Hunting

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
Zack Buckner poses with the big 13-point Claiborne Parish buck he shot Sunday morning, Oct. 29. The big deer green-scored 164 4/8 inches B&C.

Big Claiborne Parish 13-point goes down

Buck had fatal attraction for strawberry rice bran
October 30, 2017 at 2:52pm
Jonathon Zell, of Dry Prong, poses with the big public lands 12-point he arrowed Monday, Oct. 23 in the Kisatchie National Forest in Grant Parish. The big buck green-scored 168 5/8 inches.

Grunt call brings in big Kisatchie 12-point

Zell’s public lands trophy stretches the tape to 168 ⅝ inches
October 25, 2017 at 4:01pm
Meadow McNeal, 13, of Effie, poses with the big 8-point she shot on Oct. 15 in Winn Parish. The buck green-scored 139 ⅝ inches Boone and Crockett.

Effie teen downs big Winn Parish 8-point

McNeal’s first-ever buck green scores 139 inches plus
October 19, 2017 at 4:26pm
Drew Clark, 14, of Farmerville, shows off the big 8-point he shot on Sunday, Oct. 15 during a youth hunter weekend in Union Parish. The buck green-scored 142 ⅜ inches Boone & Crockett.

Teen downs big 142-inch Union Parish 8-point

Clark shoots trophy Oct. 15 on youth hunter weekend in Area 2
October 19, 2017 at 2:16pm
Homemade sandbags — actually filled with rice to make them lighter — are a cost effective, easy way to help sight in your rifle before opening day.

Make your own sandbags

Rice is just as stable —and lighter – than sand
October 18, 2017 at 4:00pm
Jordan Watts, of Livingston, poses with the big Mississippi public lands 12-point he arrowed Oct. 7 on Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The big buck green-scored 151 inches Pope and Young.

Louisiana hunter arrows big Mississippi public lands 12-point

Watts’ big buck measures 151 inches Pope and Young
October 17, 2017 at 3:10pm
Taking the time to accurately sight in your rifle goes a long way in preventing opening day disappointment, or worse yet wounding that trophy buck you’ve been having your eyes on.

Sight in your rifle — with just two shots

Be ready when gun season opens
October 17, 2017 at 11:00am
A half-dozen items you should carry in your backpack this deer season

What’s in your deer pack?

Are you a minimalist or a pack mule? Either way, you need to consider including these items in your arsenal this season.
October 13, 2017 at 9:00am
Bobby Albert, 19, of Colfax, poses with the big public lands 8-point he arrowed on Oct. 8 in the Kisatchie National Forest.

Colfax hunter arrows big 8-point on Kisatchie

Albert’s public lands buck green scores north of 143 inches
October 12, 2017 at 10:00am