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Hunting in Louisiana
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  • 415lbs in one load .89 miles through the woods alone...rough
Earlier this summer my friend invited me to go hog hunting at his place in Alabama to get a head start on filling the freezer, but after reading the new regulations I passed and waited for September. Here is my article on the new rule changes. Good luck to everyone this hunting season!

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September 10, 2013 at 8:40pm
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Fishing in Louisiana
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  • big blacktip!
  • Bayou Bullfrogging
  • The crew from the non-bachelor party!
I got plenty of emails and messages about where to find the net and lights from my frogging article that released last week on my column.

The 16 foot aluminum pole for the net can be purchased at any Ace Hardware. The net's wire frame and mesh netting can be bought at the Pierre Part Store. My headlight was bought brand new for $25 on Amazon.com. At Cabelas it is $60. The Black n Decker....  Read More
July 15, 2013 at 7:58am
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Deer Hunting in Louisiana
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  • My Broken Bridge Buck
  • Zack's first Louisiana deer
  • the deer I killed with fibroids
Well here is my results and stories from my last month of hunting including the 4 deer and 3 hogs I shot on the trip. I've haven't been posting because I was away from the computer on my long camp vacation hunting everyday. Now have a freezer full of meat but still finishing off the season bow hunting at St. Catherine's Creek NWR in Mississippi this weekend and next thursday. Had an almost big....  Read More
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January 23, 2013 at 1:17pm
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Hunting in South Central Louisiana
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Here's my latest article on my hunts from Thanksgiving through this past weekend where I hunted Bayou Cocodrie on the gun lottery hunt. Hope yall like the video. It isn't the best footage, but i'll be trying harder to improve on videoing hunts. We had hunted Wallace Lake and the biologist said only one 8 point was killed on Wallace Lake. Did anyone else hunt Bayou Cocodrie and have any luck or....  Read More
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December 04, 2012 at 12:29pm
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Hunting in Louisiana
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Last weekend was a success. I had a two does come up directly behind me on bayou cocodrie one morning at 8 yards, but I was unable to get drawn in time for a shot as they skipped through. The next morning my finacee went hunting at a lease hunting in the stand with her maid of honor who was having her birthday party that weekend. Laura missed a doe on a long over 100 yard shot on her first ever....  Read More
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November 21, 2012 at 4:59pm
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Hunting in Louisiana
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My friend got these bear pics from a buddy who hunts near big lake wma. He says the bears are loaded over there. Here's my latest sportsmans article,'Not Enough Arrows, Just Enough Shells.' After 29 bowhunts this season I have no meat to show, yet after 1 hunt with the shotgun I got 2 hogs. Also i'll be switching to new broadheads this coming weekend. The striker magnum 125 grain which has a....  Read More
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November 07, 2012 at 12:32pm
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Hunting in Louisiana
A buddy at the gym sent me this link and thought some of yall out there would be glad to see someone get caught. A friend of his had his stuff stolen a few years back and they were able to recover the trailer and 4 wheelers, but were in very poor condition. Glad this guy is caught. Unfortunately, when my vehicle was broken into this summer I got no justice and the police never looked into my....  Read More
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October 23, 2012 at 10:16pm
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Hunting in Louisiana
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  • pregnant or just fat?
  • one of the bucks i'm hunting
Here's my results from last weekend and some rules on primative weapons which many hunters I chatted with didn't know. I eager to see what kind of thumpin my new gun with these big bullets will due on some animals latter this year. Also, I got pics of this bear and never seen one so plump. I know they have cubs in early winter and wonderig if this bear is pregnant. I hope so. The picture that....  Read More
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October 17, 2012 at 11:23am
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Hunting in Louisiana
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  • my first coyote
  • Laura's new hunting toys, I highly recommend the penthouse ground blind for archery hunters.
  • Laura's 1st bowhunt
Here's my results from Laura and I's first week of hunting. I hope I can learn to hit the animal next time, lol. Bowhunting can be so rewarding, but usually its just frustration! At least i've been in the action.

