Deer Hunting

Supplemental feeding of deer has been banned in six Mississippi counties and three Louisiana parishes after an Issaquena County deer was discovered to have CWD in January.

Another look at CWD feeding ban

Could Mississippi officials have used better boundaries than county lines?
May 22 at 9:00am
The actual size of the jawbone makes for easy identification of fawns and 6-month old deer.

How to age white-tailed deer: Part I

The breeding Chronology of Louisiana deer can make aging challenging — but it can be done
May 12 at 9:00am
With almost 200 results back so far, the LDWF has not received any positives for chronic wasting disease in the deer herd in Northeast Louisiana. The department plans to sample at least 300 deer.

LDWF: Still no CWD cases in Northeast Louisiana

Additional sampling continues, but no positive results yet
May 04 at 4:03pm
Don’t underestimate the value of simple hand tools. A hand rake goes anywhere and is helpful with removing debris so you can expose the dirt and begin planting.

Growing a poor man’s food plot

Forget the expensive marketing gimmicks, and get back to the basics. Here are some simple methods you can implement right now to provide supplemental feed for your deer herd.
May 01 at 7:00am
The late Gene Sutherland loved woods and white-tails in a life that spanned almost 70 years.

A life well-lived: Making memories in the woods

Hunting mentor’s letter reminds us of what’s really important in the field
May 01 at 7:00am
The author with a mature buck. Unfortunately, older-aged bucks seem to be the most CWD- susceptible members of whitetail deer society.

CWD in Mississippi

Magnolia state hunters need to understand the disease, how government agencies are responding and why certain decisions are being made
April 22 at 9:00am

Boyce man cited for alleged April deer hunting violations

Suspect admitted to nighttime kills, LDWF says
April 11 at 4:36pm
So far, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has sampled 188 deer in Northeast Louisiana, and have gotten back results on 114 animals — all of which were negative.

Initial CWD testing negative in Northeast Louisiana, LDWF says

188 deer tested in early April, with no positive results so far
April 09 at 10:20am
Modern carbon arrows that look like wooden ones and are fletched with feathers are a major improvement over wooden alternatives.

Traditional archery

Get back to the basics that attracted you to the sport
April 01 at 7:00am
The Sportsman Show's Big Buck Contest wrapped up Sunday afternoon, with plenty more deer added to the state's all-time records, as well as some Boone & Crockett and Pope and Young record bucks.

Louisiana Sportsman’s Big Buck Contest results

Smith, Sullivan win with heavy-horned in-state deer
March 19 at 8:35am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with the big 8-point he shot in January on Louisiana public lands with his 70-bound Martin recurve bow.

Apex Predator: Blade-aiming technique takes down 8-pointer with recurve

Chauvin ends season in style with big Louisiana public lands buck
March 08 at 1:25pm