Louisiana Hunting

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

Apex Predator: Hog Smackdown, Part 2

October was another great month of hog action for me. I had to put down the shotgun for the first week of bow season until small game opened, so I focused on getting some bow-harvested pigs.

December 08, 2017 at 3:03pm

Glenmora hunter drops 165-inch public lands buck - from the ground

The majority of deer hunters today follow a basic pattern: They bush hog, disc and plant food plots, use feeders and then climb into stands often outfitted with carpet, a heater and a comfy swivel chair.

December 08, 2017 at 11:15am

Map out the deer rut

It is finally here! Just like when we were kids, the wait for Christmas seemed like an eternity. So it is for me, and, I am certain, all other serious diehard deer hunters. College basketball has “March Madness” and here in the Deep South, we deer hunters have our own version; let’s call it “December Madness.” This is the silly season when bucks throw caution to the wind as they pursue estrus does. 

December 05, 2017 at 5:00pm

Sulphur man cited for allegedly spotlighting deer in Calcasieu Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Sulphur man for allegedly spotlighting deer in Calcasieu Parish on Dec. 1.

December 05, 2017 at 4:22pm

Alleged nighttime rabbit poachers cited in Plaquemines Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Port Sulphur residents for allegedly spotlighting rabbits early Monday morning on Highway 23.

December 05, 2017 at 3:15pm

Expecting cull buck, Sabine Parish hunter drops 166-inch stud

Jacob Cheatwood had one particular deer on his radar when he got to his stand near Florien in Sabine Parish on the morning of November 11: It was a skinny-racked cull buck that had been showing up on his camera — and his plan was to take that breeder out of the gene pool.

December 04, 2017 at 5:53pm

Hoyt takes a big step

Hoyt Archery’s 2018 flagship hunting bows are the most innovative to come from the Salt Lake City-based manufacturer in many years. Hoyt has redesigned their bows from the ground up, giving them a much-needed overhaul — and adding a lot of new technology.

December 02, 2017 at 9:00am

Cover

Shreveport’s Scott Gill busted this impressive 158-inch Claiborne Parish 8-point on Nov. 1. Check out some other big Louisiana deer that have gone down this season in the Sportsman’s Big Buck Roundup on page 24.

December 01, 2017 at 7:00am

Clear-cut answers — How to kill more deer in piney woods thickets

“Hunting’s for MEN!” Artie yelled, shaking his fist.

December 01, 2017 at 7:00am

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