Hunting

Caddo Lake has large numbers of permanent “private” blinds. The posts driven in a circle in front of the blind were part of a fence used to attempt to keep floating salvinia from obscuring the hunters’ decoys.

Caddo as a duck lake

January 15 at 7:00am
When traveling with their boat on plane, hunters must travel in narrow, but marked, boat roads because of the risk from submerged tree stumps. The marker pilings are placed on the left side of each road as a boat travels upstream.

Caddo Lake has some challenges

January 15 at 7:00am
Floating blinds offer the advantage of being able to be moved to areas of high waterfowl usage — and to avoid competition with permanent blinds.

The skinny on Lake Caddo

January 15 at 7:00am
Darrin Dawes killed this potential Louisiana state-record buck on Friday, Jan. 12 while hunting in St. Landry Parish.

Another possible state-record buck taken

Massive St. Landry Parish 12-point greenscores mid-180s as typical deer
January 13 at 9:30pm
The Apex Predator's poodle, Rouge, rode shotgun with a dead hog in a compact rental car while his truck was being repaired.

Apex Predator: Adventures in a rental car

Hogs, deer ride in front seat of compact car while truck is repaired
January 12 at 2:10pm
This flock of turkeys the author saw in Bossier Parish included a bearded hen.

Anomalies and apparitions

Goats in the woods, bearded hens ... and that elusive new state record typical buck
January 12 at 9:00am
Jennifer Wall poses with the big Madison Parish buck she shot on Nov. 22. The 307-pound beast was estimated to be 8 ½ years old, and the 11-point green-scored 177 inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Father's advice pays off with giant Madison Parish 11-point

307-pound buck scores 177 inches
January 11 at 9:04am

Lettsworth man arrested for allegedly killing a Louisiana black bear

Animal was found shot to death on Richard K. Yancey WMA in November
January 10 at 3:53pm
Dr. Travis Links, of St. Francisville, poses with the big 12-point buck he shot on his property on the afternoon of Jan. 7. It took a bullet and an arrow to take down the wily old buck, which green-scored 158 6/8 inches.

Bullet and arrow take down big St. Francisville 12-point

Links’ homegrown buck stretches the tape to 158 inches
January 09 at 3:23pm

Security guards busted for alleged night hunting violations in Gibson

Placed bait under street lights and patrolled slowly with lights off looking for deer, LDWF says
January 09 at 1:35pm
Hayden Theriot, 17, of Luling, poses with the big 11-point Tensas Parish buck he shot on Dec. 30. The deer was green-scored at 168 4/8 by a Buckmasters scorer.

Luling hunter shoots big Tensas Parish buck

Theriot’s 11-point stretches the tape to 168 inches plus
January 08 at 3:27pm
A proposal approved by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission would allow only people authorized by the state's Department of Agriculture and Forestry to transport live feral hogs statewide.

LWFC proposal would limit transport of live feral hogs statewide

Only those authorized by the LDAF would not be in violation
January 08 at 2:55pm

Seven cited for alleged goose violations in Vermilion Parish

Birds taken from a moving vehicle on a public road, LDWF says
January 08 at 2:15pm