The delay of the 2018 turkey season until April 7 has no doubt been an agonizing wait for members of the Tenth Legion, but now this elite group of hunters are in action. I suspect many got things started on March 30 with the opening of the youth weekend. My 7-year-old grandson worked the squirrels over in February, and is ready to be in the turkey blind on that day.
Initial sampling efforts for chronic wasting disease in Northeast Louisiana’s deer herd have not turned up any positive results for the disease, according to a news release from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
The Pearl River Wildlife Management Area is located between the Pearl River at the Louisiana-Mississippi state boundary, and the West Pearl river from the east end of the Rigolets by the Mississippi Sound to a point where I-59 crosses its boundary.
It’s no small feat to actually come home with a wily, old gobbler. The bird’s eyesight alone makes it formidable quarry. Even when you’re covered head to toe in camouflage, the slightest mishap can ruin an otherwise solid hunt.
During a recent hunt in the Homochitto hardwoods of Franklin County, my hunting partner Shane McCullough and I weren’t having any luck luring in a tom. We heard several on the limb, but they were quickly joined by hens and went silent.
Hugh McLaurin of Big Lake Outdoor Products has been making game calls out of a variety of woods for years, and he knows that dymond wood, a laminate that isn’t easy to come by, is one of the hardest, most-dense woods around, often used in the handles of custom knives.
Here’s the equation deer hunters need to know. Any kind of physical exertion can lead to bacteria on the skin. Bacteria leads to body odor. Body odor leads to deer turning up their noses at areas where stinky hunters are set up in stands.
It’s always a good idea to carry a knife when hunting or fishing. The potential uses are unlimited, and one thing’s for sure — if you ever go on an outdoors adventure without one, you’ll surely need it. And just in case the unthinkable happens, it’s always good to have a knife with multiple uses.
Modern technology has made it easier than ever to be a successful archer. Tools such as compound bows with high let-offs, electronic rangefinders, magnified fiber-optic bow sights, fall-away arrow rests and many other advances have changed our sport forever.
Sometimes you just have to go old school to make an entertaining show and that’s exactly what Sportsman TV did on this latest episode. The guys got together and did an old fashioned squirrel hunt with a top notch squirrel dog named Sue Bob. Sue Bob kept her nose to the ground in this episode and provided the hunters with plenty of opportunities at bushy tailed tree rats.