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Mississippi earns No. 1 ranking for whitetail deer hunting

Well, if you’re one of those folks who crosses the state line to hunt deer in Mississippi, I have some very good — if not totally surprising — news.

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April 21 at 10:12 am
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The 2016 turkey season is on

There is nothing more exciting in the woods than hearing the sound of an old tom gobbling on the roost.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Why are turkeys so tough to hunt?

So what is it about turkeys that make them so difficult to kill? University of Mississippi’s Richard Bucholz ran down the some of the reasons hunters can easily miss out on tagging out.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Barr’s world slam gobblers

Accomplishing a turkey world slam involved killing all six subspecies of turkeys. Here is a rundown of how Rachal Barr sealed the deal before graduating high school:

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Barr’s turkey world slam equipment

• Bow — Five of the six gobblers in Rachal Barr’s world slam were taken with a Hoyt Carbon Element set at 55 pounds.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Barr’s tip for bowhunting turkeys

There’s a reason relatively few hunters chase turkeys with archery equipment: It’s just plain tough enough with a shotgun.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Trophy white gobbler goes down

Not surprisingly, Jacob Johnston had spotted a big white turkey on several occasions near his family’s farm before the start of this year’s turkey season.

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April 14 at 2:12 pm
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Tree cutter on Spring Bayou WMA sentenced on Monday, LDWF says

A Hessmer man found guilty last month for cutting down more than 100 trees in the northeast corner of Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area in December of 2014 was sentenced on Monday, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 14 at 8:53 am
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Website user ambushes Magnolia gobbler

LousianaSportsman.com user "-Duckaholic-" normally makes turkey-hunting trips every year with his friends and children, but with the downturn in the oil-and-gas industry, he's just been unable to go as scheduled.

But when he received an invite to hunt turkeys in Mississippi with a friend, he broke away to make it happen.

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April 14 at 8:34 am
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Choudrant youth beats brain cancer, downs trophy gobbler

Most diehard hunters will tell you the sport is more about experiences in the field than it is about the kill —  a phrase perfectly illustrated by a recent turkey-hunting adventure featuring Dylan McElduff and Dusty McGehee.

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April 13 at 10:28 am
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2016 deer season begins now

One glance at the March 2016 issue of Louisiana Sportsman easily points out that it is time to fish in the Bayou State.

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April 12 at 9:00 am
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Are decoys turkey killers or rescuers? Veteran hunter is careful with decoy use

Some turkey hunters swear by decoys, and some swear at them. The truth is, neither situation is correct; if used properly, at the right time, decoys can help you wrap a tag around a tom’s leg. If used incorrectly, at the wrong time, it will put wind in the bird’s wings.

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April 08 at 1:30 pm
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2016-17 duck season dates set by LWFC

Four months ahead of the typical August announcement, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2016-17 duck season dates — along with hunting season dates for other species and the general and WMA hunting rules and regulations — at its April meeting on Thursday in Baton Rouge.

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April 08 at 11:00 am
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Use your GPS while turkey hunting

Turkey hunters who own handheld GPS units have a great advantage over other hunters.

Handheld units have a big advantage over smartphones in that they are designed around the GPS module and do not add the GPS feature as an afterthought.

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April 08 at 8:30 am
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LDWF monitoring for CWD in state’s white-tailed deer population

Even though no cases of chronic wasting disease have been found in Louisiana, the state is stepping up preventive efforts to monitor Louisiana’s native white-tailed deer population for the incurable brain infection.

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April 07 at 1:44 pm
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Public Rambling: Hog season wrap-up

Hog season has come and gone on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA, and only one more hog was taken by rifle since my last column, when I shot a 75-pounder during the final week of the season. 

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April 06 at 10:50 am
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