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Applications available online for Elbow Slough WMA opening weekend lottery dove hunts

Applications are now being accepted for lottery hunts on Elbow Slough Wildlife Management Area in Rapides Parish for the opening weekend of dove season.

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July 08 at 9:51 am
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Bowfishing guides busted for illegal alligator hunts, LDWF says

The owners of Louisiana Bowfishing Inc., along with a guide who works for the charter service, were arrested this week in connection with alleged illegal alligator kills as part of their operation, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported today.

Louisiana Bowfishing Inc. owners Blake A. Mitchell, 29, and 32-year-old Neil Mitchell (both of Gretna), and 19-year-old guide Stephen Black of Slidell were arrested in connection with a number of alligator-hunting offenses in Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, according to an LDWF news release.

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June 18 at 4:01 pm
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Bullfrogs are greedy

There really isn’t any other way to put it: Bullfrogs are aggressive and greedy predators.

They have huge mouths and will try to eat any living thing smaller than themselves. If a bullfrog can’t get the whole critter in its mouth in one bite, it uses both hands to stuff it into their maw.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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LDWF announces 2015 alligator lottery hunts

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is conducting a lottery to award alligator tags to provide the general public with harvest opportunities.

According to a press release, a random computer drawing from eligible hunters submitting applications will determine who receives tags from five Coastal and Nongame Resources Division Wildlife Management Areas, 15 Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property and 25 public lakes for the 2015 harvest.

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May 13 at 3:29 pm
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Louisiana black bear management plan submitted Thursday to LWFC

A comprehensive black bear management plan, including provisions for a potential harvest if federal protection is one day deemed unwarranted for the animal, was presented to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday.

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February 06 at 11:41 am
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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, 2014 at 7:30 am
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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, 2014 at 8:00 am
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Online Civil War-era gator story a hoax, biologist says

You might have seen a recent story circulating online about a 185-year-old  MIssissippi gator found with Confederate bullets in its body.

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December 03, 2014 at 4:48 pm
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North Carolina's No. 2 all-time black bear killed by Virginia hunter

On the morning of Nov. 11, Thomas Capps of Richmond, Va., killed a 782-pound black bear from a blind overlooking a field of soybeans and corn on private land in Hyde County. 

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November 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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Mistaken identity

I was a young officer working my first year on the job when I walked into a little country store in Avoyelles Parish near Bordelonville one day. Being new to the area and not knowing anyone, a lot of time was spent meeting local folks and learning my way around. An older fellow was in the store and he soon walked over and introduced himself. We exchanged a few pleasantries and before long I realized he was quite a talker. 

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October 24, 2014 at 9:00 am
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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.

But when temperatures begin to cool, what he really likes to do is stalk the woods on The Bird Camp Hunting Club near Boyce for tree rats. And, while he’ll pull out his shotgun if he thinks the squirrels will be on the move, his preference is to spend cool, still mornings picking off squirrels with his scoped .22.

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October 24, 2014 at 8:26 am
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Arashi Wake Crank a bass magnet

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An Idaho outdoorsman had plenty of time to talk about some keys to his success this year as an Elite Series angler as part of a four-year career that has earned him $517,632.

Brandon Palaniuk spoke highly the last week of September about techniques and patterns that have been working consistently. The season-ending Elite Series AOY in Michigan was behind him, and Palaniuk was driving to another event on Kentucky Lake before going home for the off-season in the Great Northwest.

During the call, Palaniuk eventually mentioned a recently released artificial lure that he helped design. That lure was a key to catching bass in clutch situations across the country.

The Storm Arashi Wake Crank has become one of his go-to baits.

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October 08, 2014 at 11:03 am
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Mid-season dove tactics

If you’re planning on making an October dove hunt, don’t expect the birds to be as carefree as they were on opening day.

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October 07, 2014 at 4:12 pm
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Cleaning squirrels — the easy way

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What hunter doesn’t enjoy bagging a limit of bushy-tailed tree rodents?

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September 30, 2014 at 9:52 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, 2014 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, 2014 at 7:00 am
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