Hunting

With almost 200 results back so far, the LDWF has not received any positives for chronic wasting disease in the deer herd in Northeast Louisiana. The department plans to sample at least 300 deer.

LDWF: Still no CWD cases in Northeast Louisiana

Additional sampling continues, but no positive results yet
May 04 at 4:03pm
Clint Gray, of Zachary, shows off the six-bearded gobbler he shot Sunday morning, April 29, in West Feliciana Parish. Once certified by the National Wild Turkey Federation, it will become the No. 2 all-time atypical gobbler in Louisiana's record books.

Potential No. 2-ranked atypical Louisiana turkey downed in West Feliciana Parish

Big gobbler featured six beards and 1-inch spurs, scored 127.375
May 04 at 1:36pm
The author’s wife, Christine Flores, hauls in a 7 foot 4-inch Wax Delta gator.

Winning the (gator) lottery

Each year, the general public has the opportunity to participate in Louisiana’s annual alligator harvest. Here’s what you need to know if your name gets pulled.
May 01 at 7:00am
Don’t underestimate the value of simple hand tools. A hand rake goes anywhere and is helpful with removing debris so you can expose the dirt and begin planting.

Growing a poor man’s food plot

Forget the expensive marketing gimmicks, and get back to the basics. Here are some simple methods you can implement right now to provide supplemental feed for your deer herd.
May 01 at 7:00am
The late Gene Sutherland loved woods and white-tails in a life that spanned almost 70 years.

A life well-lived: Making memories in the woods

Hunting mentor’s letter reminds us of what’s really important in the field
May 01 at 7:00am

Greg Hackney Hunting Coons with Dogs

Season 6, Episode 9
April 26 at 6:00pm
Tonight's episode of Sportsman TV features Coon Commander Outdoors, and a nighttime hunting adventure with lots of great coon-hunting action and info on what it takes to have first-class dogs like Red and Rooster.

Sportsman TV highlights raccoon hunting

Hackney teams up with Red and Rooster for some coon-hunting action
April 26 at 1:43pm
Game cameras are great for locating big gobblers. Just remember to maintain a distance of 200 or more yards from any active deer feeders when hunting a long beard.

Have a safe turkey season

Validate your tags, and take precautions in the woods
April 24 at 9:00am
The author with a mature buck. Unfortunately, older-aged bucks seem to be the most CWD- susceptible members of whitetail deer society.

CWD in Mississippi

Magnolia state hunters need to understand the disease, how government agencies are responding and why certain decisions are being made
April 22 at 9:00am
Though initially more expensive, a chamber vacuum sealer will eventually pay for itself because the bags are inexpensive — and you save time and trouble because it can seal liquids.

Aprex Predator reviews a chamber vacuum sealer

More expensive, but cheaper bags and ability to seal liquids make it a good investment
April 20 at 2:32pm
Turkey hunting is about defying nature, Saale said. When a tom gobbles, it’s calling hens in. So, at times, it can take several tries to lure in a gobbler.

Tools of the Trade

April 15 at 7:00am
If you want the sound of your calls to carry far in the woods, try a box call. They’re raspy and are some of the most realistic-sounding calls available.

Sounds of the season

April 15 at 7:00am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited 14 hunters statewide during the opening weekend of turkey season in the state, many for allegedly hunting over a baited area.

14 cited for alleged turkey hunting violations

Many ticketed for hunting over a baited area, LDWF says
April 12 at 5:10pm