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Plaquemines Parish Council introduces new ordinance to axe mud boat restrictions

After Thursday night’s council meeting, it looks like the controversial Plaquemines Parish mud boat ordinance might really be dead in the water this time.

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Bill suspending state sales tax holidays easily passes House of Representatives

A bill that would suspend all state sales tax holidays for the 2016 fiscal year — including the annual three-day Second Amendment event held each September in advance of hunting season — easily passed through the Louisiana House of Representatives on Tuesday.

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Yesterday at 4:08 pm
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Plaquemines Parish mud boat ordinance not to be vetoed, Lafayette attorney says

The Plaquemines Parish president apparently has no plans to veto a controversial mud motor ordinance passed by the council earlier this month — despite a request from the measure’s author to scrap it entirely, according to a Lafayette attorney.

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Yesterday at 6:30 pm
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Video: Gator vs. pickup truck? No contest

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Some videos leave you scratching your head, wondering why people choose to do really stupid things — all while recording themselves as apparent proof of their poor decision-making ability.

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May 27 at 3:16 pm
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Arnaudville man cited for poisoning coyote, vultures and possums

A 71-year-old Arnaudville man was cited by agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries earlier this month after admitting to lacing pig parts with a toxic pesticide and putting them out on a road in St. Martin Parish to kill coyotes and improve his rabbit hunting.

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May 26 at 11:03 am
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One of the good guys has gone home

On March 15, Dr. George Dugal passed away at his home in Lafayette. He was 84, a retired dentist, a good husband, father, grandfather and so much more.

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May 22 at 12:00 pm
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Weve come a long way

The 2015 spring turkey season was, as of this writing, a total bust for me, as I have been neck-deep in the moving process to a new house that the wife and I have been building and dealing with for some months now.

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May 22 at 9:00 am
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Mud boat ordinance to be vetoed

Less than two hours after a story first appeared on LouisianaSportsman.com indicating a mud boat ordinance passed last week by the Plaquemines Parish Council faced an uncertain future, the author of the measure confirmed she has initiated the process to kill the measure entirely.

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May 20 at 3:52 pm
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Plaquemines Parish mud boat ordinance potentially dead in the water

An ordinance prohibiting mud boats from trespassing on public and private property that passed the Plaquemines Parish Council unanimously just last week likely will be modified or scuttled entirely, according to comments from the council chairman on Wednesday.

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May 20 at 2:00 pm
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Public Rambling: Season recap on Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Hey guys, sorry this season follow up is so late, but we experienced some technical difficulties that are in the process of being resolved.

The deer and hog season was pretty successful for us — we killed a total of 10 deer in my group, which consisted of me, Randy Levingston, David Simoneaux and Casey Louis.

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May 18 at 1:49 pm
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Apex Predator: Idaho DIY bear hunt

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Last month a friend from the gym invited me to New Brunswick to shoot some bears. This guided, private land trip over barrels of bait where the success rate was nearly 100 percent wasn’t my style, but it got my wheels spinning to start searching for more opportunities.

My goal was to hunt a bear on a do-it-yourself public land adventure where I had to literally find and stalk a bear by myself, as the allure for me is learning how to hunt these animals in their natural setting.

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May 13 at 5:55 pm
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LDWF announces 2015 alligator lottery hunts

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is conducting a lottery to award alligator tags to provide the general public with harvest opportunities.

According to a press release, a random computer drawing from eligible hunters submitting applications will determine who receives tags from five Coastal and Nongame Resources Division Wildlife Management Areas, 15 Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property and 25 public lakes for the 2015 harvest.

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May 13 at 3:29 pm
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Does your deer herd measure up?

There was a lot of antler measuring going on during the Louisiana Sportsman Show in mid-March.

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May 12 at 8:57 am
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How to guard against tick-borne diseases

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Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

It’s not necessarily the sound of a time bomb, but it just might be.

With summer arriving this month, and more and more people spending time outdoors fishing, camping and, in the fall, hunting, the chances of having an encounter with a tick are at their highest.

And nothing about those encounters can be good.

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May 06 at 10:07 am
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Ruger creates special 'Gator Country' 10/22 edition

The trusty Ruger 10/22 I bought when I was a senior in high school 30 long years ago - although it still works like a charm - definitely won’t ever be confused with a special edition of the gun that’s being produced through this November.

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May 01 at 2:51 pm
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The Gator Country

Ruger and TALO Distributors combined recently to produce a limited edition of the .22LR rifle with an extremely detailed and textured reptile design. The Gator Country 10/22 features a beautifully carved Gator head cut into the walnut stock of an 18 -inch barrel, with a gold bead front sight on the Alloy Steel semi-auto. This rifle will be produced through November of 2015 and can be ordered through any local stocking Ruger dealer.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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