Search Results

Time for some bayou browsing

The late Grits Gresham was editor of the Louisiana Conservationist in the early ’50s. He initiated a feature column that he named Bayou Browsing, and readers could write to him and ask questions and make comments about Louisiana wildlife.

Read More...
June 12 at 9:00 am
3751 Views

Archer's 16-pointer officially scores 200 1/8 inches Boone and Crockett

Jason Archer’s huge 16-point buck taken last November in Concordia Parish landed at No. 22 in the state record books after officially measuring 200 1/8 inches Boone and Crockett, according to the state’s deer program leader. 

Read More...
June 09 at 1:08 pm
4518 Views

Chokepoint carnival — Best Lake Borgne fishing spots

“Settling up” after fishing trips wasn’t always an ugly affair, especially among lifelong friends.

Read More...
June 01 at 7:00 am
1917 Views

NRA’s Whittington Center

The NRA Whittington Center is a 33,000 acre Mecca for shooters that was opened to the public in 1973 and just celebrated its 40th anniversary. Over that time, it has grown to be one of the premier shooting facilities in the world.

Read More...
May 30 at 9:00 am
3238 Views

Taking down hogs — airboat style

In what Greg Hackney likened to “a carnival ride with a shotgun,” the Sportsman TV host recently traveled to Violet for an airboat hunt to take down some feral hogs in the marsh.

Read More...
May 28 at 4:43 pm
2790 Views

Lafayette teen catches first entry into 2014-15 Toledo Bend Lunker Bass Program

What was supposed to be a routine morning of checking trotlines turned into a special day that Jordan Broussard likely will never forget. 

Read More...
May 20 at 8:14 am
5692 Views

Am I falling apart?

One day back in early March, being in a bit of a rush, I leaned my back against the closet door jamb to pull on a pair of socks. Knowing better, but refusing to acknowledge the physical cautions that come with age, I pulled on my left sock in one quick motion as I stood balanced on my right foot.

Read More...
May 19 at 7:34 pm
3173 Views

Native plants make good summer food plots

The Southeastern United States has long been the envy of the rest of the country for our warm temperatures and sunshine. Winter temperatures may drop even into single digits occasionally in some areas of the South, but typically only for a very short time before it is back near 70. I like to say we have cold snaps but not much cold weather. It is not unusual for us to have temperatures in the 80s at times during the winter, and farmers are usually breaking land for summer crops in February. The abundance of warm weather in the South makes for a long growing season and a lot of vegetation in the heat of summer. In more northern climates, cool-season plants dominate the landscape over a longer period of the calendar year, so the warm-season plants are not as aggressive during summer months as they are in the South. 

Read More...
May 16 at 1:45 pm
3333 Views

Officials react to fed's decision to shorten red snapper season

Unthinkable and insane. Crazy. Buffoonery and chaos. Those were just a few of the choice words officials used to describe yesterday’s announcement by NOAA Fisheries that the already-too-short recreational red snapper season in the Gulf had been cut by two more days.

Read More...
May 15 at 11:53 am
3506 Views

What the heck is Spigelia marilandica?

Spring has sprung across the Louisiana landscape, and Old Man Winter is history.

Read More...
May 13 at 4:00 pm
3766 Views

Leave young fawns alone, LDWF says

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding everyone that a wild fawn should be left alone and undisturbed, even if the doe is seemingly not present in the area, according to a press release.

Read More...
May 09 at 4:55 pm
3895 Views

YETI Tank

The YETI Tank is a virtually indestructible ice bucket that will hold ice longer because it’s armored to stay cold. Made with YETI’s signature Permafrost Insulation, which offers best-in-class thermal resistance and eliminates exterior sweating, the 20-gallon YETI Tank can hold 96 aluminum cans, 51 blue crabs, 24 mullet and menhaden or 2 bushels of oysters. It also offers easy draining while partially open and is leak-proof when closed.

Read More...
May 01 at 7:00 am
477 Views

Day 6 PlotWatcher Pro

The Day 6 PlotWatcher Pro can be used to determine the activity level, and even health, of the deer on your land. You will be able to watch deer grow, literally, before your eyes. The PlotWatcher Pro uses time-lapse video technology to record high-definition images every 5 or 10 seconds as well as saving these pictures as an HD video, giving you the ability to watch 12 hours of video in just a few minutes. The PlotWatcher Pro also features temperature and moon-phase info on each image, saves video files in ˝ of the memory space and provides the longest-lasting battery life available in the field.

Read More...
May 01 at 7:00 am
462 Views

Bold talk — Experts tell how to grab catfish

The strikingly handsome young man piloting the big pickup truck wore confidence all over his body like a hard shellac veneer. At only 30 years old, he was the youngest but clearly alpha male of the three-person catfish-grabbing crew.

Read More...
May 01 at 7:00 am
1400 Views

Backup plan at the 51 Canal

Only the torches and pitchforks were missing. The frowns, the yells, the shaking fists were all there. In brief, the mob was outraged — scandalized! 

Read More...
May 01 at 7:00 am
2063 Views

Fishing rods

All Star ASNano

Made to endure the intense demands of tournament action, All Star built this lineup of technique-specific rods with Nano Resin technology, which offers two distinct design options: lessening material for a lighter rod while maintaining break strength or keeping the same amount of material and significantly increasing break strength.

Going with Option 2 yields one of the strongest and most-durable rods on the market.

Read More...
April 27 at 4:30 pm
1197 Views