Apex Predator

One of Josh Chauvin's favorite trail cam pics shows this nice buck being stalked by a turkey, which is visible to the right in the background of the photo.

Apex Predator: Summertime trail camera set-up advice

Chauvin details his favorite brands, and the features he look for to successfully scout deer
August 18, 2015 at 1:56pm
The Apex Predator shot this 350-pound hog on Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge two years ago. The statewide Hog Wash Tournament gets underway Sept. 20 and runs through Aug. 31, 2016.

Apex Predator: Year-long Hog Wash Tournament starts Sept. 20

Statewide tourney promotes hunting, control of invasive species
July 21, 2015 at 4:09pm
After a tough fight, with no gaff, Josh Chauvin was finally able to net this 50-pound plus lemonfish he hooked using a de-barbed hardhead catfish for live bait.

Apex Predator: Use red snapper and de-barbed hardheads to catch more cobia

First snapper at a rig often brings lemonfish up with it, Chauvin says
July 13, 2015 at 4:40pm
The Apex Predator recently encountered this black bear while setting out trail cameras with his dogs on Richard K. Yancey WMA in lower Concordia Parish.

Video: Apex Predator encounters bear while setting trail cams

Chauvin, dogs meet up with black bear on Richard K. Yancey WMA
June 29, 2015 at 5:41pm
Whenever he's out on the water, the Apex Predator wears a fanny pack PFD, which features a CO2 cartridge attached to a pull cord. The PFD also can be manually inflated.

Apex Predator: Fanny pack PFD convenient, comfortable and safe

Device provided added sense of security when kayak flipped during Paddlepalooza
June 08, 2015 at 1:40pm
Josh Chauvin shows off a moose antler he found while black bear hunting in the mountains of northern Idaho last month.

Apex Predator: Idaho DIY bear hunt

April's trip yields no bears, but provides great learning experience
May 13, 2015 at 5:55pm
Josh Chauvin caught this 15-inch, 2 1/2-pound crappie on a Beetle-Spin tipped with a Berkley PowerBait Crappie Nibble.

Catch more crappie using dehydrated nibbles

Dried-out nibbles last, stay on the hook longer, Chauvin says
April 07, 2015 at 4:44pm
Watch the attached video for detailed cooking instructions for the Apex Predator's hog's head cheese recipe.

Apex Predator provides 'headless' hog's head cheese recipe

Watch included video for detailed cooking instructions
February 26, 2015 at 3:15pm
The Apex Predator, Josh Chauvin, poses with a nice 11-point buck he shot on R.K.Yancey WMA last season after ducks alerted him to the big deer's presence.

Find the ducks to get the bucks

Apex Predator's late season tip to surprise nocturnal swamp bucks
January 05, 2015 at 4:07pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, enjoyed a great public-land duck hunt last January by using a little ingenuity to preserve his honey hole. On a separate hunt that same day, his wife shot two of the mallard hens pictured here.

Apex Predator: using a 'Light Decoy Spread' on public land duck hunts

Light show preserves public land hunting spot
December 18, 2014 at 4:15pm
The Apex Predator didn't see any deer, but he did drill a big boar last weekend at Richard K. Yancey WMA with his new DPMS Panther LR-338L. Shasseh found the hog after a 70-yard trail in a matter of seconds.

Apex Predator breaks in brand new .338 tactical 'pork blaster'

Chauvin recaps weekend hunt on Richard K. Yancey WMA
December 02, 2014 at 5:00pm


December 01, 2014 at 7:00am
The Apex Predator shot this 350-pound porker in January on Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge with his Marlin .444. Halloween Hogzilla, an even bigger boar, was arrowed on R.K. Yancey WMA on Oct. 31.

The legend of 'Halloween Hogzilla'

The Apex Predator arrows a huge boar on R.K. Yancey WMA
November 18, 2014 at 10:00am
The Apex Predator used his wife's right-handed PSE Fever to take down this nice 8-point on St. Catherine's Creek National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi.

Apex Predator's bow explodes on opening day

Forced to shoot opposite-handed, he still nabbed two bucks and a hog in early-season hunts
October 15, 2014 at 5:45am