Hunting

The stages of eruption of the third molar in yearling deer is clearly visible in this photo: Jawbone No. 5 shows the replacement of the temporary premolars with the new permanent molars.

How to age white-tailed deer: Part II

Key is third temporary premolar with three crests
June 12 at 9:00am
After testing 300 deer in Northeast Louisiana, the state's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries hasn't found any evidence so far of chronic wasting disease in the area herd.

LDWF: Sampling shows no CWD in Northeast Louisiana

300 deer tested in buffer zone with no positive results; feeding ban lifted
June 08 at 1:02pm
Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

June 01 at 7:00am
The TenPoint Stealth NXT offers big performance in a compact, light package.

Tenpoint adds a new crossbow

Stealth NXT puts the latest technology into space-age archery equipment
June 01 at 7:00am
Morris took this nice late-season bull elk near Norwood last November.

Choosing the right hunting outfitter

DIY might be a cheaper alternative, but sometimes going with a local guide makes the most sense
May 23 at 12:35pm
Supplemental feeding of deer has been banned in six Mississippi counties and three Louisiana parishes after an Issaquena County deer was discovered to have CWD in January.

Another look at CWD feeding ban

Could Mississippi officials have used better boundaries than county lines?
May 22 at 9:00am
Driving stobs into the hard sand bottom of the Atchafalaya Delta is one of the few tasks the author helped his wife with during her lottery alligator hunt.

Alligator safety tips

May 15 at 7:00am
The actual size of the jawbone makes for easy identification of fawns and 6-month old deer.

How to age white-tailed deer: Part I

The breeding Chronology of Louisiana deer can make aging challenging — but it can be done
May 12 at 9:00am
With almost 200 results back so far, the LDWF has not received any positives for chronic wasting disease in the deer herd in Northeast Louisiana. The department plans to sample at least 300 deer.

LDWF: Still no CWD cases in Northeast Louisiana

Additional sampling continues, but no positive results yet
May 04 at 4:03pm
Clint Gray, of Zachary, shows off the six-bearded gobbler he shot Sunday morning, April 29, in West Feliciana Parish. Once certified by the National Wild Turkey Federation, it will become the No. 2 all-time atypical gobbler in Louisiana's record books.

Potential No. 2-ranked atypical Louisiana turkey downed in West Feliciana Parish

Big gobbler featured six beards and 1-inch spurs, scored 127.375
May 04 at 1:36pm
The author’s wife, Christine Flores, hauls in a 7 foot 4-inch Wax Delta gator.

Winning the (gator) lottery

Each year, the general public has the opportunity to participate in Louisiana’s annual alligator harvest. Here’s what you need to know if your name gets pulled.
May 01 at 7:00am