Grunts & Gobbles

Jimmy Stafford with sons David James (left) and Brandon (right) and a fine public land longbeard.

Veteran turkey biologist retires

Jimmy Stafford plans to stay active with wildlife activities
December 12, 2015 at 9:00am
This doe has its head in a hole where a trophy rock once sat. The hole is about a foot deep, and the doe generally comes to the mineral site every day.

Oh, happy day!

Hunting season is upon us
September 11, 2015 at 2:00pm
This is the best turkey production the author has seen on his small tract of land in East Feliciana Parish in eight years.

Put your trail cams to work

Remote cameras provide great insight about wildlife recruitment
August 12, 2015 at 9:00am
Planting summer deer plots might not be necessary this year because of all the rain, but it’s a good idea to provide green patches for turkeys, like this one killed by Kendall Reed.

Summertime fun

Planting and predators
July 12, 2015 at 9:00am
This trail cam photo shows a buck at a trophy rock in Desoto Parish.

There’s gold in them there woods

Rains have produced lush habitat
June 12, 2015 at 9:00am
The 7 ½-year-old buck David Reynerson arrowed on bottomland hardwood/agriculture habitat had the nutrition to grow big antlers, whereas the 6 ½-year-old 10-point the author killed in Bossier Parish did not, as evidenced by its small mass and short tines.

Does your deer herd measure up?

The deer season is over, so now is the time to look at the data
May 12, 2015 at 8:57am
Just because there was an abundance of mast this fall doesn’t mean you don’t need to pay attention to spring and summer plantings.

Impacts of the 2014 acorn crop

Following the excellent mast crop, do we need to plant food plots in 2015?
April 12, 2015 at 9:00am
Twelve-year-old Chad “D.J.” Migues Jr. killed this 175-pound 10-point, his largest to date, on Nov. 28 in Clarence while hunting with his dad, Chad Migues Sr.

Was the 2014 deer season another good one?

Is your glass half-empty or half-full?
March 12, 2015 at 9:00am
The author shot this 7-point eight years after purchasing the property.

Like father, like son

November was a good month for the Moreland clan
January 12, 2015 at 9:00am
Mild winter weather makes hunting cold fronts the key to success in Louisiana.

Is your deer hunting hot?

Weather is the key to filling one’s deer tags
December 12, 2014 at 9:00am
The feral hog population in Louisiana has dramatically increased because hogs are being caught and moved around the state.

The Bayou State has bacon

Biologists meet to develop a response to feral hog invasion
November 12, 2014 at 9:00am