Deer Hunting

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The deer woods

A pod of whales.†

A copse of brush.†

A gaggle of geese.†

A brake of cane.

A slash of palmetto.

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14 hours ago
33 Views

Shreveport hunter witnesses big bucks battle over a doe in Red River Parish

Drew Ratley has been deer hunting his whole life, but he never experienced three magical days quite like he did last November at the height of the rut in Red River Parish.

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14 hours ago
111 Views

Three cited for deer hunting violations in Tangipahoa Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three people for alleged deer hunting violations near Kentwood on Jan. 24, according to a press release.

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20 hours ago
2297 Views

Pilsbury's first-ever buck is a stud 8-point

My buddy Scott Dupre had a wonderful hunting experience earlier this season. And no, he didn’t kill a monster buck - but someone very close to him did.†

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January 23 at 3:51 pm
4954 Views

The skinny on scrapes

One of the more fascinating aspects of the whitetail rut revolves around the wonderful, and at times mysterious, phenomenon known as “scraping.”

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January 22 at 9:00 am
3269 Views

Alleged deer hunting repeat offender arrested in East Carroll Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a Madison Parish man on Christmas Day for alleged deer hunting violations in East Carroll Parish.

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January 22 at 8:44 am
8262 Views

Williams nails big public-land 12-pointer in Concordia Parish

Ryan Williams has been hunting a long time, but has never connected on a really big buck, with a couple of 7-points and an 8-pointer to his credit.†

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January 20 at 11:16 am
5312 Views

Prairieville hunter downs big Concordia Parish 9-point on Richard K. Yancey WMA

After Andy Kliebert drilled a big 9-pointer on Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area earlier this month, he had to collect himself for a little while before taking the long trip down in his climber.

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January 19 at 3:30 pm
8389 Views

Pine 16-year-oldís 160-class 11-point the talk of Washington Parish

Larry Nixon, one of the world’s best bass anglers, once said big bass couldn’t be forced — they just kind of happen. And they usually happen when they are least expected.

The same can be said for big bucks, whose obituaries are usually full of low expectations and high happenstance.†

Now that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of planning and preparation that goes into killing a big buck, but no matter what we try to do to encourage that fateful crossing of paths, that deer is going to play by its own rules.

That’s why Dakota Kennedy, a 16-year-old 11th grader at Pine High School in Washington Parish, didn’t have the loftiest of expectations when he climbed into a box stand hardly 100 yards from his house after a long day at school on Jan. 15.

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January 19 at 12:25 pm
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Hunters for the Hungry seeking extra venison

If you’ve got some extra venison in your freezer as deer season winds down across Louisiana, consider a donation to Hunters for the Hungry.

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January 19 at 7:00 am
2475 Views

Doyline hunter downs palmated 14-point Webster Parish buck

Wesley Miller took down two nice bucks - an 8-point and a 10-point - in the first two weeks of deer season this year on his family’s farm in Dubberly, so his focus shifted to catching slab crappie on Dorcheat Bayou.

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January 15 at 8:50 pm
13564 Views

Hunting journals prove simple is best approach

Warren Womack keeps detailed journals from virtually every hunt he’s ever been on. He records where he hunted, the date and time, any deer seen and weather conditions — with the occasional accompanying photographs or video.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
440 Views

Stand placement is key to deer-hunting success

While Savant sees early morning and afternoon as prime deer times, if hunting public land has taught him anything it’s that other hunters think the same way.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
546 Views

Target nuttall oaks for late-season success

Warrent Womack is always on the lookout for mast-bearing trees during deer season. Any seasoned deer hunter knows the affinity between whitetails and acorns during the fall and winter.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
414 Views

Free Resources at QDMA.com

Although QDMA will offer suggestions and give presentations on forming local cooperatives, there are a few things hunters can go ahead and do if they’re not quite ready to go that far just yet.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
358 Views

Coushatta man cited for alleged deer hunting violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Coushatta man for alleged deer hunting violations on Jan. 7 in Red River Parish.

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January 14 at 6:10 am
5369 Views
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