With bow season now in full swing, that means hunters will once again be heading into the woods and getting positioned up in their favorite trees in hopes of a close encounter with that big buck they’ve been watching on their trail cameras.
A 30-year-old Mansfield man was recently convicted in both Desoto and Bossier parishes for selling deer and squirrel meat to an undercover enforcement agent, resulting in more than $6,000 in civil restitution, fines and court costs.
At its October meeting, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved a declaration of emergency that expands the current cervid carcass importation ban to include Louisiana lands east of the Mississippi River.
To be successful at hunting hogs on Louisiana public land, I use a combination of tactics. Maximum mileage covered by foot has continually proved most productive. Last season I harvested 72 pigs on several WMAs and NWRs — with only two taken from my tree climber.
Working on a rice farm in Acadia Parish definitely gave Phillip Zaunbrecher an advantage in keeping an eye out on the whereabouts of teal this season — but even his job didn’t prepare him for the special bird he knocked down on Friday, Sept. 21.
Bowhunters return to the deer woods this month, with breeding already taking place in some parts of the state. Check out Dave Moreland’s 2018-19 Rut Report starting on page 29 for specific date ranges where you hunt.
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.