Louisiana Sportsman's Pros Pointers

Apex Predator

Apex Predator: Prepped and ready for upcoming deer season

Josh Chauvin
Josh Chauvin, aka Orion13,” is a self-professed all-purpose outdoorsman who seeks any and all challenging adventures. He grew up in the swamps of Chackbay, where he still resides, and spent each summer in Cocodrie and Grand Isle. His favorite outdoor sport is bow hunting for deer on public land, with Three Rivers and Red River WMAs, Bayou Cocodrie and St. Catherine NWRs, and Homochitto National Forest being his favorite haunts. He also hunts for hogs, ducks and rabbits. He is obsessed with bow hunting, and never misses an extended three- to four-day weekend during the season. The rest of the year is spent in his 13-foot Boston Whaler named “Lucky 13,” from which he chases bass and topwater trout, with the occasional trip for sac-a-lait, bowfishing and flounder gigging thrown in for good measure. And there’s also frogging, crawfishing, shrimping, crabbing, kayaking and swimming in the bayous. Chauvin has put his sports science degree from Nicholls State University to use in his personal-training business, and he trains as hard as he hunts and fishes with weekly trips to New Orleans to run competitively. Chauvin’s column will cover his unique, full-throttle approach to the outdoors.
September 29 at 3:53 pm

Ask Captain Paul

Removed platform sites can be great fishing locations

Captain Paul Titus
Captain Paul has studied and used GPS since 1994. He has established an ever-growing database that currently has more than 8,000 waypoints in and around Louisiana. He has conducted over 30 seminars, instructing anglers and hunters how to make better use of their GPS units.
To ask Captian Paul a GPS Question, Click here
September 03 at 3:45 pm

Creature Feature

Keep the funny face: Knobbed porgies are great for the table

Jerald Horst
Jerald Horst is a retired fisheries biologist who amassed an incredible knowledge of Louisiana's fisheries. He has gone on to author six books on fish and seafood, including the acclaimed Trout Masters: How Louisiana’s Best Anglers Catch the Lunkers and Anglers Guide to Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. He resides in Franlinton, where he divides his fishing and writing time with cooking, gardening, book collecting and traveling.
October 01 at 7:00 am

First Cast

It’s time to peel back veil of secrecy at LDWF

Andy Crawford
Andy Crawford has spent nearly his entire career writing about Louisiana’s hunting and fishing opportunities. While he has written for national publications, even spending four years as a senior writer for B.A.S.S., Crawford never strayed far from the pages of Louisiana Sportsman.
October 01 at 7:00 am

Fly Lines

Rods of future past

Catch Cormier
Glen "Catch" Cormier is a Cecilia native who has flyfished from Alaska to Belize, held several state and IGFA records, and is a Federation of Fly Fishers Certified Instructor. Best known for his innovative saltwater flies and unorthodox techniques, he speaks or ties at events across the country. In this column, he shares 25 years of fly and canoe/kayak fishing expertise, in an off-the-wall style that all readers can enjoy.
September 09 at 6:00 am

Game Warden

Resolving hunter conflict on a lease

Keith LaCaze
Retired Wildlife Enforcement Lt. Col. Keith LaCaze spent 34 years with the LDWF beginning in 1977. LaCaze is happily married to wife Mitzi and the father of two children.
September 23 at 3:42 pm

Grunts & Gobbles

Oh, happy day!

Dave Moreland
Dave Moreland is a former state deer study leader, who spent his 30-year career researching the habits of Louisiana's white-tailed deer. That work has continued into retirement, but Moreland's not just a researcher - he's a hunter who spends a innumerable hours in the field. In this column, he shares his wealth of knowledge to provide hunters with greater opportunities of success.
September 11 at 2:00 pm

Happy Trails

Buck watch: How to properly set up a trail cam spread

Bill Garbo
Bill Garbo is a petroleum engineer and avid whitetail hunter from Madison, Miss. He has lived and hunted out west and taken numerous big game species, but hunting big old mature southern whitetail bucks is his favorite pursuit by a country mile.
September 22 at 9:00 am

Lure Review

BKB Swim Jigs

Don Shoopman
Don Shoopman fishes for freshwater and saltwater species mostly in and around the Atchafalaya Basin and Vermilion Bay. He moved to the Sportsman’s Paradise in 1976, and he and his wife June live in New Iberia. They have two grown sons.
September 14 at 4:34 pm

Marine Electronics

New trolling motors solve old boat-handling problems

Allan Tarvid
Allan Tarvid has been writing about recreational and commercial marine electronics since the 1970s covering everything from running lights to computer integrated vessel management systems.
September 24 at 4:05 pm

Paddles 'N Puddles

Kayak Fishing Boondoggle coming to Louisiana Oct. 9-12

Chris Holmes
Chris Holmes has kayak fished in the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and many places in between.
September 18 at 6:00 am

Public Rambling

Public Rambling: Scouting underway on Atchafalaya Delta WMA for upcoming seasons

Ricky Aucoin
Ricky Aucoin is a long-time LouisianaSportsman.com field reporter and public land hunter. He began hunting with his father when he was 24, and has decoded the art of killing deer on public property during the past two decades. In this column, Aucoin will discuss his opinions and what he has learned over the last 20 plus years. He also would like to get your input as well.
August 27 at 4:02 pm