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Raceland man cited for alleged deer violations

A 53-year-old Raceland man was cited last weekend for alleged deer violations by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in Lafourche Parish.

8 hours ago
Chris Evans shows off the 12-point he shot from 420 yards on Wednesday, Nov. 30, near Port Hudson in East Baton Rouge Parish. The buck's rack tallied 42 inches in circumference measurements, and green-scored 150 inches.

Port Hudson hunter downs heavy-horned 12-point from 420 yards

Chris Evans is moving to a new house near Jackson, leaving behind a 40-acre tract of family land near Port Hudson where he’s done a lot of deer hunting over the years.

11 hours ago
Essie Maricle shows off the big 8-point she shot on Richard K. Yancey WMA in Concordia Parish on Nov. 26. The big buck sported a rack with a 22-inch inside spread, and green-scored 148 4/8 inches.

Big 8-point goes down on Richard K. Yancey WMA

Essie Maricle has had not one, but both, knees replaced. However, surgery hasn’t slowed her down a bit — especially when it comes to deer hunting.

14 hours ago
Six Louisiana anglers are scheduled to compete in the 11-stop 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series trail starting next February on Lake Cherokee in Tennessee.

2017 Bassmaster Elite Series includes six Louisiana anglers

When the 2017 Bassmaster Elite Series kicks off next February at Lake Cherokee in Tennessee, 111 anglers will be in the field — including six from Louisiana.

Yesterday at 2:50pm
Stephen Mitchell of Jena displays a Ouachita River largemouth taken off a submerged sandbar with a Carolina-rigged Zoom Super Fluke.<br />

Ouachita River offers largemouths, white bass and spots

High pressure, bluebird skies and temperatures in the lower 40s can threaten any angler’s frustration threshold.

When even a mild cool front arrives, bass often get lockjaw, leaving many anglers regretting getting out of bed early in the morning.

But Louisiana’s river systems – especially the Ouachita River - often seem to defy that old fishing truism. 

Yesterday at 10:30am
The TAG Louisiana program, a study that uses volunteers to both tag fish and report recaptures, is being axed by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries because the department says it isn't delivering useful information to biologists.

LDWF to axe TAG Louisiana program

In the wake of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ move to axe the popular TAG Louisiana program, the executive director of Coastal Conservation Association - Louisiana sent out a strong email Wednesday critical of the decision, hinting the move was a political one to punish CCA.

Yesterday at 9:25am
Sportsman Responder

Sportsman performance shirts

The Sportsman Store has upgraded their performance shirt line-up with two new fall offerings — the Responder and the Equinox. The Responder is a shirt you’ll never want to take off. It’s made with a smart fabric that dials into your body temperature, keeping you warm and comfortable when it’s cool out but never sticky and sweaty while walking to the duck blind or deer stand. The Responder is available in the Camo logo, Mallard, Big Rack and new Sportsman logo. The Equinox is truly a versatile shirt with fast absorption and quick-drying qualities for when you need it. The slightly brushed lightweight fabric also adds a bit of warmth and softness. This great-looking shirt has natural stretch and plenty of room for ease of movement in the field or on the water.

Yesterday at 7:00am

Costa’s Boundless collection

Costa’s Boundless line of rimless sunglasses adds four new styles, West Bay, Seagrove, Gulf Shore and Oyster Bay, to their four existing rimless options, Ballast, Cayan, Galveston and Rockport. Six of the eight rimless sunglasses (excluding Rockport and Cayan) will be available for the first time with a green mirror lens option, as well as gray, copper, and blue mirror, in Costa’s patented color enhancing polarized 580 lenses. These glasses are incredibly lightweight, with a comfortable fit for all-day wear.

Yesterday at 7:00am
R9 Crossbow

Ravin R9 Crossbow

The new R9 Crossbow from Ravin delivers rifle-like accuracy, handling and killing power. Powered by Helicoil technology, this revolutionary crossbow delivers unprecedented downrange accuracy. Prototype and initial production bows regularly hold six-arrow groups at three inches or less at 100 yards. With an axle-to-axle measurement of a mere 6 inches at full draw, the Ravin Crossbow is significantly smaller and narrower than any crossbow on the market.

Yesterday at 7:00am
Bronson Strickland took this Texas buck in 2010.

Truth vs. Fiction — The truth behind several deer-hunting maxims

It’s the middle of hunting season and you glance at the weather forecast for the weekend: There’s going to be a full moon.

So you tell your buddies at the camp that you’ll be sleeping in on Saturday morning and heading to your stand around midmorning. That’s when the deer will be moving, you tell them.

Yesterday at 7:00am
Simple tackle is all that is needed to catch bull reds once they are located. Both men used spinning reels.

Bulling it out — How to catch and clean big reds

When the guide slid the landing net under the fish, the chef’s face lit up like a Hollywood marquee.

Was it a tender-fleshed and delectable speckled trout? No.

Was it a savory, mild-tasting red snapper. No.

It wasn’t a flounder, tripletail or grouper, either.

Yesterday at 7:00am
Crappie anglers converge on suspended D’Arbonne crappie in December.

Crappie season suspended — Top tips for Lake D’Arbonne crappie

They are going to have to do a lot more than just drain Lake D’Arbonne to keep Ronnie Turner from chasing crappie this December.

The West Monroe angler isn’t going to suspend the crappie season just because the lake is missing a little water.

Yesterday at 7:00am
Bassmaster Elite pro Greg Hackney suggests that anglers learn to fish in gloves for cold season comfort.

Cold concerns — How pro bass anglers overcome bitter cold

Diehard anglers will brave some pretty uncomfortable conditions for that chance of bending a rod. But understanding how cold weather can affect your equipment and your performance stands essential to your winter pursuits. 

Yesterday at 7:00am
Capt. Bubby Lamy shows off a nice speckled trout.

From hot to cold — How to fish Chalmette after the Hot Water Canal went cold

For Chalmette-area wintertime anglers, the Hot Water Canal was about as close as you could get to a sure thing. 

Warm, toasty water from Entergy’s Michoud generating facility discharged into a nondescript, otherwise unremarkable canal adjacent to the Intracoastal Waterway near the Green Bridge.

Yesterday at 7:00am

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