Louisiana Hunting

Avoyelles hunter knocks down giant 240-inch ‘Rougarou’ buck

When Amanda Smith departed for her deer stand on Jan. 13 in Avoyelles Parish, her husband Scotty jokingly told her not to come home unless she was bringing back some fresh venison.

February 07 at 9:17am

2017-18 Deer of the year

It almost seems like yesterday that bowhunters in the Bayou State headed into the field in early fall to kick off the 2017-18 deer season in Louisiana. 

February 01 at 7:00am

Dog day afternoon (or morning)

Everything was gray.

The woods were drab, leafless and gray. The bare tree trunks and limbs were gray. The dead leaves underfoot were gray. And the sky was heavily overcast with uniformly gray clouds.

February 01 at 7:00am


Hunters have long been trying to block or camouflage their natural smell from game animals, using scent sprays to camouflage those aromas, storing their hunting clothes in containers that keep them away from unwanted odors or even buying clothes treated with scent blockers.

February 01 at 7:00am

QMaxx’s BLU

Gun owners have a long menu of choices when it comes to protecting their firearms, and a St. Louis-based company, QMaxx Products, has joined the fray with a pretty powerful entry.

February 01 at 7:00am

Learn to manage hunting pressure

This month, I’m going to touch on a subject that applies to deer hunting with any weapon: managing hunting pressure on your herd. In my opinion, no single factor is more important to your success in terms of seeing and harvesting deer — especially mature bucks.  

February 01 at 7:00am

Hunter shoots rare white-headed mallard drake

On Jan. 16, Brock Baudoin of New Iberia took friend Brennan Hebert duck hunting at Wax Lake Outlet just before Cajun country was about to enter into the grips of frigid Arctic temperatures. 

January 31 at 5:19pm

Two busted for alleged night-hunting in Washington Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, working together with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, cited two men on Jan. 27 for alleged night-hunting violations in Washington Parish and Walthall County, Miss.

January 30 at 10:34am

Blond gadwall killed in Delacroix

Prairieville hunter Michael Campo thought his hunting season in Delacroix was wild when he shot a goose the day after Thanksgiving — but things really became weird Jan. 16 when he rolled a gadwall sporting feathers reminiscent of Donald Trump's signature blond comb-over.

"It looked a little funny but when we picked it up we knew it was different," Campo said of the leucistic-phase duck.

January 23 at 4:32pm

Rabbit hunters cited for alleged violations in Plaquemines Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested one Alabama man and cited another for alleged wildlife and criminal violations in connection with a rabbit-hunting license-check stop on Jan. 3 in Plaquemines Parish.

January 22 at 1:30pm

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