Turkeys began feeding in the green patch where the author had plowed up the summer strip the day after he worked it. Turkeys should continue to feed here as the turkey season begins.

A new year, a new wildlife administration

March 11, 2016 at 11:00am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is sponsoring the Validate to Gobble Up Prizes contest — featuring a Mossberg Model 535 Triple Play 12-gauge shotgun — to encourage hunters to report turkey tag harvest information.

Turkey hunters: Validate tags for chance to win a Mossberg shotgun

LDWF’s contest encourages reporting tag info for better harvest data
March 09, 2016 at 5:18pm
Flextone Tramp Stamp Aluminum pot call

Flextone Tramp Stamp Aluminum pot call

March 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Ron Newcomer poses with a tom he harvested in Hoosier National Forest in Indiana in 2014.

In the bag — Must-have turkey-hunting gear

When you head the turkey woods this month, will you have everything you need to down a gobbler? These proven turkey killers share their equipment lists to help up your odds of success.
March 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Applications for youth and adult 2016 turkey season lottery hunts are available now on the LDWF website. The deadline to submit your application is Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.

2016 turkey season lottery hunt applications available

Deadline for application submissions is Feb. 5, 2016, LDWF says
December 16, 2015 at 8:54am
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

Three cited for turkey hunting violations in Bienville Parish

Kearney allegedly shot turkey from road near Ringgold, LDWF says
August 18, 2015 at 3:15pm
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 video shows a bobcat stalking and then attacking a Virginia turkey hunter.

VIDEO: Bobcat attacks turkey hunter

Feline stalks, charges hunter
June 04, 2015 at 9:37am
Crystal Clucker

Crystal Clucker

June 01, 2015 at 7:00am
Trey and Kinsman (left) shared a great hunt, shooting these longbeards from the same blind.

We’ve come a long way

Turkey hunting then and now
May 22, 2015 at 9:00am

Shreveport man cited for alleged turkey-hunting violation in Bienville Parish

Arnold cited for hunting over a baited field, LDWF says
April 30, 2015 at 10:48pm
Prudent safety turkey-hunting measures include sitting against a big tree and ensuring there is plenty of visibility where you set up.

Turkey time

Illegal baiting, safety are primary concerns
April 23, 2015 at 3:20pm
If you want to kill a turkey, the key could be toning back your calling.

Call less, kill more gobblers

Veteran turkey killer says calling too much is a huge mistake
April 20, 2015 at 11:55am