Grunts & Gobbles

Pearl River WMA is a maze of sloughs, ridges, bayous and rivers.

The last crossing

Hurricane Katrina changed everything on Pearl River WMA
February 01, 2017 at 7:00am
The author took this Bossier Parish buck on Nov. 10 using deer urine and grunts to attract his attention.

Farts and Bubbles: Hunt like a champ

Mr. Bubbles brings good fortune to hunters
January 12, 2017 at 9:00am
Wood ducks provide great early morning opportunities on Pearl River WMA.

It’s time for a meat hunt

Most game species are on the menu
December 12, 2016 at 9:00am
The author’s grandson, 6-year-old William, with the results of a good morning dove hunt.

Louisiana families keep hunting traditions alive

In today's fast-paced world, it's important to make time with kids to keep hunting and fishing a priority
November 10, 2016 at 9:00am
This giant sweetgum has a 12-foot circumference and could be in the running for Champion Tree status. It is located on the author’s property in Clinton, and he calls it the Elephant Trunk Tree.

Champion trees and trophy bucks

Their crowns bring much glory to our Louisiana landscape
October 11, 2016 at 4:00pm
LDWF biologists cam provide clubs or landowners with harvest recommendations because they gather harvest data each season.

A new crop of wildlife, a new hunting season

It's important to report your harvest
September 12, 2016 at 9:00am
A deer walking into the author’s food plot on June 1 that was planted in mid-May. The spear-shaped whitish leaves are soybeans that had sprouted.

The perfect seed mix for deer — Part II

August 12, 2016 at 9:00am
The antlers on this young adult buck were beginning to bud out at the end of May. Quality nutrition is needed during June and July for the buck to reach its potential.

Grunts & Gobbles: Food plot points to ponder

Are you trying to affect the physical condition of the deer on your lease, or just hold them on your property year round?
July 12, 2016 at 9:00am
This tallow tree is not a desirable forage for deer. The fact that deer are eating it is an indication that the habitat is lacking and needs work to produce more desirable forages.

Don’t waste big bucks on small bucks

Improving the growth and development of your buck population
June 06, 2016 at 9:00am
While hunting season wasn’t great, some fine deer lined the walls during the 2016 Louisiana Sportsman Show Big Buck Contest in Gonzales.

The tale of the tape for the 2015-16 deer season

The Louisiana Sportsman Show is over and the big bucks have been scored
May 12, 2016 at 8:53am
The author saw no deer on his property after Nov. 20, but he captured this photograph of six deer feeding on Feb. 25. It could be he was the victim of abundant acorns and poor weather conditions.

2016 deer season begins now

April 12, 2016 at 9:00am
Turkeys began feeding in the green patch where the author had plowed up the summer strip the day after he worked it. Turkeys should continue to feed here as the turkey season begins.

A new year, a new wildlife administration

March 11, 2016 at 11:00am
Retired biologist Jimmy Stafford shows off one of his kills.

What to do about the ‘carry-over’

Another low harvest means deer will have to depend on stressed habitat
February 12, 2016 at 8:55am
Mark Bible, retired Pearl River WMA supervisor, took this hog at the management area with a .444.

Mother nature is messing with us

Haven’t killed a deer yet this season? Blame the weather
January 12, 2016 at 9:00am