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Debunking the moon myth

With the whitetail rut fast approaching, I thought it would be perfect timing to revisit and discuss a subject that has been debated for decades in deer camps far and wide.

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11 hours ago
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The loss of dog hunting

Like many hunters throughout Louisiana and the other Southeast states, I grew up hunting deer with dogs. Members of the family kept deer hounds, and we anxiously awaited the “with or without dogs” segment of deer season.

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December 20 at 2:00 pm
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Apex Predator: using a 'Light Decoy Spread' on public land duck hunts

When duck hunting on public land, the biggest battle might actually be against other hunters.†

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December 18 at 4:15 pm
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7 steps to clean a squirrel

I grew up squirrel hunting, but one thing I didn’t learn was a way to clean squirrels that didn’t end with picking hair off the carcasses.

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December 18 at 7:30 am
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Natchitoches youth downs big 11-pointer

Maci Messenger may not be a huge fan of math class, but she probably likes the symmetry of the numbers 11, 12, 13 and 14 after a special weekend deer hunt with her grandfather in northern Natchitoches Parish.

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December 17 at 11:00 am
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Natchez man cited for allegedly drowning 8-point buck in Concordia Parish, LDWF says

A 40-year-old Natchez man was cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for allegedly tying a rope around a swimming 8-point buck’s rack and drowning it in the Mississippi River on Dec. 11, according to a press release.

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December 16 at 4:47 pm
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Pruitt downs Franklin Parish bruiser

Three seasons back, Joey Pruitt got a good 25-yard look at a big buck while bowhunting in Franklin Parish, but a small branch prevented him from getting a shot at the deer.

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December 16 at 4:17 pm
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Natchitoches hunter drops big 28-point non-typical buck

A big key to deer hunting is simply being in the right place at the right time, and Natchitoches resident Steven Mitchell can prove it.

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December 16 at 3:40 pm
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Athens hunter nails big Claiborne Parish 12-pointer

Ask Peggy Stovall about her idea of family, and you’ll quickly realize the Athens native believes it’s not just an important thing — it’s the only thing. †

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December 16 at 2:27 pm
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Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

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December 16 at 8:00 am
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Zero your scope ó properly

When you open up that Christmas present and find a brand-new scope for your rifle, what is your first thought?

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December 16 at 7:30 am
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Top 10 tips for tracking marsh deer

1. Slow down — When trailing a deer in the marsh, you should never be in a hurry. Instead, take a deep breath and be prepared to stay longer than hunters who hunt hard-ground upland regions.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Area 2

The last set of photographs is from Area 2 in Desoto Parish. The habitat is mixed pine/hardwood, with no agriculture but some winter pastures for cattle and lots of oil and gas pipelines that create a lot of edge.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Area 6

The next four photographs are from a tract of land along the Mississippi River in East Baton Rouge Parish. The habitat is bottomland hardwoods, but the oak component is lacking.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Area 4 Shoot-Donít Shoot Quiz

The first set of photos for you to consider shooting or passing over come from Area 4 — East Feliciana Parish.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Be prepared to make memories

Alissa Laborde believes the trick to making a memorable hunt is to have everything ready and within reach. When she settled into her stand she made sure all of her gear was placed just right.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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