Other Hunting

George Ricks is known, among other things, for the hounds he keeps.

The coon dog man

March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
George Ricks freezes his coon hides quickly after skinning to prevent bacterial growth.

Why freeze hides?

March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
Al Travis cooks wild game outdoors for friends every week.

How to cook raccoon

March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
Wild raccoons are large and aggressive animals, a far cry from the semi-domesticated ringtails that eat dog food on suburbanites’ patios.

Ringtail round-up — Top coon-hunting tactics

If you’re looking for some old-fashioned fun, chasing coons through the dark of night fits the bill. Here’s what you need to know.
March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Walkers and Black and Tans are two of the many breeds of coonhounds.

What's the best coonhounds?

Learn what one coon hunter looks for in hunting dogs
March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
1) Stretch a stiff carcass by pulling its front and back legs in opposite directions. USE IMAGE 14

How to skin a coon

Hunter shares secrets to skinning raccoons
March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
1) Make the pickle by adding at least 1 pound of salt and 3 ounces of citric acid per gallon of water. Heat the water to dissolve the salt, and then turn the heat off. Check the pH with the test strips: If it is higher than 2, add more citric acid.

11 steps to tan hides

Learn how to tan hides of coons, deer and more
March 01, 2017 at 7:00am

Grand Chenier men sentenced for alligator egg theft

Pair took 523 eggs illegally, LDWF says
February 06, 2017 at 3:51pm
Agents with the LDWF cited a Concordia Parish man for allegedly guiding a woodcock hunt on Richard K. Yancey WMA on Jan. 4.

Concordia Parish man busted for allegedly guiding woodcock hunt on Richard K. Yancey WMA

Guide received $600 deposit, LDWF says
January 24, 2017 at 4:50pm
Senior Agent Charles Talbert with parts of an illegally killed alligator seized in a case.

Saving the alligator in Louisiana

One of Louisiana’s biggest success stories
December 16, 2016 at 9:00am
If you've been waiting to take the plunge for an AR-15, here's a solid gun at a great price.

Anderson 5.56 M4

Entry-level AR-15 provides great quality at outstanding price
November 18, 2016 at 8:00am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, arrowed this mule deer doe with a 28-yard longbow shot during his third summer hunting on public lands in the Colorado mountains.

Apex Predator arrows Colorado mule deer

28-yard-longbow shot highlights third year in the mountains
October 19, 2016 at 6:00am
During the early season at Sherburne WMA, Joe Speyrer will not don a camo mask or hat due to the leafy foliage still present on trees during the early season.

Top squirrel-hunting tactics

October 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Attached to Gage Speyrer’s hunting belt is a black Delta fox squirrel he killed on the 2015 season opener at Sherburne.

Taxonomy of Louisiana’s squirrels

October 15, 2016 at 7:00am