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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
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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
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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
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LDWF cites seven for alleged oyster fishing violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited seven men in the last month for alleged oyster fishing violations on the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed Reservation in Terrebonne Parish, which is closed for the 2014-15 oyster season.

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December 12 at 5:20 am
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Third shot is the charm on massive Winn Parish 8-point

Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction, and things that happen in the woods just don’t makes a whole lot of sense.

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December 11 at 5:12 pm
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Deville hunter bags 16-pointer scoring 171-plus in Rapides Parish

When the moon is full, deer tend to feed and move around at night and bed down during the day, so the Nov. 6 full moon meant hunting prospects for the next couple of days weren't the best.

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December 11 at 4:02 pm
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Bossier City hunter makes the most of rare second chance on big 12-point

I could count on one hand with a couple of fingers to spare the stories I’ve heard about a hunter taking a shot at a trophy buck, actually nicking the deer and then weeks later getting a second chance to finish the job. 

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December 11 at 3:23 pm
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Coushatta man faces alleged deer hunting violations, LDWF says

A Coushatta man was cited for deer hunting violations on Dec. 4 in Red River Parish after a game warden allegedly spotted two untagged deer in the bed of his truck, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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December 11 at 2:25 pm
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Maurice hunter shoots three-legged 8-pointer in Grant Parish

The astounding ability of a whitetail deer to take a bullet or an arrow is well-known, and most hunters are familiar with stories of animals who run for seemingly impossible distances, some never to be seen again — even with well-placed ‘kill’ shots.

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December 11 at 11:00 am
7395 Views

Benton hunter takes down Claiborne Parish stud

In her day job, Stephanie Sullivan Rogers administers anesthesia to patients at the Shreveport Surgery Center.

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December 10 at 2:55 pm
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State waters off Elmer's and Grand Terre Islands to reopen for commercial and recreational fishermen Dec. 10

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the reopening of state waters in the Gulf of Mexico off the beaches of Elmer’s and Grand Terre Islands effective 30 minutes before sunrise on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

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December 09 at 4:26 pm
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ULM student downs huge 190-class Morehouse Parish buck

Caity Brown is a 22-year-old occupational therapy student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe who has her boyfriend to thank for coaching her through the conquest of a massive 12-point buck that green-scored about 190 inches. 

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December 09 at 3:42 pm
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Pollock hunter downs Grant Parish monster

Shane Ezell had been patiently hunting a small tract of land in Grant Parish since the opening day of bow season, but had never even laid eyes on a deer until the morning of Nov. 29, when he and his daughter saw a small buck.

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December 09 at 1:51 pm
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Remington recalls some Model 887 shotguns

Remington has announced a voluntary recall of Model 887 shotguns manufactured from Dec. 1, 2013 through Nov. 24, 2014, because company engineers have determined that some weapons could unintentionally discharge.

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December 09 at 9:30 am
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Watch the world's fastest deer skinner

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I pride myself on being able to disassemble a deer pretty quickly. But judging from this video, I have a long way to go in terms of stripping down an animal.

This fella, who apparently works at Peach Orchard Deer Processing outside of Sumter, S.C., takes the hide off a deer and dumps its guts - and trims off fat - in less than two minutes. It's a video you just have to see to believe.

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December 08 at 3:15 pm
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Doe decoy fools big Ashbrook Island 9-point nicknamed 'Mr. Perfect'

Most folks dream of the day when their children can take part in activities they experienced as a child.  

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December 08 at 3:05 pm
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