Hunting

Hunter Thomas poses with the 11-point Natchitoches Parish buck he shot from the ground on Nov. 9 near Ajax. The big buck green-scored 153 2/8 inches B&C.

Big Natchitoches Parish 11-point ambushed at ground level

Buck green scores 153 2/8 inches B & C
November 13, 2017 at 3:22pm
Squirrel hunters across the state, especially in central Louisiana, have found good numbers of bushytails in the first month of the season, which started on Oct. 7.<br />

Squirrel season off to solid start

Louisiana squirrel hunters found good numbers of squirrels during the first month of the season – especially in hardwood forests in central Louisiana
November 10, 2017 at 4:18pm
Hunters need to make every shot count on opening morning, since estimates indicate about half the amount of ducks are in the state this year compared to opening day of 2016.

Duck numbers down ahead of opening day

1.54 million birds is half of last November’s estimate, LDWF says
November 10, 2017 at 2:51pm
You can “Texas rig” your decoys using basic fishing tackle if you plan on storing them hanging up.

DIY decoy rigging

Fishing tackle makes customizing dekes for your pond easy— and cost-effective
November 08, 2017 at 5:00pm
Benny Bell, right, and his son Joey pose with the big 16-point DeSoto Parish buck shot by Benny Bell on Oct. 28. The big deer was green-scored at 215 6/8 inches B&C at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

200-class DeSoto Parish monster goes down

Palmated 16-pointer shot on Oct. 28
November 07, 2017 at 4:03pm
Advances in battery-powered tools like a hedge trimmer and reciprocating saw make the job of brushing your blind much easier.

Blind brushing tips for opening day

Battery-powered tools make the job much easier
November 06, 2017 at 11:00am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with one of the 31 hogs he put down so far this fall. This was a 200-pound boar that died after running 200 yards and ending up in a muddy wallow.

Apex Predator's 31-hog smackdown

Ultra-marathon hunting/training regimen puts lots of pork in the freezer
November 06, 2017 at 10:32am
Scott Gill, of Shreveport, poses with the 158-inch 8-point buck he shot on Nov. 1 in Claiborne Parish.

Impressive 8-point down in Claiborne Parish

40-yard shot nails heavy-horned 158-inch buck
November 06, 2017 at 9:42am
Jason Futrell, of Colfax, poses with the heavy-horned 8-point he shot in Grant Parish on Oct. 28. The big buck green-scored an impressive 160 inches Boone and Crockett.

160-inch 8-point drilled in Grant Parish

Symmetrical rack featured 9-inch brow tines, 12-inch G2s
November 03, 2017 at 2:24pm
Stacey Mathews of Saline poses with the 275-pound 10-point buck she shot Saturday morning, Oct. 28 in Bienville Parish. She made a nice recovery after initially leaving her rifle's safety on, and the big buck green-scored 163 4/8 inches.

Big Bienville Parish 10-point busted in Saline Swamp

Heavy 275-pound buck green-scored 163 4/8 inches
November 03, 2017 at 11:31am
New Jersey artist Tim Taylor's painting of a pair of canvasbacks against a cloud-filled sky will be featured on the 2018 Louisiana Duck Stamp that will go on sale next summer on June 1.

New Jersey artist’s painting selected for 2018 Louisiana Duck Stamp

Stamp featuring canvasback pair will go on sale June 1, 2018, LDWF says
November 03, 2017 at 10:56am

Haynesville man busted for alleged deer violations

Hunter admitted to harvesting two does in the same day, LDWF says
November 02, 2017 at 4:06pm
Mississippi bowhunter Stan Ethredge poses with 'Big Nasty' after shooting the freakish buck with his crossbow on Oct. 20.

200-class 'Big Nasty' bites the dust in Mississippi

Cactus buck suffered from cryptorchidism, biologist says
November 01, 2017 at 4:24pm
Choudrant's Kelly Bagwell poses with the big Lincoln Parish 12-point he shot on Oct. 28. The buck, estimated to be more than 7 years old, green-scored 169 ⅛ inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Legendary Lincoln Parish 12-point busted

Big buck green scores almost 170 inches B & C
November 01, 2017 at 10:51am