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Video: History's worst kayak launch ever

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I might be tempting fate for my next kayak trip by posting this video, but check this out for things NOT to do when launching your ‘yak at the beach.

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3 hours ago
576 Views

Natchitoches youth downs big 11-pointer

Maci Messenger may not be a huge fan of math class, but she probably likes the symmetry of the numbers 11, 12, 13 and 14 after a special weekend deer hunt with her grandfather in northern Natchitoches Parish.

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4 hours ago
138 Views

Natchez man cited for allegedly drowning 8-point buck in Concordia Parish, LDWF says

A 40-year-old Natchez man was cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for allegedly tying a rope around a swimming 8-point buck’s rack and drowning it in the Mississippi River on Dec. 11, according to a press release.

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22 hours ago
4957 Views

Pruitt downs Franklin Parish bruiser

Three seasons back, Joey Pruitt got a good 25-yard look at a big buck while bowhunting in Franklin Parish, but a small branch prevented him from getting a shot at the deer.

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23 hours ago
201 Views

Natchitoches hunter drops big 28-point non-typical buck

A big key to deer hunting is simply being in the right place at the right time, and Natchitoches resident Steven Mitchell can prove it.

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Yesterday at 3:40 pm
5266 Views

Athens hunter nails big Claiborne Parish 12-pointer

Ask Peggy Stovall about her idea of family, and you’ll quickly realize the Athens native believes it’s not just an important thing — it’s the only thing.  

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Yesterday at 2:27 pm
3818 Views

Iowa angler hooks up with 10.95-pounder at Toledo Bend

Launching from Big Bass Marina alone on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 12, Iowa’s Daniel  Schexnayder had to contend with lots of fog on Toledo Bend’s waters.

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Yesterday at 11:34 am
2235 Views

'SaturdayRock' wins November Nikon Big Buck Photo Contest

LouisianaSportsman.com user “SaturdayRock” earned the win during the November installment of the Nikon Big Buck Photo Contest with this image of a huge buck.

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Yesterday at 9:11 am
450 Views

Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

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Yesterday at 8:00 am
284 Views

Zero your scope — properly

When you open up that Christmas present and find a brand-new scope for your rifle, what is your first thought?

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Yesterday at 7:30 am
4161 Views

Angler hooked in lip, tries to remove it at the camp

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I've had a treble hook jammed into my jawline, so when I heard that fellow Louisiana Publishing employee Jay Forest had speared himself in the top lip with a jig hook I had to shiver a bit.

The best thing to say about it is that Jay did it to himself while fishing off a pier: At least he couldn't blame anyone else.

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December 15 at 10:55 am
3782 Views

Digital scouting equals scent-free scouting

Hunting has definitely entered the 21st century, with range-finding rifle scopes, night-vision binoculars for predator and hog hunting, and apps for our smartphones that tell us exactly when the sun rises and sets.

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December 15 at 6:00 am
1172 Views

Zachary hunter drills 200-inch Mississippi monster

Lloyd Dempster has had an amazing run of Magnolia State bucks this fall at the lease he hunts in Claiborne County, Miss.

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December 12 at 3:00 pm
5404 Views

Temporary road closure planned on Maurepas Swamp WMA

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising boaters that the access road to the Hope Canal boat launch within Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 14, for up to two weeks for bridge repairs.

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December 12 at 1:14 pm
87 Views

MSU's 'Deer Hunt' app useful from the stand

Instead of just playing Angry Birds or Scrabble from the box stand, your smartphone can actually be used for hunting purposes, like recording deer sightings and even estimating Boone & Crockett measurements.

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December 12 at 12:53 pm
1803 Views

Sabine Parish hunter takes down first deer ever

In today’s fast-paced, high-tech, non-stop world, every once in a while doing things the “old-timey” way still pays off.

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December 12 at 8:10 am
3682 Views
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