Louisiana Hunting

Big 14-point nicknamed 'Mufasa' goes down in Jackson Parish

In Disney’s “The Lion King,” the chief of the lion pride was a stately monarch named “Mufasa.” 

January 02 at 10:21am

'Second chance' 10-point goes down in Union Parish

Late on the afternoon of Dec. 4, 37-year-old Daniel Colvin finally saw his quest for a big Union Parish buck finally start to pay dividends. He had hunted the big 10-point all season on the 1,300 acres he and his dad own. Finally, the big deer stepped into the log set Colvin had converted into a food plot and he touched the trigger on his .264 Winchester magnum. 

January 02 at 9:19am

Air power

I had spent a good 30 minutes creeping up on three particularly vigilant cat squirrels. It was late in the season, and even though I was covered head to toe in a leafy Ghillie suit, it was slow going against the hyper-alert critters.

January 01 at 7:00am

Little things that count — Late-season goose-hunting tactics

Shot-wise things were slow. Way too slow.

The speckle bellies were down in good numbers, but for some reason acting real finicky  — just plain uppity at times.

January 01 at 7:00am

Late-season lowdown — How to kill ducks in January

“Some honey hole!” Eddie wailed as he stomped onto the porch after tying up the boat. “We was watching ducks most of the morning! But NONE would come NEAR Doc’s blind!

January 01 at 7:00am

Ducking Caddo

Dawn was hauntingly beautiful.

No flamboyant sunrise color; rather a suffusion of light through the fog-veiled cypress trees. Todd Hopkins’ and Brandon Garner’s duck calls echoed off the fog as effectively as off a steel wall.

January 01 at 7:00am

Treed’s a crowd

The late Jerry Clower may be the only person that coon hunting ever made famous, or vice versa. The “Mouth of Mississippi” won a bushel of country comedy awards and never recorded an album or put on a performance without telling a good coon hunting story.

January 01 at 7:00am

Driven to distraction

Behind my house five years ago at 5 p.m., I killed a buck that I captured on camera 4 miles down the road at 2 a.m. that very same morning.

January 01 at 7:00am

Cover

After four long years of trail cam hide-and-seek, Logansport’s Donald Alexander finally caught up with a magnificent 199-inch DeSoto Parish buck he nicknamed Crab Claws. For the full story on how the big deer went down, go to page 20.

January 01 at 7:00am

One-Tie Reusable tie straps

One-Tie reusable tie straps take the traditional plastic zip-tie strip to a new level, and that’s great for outdoorsmen who need a way to tie down or tie up gear when a zip-tie or bungee cord just doesn’t get the job done.

January 01 at 7:00am

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