Deer Hunting

The author killed this hit-list buck, nicknamed “Saban,” on Christmas Eve — after taking plenty of care not to put too much pressure on it.

Learn to manage hunting pressure

Key to successful hunting is keeping deer from knowing you’re around
February 01 at 7:00am

Two busted for alleged night-hunting in Washington Parish

Incident occurred on Jan. 27, LDWF says
January 30 at 10:34am
This buck has the classic body build of a mature deer 5½ years or older, in spite of its paltry antlers.

Rate that buck

If a “big ol’ mature buck” is your goal, learn how to recognize one
January 22 at 9:00am
Effie's Brad Normand poses with the big 12-point buck he shot Dec. 26 on Dahlia Plantation in Tensas Parish. The deer's rack featured split brow tines and heavy mass throughout, and green-scored 161 ⅛ inches.

Effie hunter downs 12-point Tensas Parish stud

Normand’s buck features split brow tines, scores 161 ⅛
January 18 at 2:51pm
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