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Winnsboro man cited for being over the limit on squirrels, LDWF says

Incident occurred along the Boeuf River in Catahoula Parish
October 03, 2016 at 4:33pm
Most of us started our hunting “vocations” by stalking squirrels. The thrill is NOT gone! It’s easy to recapture.

Blasting Bachman’s — Where to hunt Bachman’s fox squirrels

The Florida Parishes holds the state’s only population of Bachman’s fox squirrels, those blazed-faced beauties coveted by hunters. But there’s also no shortage of feisty cat squirrels to round out your bags.
October 01, 2016 at 7:00am
The Southern gray squirrel is the most commonly found subspecies of gray squirrels in Louisiana’s forests. This prolific subspecies sports a grayish-brown body with a white underside. The central portion of its bushy tail matches the body coloration with

Bayou boogie — Best WMAs and squirrel-hunting tips

Hunters across the state will be running for the woods this month in hopes of stocking up on squirrels for their camp stew pots. Here are some of the top public options, as well as tips on how to consistently fill your limits.
October 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Snakes are likely to be out during the early season, so you need to wear snake boots when sneaking up on squirrels.

Tips for early squirrels

Die-hard small-game hunter shares secrets to October success
September 29, 2016 at 4:00pm
Joe Speyrer of Sherburne, left, and his sons Payton, Gage and Parker display their 2015 opening day squirrel harvest at Sherburne WMA. See the October issue of Louisiana Sportsman magazine for Speyrer’s public lands squirrel strategies for opening week.

Top 10 tips for squirrel season opening weekend

Weather expected to cooperate — with the exception of a possible dry forest floor
September 26, 2016 at 10:07pm
Attracting doves to your fields means having something on the ground for them to eat all summer long.

Double down on doves — Tips for extending dove season

Opening weekend of dove season can be awesome, but how can you get more than that one hunt out of a field? This Washington Parish hunter has it all figured out.
September 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Josh Chauvin shows off a frog he arrowed during a recent daytime public lands trip with his recurve bow. It's a lot more challenging than nighttime frogging, but Chauvin said it's a great way to get in some bow practice before deer season.

Apex Predator: Daytime frogging with a recurve bow

Arrowing frogs is a fun, challenging way to get in some bow practice before deer season, Chauvin says
July 25, 2016 at 1:55pm

Sunset man cited for allegedly harvesting 6-foot gator in Cameron Parish

Arceneaux ticketed in connection with June 10 incident, LDWF says
June 21, 2016 at 9:56am
Both Bull and “pig” frogs abound in the more open, grassier regions of the Maurepas Swamp.

Midnight run — Tips for frogging in the Manchac Swamp WMA swamps

If the west winds blow the water out of your favorite fishing hole, just wait for darkness to settle on the swamps near Manchac and paddle out for some hectic frogging. Here’s how to make the most of the opportunity.
June 01, 2016 at 7:00am

Enforcement agents cite two for alleged gator violations

Rivoire Jr., Cahanin written up after anonymous tip for Henderson gator, LDWF says
May 04, 2016 at 4:54pm
This photo shows Widow, a wolf-hybrid that is the littermate of Thor, potentially the animal photographed on Ray Labat's trail cam near Bogalusa in January. Thor escaped from a fenced backyard near Kentwood about a year ago.

Mystery trail cam pic is likely missing wolf-hybrid pet

Owner says animal escaped from fenced yard near Kentwood a year ago
March 17, 2016 at 10:51am
This trail cam photo captured in January near Bogalusa in Washington Parish shows what Dr. Jim Lacour suspects is a coyote/dog mix.

Washington Parish trail cam captures black coyote — or coy dog?

After reviewing photo, state wildlife veterinarian thinks animal is coyote/dog mix
March 15, 2016 at 11:18am
Kenny Cobb, 61, of Ruston, poses with the white cat squirrel he shot on Nov. 13 near Chatham, and the 1915 Winchester Model 12 16-gauge gun he shot it with. In 1977, when he was 23, he shot his very first albino cat squirrel with the same shotgun.

Ruston hunter shoots second snow white cat squirrel

Cobb's latest trophy came 38 years after the first — with the exact same gun
February 21, 2016 at 9:44pm
Be careful and stay well hidden and well camouflaged, and you’ll probably see the number of squirrels you kill on post-deer season trips go up.

Treat squirrels with more respect, you’ll kill more

Wear plenty of camo, stay hidden and still, and you’ll bring home more bushytails
February 15, 2016 at 5:05pm