Louisiana Hunting

Mid-season mastery

While December may be the chronological middle of the road for Louisiana’s deer season, it could be the beginning, middle or end of your season depending on where you hunt as it pertains to the stages of the rut.

December 01, 2017 at 7:00am

Ducks down on the Delta

At exactly 6:09 a.m. what was obviously a hen gray duck hovered close in over the coot decoys. Chip Crews chopped it down with one shot. 

December 01, 2017 at 7:00am

DIY duck blind dog stand

When constructing and preparing land-based duck blinds in the marsh, we go to great lengths to ensure the hide is both comfortable and functional. But adding a retrieving dog to the mix brings additional considerations and challenges. The dog must be integrated into the hunt, but in a safe way that also hides him from circling birds. 

November 30, 2017 at 9:00pm

Public Rambling: Atchafalaya Delta WMA yields nice 9-point

This deer season started out pretty good for us. My son-in-law Sam Allen took a doe on opening day, and I also arrowed a nice doe in October. But the sightings became few and very far between.

The game cameras I have out on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area showed a few deer, but much less than last year. And just like last year, almost all were snapped exclusively at night.

November 30, 2017 at 2:35pm

199-inch monster DeSoto Parish buck goes down

After four long years of coming up empty-handed, Donald Alexander had to have started to wonder if he’d ever actually cross paths with a majestic DeSoto Parish buck nicknamed “Crab Claws.”

November 29, 2017 at 9:41am

Claiborne Parish lease pays off again with nice 11-point

There aren’t many certainties in life, but death, taxes — and apparently Thomas Bourne busting a nice Claiborne Parish buck.

November 28, 2017 at 3:54pm

Family land produces 164-inch buck for La. Tech sophomore

Conner Gay, a sophomore at Louisiana Tech, lives in Ruston and is fortunate to have access to 100 acres of family property in Lincoln Parish to pursue his passion for deer hunting.

November 27, 2017 at 5:22pm

Timber harvest changes hunt plans, results in 166-inch buck

The call from the timber company where Dean Wainwright has a hunting lease in Vernon Parish carried news he wasn’t  anxious to hear: The timber harvest was set to begin.

November 27, 2017 at 4:52pm

Giant DeSoto Parish 8-point goes down

John Michael Garcia got a ‘sweat equity invitation’ to deer hunt on some prime property in DeSoto Parish in exchange for his help on a construction project there — and took full advantage when he downed an 8-point buck of a lifetime on Nov. 18 in DeSoto Parish.

November 27, 2017 at 11:57am

Tips for legal, safe duck hunts

Duck, coot and merganser seasons kick off in November. Louisiana is divided into three zones: coastal, west and east. 

November 24, 2017 at 9:00am

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