Hunting

Barry Brown with Tebow: Scenes like this make it easy to understand why duck hunters love the sport so much.

Working the duck beat

Recalling early assignments on WMAs in Avoyelles Parish
Yesterday at 2:29pm
Shay Seacrist poses with Big Nasty, the 10-point Jackson Parish buck she shot on Dec. 10. The buck green-scored 155 inches of bone.

‘Big Nasty’ busted in Jackson Parish

Heavy-horned 10-point green-scored 155 inches
December 15 at 10:47am
Teddy Dupuy, of St. Amant, poses with the big public lands 8-point he shot on Thanksgiving Day in the Kisatchie National Forest in Grant Parish. The big buck green-scored 158 inches of bone.

Kisatchie public land stud bites the dust

Dupuy's big 8 green scores 158 inches
December 15 at 8:17am
Pintail whistles are the men’s bread-and-butter calls.

Delta’s dirty dozen

December 15 at 7:00am
Hunting over a food plot is a great December tactic to knock down a nice buck.

‘Magic times’

December 15 at 7:00am
Continuing to put out corn gives deer a free meal — mostly at night —  and limits daytime movement.

Stay away

December 15 at 7:00am
Having a pirogue or boat gives hunters an upper hand when hunting the marsh. Traveling the waterways provides access to the interior marsh, away from high-pressured areas.

Public land along the coast

December 15 at 7:00am

LDWF aerial survey: December duck count at 3.02 million birds

Figure is double November’s estimate, but 16 percent below last December
December 14 at 6:27pm
LSU grad student Elizabeth Bonczek attaches a telemetry transmitter to a mottled duck hen that was captured late this summer — when the birds are flightless — at the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge..

Mottled duck telemetry study underway in Southwest Louisiana

Goal is to determine nesting success of reclusive ducks
December 14 at 6:00am

Benton man, juvenile busted for alleged nighttime hunting in Bossier Parish

Incident occurred Dec. 9 near Plain Dealing, LDWF says
December 13 at 2:29pm
Hunter McCullough, of Walker, poses with the big 15-point he shot in East Baton Rouge Parish on Dec. 9. The big buck green-scored 160 inches of antler bone.

Hunter strikes out in Illinois, scores big in EBR Parish

McCullough’s 15-pointer green scores 160 inches
December 13 at 10:34am
Larry Reynolds, who is currently flying the December aerial waterfowl survey, said numbers thus far hadn't met his expectations — considering the cold weather the state has experienced since the first split ended on Dec. 3.

Reynolds: December duck survey ‘disappointing’ so far

Numbers likely up from November, but not matching cold weather expectations
December 13 at 9:45am
This quality Desoto Parish buck is a prime example of how good the nutrition has been this year thanks to the abundant spring and summer rainfall.

Big Bayou State bucks going down

Deer season is in full swing — and now is the time to load up the freezer
December 12 at 9:00am