Louisiana Hunting

Case of mistaken identity in Vernon Parish results in 13-point buck

A hunt in heavy fog last week resulted in a bigger-than-expected buck for a Forest Hill hunter in Vernon Parish.

Until the rut kicks in, keep calling, rattling low key

Few people in the hunting industry would ever describe Marshall Collette as “understated.”

The big, garrulous hunter, a long-time pro staff member for companies like Mossy Oak and Quaker Boy, is rarely at a loss for words or opinions.

October 18 at 6:00am

Cut Off hunter downs 13-point Mississippi brute

As the old saying goes, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try - try - try again.’

October 17 at 9:16am

Learn to tell white oaks from red oaks

Whether it’s deer or squirrels you’re hunting, it’s no secret that you’ll raise your chances of success by putting yourself in the right spot.

October 17 at 6:00am

Scout by ear when acorns fall

Most deer hunters scout with their eyes — either watching through binoculars, looking over trail-camera photos or actually in the woods, searching for deer sign.

October 17 at 6:00am

Keys to early season bachelor party

Early in the season, bucks still run pretty much together, and it’s not uncommon to see eight to 10 bucks in the same group.

October 15 at 7:00am

Smith’s favorite big-buck gear

A climbing stand, a bow and arrow, and a bag of buck treasures is all Brad Smith needs in his quest of one more trophy deer.

October 15 at 7:00am

Deer hunting is a family affair

Not many second-graders would be excited to move from one end of the state to the other, but it was OK with Brad Smith.

October 15 at 7:00am

Smith’s deer-hunting mentor

In addition to his family, Brad Smith was blessed with a mentor who taught him something about deer hunting more important than any trophy deer. 

October 15 at 7:00am

Taxonomy of Louisiana’s squirrels

There is perhaps no greater source of discussion concerning Louisiana squirrels than identification of species and subspecies ,and their respective color phases.

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Cody Cedotal said it’s really not that complicated.

October 15 at 7:00am

Top squirrel-hunting tactics

Consistently killing limits of squirrels is no accident, and avid hunter Joe Speyrer puts in a lot of work to ensure he and his sons don’t come home empty handed.

October 15 at 7:00am

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