Louisiana Hunting

Sometimes turkey hunting is a marathon

Jerry Antley can’t count the times he’s been turkey hunting nor the number of turkeys he’s taken in the past 40 to 50 years.

March 15 at 8:00am

Calling all turkeys

Every hunter has a favorite turkey call. Jerry Antley’s favorite is “all of them.”

March 15 at 8:00am

The little turkey call that can

Jerry Antley has always had the itch to make turkey calls and other outdoor gear for outdoorsmen.

March 15 at 8:00am

Why freeze hides?

George Ricks freezes most of his hides during the winter hunting season, saving them to tan during the summer when the weather is better.

March 15 at 8:00am

The coon dog man

The people in the little hamlet of Tangipahoa call George Ricks “The Dog Man.” Everywhere he goes, Claire Bell, his retired-from-hunting treeing walker hound, rides with him. 

March 15 at 8:00am

How to cook raccoon

George Ricks has many talents, but he said coon cooking is not at the top of the list.

For that, he turned to friend Al Travis, who he met in college when they both majored in biology.

March 15 at 8:00am

Musking is important

Raccoon is a mystery meat to most game cooks. Much of it has to do with the mumbo jumbo associated with removing the musk glands from the animal.

March 15 at 8:00am

Full-body mount of Lusco’s 11-point highlights Sportsman’s Big Buck Contest

The Louisiana record for a gun-killed typical buck was set 74 long years ago by Don Broadway’s Madison Parish bruiser that measured a whopping 184 6/8 inches.

March 13 at 10:01pm

We finished strong

The January issue of the Louisiana Sportsman had the words “finish strong” on the cover. This was in reference to the idea that January is the peak rut month for Areas 1 and 6, the land of the big bucks in the Bayou State.

March 10 at 6:40am

The case for arrow rests

One of the most important components of any archery setup is the arrow rest. The rest serves not only to guide the arrow, but to hold it before the shot.

March 02 at 9:00am

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