Hunting

Chapman says his ideal setup for a crossbow bolt would be a 100-grain mechanical broadhead with a 50-grain brass insert.

In the ‘Cross’Hairs

Crossbows are still looked down upon by some traditional bowhunters, but they definitely give people another option during archery season. Here’s what you need to know if you’re heading into the woods with one this fall.
October 01 at 7:00am
The Joneses, from left, Ben, Shepard, Brooks and Scott and evidence of their success in the big deer woods.

Keeping up with the Joneses

Putting big bucks on the wall is a tradition with this North Louisiana family. Here are the steps they take to consistently make it happen.
October 01 at 7:00am

Cover

October 01 at 7:00am
Big Lake’s T-Rex duck calls

Big Lake’s T-Rex duck calls

October 01 at 7:00am
Old Cypress Outdoors Tree Stand

Old Cypress Outdoors Tree Stand

October 01 at 7:00am
ScentLok OZ Active-Odor Destroyers

ScentLok OZ Active-Odor Destroyers

October 01 at 7:00am
Leupold’s VX-Freedom

Leupold’s VX-Freedom

October 01 at 7:00am
Halo XL600 Laser Rangefinder

Halo XL600 Laser Rangefinder

October 01 at 7:00am
When a buck is looking your way and has its ears cupped toward you, your chances of successfully drawing on it aren’t very good.

Draw your own conclusions

Timing your draw is the most important thing you’ll do with a deer in range
October 01 at 7:00am
The author shows off his peep sight Verifier from Specialty Archery Products. The lens allows you to see your sight pins more clearly, and also maintain a good view of the target.

Public Rambling: Peep sight 'cheaters' create better view of sight pins

Lens is perfect for older, farsighted hunters
September 27 at 7:40am
Greg Hackney poses with a nice buck he shot during the rut along the Mississippi River.

Sportsman TV: Hunting the Mississippi River whitetail rut

Great tips on rut tactics you can use this fall
September 24 at 2:30pm
For whitetails, the author’s arsenal contains everything from rifled slugs all the way down to a .223. His overall favorite is the .35 Whelen.

Pay attention to the business end

Preference in weapons, ammo and sights pales in comparison to the ability to put your shot on target when the opportunity presents itself
September 22 at 9:00am

Robeline man cited for deer hunting violations in Natchitoches Parish

Suspect admitted to shooting an 8-point on Sept. 14, LDWF says
September 20 at 5:14pm
Hunters at Bin There Hunting near Welsh enjoyed a pretty successful opening weekend in the rice fields, despite the second-lowest teal count on record in the LDWF's annual September aerial survey.

Teal opening weekend produces mixed results

Hunting conditions in the state seemed to improve heading west
September 18 at 4:53am