Louisiana Hunting

Two convicted felons arrested for spotlighting deer, LDWF says

LDWF agents near Franklinton arrested two convicted felons in possession of a stolen rifle for spotlighting deer in Washington Parish.

Big 8-point goes down on Richard K. Yancey WMA

Essie Maricle has had not one, but both, knees replaced. However, surgery hasn’t slowed her down a bit — especially when it comes to deer hunting.

December 02 at 8:51am

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The season is at the halfway point, but there's still a lot of deer hunting left. And if you do everything right, you can tag a trophy like 14-year-old Alexis Marks.

December 01 at 7:00am

Sneaky ducks — How to use a kayak for duck hunting

The hunt didn’t last long. Good hunts never do.

The ducks never had a chance.

Just before daylight, Lafayette dentist Tony Soileau slipped his camouflaged kayak across the pond’s open water and maneuvered it into an island of flooded buttonwood bushes surrounded by a fringe of dry, brown indigo.

December 01 at 7:00am

Lull Busters — How to kill bucks when they’re laying low

The dog days of summer have nothing on the dog days of December.

Anybody fishing during the dog days of summer knows before launching his boat that tough fishing lies ahead. 

The dog days of December arrive with a lot less fanfare and a lot more frustration because deer hunters expect deer to be moving.

December 01 at 7:00am

Christmas rain deer - Are the Christmas holidays the best time to catch a trophy buck off guard?

I peered out my living room window only to see fog and a persistent rain. It was the day after Christmas, and I was anxious to get back to my deer stand after spending Christmas day with my family — but the weather was just not cooperating.

A lingering warm front was stuck in place, waiting for the next cold front to sweep it away and bring perfect deer-hunting weather during the peak of the breeding season.

December 01 at 7:00am

Truth vs. Fiction — The truth behind several deer-hunting maxims

It’s the middle of hunting season and you glance at the weather forecast for the weekend: There’s going to be a full moon.

So you tell your buddies at the camp that you’ll be sleeping in on Saturday morning and heading to your stand around midmorning. That’s when the deer will be moving, you tell them.

December 01 at 7:00am

Ravin R9 Crossbow

The new R9 Crossbow from Ravin delivers rifle-like accuracy, handling and killing power. Powered by Helicoil technology, this revolutionary crossbow delivers unprecedented downrange accuracy. Prototype and initial production bows regularly hold six-arrow groups at three inches or less at 100 yards. With an axle-to-axle measurement of a mere 6 inches at full draw, the Ravin Crossbow is significantly smaller and narrower than any crossbow on the market.

December 01 at 7:00am

Sportsman performance shirts

The Sportsman Store has upgraded their performance shirt line-up with two new fall offerings — the Responder and the Equinox. The Responder is a shirt you’ll never want to take off. It’s made with a smart fabric that dials into your body temperature, keeping you warm and comfortable when it’s cool out but never sticky and sweaty while walking to the duck blind or deer stand. The Responder is available in the Camo logo, Mallard, Big Rack and new Sportsman logo. The Equinox is truly a versatile shirt with fast absorption and quick-drying qualities for when you need it. The slightly brushed lightweight fabric also adds a bit of warmth and softness. This great-looking shirt has natural stretch and plenty of room for ease of movement in the field or on the water.

December 01 at 7:00am

Get out and relax

A chaotic year is coming to a close. Spring flooding swamped North and Central Louisiana, and Toledo Bend reached historic levels. Then the Great Louisiana Flood in August destroyed homes and businesses down south.

December 01 at 7:00am

Get to know a crossbow

Although crossbows have been around for thousands of years, until recently, their use for deer hunting has been legally limited or restricted in most of the country.

December 01 at 7:00am

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