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'Medicore' teal season set to close Sunday

The second weekend of teal season seemed to show some signs of improvement over the first, but birds remain fairly scattered throughout the state, according to a spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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DeAgano: Pair a popping cork with a gold spoon

Conventional thinking says the bait of choice to target redfish under a popping cork is shrimp, right?

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9 hours ago
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Hoover wins Meopta scope Facebook contest

Congratulations to last month’s winner of the Louisiana Sportsman Meopta Scope Giveaway: Duane Hoover, of Ponchatoula.

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12 hours ago
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Hackney clinches Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year honors

After watching the wind howl all weekend long at Bays de Noc in Escanaba, Mich. Greg Hackney finally hit the water Monday morning and wrapped up Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year honors.

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Yesterday at 5:23 pm
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"Clean Out Your Freezer Day" set for Sunday, Sept. 28

In preparation for the upcoming hunting seasons, sportsmen are encouraged to go through their freezers and share their leftover fish and game with the less fortunate this Sunday afternoon.

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Yesterday at 1:45 pm
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Seven cited for alleged oyster violations in Terrebonne Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries issued ten citations to men on three separate boats for alleged oyster violations last week on Sister Lake.

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Yesterday at 8:59 am
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Alleged piranha owner cited by enforcement agents

A Jefferson Parish man was cited by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for alleged illegal piranha possession violations on Sept. 14.

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September 19 at 7:35 am
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National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrations set for this weekend

National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrations are set for this weekend, and include a Family Fish Fest at Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge on Sept. 27 followed by four events to be held around the state on Sept. 28, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said.

All events are free and open to the public, the LDWF said.

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September 17 at 10:30 am
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Top 3 steps to prep your bow

That first cool front is (hopefully) on its way south ­— the first sign that fall is fast approaching. When the scalding summer temperatures are broken, it’s a bet you’ll start thinking about where best to ambush that deer you’ve been watching all summer on trail cams.

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September 17 at 9:15 am
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7 bass-fishing mistakes to avoid

There are those who fish for bass, and then there are those who consistently catch largemouths.

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September 17 at 8:45 am
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Keep rods organized, safe

Admit it: Your rods are stuck in a corner of your garage, with the line and tips tangled. So every time you head out fishing you have to carefully pick through the mess to ensure you don’t break a rod tip.

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September 16 at 3:50 am
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Sulphur firefighter catches 11.41-pounder at Toledo Bend

Daniel Burnett Jr. is used to dealing with plenty of heat, but not the kind that was coming from his camper’s air conditioner earlier this month near Toledo Bend.

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September 15 at 4:06 pm
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Teal season opener a mixed bag

Louisiana’s opening weekend of teal season played out a lot like a beginner’s class in real estate basics: It all boiled down to location, location, location.

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September 15 at 11:49 am
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Hunting camp work day ends with rattlesnake bite

On Saturday, Dana Sanders was just doing what many of us will be doing for the next few weekends — preparing for the 2014 hunting season by clipping limbs to clear a shooting lane.

What he didn't do, however, was look where he was stepping. And a timber rattlesnake made him pay for that mistake, biting him on the left leg and sending him to a hospital in extreme pain.

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September 15 at 11:31 am
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Top 5 tactics to catch more Basin bass

The Atchafalaya River was high most of the year, and bass-fishing successes were hit and miss.

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September 15 at 6:30 am
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Recent duck population increases masking detrimental wetlands losses

While many duck species populations are at or near historic levels now, officials are concerned that continued loss of wetlands in the U.S. Prairie Pothole Region, combined with the inevitable return of dryer weather there, will have serious implications for the future.

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September 12 at 3:30 pm
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