Deer Hunting

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Eames drops 9-point Tensas Parish buck with muzzleloader

How would you like to have a great place to hunt - but to do so, you† had to follow restrictions on what deer you could shoot and what equipment you had to use?

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December 23 at 2:10 pm
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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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December 22 at 9:00 am
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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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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 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
297 Views

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
266 Views

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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Break deer-cam dependency

From his experiences on the road and at home, Chad Wall has come to realize that most hunters have lost the ability to read deer sign put down by nature.†

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Daily use permit required at Russell Sage WMA

Gun. Hunter orange. Shells. Camo. Let’s see, what are we forgetting?

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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How Russell Sage WMA began

The January 1961 announcement of the first state-owned game reserve in the Louisiana Conservationist was pretty simple and modest.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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