Hunting

Hunting over a food plot is a great December tactic to knock down a nice buck.

‘Magic times’

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Continuing to put out corn gives deer a free meal — mostly at night —  and limits daytime movement.

Stay away

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am
Having a pirogue or boat gives hunters an upper hand when hunting the marsh. Traveling the waterways provides access to the interior marsh, away from high-pressured areas.

Public land along the coast

December 15, 2017 at 7:00am

LDWF aerial survey: December duck count at 3.02 million birds

Figure is double November’s estimate, but 16 percent below last December
December 14, 2017 at 6:27pm
LSU grad student Elizabeth Bonczek attaches a telemetry transmitter to a mottled duck hen that was captured late this summer — when the birds are flightless — at the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge..

Mottled duck telemetry study underway in Southwest Louisiana

Goal is to determine nesting success of reclusive ducks
December 14, 2017 at 6:00am

Benton man, juvenile busted for alleged nighttime hunting in Bossier Parish

Incident occurred Dec. 9 near Plain Dealing, LDWF says
December 13, 2017 at 2:29pm
Hunter McCullough, of Walker, poses with the big 15-point he shot in East Baton Rouge Parish on Dec. 9. The big buck green-scored 160 inches of antler bone.

Hunter strikes out in Illinois, scores big in EBR Parish

McCullough’s 15-pointer green scores 160 inches
December 13, 2017 at 10:34am
Larry Reynolds, who is currently flying the December aerial waterfowl survey, said numbers thus far hadn't met his expectations — considering the cold weather the state has experienced since the first split ended on Dec. 3.

Reynolds: December duck survey ‘disappointing’ so far

Numbers likely up from November, but not matching cold weather expectations
December 13, 2017 at 9:45am
This quality Desoto Parish buck is a prime example of how good the nutrition has been this year thanks to the abundant spring and summer rainfall.

Big Bayou State bucks going down

Deer season is in full swing — and now is the time to load up the freezer
December 12, 2017 at 9:00am
Tyler Waller shows off the 11-point Webster Parish buck nicknamed Rocking Chair he shot on Dec. 5. The deer green-scored 152 inches of bone.

Big buck nicknamed Rocking Chair got rocked on Dec. 5

Webster Parish 11-point scores 152 inches B & C
December 11, 2017 at 10:26am
Ruston's Chris Hart poses with the big Union Parish 11-point he shot on Nov. 23 at the Shiloh Hunting Club. The big buck green-scored 150 ⅝ inches B&C.

Ruston hunter drops big Union Parish 11-point

Buck from Shiloh Hunting Club scores 150 ⅝ inches
December 11, 2017 at 9:44am
Chris Long poses with the big public lands 8-point buck he shot on Tensas National Wildlife Refuge in Madison Parish on Dec. 4. The big buck green-scored 140 inches

Hammer public lands buck goes down on Tensas NWR

Big Madison Parish 8-point scores 140 inches
December 08, 2017 at 4:13pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with one of the 31 pigs he shot during a hog smackdown earlier this fall.

Apex Predator: Hog Smackdown, Part 2

Look for a ‘hog mattress’ if you’re searching for a hit pig
December 08, 2017 at 3:03pm
Seth Davis, of Glenmora, poses with the big public lands 9-point buck he shot on Dewey Wills WMA in Catahoula Parish. The deer green-scored 165 inches B & C.

Glenmora hunter drops 165-inch public lands buck - from the ground

Big 9-point goes down on Dewey Wills WMA in Catahoula Parish
December 08, 2017 at 11:15am