Deer Hunting

Darrin Dawes killed this potential Louisiana state-record buck on Friday, Jan. 12 while hunting in St. Landry Parish.

Another possible state-record buck taken

Massive St. Landry Parish 12-point greenscores mid-180s as typical deer
January 13 at 9:30pm
This flock of turkeys the author saw in Bossier Parish included a bearded hen.

Anomalies and apparitions

Goats in the woods, bearded hens ... and that elusive new state record typical buck
January 12 at 9:00am
Jennifer Wall poses with the big Madison Parish buck she shot on Nov. 22. The 307-pound beast was estimated to be 8 ½ years old, and the 11-point green-scored 177 inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Father's advice pays off with giant Madison Parish 11-point

307-pound buck scores 177 inches
January 11 at 9:04am
Dr. Travis Links, of St. Francisville, poses with the big 12-point buck he shot on his property on the afternoon of Jan. 7. It took a bullet and an arrow to take down the wily old buck, which green-scored 158 6/8 inches.

Bullet and arrow take down big St. Francisville 12-point

Links’ homegrown buck stretches the tape to 158 inches
January 09 at 3:23pm

Security guards busted for alleged night hunting violations in Gibson

Placed bait under street lights and patrolled slowly with lights off looking for deer, LDWF says
January 09 at 1:35pm
Hayden Theriot, 17, of Luling, poses with the big 11-point Tensas Parish buck he shot on Dec. 30. The deer was green-scored at 168 4/8 by a Buckmasters scorer.

Luling hunter shoots big Tensas Parish buck

Theriot’s 11-point stretches the tape to 168 inches plus
January 08 at 3:27pm

Jamestown man cited for alleged deer violations in Bienville Parish

Woodall failed to comply with tagging requirements, LDWF says
January 08 at 1:50pm
Taylor Brown, a junior at Delhi Charter School, downed this impressive 14-point Madison Parish buck on Jan. 3 while sitting in a lawn chair overlooking a food plot. The big deer green-scored 155 ⅝ inches.

14-point Madison Parish buck taken from lawn chair

High school junior downs impressive 155-inch deer during the rut
January 08 at 1:04pm
Joey Turner, 33, of Marskville, poses with the big 12-point public lands buck he shot on Jan. 2 at Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area in Concordia Parish. The big deer green-scored 166 4/8 inches.

12-point public land brute goes down on Yancey

Turner’s trophy green-scores 166 4/8 inches
January 08 at 12:26pm
John Stansbury poses with the big Union Parish 12-point he shot on Christmas Day. The big buck green-scored 156 ⅛ inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Union Parish 12-point is late Christmas gift

Stansbury's buck stretches the tape to 156 ⅛ inches
January 05 at 1:44pm
This photo of Drake Barber, 19, of Franklinton, with the 23-point fenced buck he and Justin Miller allegedly shot and then stole on Dec. 26, appeared on Facebook, according to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Franklinton teens allegedly shoot 181-inch fenced deer in Washington Parish

Suspect posted photo with 23-point rack on Facebook, LDAF says
January 05 at 9:22am
Zach Roszell poses with the big 13-point Avoyelles Parish buck he shot on Dec. 22 on family farmland. The big deer green-scored 167 4/8 inches.

Family farmland yields 13-point stud in Avoyelles Parish

Roszell’s trophy stretches the tape to 167 4/8
January 03 at 3:13pm
Adam Ponder poses with

Big 14-point nicknamed 'Mufasa' goes down in Jackson Parish

Ponder's big buck green-scores 171 inches
January 02 at 10:21am
Daniel Colvin poses with the big Union Parish 10-point he dropped on Christmas Day. Colvin shot the buck Dec. 4, but hit it high. The buck ultimately green-scored 150 3/8 inches.

'Second chance' 10-point goes down in Union Parish

Colvin drops 150-inch buck — 21 days after his first shot
January 02 at 9:19am