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A.S.H. junior shoots huge 12-point at Three Rivers WMA on New Year's Day

Isabella James learned from her father at an early age to be as quiet as a church mouse when she was up in a deer stand.

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January 15 at 1:50 pm
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Artificial reef to be constructed in Lake Pontchartrain starting Jan. 31

Anglers in Lake Pontchartrain will soon have a new 4-acre artificial limestone reef to fish on near Kenner, officials said.

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January 15 at 6:00 am
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LDWF announces annual Caney Creek Reservoir public meeting

Biologists with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a public hearing to discuss issues on the Caney Creek Reservoir, including an overview on aquatic vegetation and results of recent fish population sampling.

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January 14 at 9:52 am
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Gulf Coast accounts for vast majority of wetlands loss in U.S., NOAA says

According to a report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, wetlands loss along the Gulf Coast accounts for 71 percent of the coastal wetlands loss in the United States each year.

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January 13 at 10:20 am
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Natchitoches hunter finally takes down wide-racked 13-pointer near Marthaville

Kyle Pleasant had hunted steadily in November for a majestic, wide-racked buck that he had been tracking on his trail cameras, but couldn’t make it out to his stand one morning because he had to bring his son to school.

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January 10 at 2:15 pm
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Minimum size limit for bass should be dropped on six lakes, LDWF says

Slot limits should be dropped on six lakes because the regulations aren’t producing larger bass — largely because of anglers’ refusal to harvest enough fish, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist told Louisiana Sportsman.

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January 10 at 11:53 am
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Mandeville hunter shoots awesome 180-class buck in Folsom on Jan. 4

Chad Bordes had never shot a wall-hanger before, but he knew the first week of January was typically prime time to shoot a nice buck during the rut on 1,200 acres he hunts in Folsom.

“Every year around January 2nd is when a decent buck is taken there,” said Bordes, 29, a captain with the St. Tammany Parish Fire Department. “It seems to be the first week of January every single year, so I tried to get out there to see what’s going on.”

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January 10 at 6:00 am
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LDWF adopts NOI to alter catfish regulations on Texas boundary waters

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent that would alter daily creel limit regulations for channel and blue catfish taken in Toledo Bend Reservoir, Caddo Lake and the Sabine River.

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January 09 at 4:45 pm
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All new Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST: Dave's Deer Management

Watch Cox Sports Television tonight at 6:30 for a brand new episode of Sportsman TV as host Greg Hackney and retired Deer Program Leader Dave Moreland travel to Morganza in pursuit of management deer.

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January 09 at 6:00 am
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Raceland man cited for alleged deer hunting violations on Eagle Island

A 37-year-old Raceland man was cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for alleged deer hunting violations on Christmas Day on Eagle Island.

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January 08 at 4:15 pm
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Golden Meadow hunter shoots big 11-pointer in West Feliciana Parish

You can earn bonus points nowadays in lots of different ways: by using credit cards, signing up for frequent flyer programs or even by completing extra work before that tough exam.

Ed Williams earned his bonus points in a deer stand in West Feliciana Parish during an afternoon hunt on Dec. 19, when the nice 8-pointer he thought he shot turned into a stud 11-point that green scored 165 5/8 inches Boone and Crockett.

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January 08 at 11:50 am
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2014 turkey regulations, lottery hunt applications now available

The 2014 wild turkey season opens March 22, and the regulations pamphlet is now available from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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January 08 at 6:00 am
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Redfish stacked in Yscloskey Canal right now

What do you do on the coldest days of the year? You go fishing.

And it couldn’t be easier right now at Shell Beach. In fact, you don’t even need a boat, said Robert Campo of Campo’s Marina.

“Leave the boat at home and go stand on side of the road around the (Yscloskey) drawbridge,” Campo said. “The reds are real thick up in there right now in this freezing-cold weather. Whenever the temperature plunges like this those schools of reds go up into the bayou, and they just hang out around the bridge.

“From the turn to just past the bridge has been the hottest spot this winter, so far.”

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January 07 at 4:23 pm
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Mansfield hunter downs 200-class monster with World War II-era rifle

When Kelby Pearah traded a buddy for his old World War II-era Russian Mosin-Nagant Model 91/30, he never dreamed he’d use it to take down the trophy buck of a lifetime.

He hadn’t even fired the rifle, which is equipped only with open sights, since last summer, and wasn’t sure it shot straight when he got an invite to hunt Saturday morning on private land near Elm Grove in Bossier Parish. 

“Everybody was laughing at me because I’ve got a big old beard and I was using a Russian gun,” said Pearah, 24, of Mansfield. “I’m a gun freak. I shoot ‘em with anything. I’m big into guns, especially odd guns like that. I don’t hardly have any deer rifles.

“Most everything I have is a little unique.”

You could say the same thing about the massive 17-pointer that Pearah shot at 90 yards in a flooded hardwood bottom, about 30 minutes after four July Walker hounds were released on the property he was hunting.

“He looks like a little baby moose,” Pearah said.

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January 07 at 10:45 am
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As water temps rebound, speckled trout bite could turn on

As water temperatures across Louisiana’s coast slowly rebound after this week’s Arctic blast, anglers are eagerly anticipating a potential speckled trout feeding frenzy after days of cold-induced inactivity.

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January 07 at 7:50 am
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Destrehan man cited for alleged duck hunting violations

A Destrehan man accused of hunting ducks during illegal hours was cited by agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries on Jan. 1 in Jefferson Parish.

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January 07 at 6:00 am
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