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Duck hunters like Dane Humbles, pictured here with Ranger, eagerly anticipate upcoming youth hunts in November.

Tips for legal, safe duck hunts

Wear a PFD and practice gun safety
November 24, 2017 at 9:00am
In this photo of the same mature buck taken on Aug. 6, note the circumference of the bases and the overall general mass of the antlers — tell-tale signs of maturity.

Educate your eyes

It takes practice to age bucks on the hoof
November 20, 2017 at 9:00am
November is a great month to target speckled trout at Pointe-aux-Chenes, in deeper bayous and holes on colder days and spread out across flats when it’s a little warmer.

November’s best bets in a ‘yak

November 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Wilderness Systems pro staff member Dwayne Walley had his Radar 135 with the Helix Pedal Drive all decked out for the Ride the Bull Tournament held earlier this year in Grand Isle.

New gear reviews

November 18, 2017 at 9:00am
Even on mild fall days, it’s important to wear clothing that keeps you warm and dry. When things get downright cold, adding gloves, a hat and neck protection keeps you from losing precious body heat and makes for safe and comfortable fishing.

Cold weather ‘yak fishing techniques

Staying warm and dry keys to a safe trip
November 16, 2017 at 2:00pm
Bass anglers Derward Maudlin and Mike Damron won a tournament with 20.36 pounds this year, including a 5.96-pound lunker caught on a Delta Lures buzzbait.

Delta Lures’ buzzbaits

Anodized blades provide unique sound
November 15, 2017 at 9:00am
The author’s son, Ruffin, catches an early morning bass.

Slow dove hunts prompt fishing trip

Dry September could mean food plot troubles
November 12, 2017 at 9:00am
Even during his bout with cancer, Pete Cooper spent time pursuing his favorite fish.

For Pete’s sake — part deux

The late author’s tactics for fall flounder
November 10, 2017 at 8:00am
On this topographic map, a benchmark is indicated with a small triangle just northeast of the hilltop.

Locating benchmarks

Geocaching makes for great GPS practice
November 07, 2017 at 3:51pm
This is how crabs grow. The freshly shed crab after it has swelled with water is on top, and its old shell is on the bottom. Notice how much larger the crab is now than the shell it came from.

Blue crabs’ molting miracle

Crustaceans can grow new claws and legs
November 03, 2017 at 2:50pm
Mission Archer’s F.I.T. cam system offers 80 percent let-off and 55 pounds of draw-weight adjustment for owners of the Hype DTX bow.

DTX lives up to the Hype

Mission’s new bow offers extreme adjustability
November 02, 2017 at 9:00am
The flavorful bread of the stromboli marries perfectly with Louisiana seafood.

Cajun meets Italian: The “Stromboli Psychic”

Folse expresses herself in the kitchen
October 24, 2017 at 8:00am