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Iowa angler hooks up with 10.95-pounder at Toledo Bend

Launching from Big Bass Marina alone on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 12, Iowa’s Daniel  Schexnayder had to contend with lots of fog on Toledo Bend’s waters.

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December 16, 2014 at 11:34 am
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'SaturdayRock' wins November Nikon Big Buck Photo Contest

LouisianaSportsman.com user “SaturdayRock” earned the win during the November installment of the Nikon Big Buck Photo Contest with this image of a huge buck.

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December 16, 2014 at 9:11 am
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Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

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December 16, 2014 at 8:00 am
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Zero your scope — properly

When you open up that Christmas present and find a brand-new scope for your rifle, what is your first thought?

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December 16, 2014 at 7:30 am
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Angler hooked in lip, tries to remove it at the camp

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I've had a treble hook jammed into my jawline, so when I heard that fellow Louisiana Publishing employee Jay Forest had speared himself in the top lip with a jig hook I had to shiver a bit.

The best thing to say about it is that Jay did it to himself while fishing off a pier: At least he couldn't blame anyone else.

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December 15, 2014 at 10:55 am
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Digital scouting equals scent-free scouting

Hunting has definitely entered the 21st century, with range-finding rifle scopes, night-vision binoculars for predator and hog hunting, and apps for our smartphones that tell us exactly when the sun rises and sets.

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December 15, 2014 at 6:00 am
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Zachary hunter drills 200-inch Mississippi monster

Lloyd Dempster has had an amazing run of Magnolia State bucks this fall at the lease he hunts in Claiborne County, Miss.

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December 12, 2014 at 3:00 pm
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Temporary road closure planned on Maurepas Swamp WMA

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising boaters that the access road to the Hope Canal boat launch within Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area will be closed beginning at 8 p.m. this Sunday, Dec. 14, for up to two weeks for bridge repairs.

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December 12, 2014 at 1:14 pm
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MSU's 'Deer Hunt' app useful from the stand

Instead of just playing Angry Birds or Scrabble from the box stand, your smartphone can actually be used for hunting purposes, like recording deer sightings and even estimating Boone & Crockett measurements.

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December 12, 2014 at 12:53 pm
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Sabine Parish hunter takes down first deer ever

In today’s fast-paced, high-tech, non-stop world, every once in a while doing things the “old-timey” way still pays off.

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December 12, 2014 at 8:10 am
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LDWF cites seven for alleged oyster fishing violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited seven men in the last month for alleged oyster fishing violations on the Sister Lake Public Oyster Seed Reservation in Terrebonne Parish, which is closed for the 2014-15 oyster season.

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December 12, 2014 at 5:20 am
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Third shot is the charm on massive Winn Parish 8-point

Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction, and things that happen in the woods just don’t makes a whole lot of sense.

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December 11, 2014 at 5:12 pm
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Deville hunter bags 16-pointer scoring 171-plus in Rapides Parish

When the moon is full, deer tend to feed and move around at night and bed down during the day, so the Nov. 6 full moon meant hunting prospects for the next couple of days weren't the best.

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December 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm
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Bossier City hunter makes the most of rare second chance on big 12-point

I could count on one hand with a couple of fingers to spare the stories I’ve heard about a hunter taking a shot at a trophy buck, actually nicking the deer and then weeks later getting a second chance to finish the job. 

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December 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm
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Coushatta man faces alleged deer hunting violations, LDWF says

A Coushatta man was cited for deer hunting violations on Dec. 4 in Red River Parish after a game warden allegedly spotted two untagged deer in the bed of his truck, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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December 11, 2014 at 2:25 pm
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Maurice hunter shoots three-legged 8-pointer in Grant Parish

The astounding ability of a whitetail deer to take a bullet or an arrow is well-known, and most hunters are familiar with stories of animals who run for seemingly impossible distances, some never to be seen again — even with well-placed ‘kill’ shots.

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December 11, 2014 at 11:00 am
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