Deer Hunting

One of the author’s nephews with a fully mature buck taken after a long, quiet hike to the stand.

Food for thought:

Is the convenience of an ATV worth the disturbance when it comes to getting to your stand undetected?
Yesterday at 9:00am
Collin Guillot, 9, of Loreauville, recently busted his first-ever deer, a 145-pound doe in Winnfield.

The season may be over — but memories remain

even disappointments can be learning experiences to help you improve for next year
February 12 at 9:00am

Bethany man busted for alleged deer violations in Caddo Parish

Suspect caught on game camera trespassing and hunting at night, LDWF says
February 07 at 2:36pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, downed this nice 16-point non-typical in Mississippi with his 31-inch long, 4-pound custom rifle.

Apex Predator downs 16-pointer with custom micro rifle

Gun is 31 inches long, weighs only 4 pounds
February 07 at 10:41am
Amanda Smith, of Brouillette, poses with the monstrous 25-point non-typical she shot on Jan. 13 in Avoyelles Parish. The score isn't official yet because the rack hasn't dried for 60 days, but the big buck grossed 240 ⅝ and netted 228 ⅜ B&C.

Avoyelles hunter knocks down giant 240-inch ‘Rougarou’ buck

Amazing 25-point non-typical could land in Louisiana’s all-time Top 5
February 07 at 9:17am
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.

2017-18 Deer of the year

February 01 at 7:00am
The author killed this hit-list buck, nicknamed “Saban,” on Christmas Eve — after taking plenty of care not to put too much pressure on it.

Learn to manage hunting pressure

Key to successful hunting is keeping deer from knowing you’re around
February 01 at 7:00am

Two busted for alleged night-hunting in Washington Parish

Incident occurred on Jan. 27, LDWF says
January 30 at 10:34am
This buck has the classic body build of a mature deer 5½ years or older, in spite of its paltry antlers.

Rate that buck

If a “big ol’ mature buck” is your goal, learn how to recognize one
January 22 at 9:00am
Effie's Brad Normand poses with the big 12-point buck he shot Dec. 26 on Dahlia Plantation in Tensas Parish. The deer's rack featured split brow tines and heavy mass throughout, and green-scored 161 ⅛ inches.

Effie hunter downs 12-point Tensas Parish stud

Normand’s buck features split brow tines, scores 161 ⅛
January 18 at 2:51pm
Darrin Dawes killed this potential Louisiana state-record buck on Friday, Jan. 12 while hunting in St. Landry Parish.

Another possible state-record buck taken

Massive St. Landry Parish 12-point greenscores mid-180s as typical deer
January 13 at 9:30pm
This flock of turkeys the author saw in Bossier Parish included a bearded hen.

Anomalies and apparitions

Goats in the woods, bearded hens ... and that elusive new state record typical buck
January 12 at 9:00am
Jennifer Wall poses with the big Madison Parish buck she shot on Nov. 22. The 307-pound beast was estimated to be 8 ½ years old, and the 11-point green-scored 177 inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Father's advice pays off with giant Madison Parish 11-point

307-pound buck scores 177 inches
January 11 at 9:04am
Dr. Travis Links, of St. Francisville, poses with the big 12-point buck he shot on his property on the afternoon of Jan. 7. It took a bullet and an arrow to take down the wily old buck, which green-scored 158 6/8 inches.

Bullet and arrow take down big St. Francisville 12-point

Links’ homegrown buck stretches the tape to 158 inches
January 09 at 3:23pm