Louisiana Hunting

Happy Trails: Prescribed fire great tool to improve wildlife conditions

In this month's Happy Trails column, Bill Garbo discusses a habitat-improvement tool not often on many hunting leases: prescribed fire.

Benchmade knives last a lifetime

A gift of a knife for Father’s Day might conjure up images of traditional blades and a stag handle — and those are great — but Benoit said a practical, hardworking knife that dad can use every day also makes an excellent choice.

June 08 at 1:56pm

Don’t waste big bucks on small bucks

Last month, I mentioned that the average score of Mississippi bucks at the Louisiana Sportsman Show was 113 inches, while the average score of Louisiana bucks was 118.

These are not really big deer but are typical of adult bucks being harvested these days, especially in the piney woods.

June 06 at 9:00am

Midnight run — Tips for frogging in the Manchac Swamp WMA swamps

“Wind from the WEST!” Artie yelled, waving his arms crazily and looking around. “Fish bite BEST! Who on earth came up with DAT?”

He pointed at the flapping Saints flag on the porch of Doc’s camp as he yelled.

“Whoever it was sure didn’t live in Southeast Louisiana!” Eddie answered, pointing at the exposed mud stretching about 2 feet from the edge of the spartina grass to the muddy canal right below us. “Gonna be a skimpy Father’s Day fish fry!”

June 01 at 7:00am

Wildlife XP Compact Binoculars

Steiner recently announces the expansion of their Wildlife XP line to include the 8x24, 10x26 and 10.5x28 Wildlife XP Compact binoculars. Unlike most compact binoculars, these are completely waterproof up to 2 meters, with a nitrogen-pressure-filled interior that is fogproof. These lightweight binoculars are small and tough enough to tag along on any outdoor adventure.

June 01 at 7:00am

Night-hunting is right for hogs

I remember the first time the destructive nature of wild hogs was driven home in my mind. It was some years back, and I was riding a four-wheeler down an old gravel road on Cat Island NWR when I came across some rootings.

June 01 at 7:00am

LSU’s Tiger Chapter second in the nation in DU fundraising

The last five times they’ve played on the football field, LSU has defeated Texas A&M — but this year, the Aggies nipped the Tigers  in fundraising efforts for Ducks Unlimited.

May 25 at 8:03am

TSI, anyone? Timber stand improvement helps create quality deer habitat

We now live in a digital high-tech world defined by acronyms of every stripe, but many of you might not be familiar with this particular one.

May 19 at 4:00pm

Proposal would allow nighttime take of outlaw quadrupeds during hunting season

A proposal adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission last week would make it possible for landowners to take outlaw quadrupeds at night on private property during the regular hunting season — but only if they obtain a free permit first.

May 12 at 11:19am

The tale of the tape for the 2015-16 deer season

Most hunters would rate the 2015-16 deer season as one to forget. Warm temperatures and an abundant mast crop made for poor deer activity and hunter success.

May 12 at 8:53am

Enforcement agents cite two for alleged gator violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two men Monday in connection with alleged alligator hunting violations, according to a press release.

May 04 at 4:54pm

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