Apex Predator

Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, shot this bobcat with a crossbow on Richard K. Yancey WMA.

No longer shutout by the shutdown, the Apex Predator takes aim at National Wildlife Refuge hunts

State WMAs haven't produced any deer, but have provided lots of action
October 19, 2013 at 6:00am
Two of the Apex Predator's pigs got a ride back to his camp in air-conditioned comfort. Chauvin said it was extremely hot that day, and didn't want the pigs to spoil in the heat.

The Apex Predator shares hunting tips from a 'hog wild' September

Chauvin takes down 16 public land pigs in 12 days of hunting
October 09, 2013 at 11:00am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, left, and Cody Chauppetta, with an 8-foot gator taken on Labor Day Weekend at Elm Hall WMA in Assumption Parish.

Apex Predator goes gator hunting

Opening weekend excitement on Elm Hall WMA
September 19, 2013 at 6:30am
The Apex Predator, pictured with Skye and his Vizsla puppy, Shasseh, after taking down two big sows before he even had the chance to hunt for doves on opening day.

Rules change makes it easier to take hogs on WMAs

The Apex Predator takes down two big hogs minutes into hunting season
September 10, 2013 at 4:30pm
Blogger Josh Chauvin shows off bags and baskets of bayou bullfrogs. Frogging with the right equipment will definitely put more legs in the pot.

Gear up for bayou bullfrogging

The right equipment is key to a successful trip
July 09, 2013 at 1:20pm
The Chauvin

The Bachelor Fishing Trip Reboot

Grand Isle fishing trip includes lots of fish, severe weather and good times.
June 10, 2013 at 3:26pm
Blogger Josh Chauvin's honeymoon to the Florida Keys provided great fishing in a setting 180 degrees from the Louisiana coast.

The Florida Keys vs. Louisiana’s coast

Keys provide different experience, with great nearshore fishing and spring tarpon run
May 17, 2013 at 2:39pm
Blogger Josh Chauvin, left, helped his younger brother take his first Louisiana buck during a deer hunting trip to Red River WMA this season.

Tracking heroics on my brother's first Louisiana buck

Mathematical approach to deer tracking results in recovery of wounded buck.
January 23, 2013 at 11:54am
Blogger Josh Chauvin was thrilled to have killed this fine public-land deer while hunting Bayou Red River WMA, but he only got it back to camp by swimming a flooded bayou.

The Broken Bridge Buck

Bridge on Red River WMA washes out, forcing hunters to use Bear Grylls tactics.
January 03, 2013 at 12:00pm
The largest hog in this photo was arrowed, while the smaller pig was knocked out with a shotgun while tracking the sow. Both pigs came during a Red River WMA hunting trip on Thanksgiving Day.

Recurve hog and bonus hog

Red River Wildlife Management Area provides bow hunting, gun kills.
December 04, 2012 at 11:50am
Wingmaster HD tungsten shot shells put these two hogs down hard during a recent WMA hunt.

Not enough arrows, just enough shells

WMA hog hunts provide adrenaline rush.
November 07, 2012 at 9:35am
This speckled king snake was seen on a recent public-land hunt by online blogger Josh Chauvin.

Close call with deer calls

Be aware of primitive-weapons regulations for Louisiana wildlife management areas, national wildlife refuges.
October 17, 2012 at 9:56am
The opening weekend of the 2012-13 hunting season didn't end in a deer, but it wasn't a complete waste for blogger Josh Chauvin: He was able to arrow his first-ever coyote.

Hits, misses and predator control

Opening weekend of hunting season provides opportunities for coyotes, misses for deer.
October 09, 2012 at 9:31am
This piebald deer was a beauty, but blogger Josh Chauvin had to let it walk because it is illegal for Louisiana hunters to kill does on Mississippi public lands.

Preseason pumpup: 2012-13 hunting season holds promise

Public land hunting thrills this hard-core deer hunter.
September 18, 2012 at 2:53pm