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Vid: Bow hunter shoots flying doves

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Think you're a pretty good wing shot? A real danger to anything that flies? Just can't miss when you shoulder your trusty 12-gauge?

Well, you ain't nothing, brother, when you consider what this guy does with a bow.

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September 10 at 12:29 pm
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More than 100 hunters cited for dove-related violations opening weekend

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries issued 101 citations across the state during the opening weekend of dove season.

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September 10 at 7:31 am
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LDWF offers private-land dove hunts on opening day

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will provide public dove hunting options on private land leases in three parishes across the state.

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September 03 at 5:20 pm
2892 Views

Top 5 tips for opening day of dove season

It’s probably almost too late to get in much practice time at the range in preparation for the opening of dove season this Saturday, but you still have time to stock up on supplies you might need in the field.

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September 02 at 9:36 pm
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A wing and a prayer — Louisiana’s dove-hunting lives on

Nearly forty years ago, I made my first dove hunt near the desert town of Orogrande, New Mexico, while on a six-year stint in the Air Force.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
606 Views

Mississippi state-record alligator snagged, dragged to boat

The Mississippi state record for the heaviest alligator was set last night in the wee hours of opening of the 2014 hunting season when three buddies killed a 756-pounder hunting in the state's Southwest Zone.

The beastly gator broke the record set last year by a 741.5-pounder killed by a Madison hunter.

And remember: These alligators have to be snagged manually (no set lines) and dragged to the boat to be dispatched.

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August 30 at 4:51 pm
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Potential world-record gator harvested Saturday morning in Alabama

Everything’s bigger in Texas - except alligators, apparently.

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August 18 at 4:38 pm
9450 Views

Divided Supreme Court rules against 'straw' gun purchases

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a federal law that makes it a crime for one person to buy a gun for another without disclosing that fact on the federal purchase form.

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June 16 at 2:29 pm
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More days, earlier opening-day hunts expected in 2014-15 dove season

The 2014-15 dove season is expected to include an opening day that begins a half hour before sunrise instead of the traditional noon kick-off when the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approves the season structure next month.

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June 13 at 8:55 am
7310 Views

Adopted nutria returns home to the high life in Chackbay

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Most folks would probably be a bit unnerved if they knew a large rodent had made a nest and was sleeping on the floor directly under their bed – but Chackbay’s Iva Evans says she sleeps like a baby every night.

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May 15 at 1:50 pm
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Maurepas Swamp bullfrog has 'secret surprise inside'

Forrest Gump might say that cleaning bullfrogs is like opening a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get.

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April 03 at 9:57 am
22967 Views

If you shoot down a tree in the woods, will anyone hear it when it lands on top of you?

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Chainsaws are pretty effective tools for taking down trees, but admittedly aren’t much use at the shooting range.

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March 31 at 2:45 pm
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Wetland Warriors — Battling coastal erosion by hunting nutria

“The coyotes ate all the rabbits! The ducks got short-stopped! And the squirrels all live in woods leased by deer clubs who hate squirrel hunters! So how’s a kid supposed to scratch his hunting itch nowadays?” 

Artie was in another of his moods at Doc’s camp. 

“Oh, I don’t really mean hunting itch,” he continued after a hearty swig and a thunderous belch. “I mean blasting and killing itch. Oh, I know, I know. It’s not really ‘blasting and killing;’ it’s ‘harvesting,”’ he added with a smirk. “And I know, I know: It’s not all about the shooting. It’s about ‘the camaraderie, about learning sportsmanship and conservation principles, about watching the beautiful sunrise, the pretty roseate spoonbills, about blah, blah, blah.’ Sure — sure.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
4777 Views

LDWF seeks input from dove hunters across the state

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is surveying dove hunters across the state on season dates, hunting success, ammunition and more.

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February 24 at 1:59 pm
3839 Views

SlatGrate makes a versatile cooking platform

If you’re tired of using un-twisted coat hangers to roast wieners around a campfire, or if you just want to step up your game and cook burgers or steaks over your fire pit, the SlatGrate cooking platform might be what you’re looking for.

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February 21 at 3:11 pm
3586 Views

Vid shows hog charging hunter

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Hog hunting is a ton of fun, and it can extend hunting season. But as LouisianaSportsman.com user Chris Morris discovered in early February, wild pigs can be dangerous.

Morris, who goes by morrisvswild on the LouisianaSportsman.com forum, was attacked by a hog he didn't even know was there, but the danger increases when you start pushing them with dogs.

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February 20 at 12:37 pm
8866 Views
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