Louisiana Hunting

Coon cans and can’ts

In Louisiana, there are only three animals you can hunt all year round: coyotes, feral hogs and raccoons. For that reason, hunting raccoons isn’t very heavily regulated. That’s because, even though they appear cute on animal shows, in the wild they are a major nuisance and a destructive force to both landowners and homeowners.

January 15 at 7:00am

What you’ll need

The gear for a basic coon hunt isn’t that complex, Chris Jones said. You need plenty of well-charged lights — including a headlamp, a flashlight and a spotlight. (Running out of light on a coon hunt would be akin to leaving the plug out of your boat when fishing.)

January 15 at 7:00am

Riceland Custom Calls

Calling white-fronted geese can be a challenge, but quite often a quality call can make all of the difference.

Riceland Custom Calls have large bores and are easier to blow than other commercial models.

January 15 at 7:00am

Late-season duck calling tips

As many manufacturing processes trend toward computerized, assembly-line production techniques, there are still some things best done the old-fashioned way — like Faulk’s Game Calls. 

January 15 at 7:00am

Another possible state-record buck taken

A massive St. Landry Parish buck dubbed "The Ghost" had never been seen by a hunter during daylight hours until Friday, Jan. 12.

And Darrin Dawes didn't waste the opportunity when he spotted the mainframe 12-point that could be a state record typical buck.

A biologist and taxidermist grossed the deer out at 190 5/8 non-typical, with a typical greenscore of between 184 and 185 — in line with the current state-record typical buck that measured 184 6/8 inches.

January 13 at 9:30pm

Apex Predator: Adventures in a rental car

My hunting season has been going great, harvesting five deer and 45 hogs so far on Louisiana public lands — but I’ve had some setbacks dealing with vehicle tampering. 

January 12 at 2:10pm

Anomalies and apparitions

B&C bucks are an anomaly, and often are apparitions.

January 12 at 9:00am

Father's advice pays off with giant Madison Parish 11-point

Jennifer Wall had hunted her Madison Parish stand practically every day since deer season opened — but hadn’t seen a thing.

So it was an easy decision when her alarm sounded at 4:30 a.m. on Nov. 22 to turn it off, roll over and go back to sleep.

But advice her dad had given her long ago kept running through her mind. 

January 11 at 9:04am

Lettsworth man arrested for allegedly killing a Louisiana black bear

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a 28-year-old Lettsworth man on Jan. 8 for allegedly shooting and killing a Louisiana black bear last fall in Concordia Parish. 

January 10 at 3:53pm

Bullet and arrow take down big St. Francisville 12-point

Dr. Travis Links, a chiropractor who practices in his hometown of St. Francisville, has had his eye on a big buck for the past two to three years. But he didn’t have to travel too far to cross paths with the deer: The buck lives on the 25 acres where Links resides on the outskirts of St. Francisville.

January 09 at 3:23pm

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