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Ville Platte angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.36-pounder at the Indian Mounds

Sometimes when you least expect it, amazing things can happen.

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March 16 at 3:44 pm
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Bayard wins Yamaha ATV during Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest

There could be only one winner of the 2015 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest drawing for the brand-new Yamaha 350 Grizzly — and the single ticket pulled out of the pot bore then name of Lynn Bayard.

The New Iberia hunter, who had entered a buck into the contest to be eligible for the free drawing, was not in attendance. But he’ll be riding in style when the next hunting season opens.

The contest, which was hosted by the state chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association, featured 110 bucks that filled a 75-foot wall. And there some true monsters on display.

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March 15 at 6:32 pm
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Enter the Sportsman Big Buck Contest now to win a Yamaha ATV

The 2015 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest is finally here, but you only have until 6 p.m. on Saturday to get your buck registered at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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March 13 at 10:59 am
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Louisiana Sportsman Show open now in Gonzales

The 36th Annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival, Louisiana’s largest outdoor and boat show, cranks up today through Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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March 12 at 2:00 pm
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Was the 2014 deer season another good one?

The 2014-15 deer season is history and now it is time to clean up the deer camp, take care of deer stands, wash the ATVs and trucks, measure the racks at the upcoming Sportsman Show and evaluate the deer harvest data to see what is right or wrong with your deer management program.

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March 12 at 9:00 am
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Power equipment featured at Louisiana Sportsman show this weekend

Tractors, farm equipment and lawn mowers will be displayed and available for sale at the Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival this Thursday through Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. 

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March 09 at 9:00 pm
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Plaquemine angler takes monster 11.89-pounder at Toledo Bend

Leon Amedee was a man on a mission.

For the last couple of years, the 66-year-old angler from Plaquemine eagerly read the Internet hoopla surrounding all the 10-pound-plus bass taken on Toledo Bend - and decided he wanted in on the action.

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March 09 at 8:51 pm
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Louisiana Sportsman Boat Show to feature every major boat and outboard line

If you’re even thinking about buying a new boat, the Louisiana Sportsman Boat Show is focused on all the latest boat manufacturer offerings in one convenient place. 

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March 09 at 8:40 pm
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Show admission includes $5 on-site Sportsman Store coupon

With great deals on hunting and fishing supplies, boats, ATVs, power equipment and more, admission to the 36th annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival is already a bargain.

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March 09 at 12:57 pm
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Win a Yamaha ATV at the Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest

There are even more reasons for entering your deer in the 2015 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest, with an expanded list of prizes up for grabs in this year's event.

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March 05 at 10:00 am
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The little things in life — Bass fishing tips for Bayou Dularge

As I’ve grown from a wild-eyed 13-year-old wondering what kind of hovercraft I would be driving in the year 2000 to a 45-year-old wondering where the time went, I’ve learned to appreciate the little things in life.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Po-boy panfish — How to catch lake runners, bluegill and catfish in Bayou Lacombe

You know how it goes: After slurping through a few pounds of spicy boiled crawfish you start craving a something a little heavier and crunchier.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Monroe man cited for cutting down trees on Ouachita WMA

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Monroe man on Feb. 15 for criminal damage to property, intentional littering, hunting deer out of season and leaving a deer stand in hunting position on Ouachita Wildlife Management Area.

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February 26 at 11:20 am
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Picking the right outfitter

Like a lot of other hunters, my first experiences out west were do-it-yourself (DIY) hunts on public land.

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February 24 at 9:00 am
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‘Drop Tine’ and its brother

Many readers of Happy Trails no doubt also read my additional article last month in the January issue of Mississippi Sportsman titled Hinds County Hunter Bags Monster Buck. Well, there is a little more to that story than what you read on those pages.

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February 22 at 9:00 am
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Tallulah hunter knocks down 200-class non-typical buck in Madison Parish

Craig Clark’s baby daughter wasn’t quite two months old at the time, but little Ava played a big part in her father taking down the buck of a lifetime earlier this year in Madison Parish.

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February 20 at 5:49 pm
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