Louisiana Hunting

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

Potential record typical archery buck arrowed in Mississippi

Here’s what you need to know statistically about the 180-inch (green, gross) buck Zac Carothers shot with a bow Sunday in Coahoma County in northwestern Mississippi.

November 21, 2017 at 4:43pm

Big Bossier Parish buck goes down on warm, windy day

Last Saturday, Nov. 18 dawned warm and blustery — not exactly great conditions for deer hunting because movement is normally at a minimum in that type of weather. When the rut is on, however, a buck will often lower its guard — leaving the safety of thickets when an estrus doe has captivated its attention.

November 21, 2017 at 3:58pm

New rifle downs DeSoto Parish 14-pointer

John Corso has hunted deer for the past 35 years on a 2,000-acre tract of land in DeSoto Parish — always accompanied by his trusty Kleinguenther K15 rifle. 

He has shot quite a few deer with the old weapon, and it never failed him. But this year, the rifle started acting up and spraying bullets everywhere — so it was time for a change. 

November 20, 2017 at 2:15pm

Educate your eyes

In the world of Southeastern Conference football, they call the pregame education process “getting reps,” which over time builds experience and muscle memory. 

November 20, 2017 at 9:00am

Hunter makes last tag count with big Claiborne Parish 13-point

Gary Hoof had taken a nice 8-point buck with his first buck tag. A couple of days later, when what he thought was a doe stepped out, Hoof downed it — but found out he had actually shot a small spike, using up his last buck tag.

November 16, 2017 at 3:07pm

Reynolds’ season-opening decoy set

Lively discussions about decoy spread strategies have probably gone on since wood carvers starting crafting lifelike dekes in the 1800s. 

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am

Top 5 tactics for early season success

Landing zones – Though creating defined landing zones is often a favorite decoy pattern for hunters, it only takes observing a raft of puddle ducks one time to realize they will plop down just about anywhere — regardless of an available zone. Focus on replicating a relaxed group of loafing and feeding ducks at your favorite hole, and the birds should present plenty of shooting opportunities.

November 15, 2017 at 6:00am

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