Deer Hunting

Hunting over a food plot is a great December tactic to knock down a nice buck.

‘Magic times’

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Continuing to put out corn gives deer a free meal — mostly at night —  and limits daytime movement.

Stay away

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Having a pirogue or boat gives hunters an upper hand when hunting the marsh. Traveling the waterways provides access to the interior marsh, away from high-pressured areas.

Public land along the coast

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am

Benton man, juvenile busted for alleged nighttime hunting in Bossier Parish

Incident occurred Dec. 9 near Plain Dealing, LDWF says
December 13, 2017 at 2:29pm
Hunter McCullough, of Walker, poses with the big 15-point he shot in East Baton Rouge Parish on Dec. 9. The big buck green-scored 160 inches of antler bone.

Hunter strikes out in Illinois, scores big in EBR Parish

McCullough’s 15-pointer green scores 160 inches
December 13, 2017 at 10:34am
This quality Desoto Parish buck is a prime example of how good the nutrition has been this year thanks to the abundant spring and summer rainfall.

Big Bayou State bucks going down

Deer season is in full swing — and now is the time to load up the freezer
December 12, 2017 at 9:00am
Tyler Waller shows off the 11-point Webster Parish buck nicknamed Rocking Chair he shot on Dec. 5. The deer green-scored 152 inches of bone.

Big buck nicknamed Rocking Chair got rocked on Dec. 5

Webster Parish 11-point scores 152 inches B & C
December 11, 2017 at 10:26am
Ruston's Chris Hart poses with the big Union Parish 11-point he shot on Nov. 23 at the Shiloh Hunting Club. The big buck green-scored 150 ⅝ inches B&C.

Ruston hunter drops big Union Parish 11-point

Buck from Shiloh Hunting Club scores 150 ⅝ inches
December 11, 2017 at 9:44am
Chris Long poses with the big public lands 8-point buck he shot on Tensas National Wildlife Refuge in Madison Parish on Dec. 4. The big buck green-scored 140 inches

Hammer public lands buck goes down on Tensas NWR

Big Madison Parish 8-point scores 140 inches
December 08, 2017 at 4:13pm
Seth Davis, of Glenmora, poses with the big public lands 9-point buck he shot on Dewey Wills WMA in Catahoula Parish. The deer green-scored 165 inches B & C.

Glenmora hunter drops 165-inch public lands buck - from the ground

Big 9-point goes down on Dewey Wills WMA in Catahoula Parish
December 08, 2017 at 11:15am
Jody Sistrunk shows off a nice, mature mainframe 8-pointer  taken during the 2015-2016 season.

Map out the deer rut

Peak of rutting, breeding activity varies greatly
December 05, 2017 at 5:00pm

Sulphur man cited for allegedly spotlighting deer in Calcasieu Parish

Incident happened near Carlyss at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, LDWF says
December 05, 2017 at 4:22pm
Jacob Cheatwood shows off the 13-point Sabine Parish buck he shot Nov. 11 near Florien. Scored as a 12-point at Simmons in Bastrop, the deer green-scored 166 5/8 inches B & C.

Expecting cull buck, Sabine Parish hunter drops 166-inch stud

Big 13-point goes down near Florien
December 04, 2017 at 5:53pm
The ZT Hyper Cams allow let-offs of 80- to 85-percent on Hoyt’s newest bows.

Hoyt takes a big step

Two totally redesigned bows head ‘18 lineup
December 02, 2017 at 9:00am