Yesterday at 3:51 pm
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Two Acadiana men cited for migratory game bird violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men for migratory game bird violations in Acadia Parish after they were allegedly found with a total of 46 ducks on Jan. 18.

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Yesterday at 3:00 pm
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LDWF agents write-up 15 for alleged duck hunting violations at Rayne sewer plant

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited 15 residents for alleged duck hunting violations on Jan. 17 at the Rayne sewer plant in Acadia Parish.

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Yesterday at 2:32 pm
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Two arrested for alleged night hunting, narcotics violations in Morehouse Parish, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested two Bastrop men on Jan. 18 for alleged night hunting activity and narcotics violations in Morehouse Parish.

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Yesterday at 1:40 pm
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What to do after the hunt

Either as a result of good fortune or skill, sooner or later a hunter will meet with success in the form of harvested game. The veteran hunter knows just what to do, and quickly begins the process of field dressing, skinning and processing meat that ultimately finds its way to the table as healthy, tasty fare for family and friends. 

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January 22 at 5:20 pm
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The skinny on scrapes

One of the more fascinating aspects of the whitetail rut revolves around the wonderful, and at times mysterious, phenomenon known as “scraping.”

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January 22 at 9:00 am
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Alleged deer hunting repeat offender arrested in East Carroll Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a Madison Parish man on Christmas Day for alleged deer hunting violations in East Carroll Parish.

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January 22 at 8:44 am
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Gueydan hunt yields rare duck

It was only about five minutes into legal shooting time Saturday morning when Matt Arceneaux picked off what he thought was just another blue-winged teal zipping over a flooded bean field.

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January 21 at 5:12 pm
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Williams nails big public-land 12-pointer in Concordia Parish

Ryan Williams has been hunting a long time, but has never connected on a really big buck, with a couple of 7-points and an 8-pointer to his credit. 

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January 20 at 11:16 am
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Prairieville hunter downs big Concordia Parish 9-point on Richard K. Yancey WMA

After Andy Kliebert drilled a big 9-pointer on Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area earlier this month, he had to collect himself for a little while before taking the long trip down in his climber.

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January 19 at 3:30 pm
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Pine 16-year-old’s 160-class 11-point the talk of Washington Parish

Larry Nixon, one of the world’s best bass anglers, once said big bass couldn’t be forced — they just kind of happen. And they usually happen when they are least expected.

The same can be said for big bucks, whose obituaries are usually full of low expectations and high happenstance. 

Now that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of planning and preparation that goes into killing a big buck, but no matter what we try to do to encourage that fateful crossing of paths, that deer is going to play by its own rules.

That’s why Dakota Kennedy, a 16-year-old 11th grader at Pine High School in Washington Parish, didn’t have the loftiest of expectations when he climbed into a box stand hardly 100 yards from his house after a long day at school on Jan. 15.

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January 19 at 12:25 pm
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Hunters for the Hungry seeking extra venison

If you’ve got some extra venison in your freezer as deer season winds down across Louisiana, consider a donation to Hunters for the Hungry.

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January 19 at 7:00 am
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Preliminary numbers from January's aerial survey show increase in ducks

The number of ducks in the state has remained pretty consistent this season since Larry Reynolds started conducting aerial surveys last November, but his most recent flights earlier this month indicate larger concentrations of birds have begun locating in areas away from hunting pressure.

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January 16 at 10:06 am
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Doyline hunter downs palmated 14-point Webster Parish buck

Wesley Miller took down two nice bucks - an 8-point and a 10-point - in the first two weeks of deer season this year on his family’s farm in Dubberly, so his focus shifted to catching slab crappie on Dorcheat Bayou.

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January 15 at 8:50 pm
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Todd Fitzmorris aka “Coot”

Todd Fitzmorris, who is known as “Coot” when posting reports on the LouisianaSportsman.com forum, has been prowling the marshes of Southeast Louisiana since the age of 15.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Target other species during the late duck season

Like most hunters in Southeast Louisiana, grays and teal make up most of the ducks taken by Capt. Nash Roberts IV, but during the latter days of hunting he will often target other species.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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