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Prairieville hunter downs big Concordia Parish 9-point on Richard K. Yancey WMA

After Andy Kliebert drilled a big 9-pointer on Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area earlier this month, he had to collect himself for a little while before taking the long trip down in his climber.

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January 19 at 3:30 pm
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Pine 16-year-old’s 160-class 11-point the talk of Washington Parish

Larry Nixon, one of the world’s best bass anglers, once said big bass couldn’t be forced — they just kind of happen. And they usually happen when they are least expected.

The same can be said for big bucks, whose obituaries are usually full of low expectations and high happenstance. 

Now that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of planning and preparation that goes into killing a big buck, but no matter what we try to do to encourage that fateful crossing of paths, that deer is going to play by its own rules.

That’s why Dakota Kennedy, a 16-year-old 11th grader at Pine High School in Washington Parish, didn’t have the loftiest of expectations when he climbed into a box stand hardly 100 yards from his house after a long day at school on Jan. 15.

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January 19 at 12:25 pm
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Hunters for the Hungry seeking extra venison

If you’ve got some extra venison in your freezer as deer season winds down across Louisiana, consider a donation to Hunters for the Hungry.

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January 19 at 7:00 am
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Baskets save time when bite is on

Time is of the essence when a school of speckled trout is turned on, and one fishing guide has an easy way to maximize every possible cast and keep more fish coming over the gunnels.

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January 19 at 6:30 am
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Spoons get bass biting in the cold

With cold water dictating a lot of what bass fishermen do in January, there’s one lure that can be counted on for plenty of bites: a jigging spoon.

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January 17 at 6:30 am
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Preliminary numbers from January's aerial survey show increase in ducks

The number of ducks in the state has remained pretty consistent this season since Larry Reynolds started conducting aerial surveys last November, but his most recent flights earlier this month indicate larger concentrations of birds have begun locating in areas away from hunting pressure.

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January 16 at 10:06 am
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Russell Sage and Ouachita WMAs to be consolidated, LDWF says

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission this month, citing more efficient use of resources and the elimination of duplication of services for two adjacent properties, approved consolidation of Russell Sage and Ouachita Wildlife Management Areas.

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January 16 at 7:52 am
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Bobber stoppers serve double duty

I was working a craw worm away from the bank for the thousandth time. The only thing different was that my line jumped, and I felt a bit of weight on the terminal end.

I reeled down and set the hook hard, confident I’d be fighting my first bass of the day.

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January 15 at 9:25 pm
4080 Views

Doyline hunter downs palmated 14-point Webster Parish buck

Wesley Miller took down two nice bucks - an 8-point and a 10-point - in the first two weeks of deer season this year on his family’s farm in Dubberly, so his focus shifted to catching slab crappie on Dorcheat Bayou.

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January 15 at 8:50 pm
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Off-duty game warden busts fishermen in Terrebonne Parish

An off-duty game warden fishing near Bayou Chauvin Sunday busted three men accused of possessing more than their daily limit of redfish.

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January 15 at 9:12 am
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Every brush pile is not the same

Each year, Mr. Y sweetens his pier like a professional gardener. He strategically sinks around it brush treated with fish attractants, thins the brush out to limit snags, and leaves pockets within the vegetation to dunk his minnows and jigs.

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January 15 at 8:40 am
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Coushatta man cited for alleged deer hunting violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Coushatta man for alleged deer hunting violations on Jan. 7 in Red River Parish.

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January 14 at 6:10 am
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Angler talks about Poverty Point 14-pounder

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For most fisherman, dealing with a backlash can be a frustrating, time consuming ordeal that often results in a bird’s nest of line being surgically removed from your reel- all while your buddies are hauling in a steady stream of fish over the gunnels.

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January 13 at 8:24 pm
9360 Views

Hitting the road: Fishing for wintertime speckled trout on Highway 1

As Tommy Vidrine’s Chevy pickup crested the bridge over Caminada Pass heading west from Grand Isle, the lights of Port Fourchon shimmered in the distance.

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January 13 at 3:52 pm
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Corps opens temporary bypass channel in Plaquemines Parish

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a temporary bypass channel in the Doullet Canal today to facilitate construction of the new Empire Floodgate in Plaquemines Parish.

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January 13 at 2:44 pm
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DU celebrates more than 5 million acres conserved in United States

Since 1984, Ducks Unlimited has successfully conserved more than 5 million acres of waterfowl habitat in the United States, according to a release.

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January 13 at 1:57 pm
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