When Heath Clement shot this big deer in October, the buck broke off one of the tines that made it so special as it crashed through the woods. Read the full story about Handlebars — and the improbable discovery of a 6-inch tine on Hogue Island.
Just before daylight, Lafayette dentist Tony Soileau slipped his camouflaged kayak across the pond’s open water and maneuvered it into an island of flooded buttonwood bushes surrounded by a fringe of dry, brown indigo.
I peered out my living room window only to see fog and a persistent rain. It was the day after Christmas, and I was anxious to get back to my deer stand after spending Christmas day with my family — but the weather was just not cooperating.
A lingering warm front was stuck in place, waiting for the next cold front to sweep it away and bring perfect deer-hunting weather during the peak of the breeding season.
The new R9 Crossbow from Ravin delivers rifle-like accuracy, handling and killing power. Powered by Helicoil technology, this revolutionary crossbow delivers unprecedented downrange accuracy. Prototype and initial production bows regularly hold six-arrow groups at three inches or less at 100 yards. With an axle-to-axle measurement of a mere 6 inches at full draw, the Ravin Crossbow is significantly smaller and narrower than any crossbow on the market.
The Sportsman Store has upgraded their performance shirt line-up with two new fall offerings — the Responder and the Equinox. The Responder is a shirt you’ll never want to take off. It’s made with a smart fabric that dials into your body temperature, keeping you warm and comfortable when it’s cool out but never sticky and sweaty while walking to the duck blind or deer stand. The Responder is available in the Camo logo, Mallard, Big Rack and new Sportsman logo. The Equinox is truly a versatile shirt with fast absorption and quick-drying qualities for when you need it. The slightly brushed lightweight fabric also adds a bit of warmth and softness. This great-looking shirt has natural stretch and plenty of room for ease of movement in the field or on the water.
A chaotic year is coming to a close. Spring flooding swamped North and Central Louisiana, and Toledo Bend reached historic levels. Then the Great Louisiana Flood in August destroyed homes and businesses down south.