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New Iberia man drowns Thursday night near Lake Fausse Pointe State Park

The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Thursday night drowning near Lake Fausse Pointe State Park that was originally called in to authorities as an alligator attack.

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20 hours ago
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Two Bridge City men sentenced for illegal red snapper sales in 2012

Two men pleaded guilty this week to illegal red snapper sales relating to a Sept. 9, 2012 incident when agents were able to purchase 655 pounds of fish from them in Bridge City.

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Yesterday at 4:47 pm
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Larose 7th-grader shoots 162-inch Catahoula Parish buck

Noah Callais’ favorite subject is science, but he probably needs to focus more on math — just to keep track of the scores of all the big bucks he’s already taken down at the early age of 13.

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Yesterday at 10:30 am
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PFDs, kill switch save Crowley youths in boating accident , LDWF says

Two 16-year-old boys from the Crowley area survived a boating accident Sunday afternoon in Rapides Parish in large part because they took proper safety precautions, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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October 29 at 5:00 pm
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Get jiggy with it!

According to Chas Champagne, choosing the right size jighead to match water depth and current can be much more important than the color, size or shape of the artificial lure you’re fishing with.

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October 29 at 3:55 pm
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Marksville hunter shoots 13-point palmated buck in Rapides Parish

Lots of hunters spend countless hours and days in the stand without ever seeing hide nor hair of a deer, but Jarred Chatelain had an entirely different kind of problem on a recent hunt in Rapides Parish.

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October 28 at 7:00 pm
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'Scrabble Buck' goes down in DeSoto Parish

It’s not too often that a heavy-horned 8-point interrupts a rousing game of smartphone Scrabble, but that’s pretty much what happened to Jim and Christy Hay Saturday morning.

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October 28 at 1:26 pm
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Final cast of the day yields 11-pound Toledo Bend lunker

Linda Smith and her boyfriend, Jimmy Bosarte, had a routine workday planned for Oct. 18 at their boathouse near McGee’s Landing on Toledo Bend.

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October 27 at 8:40 pm
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Florida team wins IFA Redfish Tour Championship in Houma

Geoff Page and Rick Murphy gambled on making the 108-mile run run to Venice each day of the IFA Redfish Tour Championship, and their decision won them the title.

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October 27 at 6:03 pm
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Kids experience hunting, outdoors during Dream Hunt Weekend

Jeff Warren recalled his love of fishing, hunting and the outdoors being instilled in him at a very young age by his father.

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October 27 at 5:32 pm
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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.

But when temperatures begin to cool, what he really likes to do is stalk the woods on The Bird Camp Hunting Club near Boyce for tree rats. And, while he’ll pull out his shotgun if he thinks the squirrels will be on the move, his preference is to spend cool, still mornings picking off squirrels with his scoped .22.

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October 24 at 8:26 am
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Texas angler catches 10.27-pounder at Toledo Bend

Colby Ogden knew conditions were right for flipping a jig.

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October 24 at 8:00 am
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Court throws out suit seeking prominent E15 warning labels

The U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia on Oct. 21 threw out the most-recent case involving ethanol fuel labeling, reasoning that the groups bringing the complaint – including the recreational boating industry – don’t have standing because they “cannot show members have suffered or are suffering with an injury that is traceable to the misfueling regulations.”

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October 23 at 11:06 pm
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Webster Parish youth drops elusive 174-inch buck

It’s commonly said in Louisiana if you don’t like the weather just wait a while, and it’ll change. 

The same can be said of hunting whitetails in the Bayou State — hours of monotony can end suddenly and be followed up instantly by adrenalin-pumping action.

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October 22 at 4:15 pm
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Alabama angler wins IFA Kayak Tour Championship

Benton Parrott won the 2014 Inshore Fishing Association’s Kayak Fishing Tour Championship last weekend by just more than 1 inch, and claimed a Hobie Mirage Pro Angler and several other prizes for his first place finish.

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October 22 at 1:52 pm
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LDWF: Beauregard Parish trail cam photo just a bobcat

“After further review, the ruling on the field is overturned.”

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October 22 at 10:04 am
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