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Russell Sage and Ouachita WMAs to be consolidated, LDWF says

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission this month, citing more efficient use of resources and the elimination of duplication of services for two adjacent properties, approved consolidation of Russell Sage and Ouachita Wildlife Management Areas.

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January 16 at 7:52 am
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Bobber stoppers serve double duty

I was working a craw worm away from the bank for the thousandth time. The only thing different was that my line jumped, and I felt a bit of weight on the terminal end.

I reeled down and set the hook hard, confident I’d be fighting my first bass of the day.

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January 15 at 9:25 pm
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Doyline hunter downs palmated 14-point Webster Parish buck

Wesley Miller took down two nice bucks - an 8-point and a 10-point - in the first two weeks of deer season this year on his family’s farm in Dubberly, so his focus shifted to catching slab crappie on Dorcheat Bayou.

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January 15 at 8:50 pm
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Off-duty game warden busts fishermen in Terrebonne Parish

An off-duty game warden fishing near Bayou Chauvin Sunday busted three men accused of possessing more than their daily limit of redfish.

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January 15 at 9:12 am
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Every brush pile is not the same

Each year, Mr. Y sweetens his pier like a professional gardener. He strategically sinks around it brush treated with fish attractants, thins the brush out to limit snags, and leaves pockets within the vegetation to dunk his minnows and jigs.

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January 15 at 8:40 am
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Coushatta man cited for alleged deer hunting violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Coushatta man for alleged deer hunting violations on Jan. 7 in Red River Parish.

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January 14 at 6:10 am
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Angler talks about Poverty Point 14-pounder

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For most fisherman, dealing with a backlash can be a frustrating, time consuming ordeal that often results in a bird’s nest of line being surgically removed from your reel- all while your buddies are hauling in a steady stream of fish over the gunnels.

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January 13 at 8:24 pm
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Hitting the road: Fishing for wintertime speckled trout on Highway 1

As Tommy Vidrine’s Chevy pickup crested the bridge over Caminada Pass heading west from Grand Isle, the lights of Port Fourchon shimmered in the distance.

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January 13 at 3:52 pm
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Corps opens temporary bypass channel in Plaquemines Parish

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a temporary bypass channel in the Doullet Canal today to facilitate construction of the new Empire Floodgate in Plaquemines Parish.

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January 13 at 2:44 pm
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DU celebrates more than 5 million acres conserved in United States

Since 1984, Ducks Unlimited has successfully conserved more than 5 million acres of waterfowl habitat in the United States, according to a release.

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January 13 at 1:57 pm
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Poverty Point sets new record with 14-pound largemouth

EDITOR'S UPDATE: David Houston, who caught the lunker bass, spoke to LouisianaSportsmanc.com after this story went live on the website. The complete story of how he caught the bass, and ultimately released it, can be seen by clicking here.

Poverty Point Reservoir’s largemouth bass record was shattered Monday when David Houston arrived with a hawg that was actually just a little wider than it was long.

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January 13 at 12:02 pm
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Natchitoches hunter downs 11-point Red River Parish buck

Mike Waters started rattling for big bucks last year with some success, and decided to employ the same tactic when he hunted an old cutover near Coushatta in Red River Parish on the cold, cloudy afternoon of Dec. 29.

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January 13 at 10:09 am
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Longtime Acadiana bass and saltwater angler dies

A longtime bass angler and Louisiana Sportsman source for both fresh and saltwater fishing reports throughout Acadiana passed away Monday.

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January 13 at 7:42 am
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Coyotes prompt quick decision on 170-class buck

Mark Cappel of Pineville makes his living working in the oil and gas industry in Alaska, so he doesn’t get to hunt his family’s land in Rapides Parish very often.

But he made the most of his chances earlier this fall, when he downed a big 170-class buck on Oct. 26.

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January 12 at 9:13 pm
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LDWF currently upgrading ROLP website

The website where anglers can apply for Recreational Offshore Landing Permits is being upgraded starting today, and could be down for up to three days during the work, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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January 12 at 11:20 am
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Brother-sister duo downs big Madison Parish bucks

Dr. David McGehee is a Ruston-based pediatrician whose family owns a prime piece of property in Madison Parish. His two adult children don’t have the opportunity to deer hunt often, but both capitalized this season after their dad let a couple of big deer slip through his fingers.

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January 12 at 10:40 am
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