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LDWF corrects archery season dates for Tunica Hills WMA

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising bowhunters using Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area that the correct dates for the bucks only archery season are Oct. 1-15, 2014.

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September 25, 2014 at 10:48 am
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Quality speckled trout not back in Lake Pontchartrain — yet

Wednesday marked September’s new moon, and Capt. Mike Gallo feels like it won’t be too much longer before quality speckled trout start migrating back into Lake Pontchartrain.

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September 25, 2014 at 5:45 am
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Hackney enjoys the complete Honey Brake experience

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Roughing it smoothly - that's how Greg Hackney and the crew spent some time last September shooting the latest episode of Sportsman TV, ‘Hackney Brake Experience.’ 

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September 24, 2014 at 10:45 am
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'Mediocre' 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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September 23, 2014 at 8:57 pm
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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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September 23, 2014 at 2:04 pm
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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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September 23, 2014 at 11:24 am
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Hackney clinches 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 Bassmaster Angler of the Year honors.

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September 22, 2014 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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September 22, 2014 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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September 22, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 at 11:49 am
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