Also i'm very impressed with the new groundblind, the ameristep penthouse, i bought for Laura for her b-day. Its absolutely amazing and 8 feet tall inside and $130. She can set it....  Read More
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October 09, 2012 at 1:42pm
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Deer Hunting in Central Louisiana
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  • my friends' kill from opening day on public land
  • Heather's Gator Gar
Here's my new article. I plan on watching this video before my hunts this year to get amped, hope it inspires some of yall to give public land a chance. I went scouting this past Sunday. First stop was Tunica Hills WMA. I went over there more so for hiking purposes, as I love running the trails and trying to climb the steepest hills. I did see some good deer sign at a spot I hunted before, but....  Read More
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September 18, 2012 at 3:56pm
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Fishing in Louisiana
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  • feed time!
  • his sleep position in his turtle cave
Here’s my snapper, Mr. T, like the actor. He’s mean and feisty and the coolest! I hand feed him fish or deer everynight. I found him just hatched the size of a quarter on the track 2 years ago in the midday sun about to dry out. Anyways its 2 years later and I just got a 4 foot long 75 gallon aquarium. I’ve been adding in fish from the bayou, which my turtle scarfs up when he can, but the tank....  Read More
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September 17, 2012 at 2:08pm
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Hunting in Central Louisiana
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  • bear saying hello, glad my camera wasn't broken
  • Roseate Spoonbill
Scouted all weekend for deer @ 3 Rivers and Red River taking advantage of the cold front. With perfect temperatures in the 50’s Sunday morning I walked 8 hours. I jumped 3 deer, 2 rabbits and startled some hogs which allowed me to creep into the 15 yard danger range. All of the deer sign was near temporarily unpressured field edges and water sources as usually in September. The woods are back....  Read More
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September 10, 2012 at 1:48pm
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Freshwater Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
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Went look in the bayou Lafourche in the backyard yesterday and the fish were at the surface sucking air. I rescued one small socalait by hand and put in my 75 gallon bayou style freshwater aquarium. Beautiful addition. Today i put in the pirogue and went for a paddle. I saw big bass everywhere bearly hanging on. The water started smelling and turned to that blackish color. I notice all the....  Read More
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September 04, 2012 at 2:59pm
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Inshore Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
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Well with all the good news I heard from Dularge I drove down to Cocodrie yesterday afternoon to fish the last two days of the Star tourney for labor day if everything was ok. I called to check if the roads were open and if was ok for fishing and got the okay. The place looked pretty flawless for being a hurricane came through. I saw several people fishing and others using the Harbor light....  Read More
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September 03, 2012 at 3:58pm
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Fishing in Louisiana
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  • bayou cocodrie area, yearly chart
  • the levels of storm surge
  • long term charts provide good fishing info
In case anyone doesn't know the best site I found to check the water levels at pretty much anywhere is www.rivergages.com

I wasn't able to make it to my hunting camp this weekend which is on cross bayou in Concordia parish so I just hit the Bayou cocodrie @ deer park link which shows the water heights. Luckily for me the water is still low there, but i'm watching it closely. You can see the....  Read More
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September 01, 2012 at 8:28pm
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Hunting in Louisiana
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  • baby coon
  • The start of her run, i'll need to get some hunters orange running gear for her soon
  • another baby coon!
Didn’t bother fishing with the wind this weekend. Made a trip to three rivers to set trail cameras and scout. I was seeing plenty of good sign and fresh deer tracks. Sure enough while standing at one of my favorite spots I ground hunt from I heard a big creature in the tangle. This was the same spot I doubled up on two years ago when I killed a doe a quarter mile away. Then stalked and grunted....  Read More
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August 27, 2012 at 3:28pm
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Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
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  • no escape its path now :(
Here is my favorite site for checking hurricanes. I'm a big weather buff and check every 3 hours for updates on all storms. Looks like this storm keeps coming our way. I hate how 3/4's of all the speghetti models have the storm going through LA and half through the western portion of the state and yet the cone of the storm doesn't even have any of the cone in the western half of the state. Then....  Read More
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August 26, 2012 at 10:21am
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Hunting in Louisiana
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  • Fire up the grill!
  • i can't wait for bow season
  • a pic of our new camp with a doctor Laura gator, a personal trainer gator & the dogs
My hunting buddy texted me last week telling me he ate rattlesnake for the first time and loved it. I thought he was joking, but he wasn't. With all the rain forecasted I scratched fishing. The weather was going to be perfect for scouting & setting cameras with the light showers & rare summertime cool front. I called LDWF to check if it was legal & took off to the camp rattlesnakin’....  Read More
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August 20, 2012 at 8:39am
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Inshore Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
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  • A pic after the proposal
  • a water spout from the trip when harbor light burned down
  • more fishing trips start this way when you play the weather right
I put together an article on all the different weather websites I use to help me on my fishing trips. I know they have plenty of other good ones out there, but these are the main ones I use and they work on phones. The article has links to most of the websites. Hope yall enjoy the story. Laura has off 3 days weekends like I have and is on call once a month so I'll now have infinite hunting and....  Read More
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August 14, 2012 at 1:35pm
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Inshore Fishing in Southeast Louisiana
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  • 22' speck caught on live pogey on suspension rig
  • this big ray stood no chance!
  • laura with her first red of the day
Waited for today for the weather to get right before heading to cocodrie and it was worth the wait! Started out a lil later than I was hoping for. Got to my favorite rig, but just as I started fishing topwater some jack donkey came run his motor a few feet from the pilings I was fishing so I left before my 4th cast. Stopped quickly on the wine island pass side of last island, but only caught....  Read More
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August 12, 2012 at 7:02pm

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