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Keep moving to catch speckled trout in Hopedale

Limits of speckled trout are being caught in the Hopedale area now, but anglers should be patient and prepared to move frequently to fill their box.

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December 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm
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December's coastal zone waterfowl survey shows more birds so far

With about 75 percent of December’s aerial coastal survey completed, the state’s waterfowl study leader is encouraged by what he’s seen through Wednesday afternoon’s flight.

Larry Reynolds, with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, said 21 of the 27 transect lines that make up the annual survey have been completed so far this week from the Texas border eastward to Houma, and he’s seen many more ducks than he did in November.

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December 12, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST: Downtown Baton Rouge Catfishin'

Watch Cox Sports Television tonight at 6:30 as Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney heads down the Mississippi near downtown Baton Rouge for a great day catching catfish and gaspergou on the river.

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December 12, 2013 at 6:00 am
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Hunter shoots 165-class buck from front porch in Lincoln Parish

Nov. 30 was already a very special day for Johnny Jiles: his son, John Michael, would be marrying his beloved Natalie that very afternoon.

But what happened early that morning before the ceremony would make the day even more special for a completely different reason. 

Not only did he shoot a 165-class buck, but the way he brought down the brute will be long-remembered in the Jiles family.

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December 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm
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Moss Bluff hunter takes down big 8-point in Grant Parish

On the morning after Thanksgiving Day, the thought of getting out of her nice warm bed at the deer camp to go sit in a sub-freezing box stand was not one that Ashly King relished.

The 28-year-old nurse from Moss Bluff had been hunting for a few days with her husband James at their lease in Grant Parish north of Alexandria, and while the weather had been nice and cold all week, the deer were definitely not cooperating.

“Nobody had seen anything,” Ashly said. “So we were all frustrated because all we kept seeing were rabbits and crows. We were like, ‘What the heck? This is Thanksgiving week. The weather is perfect and there’s no deer.’

“I really didn’t want to go hunting that morning because when they woke me up, I was like, ‘Oh my God. I don’t even want to get out of the bed. We haven’t seen anything all week. I am not looking forward to this.'"

Her attitude improved greatly about 8:30 that morning when a 140-class 8-point made his way across a dirt road towards a food plot about 100 yards from her box stand.

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December 11, 2013 at 6:00 am
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Hunter takes down 25-point Bossier Parish monster

A couple of weeks ago, you might remember the story of Hunter Black downing an impressive 14-pointer in Bossier Parish that measured 170 inches. As awesome as that buck was, Hunter’s dad Jon did him one better on Nov. 30 when he took down a 25-point that could measure at least 200 inches.

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December 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm
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'Naturally N'Awlins' Frank Davis dies at 71

Frank Davis, who appeared on WWL-TV in New Orleans for more than 30 years, died on Monday at the age of 71, according to media reports.

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December 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm
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Four men cited for deer hunting violations in Bienville Parish

Four men were cited for various deer hunting violations on Nov. 30 in Bienville Parish after authorities received a night hunting complaint in the area of the Liberty Hill Hunting Club, according to a press release.

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December 10, 2013 at 10:00 am
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Hunter downs Tensas Parish 'Elk Buck' with massive 28-inch inside spread

An old, wily buck roaming the Tensas Parish woods for the past several years had garnered a reputation both for his elusiveness and his eye-popping set of antlers, which earned him the nickname of Elk Buck. 

The rack was of such outlandish proportions that it more resembled one of the monarchs of the Rockies, not the swamps of Tensas.

But on Nov. 27, John Parker, 45, who has hunted the big deer for several seasons, finally had the opportunity to put his crosshairs on the old buck. 

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December 10, 2013 at 6:00 am
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Natchitoches hunter shoots awesome 18-point non-typical buck

On Sunday, Dec. 1, Sidney Evans finally ended his 13-year buck drought in style with a great non-typical 18-point in Natchitoches Parish.

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December 09, 2013 at 4:00 pm
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Hammond man dies in Tangipahoa Parish hunting accident, LDWF says

A 33-year-old Hammond man died Friday afternoon as he and his hunting partner attempted to cross a wire fence in Loranger, according to a press release.

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December 09, 2013 at 9:32 am
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2014 Bass Championship Open scheduled

Last March, St. Martinsville’s Andre F. Cazelot and Brooke Morrison of Youngsville walked away with a cool $14,000 after rising to the top of the two-day Yamaha-Skeeter Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship Open.

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December 09, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Those things pro bass fishermen say

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Tournament bass anglers speak their own, unique dialect. From talking about missed fish to bemoaning lockjaw, it's sometimes funny to hear them. Especially when those sayings are replayed in isolation.

And they're heard over and over during every stop on a tournament trail — no matter how small or large the circuit.

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December 09, 2013 at 6:00 am
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2014 Archery in Louisiana Schools state tournament set for March 1

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Archery in Louisiana Schools program will begin registering students on Dec. 15 for the 2014 ALAS state tournament slated for March 1 in Alexandria.

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December 08, 2013 at 2:00 pm
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Springfield man dies Thursday in Livingston Parish boating accident

A 68-year-old Springfield man died Thursday on the Blood River after apparently losing control of his boat and striking a tree, according to a press release.

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December 06, 2013 at 1:20 pm
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LPB chronicles the comeback of the Louisiana black bear

Louisiana Public Broadcasting producers and photographers spent a year following biologists on the forefront of the Louisiana black bear recovery effort to create the latest episode of Alive! In America’s Delta.

Efforts to save the iconic species are documented in Black Bear Comeback, set to air on Monday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. on the LPB network across the state.

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December 06, 2013 at 1:00 pm
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