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Collin Guillot, 9, of Loreauville, recently busted his first-ever deer, a 145-pound doe in Winnfield.

The season may be over — but memories remain

even disappointments can be learning experiences to help you improve for next year
February 12 at 9:00am
The Squirmy Butt uses tailing material from the tentacles of a wormy ball.

New ‘worm’ order

Toy tentacles make a hot crappie fly
February 10 at 9:00am
Brian Young with a Biloxi Marsh redfish.

GPS waypoints for the Biloxi Marsh

February 06 at 6:00pm
Florida pompano have long been regarded as one of Louisiana’s premium saltwater food fish.

Pompano: The glamour fish

February 02 at 1:00pm
The author killed this hit-list buck, nicknamed “Saban,” on Christmas Eve — after taking plenty of care not to put too much pressure on it.

Learn to manage hunting pressure

Key to successful hunting is keeping deer from knowing you’re around
February 01 at 7:00am
Wildlife agents frequently rescue lost boaters — good boating skills and intimate knowledge of area waterways are keys to success.

Lost & found

A compass or handheld GPS are vital if you get “turned around”
January 24 at 9:00am
This buck has the classic body build of a mature deer 5½ years or older, in spite of its paltry antlers.

Rate that buck

If a “big ol’ mature buck” is your goal, learn how to recognize one
January 22 at 9:00am
Yak Gear Ambush Kayak Duck Blind

New gear reviews

January 18 at 9:00am
Catfish lurk in the shadows of large structures like boats, docks and bridges where they hide and ambush prey. Kayak anglers tucked into these areas and used a sliding cork to get the bait near the hull of this anchored boat.

Bayou catfishing

Catching really big fish — in a really small boat
January 18 at 9:00am
Robyn Bordelon drifted a chunk of mullet just above the bottom to catch this nice cat. Balloons or sliding corks work great to keep the bait off the bottom and free from snags as it moves with the current.

January’s Best Bets

January 18 at 9:00am
Steve Porter, who created the Super Sally, holds a hawg he caught with one recently on Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

The Super Sally

One of bass fishing’s best kept secrets
January 15 at 9:00am
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
David Karcher , 9, won the New Orleans Fly Fishers summer tournament with this hefty Rio.

And the Flocky goes to ....

The best of 2017 — plus coming attractions
January 10 at 9:00am