Louisiana Hunting

LDWF: Still no CWD cases in Northeast Louisiana

Almost 200 sample results have been received, and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Department  is reporting that none have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in three Northeast Louisiana parishes.

May 04 at 4:03pm

Potential No. 2-ranked atypical Louisiana turkey downed in West Feliciana Parish

After a pretty intense game of cat-and-mouse this past weekend, Clint Gray and Eric Templet teamed up and eventually put down a six-bearded gobbler Sunday morning in West Feliciana Parish that, once officially certified by the National Wild Turkey Federation, will become Louisiana’s No. 2-ranked atypical gobbler in the all-time record books.

May 04 at 1:36pm

Winning the (gator) lottery

It’s a long boat ride down the Calumet spillway to the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area’s Wax Lake Unit. It’s also a straight run, which makes it a perfect time for reflecting. In other words, once you push your throttle forward and get your boat heading south, for the next 30 minutes or so you have time to go over mental checklists or anything else that comes to mind.

May 01 at 7:00am

Growing a poor man’s food plot

These days, a deer hunter wears many hats — mechanic, butcher, biologist and farmer. The latter can take up just as much time as hunting does, and some folks dedicate thousands of dollars to growing food for their deer herd. 

May 01 at 7:00am

Weatherby Mark V CarbonMark rifle

The latest edition to the Weatherby line is the Mark V CarbonMark, a bolt-action rifle with the company’s 9-lug magnum action attached to a carbon-fiber barrel from Proof Research.

May 01 at 7:00am

A life well-lived: Making memories in the woods

This month, I am stepping a bit outside of this column’s normal subject matter, but I feel strongly about the message. 

May 01 at 7:00am

Greg Hackney Hunting Coons with Dogs

If you like to hunt year round there are a few options you can take advantage. One of those activities is raccoon hunting with dogs. With a year-round open season on racoons, the Sportsman TV set out on a night time coon hunt recently. The trick was finding the right set of dogs. With no connection to any raccoon hunters, producer Jared Serigne took to Facebook to find the right combo of hunters and dogs for the episode- that’s when he found Coon Commander Outdoors.

April 26 at 6:00pm

Sportsman TV highlights raccoon hunting

Raccoon hunting with dogs has a year-round open season in Louisiana — a perfect scenario for another action-packed, brand new episode of Sportsman TV.

April 26 at 1:43pm

Have a safe turkey season

Louisiana’s 2018 spring gobbler season will begin on April 7 in all three turkey hunting areas. 

Area A, which includes the majority of the state’s turkey hunting habitat, will remain open for hunting through May 6. 

April 24 at 9:00am

CWD in Mississippi

I had something else in mind originally for this column, but the recent happenings regarding the finding of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a Mississippi deer is more important than anything else. 

April 22 at 9:00am

Sportsman TV