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LWF commissioner: Harvest data trumps public opinion in setting duck, goose season dates

For Chad Courville, a combination of ecological data plus harvest data — not public opinion — is key to making sound decisions on setting duck and goose seasons in Louisiana.

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August 13 at 2:27 pm
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Put your trail cams to work

Trail cameras are regularly used by hunters to monitor wildlife visits to feeders during the hunting season.

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August 12 at 9:00 am
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Annual QDMA Bayou Branch Gun Bash set for Sept .3

Another big turnout is expected for the Quality Deer Management Association’s Bayou Branch Gun Bash, which is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3 starting at 6 p.m. in the Thibodaux Civic Center.

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August 07 at 1:44 pm
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Fish-cleaning table with ramp helps keep catch fresh

There’s nothing like catching a mess of speckled trout, especially when the action is fast and furious and they’re flying over the gunnels as fast as you can get your bait in the water.

The end result of your efforts — hopefully — is a big box of fish to clean.

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August 07 at 8:55 am
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WMA youth lottery deer hunt applications available online now

Seven wildlife management areas across the state are participating in the deer youth lottery hunt program through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for the 2015-16 season.

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August 06 at 9:40 am
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Kentwood man downs 350-pound-plus wild hog from his lawn chair

While Marshal Travis sat in a lawn chair Monday night waiting patiently for a giant wild hog he’d seen on his trail cam, the 29-year-old Kentwood resident was having some second thoughts on his game plan for the evening.

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August 06 at 8:34 am
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Meopta MeoPro HD binoculars excel in low-light conditions

When hunting deer in low-light conditions, Meopta’s MeoPro optics deliver clear, razor-sharp images when it matters most.

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August 05 at 4:14 pm
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Opinion: Is the 'Cecil the lion controversy' hurting hunters?

If you have a TV, radio or social media account, chances are you’ve heard about Cecil the lion by now.

The story centers around the killing of an African lion that seemingly changes by the day, and has potentially positioned the hunting community at a crossroads.

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August 04 at 3:36 pm
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Louisiana archers win big at 2015 NASP World Tournament

Archers from five Louisiana schools traveled to Nashville last month to participate in the National Archery in the Schools World Tournament and headed back home with several individual and school honors.

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August 03 at 8:40 am
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Outdoor medicine How hunting and fishing saved one young cancer patient

The distinctive shriek of a turkey echoed across rolling hills, meant to act as a bid of courtship to nearby hens. But instead, the gobbler’s vocals worked as a beacon, notifying a nearby hunting party that it was in the area.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Bear recovery has far-ranging benefits

I don’t know many outdoorsmen who would argue against habitat management. We all want more forests to support more deer, squirrels, turkeys and rabbits. We all want to protect our marshes so we can watch swarms of ducks cup into a spread of dekes. We all want to ensure our favorite fishing hole doesn’t fall victim to the gnawing effects of erosion.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Two Louisiana men sentenced for killing black bear, multiple deer in Avoyelles Parish

Two Louisiana men were sentenced in the Avoyelles 12th Judicial District Court last month in connection with incidents on the Grand Lake Rod and Gun Club back in October of 2013, according to a press release.

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July 27 at 2:23 pm
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Panthers: Are they for real?

I always enjoy a good, spirited discussion about an interesting topic, and how much more interesting and controversial could a discussion be than one centered around the existence of large cats — panthers, mountain lions or maybe you prefer to call them cougars — in Mississippi and its neighboring states?

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July 22 at 8:47 am
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Apex Predator: Year-long Hog Wash Tournament starts Sept. 20

If you like hog hunting, eating pork and competing in tournaments, great news: Louisiana’s first year-long hog tournament begins soon.

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July 21 at 4:09 pm
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South Louisiana QDMA to host free summer seminar Aug. 6

If your thoughts are already drifting off to cooler days in the deer stand this fall, the South Louisiana Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association is holding its annual Deer and Wildlife Summer Seminar on Aug. 6.

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July 17 at 12:10 pm
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Time to tune up for bow season

With archery season a couple of calendar pages away, there’s no better time to get your bow out and begin to get ready, said pro shooter and archery shop owner Robert Brookman of Advance, N.C.

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July 15 at 5:00 pm
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