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Top 3 steps to prep your bow

That first cool front is (hopefully) on its way south ≠— the first sign that fall is fast approaching. When the scalding summer temperatures are broken, it’s a bet you’ll start thinking about where best to ambush that deer you’ve been watching all summer on trail cams.

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September 17 at 9:15 am
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Bow season rapidly approaching

As Oct. 1 rapidly approaches, my physical (and mental) condition cannot even compare to this time last fall.†

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September 16 at 3:45 pm
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Teal season opener a mixed bag

Louisiana’s opening weekend of teal season played out a lot like a beginner’s class in real estate basics: It all boiled down to location, location, location.

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September 15 at 11:49 am
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Hunting camp work day ends with rattlesnake bite

On Saturday, Dana Sanders was just doing what many of us will be doing for the next few weekends — preparing for the 2014 hunting season by clipping limbs to clear a shooting lane.

What he didn't do, however, was look where he was stepping. And a timber rattlesnake made him pay for that mistake, biting him on the left leg and sending him to a hospital in extreme pain.

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September 15 at 11:31 am
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3 tips for dove-hunting success

1. It’s always good to wear camouflage when hunting, but just being still and not moving when dove are flying works just as well.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Opening-weekend dove-hunting essentials

Traditionally opening weekend of dove season in the Bayou State is still hot and humid. So hunters need to be cognizant of the dangers to heat and exposure to the sun’s UV rays.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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How the deer rut forecast is made

This forecast is based upon camera survey work that has always found major scraping to begin sometime between the new and full moons.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Be a biologist/hunter

I am always looking for sign when I am hunting — what plants deer are browsing on, where acorns are falling, are the rubs fresh, what direction is the deer coming from when it makes the rubs, are the scraps fresh, are they being worked regularly?

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Brain abscesses in deer

There has been quite a bit of research in the Southeast on the issue of brain abscesses, and researchers are finding that more bucks die because of this natural mortality than from hunting in some areas having a good adult buck component in the population.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Expert survival tips

Lt. Lane Kincaid of the Wildlife & Fisheries offered these pointers to help keep Louisiana sportsmen safe:

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Donít get lost on the water

It’s easy to get turned around while floating on creeks and sloughs in flooded timber because the channel can be difficult to see.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Woodcock, snipe and quail

Some of the best woodcock hunting on public lands can be had, weather conditions permitting, on Sherburne WMA, according to LDWF’s Yony Vidrine.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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These WMAs are for the birds

When hunters choose destinations for deer, squirrels and rabbits in Louisiana, there’s no question many head to wildlife management areas because year-in, year-out rewarding hunts on those public lands are repeated across the state.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Dove tails

Don’t have a private field at which to shoulder a shotgun at the dove population? No problem: Bring plenty of shotgun shells to one of the Gulf Coastal Plains North Region WMAs — specifically Elbow Slough WMA.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Recent duck population increases masking detrimental wetlands losses

While many duck species populations are at or near historic levels now, officials are concerned that continued loss of wetlands in the U.S. Prairie Pothole Region, combined with the inevitable return of dryer weather there, will have serious implications for the future.

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September 12 at 3:30 pm
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Hail to the feral hog

Back in July our nation celebrated its 238th birthday. No doubt many of you celebrated Independence Day watching a traditional fireworks display; you saw the rocket’s red glare and the bombs bursting in air, and hopefully avoided the popping of a firecracker in your hand.

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September 12 at 9:00 am
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