Louisiana Hunting

Why hunt Delta National Wildlife Refuge?

Woody and Chip Crews went from a longtime private waterfowl lease in Terrebonne Parish to the extreme opposite — public hunting in Plaquemines Parish. The father-son team offers their views on why anyone would want to hunt on Delta National Wildlife Refuge.

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am

LDWF aerial survey: December duck count at 3.02 million birds

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ December Aerial Waterfowl Survey indicates a major migration of birds into the Bayou State has occurred since last month, with 3.02 million birds counted compared to 1.55 million in November.

December 14, 2017 at 6:27pm

Mottled duck telemetry study underway in Southwest Louisiana

The mottled duck’s ongoing population struggles, which prompted officials to reduce the daily limit to one bird eight years ago, now are the reason for a telemetry study designed to help researchers locate their nests to determine nesting success. 

December 14, 2017 at 6:00am

Benton man, juvenile busted for alleged nighttime hunting in Bossier Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a 20-year-old Benton man and ticketed a 16-year-old juvenile after allegedly observing the pair spotlighting for deer in Bossier Parish.

December 13, 2017 at 2:29pm

Hunter strikes out in Illinois, scores big in EBR Parish

Hunter McCullough and his father-in-law dished out a hefty chunk of change to make a deer hunt to Illinois earlier this season. But McCullough came home empty-handed and depressed. 

December 13, 2017 at 10:34am

Reynolds: December duck survey ‘disappointing’ so far

EDITOR'S NOTE: Larry Reynolds, waterfowl study leader with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, spoke to LouisianaSportsman.com Wednesday morning before flying the final eight transect lines of the December aerial survey. During this interview, he stressed that the entire survey is not yet complete, and his comments were based only on what he’s personally seen so far from his side of the airplane. Reynolds’ full report is expected to be released late tomorrow afternoon — check back to get the complete results.

December 13, 2017 at 9:45am

Big Bayou State bucks going down

No doubt the excitement in the deer hunting fraternity soared when news broke on the big non-typical arrowed by Frank Sullivan in October. The buck will easily make the Pope and Young record book, and depending on how the typical frame scores, might surpass the state record for archery-killed non-typicals. This buck was one of those pre-rut bucks that had developed a distinct feeding pattern, which is ideal for a bowhunter. 

December 12, 2017 at 9:00am

Big buck nicknamed Rocking Chair got rocked on Dec. 5

Tyler Waller and his brother-in-law, Corey Wichelns, nicknamed a legendary Webster Parish buck “Rocking Chair” because it’s big rack looked like a rocker turned upside down.

December 11, 2017 at 10:26am

Ruston hunter drops big Union Parish 11-point

Chris Hart had his eye on a big Union Parish buck which had shown up several times on trail cams at the 7,000-acre Shiloh Hunting Club.

December 11, 2017 at 9:44am

Hammer public lands buck goes down on Tensas NWR

After six years and plenty of long hours up in a tree, it all finally paid off for Chris Long.

December 08, 2017 at 4:13pm

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