Louisiana Hunting

Bow prep now is time well spent

As we enter August, early archery seasons are around the corner in many areas.  With that in mind, my thoughts always shift from fishing to bowhunting. It’s time to prepare for the season, and what you do now could very well determine outcomes later this fall. 

August 01 at 7:00am

World Waterfowl Calling Championships this weekend in the Cajundome

If you’ve been brushing up your calling skills in anticipation of duck season this fall, you can see how you measure up this weekend at the Louisiana Outdoor Expo in the Cajundome in Lafayette.

July 27 at 10:25am

Game warden column: Try trapping hogs

We’ve talked about hunting feral hogs to thin the herd. I don’t know about you, but I’m not much on summer hunting. The sweat tends to rust my rifle. So when the thermometer reaches into the 90s, I think it’s time to trap hogs. Summer is a good time for hog trapping for a few other reasons, as well. 

July 24 at 9:00am

Sportsman Show's Big Buck Contest results

Here are the results from the 2018 Louisiana Sportsman Show’s Big Buck Contest in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this past weekend:

July 23 at 1:40pm

Never too early for trail cams

A question I was asked by a deer hunter the first week of June stands out as July rolls around. He wanted to know in what stage bucks’ antler growth would be, but the big question was, “Would it be worth it to put cameras up?” 

July 22 at 9:00am

How to age white-tailed deer: Part III

Last month I wrote about the 1 ½-year-old age class, or yearling deer. The key that separates the yearling age class from the 2-year-old age class is the third premolar. Yearling deer have three temporary premolars that begin to break up and are shed when the deer is 17 to 18 months old. These temporary premolars are replaced with permanent premolars, with the third premolar now having only two crests. The yearling deer’s temporary third premolar has three crests (refer to How to age white-tailed deer: Part II and the picture of this tooth.) Generally by the time the deer is 2 years old, these new permanent teeth are fully erupted and in place. The third molar is also now fully erupted (see photograph of the typical 2 ½ year old jawbone.)

July 12 at 9:00am

Lettsworth man found guilty for killing black bear on Richard K. Yancey WMA

A 30-year-old Lettsworth man who admitted shooting a Louisiana black bear because he said he thought it was a hog was ordered to pay $10,250 in civil restitution and attorney fees, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

July 10 at 10:31am

Scarecrow Strut Commander crow call

You think the guys from Duck Commander can make calls that command other game birds or animals to flock their way?

July 01 at 7:00am

Field & Stream

Field & Stream has added some lightweight hunting clothes to its product line, and although two particular items were designed for turkey hunters, they should be big hits for early-season archery hunters across the Southeast.

July 01 at 7:00am

Take a good look at this new sight

Each year at the Archery Trade Association’s trade show, there’s usually one new product that has the most “buzz” around the show.

July 01 at 7:00am

Sportsman TV