The 2015 spring turkey season was, as of this writing, a total bust for me, as I have been neck-deep in the moving process to a new house that the wife and I have been building and dealing with for some months now.
Less than two hours after a story first appeared on LouisianaSportsman.com indicating a mud boat ordinance passed last week by the Plaquemines Parish Council faced an uncertain future, the author of the measure confirmed she has initiated the process to kill the measure entirely.
An ordinance prohibiting mud boats from trespassing on public and private property that passed the Plaquemines Parish Council unanimously just last week likely will be modified or scuttled entirely, according to comments from the council chairman on Wednesday.
Last month a friend from the gym invited me to New Brunswick to shoot some bears. This guided, private land trip over barrels of bait where the success rate was nearly 100 percent wasn’t my style, but it got my wheels spinning to start searching for more opportunities.
My goal was to hunt a bear on a do-it-yourself public land adventure where I had to literally find and stalk a bear by myself, as the allure for me is learning how to hunt these animals in their natural setting.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is conducting a lottery to award alligator tags to provide the general public with harvest opportunities.
According to a press release, a random computer drawing from eligible hunters submitting applications will determine who receives tags from five Coastal and Nongame Resources Division Wildlife Management Areas, 15 Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property and 25 public lakes for the 2015 harvest.
The trusty Ruger 10/22 I bought when I was a senior in high school 30 long years ago - although it still works like a charm - definitely won’t ever be confused with a special edition of the gun that’s being produced through this November.
Ruger and TALO Distributors combined recently to produce a limited edition of the .22LR rifle with an extremely detailed and textured reptile design. The Gator Country 10/22 features a beautifully carved Gator head cut into the walnut stock of an 18 ½-inch barrel, with a gold bead front sight on the Alloy Steel semi-auto. This rifle will be produced through November of 2015 and can be ordered through any local stocking Ruger dealer.
Extreme Dimension’s iHunt Speaker has been paired with the iHunt by Ruger app to turn your smartphone into a complete game call system. This combo allows hunters to use a smartphone as the controller for more than 600 sounds from deer, coyote, turkeys, ducks and 42 other species. In addition to the library of calls, the iHunt by Ruger app features hunt logs, solunar times, weather and more.
Americase, Inc. recently announced the completion of their newest case lines for Buck Commander and Duck Commander. The cases are not only stylish, but built extremely tough to handle the rigors of travel, as well as the demands of the outdoors. Willie Robertson, the CEO of Buck Commander and Duck Commander, said the cases have been field-tested during their own hunting excursions and they stood up to whatever was thrown at them.
Evolved’s Under Armour line of scent-control products don’t mask human scent, they create a chemical reaction that permanently eliminates odors. The Under Armour scent elimination line is safe for materials like carbon and waterproof clothing and is effective on both organic and inorganic odors. The products include Under Armour Scent Elimination Laundry Detergent, Dryer Sheets, 32-ounce and 12-ounce Spray bottles, BOV Spray and Shampoo/Body Wash.
A bill that would require a permit from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to transport live feral hogs goes before the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment in Baton Rouge next week.