Hunting

Previous123456...144

Turkey time

The 2015 spring gobbler hunting kicked off last month, with staggered closings through the end of April.†

Read More...
April 23 at 3:20 pm
545 Views

Unravelling a blood trail

One recent cold, damp January morning, as I sat in my ground blind watching and hoping for a mature late-season buck, my cell phone in the pocket of my coat vibrated.

Read More...
April 22 at 9:00 am
1486 Views

Call less, kill more gobblers

If Marshall Collette of Greensboro, N.C. strung together all the beards from the turkeys he’s killed or called in for other hunters on a piece of rawhide, you could probably use it to measure for first downs in a football game.

Read More...
April 20 at 11:55 am
956 Views

LSU AgCenter scientists creating poison bait to target wild hog population

Researchers at LSU are currently developing a fish-based poison bait that, if ultimately approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, could put a serious dent into Louisiana’s wild hog population.

Read More...
April 16 at 4:06 pm
5607 Views

Prep now for the next turkey hunting season

Hopefully you will have some success this turkey season and use a tag or two.

But you shouldn’t just go about your life when the season ends †— that’s when you can get ready for the 2016 hunting season.

Read More...
April 15 at 7:00 am
129 Views

Best turkey hunting tactics

It is generally a good idea to go out and scout for turkeys prior to the season opening. The excellent mast crop this year no doubt kept the birds in the creek and river drainages where the hardwoods are.

Read More...
April 15 at 7:00 am
113 Views

On turkey-hunting calling and equipment

A good turkey hunter will generally have an arsenal of turkey calls in his pack, and he should be proficient with all of them. You do not have to be a contest caller, but it helps to know how to properly use a particular call.

Read More...
April 15 at 7:00 am
93 Views

Tips for hunting corned-up turkeys

One of the problems with turkey hunting on private land is that landowners and/or hunters on adjacent lands will often set up a site to feed turkeys year round to keep turkeys hanging around.

Read More...
April 15 at 7:00 am
159 Views

What to do if a gobbler hangs up

The challenge in turkey hunting is that every tom is different in the way it responds to a call, and this is where the fun begins.

Read More...
April 15 at 7:00 am
139 Views

Top turkey gear

Besides calls, the list of turkey hunting gear used by Peyton McKinnie and NathanPilgreen is pretty simple.

Read More...
April 15 at 7:00 am
85 Views

Itís all about the call

It should be no surprise to anyone who knows Peyton McKinnie that he still has the first turkey call he ever owned, a Cedar Hill Little Scratch that has been made since 1982.

Read More...
April 15 at 7:00 am
100 Views

Finding hunting areas

Peyton McKinnie and Nathan Pilgreen said the most-accessible turkey hunting habitat in Union Parish is on hunting leases and open to club members only.

Read More...
April 15 at 7:00 am
110 Views

Union Long Spurs walk the talk

The love of turkey hunting and the desire to make it better drives Nathan Pilgreen and Peyton McKinnie to be active in the Union Long Spurs, the local affiliate of the National Turkey Federation.

Read More...
April 15 at 7:00 am
89 Views

Impacts of the 2014 acorn crop

Many hunters are still lamenting the poor deer season that just ended. Complaints about lack of deer sightings and poor deer activity have hunters crying about too many doe days.

Read More...
April 12 at 9:00 am
4096 Views

BR hunter's first gobbler is true longbeard

Chad Bell’s turkey-hunting experience is pretty comparable to a sleek Italian sports car: He went from zero to 60 mph in just a couple of seconds on a recent trip in the Big Black River bottoms north of Canton, Miss.

Read More...
April 06 at 10:20 am
2875 Views

LSU named top Ducks Unlimited university chapter

The Tiger Chapter at LSU was recently named the number one college chapter in Ducks Unlimited’s annual Sweet 16 listing for 2015.

Read More...
April 06 at 9:20 am
2415 Views
Previous123456...144