Louisiana Hunting

Louisiana Operation Game Thief

In the late 70s, some of the western states began establishing reward programs for information leading to the arrest of fish and wildlife violators. One of the original names for the programs was Operation Game Thief (OGT). The idea worked, and similar programs were established in a majority of states by the early to mid-80s.

February 24 at 9:00am

Food for thought:

By the time you are reading this, unless you live in the extreme southern part of Mississippi, the 2017-2018 deer season will already be “in the books,” as they say. 

February 22 at 9:00am

Huge bobcat goes down Feb. 5

Troy Borill has been a man on a mission for about the last five years or so, actively hunting predators in Acadia Parish that impact deer and their habitat like wild hogs, coyotes and bobcats. 

February 21 at 10:16pm

A perfect start for young hunters

After Joe Shumaker and Terry Fletcher buckled tracking collars on their dogs, Shumaker lined up the youngsters and gave them a short safety lesson. 

February 15 at 7:00am

Damp, cloudy and gray — perfect day

While any day spent squirrel hunting in January and February is better than one spent at work or at home, some are definitely better than others according to veteran hunters Joe Shumaker and Terry Fletcher.

February 15 at 7:00am

Pick out the right dog

There are no officially recognized breeds of squirrel dogs. It seems that members of every breed, from pit bull terriers to Chihuahuas, can be trained to tree squirrels.

February 15 at 7:00am

Good training makes for a good squirrel dog

Squirrel dogs are made, not born, according to Joe Shumaker and Terry Fletcher.

February 15 at 7:00am

The season may be over — but memories remain

For the most part, the 2017 deer season is over, although some DMAP cooperators in the Tier 1 classification can still hunt a couple of weeks in February. For Area 1 and 6 hunters, this could still give you time to connect with a deer, and perhaps even that elusive trophy. February is the month for rabbit hunters, and no doubt the hounds are out and about chasing bunnies. Years ago we did a rabbit study with LSU, and we already knew rabbits pretty much breed year-round. But February, March and April were the months that all the female rabbits we collected (we collected about 15 rabbits every month) were either pregnant or lactating. The management areas are open for small game hunting, so public land hunters still have good opportunity to be out in the woods and fields.

February 12 at 9:00am

Bethany man busted for alleged deer violations in Caddo Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a Bethany man for numerous alleged criminal and hunting violations on Feb. 3 in Caddo Parish.

February 07 at 2:36pm

Apex Predator downs 16-pointer with custom micro rifle

Last hunting season, my primitive weapon unbelievably misfired on the biggest buck I had ever seen. And it wasn’t the first time that Marlin .444 had messed up, and another hunter eventually took that 140-class, 235-pound deer. 

February 07 at 10:41am

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