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Meadow McNeal, 13, of Effie, poses with the big 8-point she shot on Oct. 15 in Winn Parish. The buck green-scored 139 ⅝ inches Boone and Crockett.

Effie teen downs big Winn Parish 8-point

McNeal’s first-ever buck green scores 139 inches plus
Yesterday at 4:26pm
If you get snagged when you’re fishing with braid, reel in and pull the line away from the rod and let it snap back down. Braid doesn’t stretch, so there’s a chance the shock could travel down the line and free your hook.

Use “bow and arrow trick” to free snagged hook

Technique effective when hung on oyster shells, guide says
Yesterday at 2:25pm
Drew Clark, 14, of Farmerville, shows off the big 8-point he shot on Sunday, Oct. 15 during a youth hunter weekend in Union Parish. The buck green-scored 142 ⅜ inches Boone & Crockett.

Teen downs big 142-inch Union Parish 8-point

Clark shoots trophy Oct. 15 on youth hunter weekend in Area 2
Yesterday at 2:16pm
Homemade sandbags — actually filled with rice to make them lighter — are a cost effective, easy way to help sight in your rifle before opening day.

Make your own sandbags

Rice is just as stable —and lighter – than sand
October 18 at 4:00pm
Kayak fishing for trout on mild fall days is comfortable and productive. Vlad Moldoveneau tricked this fat keeper on a topwater lure.

October means prime kayak time

Shorter paddles, mild temps and plenty of fish
October 18 at 9:00am
The Compass is a hybrid ‘yak featuring all the best features from other popular Hobie models.

New gear reviews

October 18 at 9:00am
Reds can’t resist a spinnerbait like this venerable Beetle Spin. Just don’t be surprised if a trout or flounder also nails it.

October’s best bets in a ‘yak

October 18 at 9:00am

Sulphur man arrested for allegedly guiding without a license

Fontenot cited for booking 87 trips without a license, LDWF says
October 17 at 3:30pm
Jordan Watts, of Livingston, poses with the big Mississippi public lands 12-point he arrowed Oct. 7 on Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The big buck green-scored 151 inches Pope and Young.

Louisiana hunter arrows big Mississippi public lands 12-point

Watts’ big buck measures 151 inches Pope and Young
October 17 at 3:10pm
Taking the time to accurately sight in your rifle goes a long way in preventing opening day disappointment, or worse yet wounding that trophy buck you’ve been having your eyes on.

Sight in your rifle — with just two shots

Be ready when gun season opens
October 17 at 11:00am
If the Mississippi River level drops enough, a saltwater wedge typically moves in each fall, bringing with it redfish and speckled trout that come in to feast on the abundant bait there.

Mississippi River level key for October Buras bite

Specks, reds ride saltwater wedge in if river drops low enough, guide says
October 17 at 11:00am
Capt. Rory Rorison with a nice fall Hopedale speckled trout.

Targeting transition trout out of Hopedale

Catching specks and reds “in the in-between”
October 17 at 10:51am

LDWF agent rescues two Belle Chasse teens swamped in Lake Salvador

Boat capsized after taking on water, LDWF says
October 16 at 9:44am
Despite its length, you can still connect on the hookset with the Mag 12.

The Mag 12 Buzz Worm

Foot-long offering from Mister Twister creates big bass buzz
October 15 at 9:00am

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