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Jeanerette angler boats 11.58-pounder on Toledo Bend

Every spring, three South Louisiana friends spend time together fishing at Toledo Bend for the reservoir’s quality largemouths - and this year certainly didn’t disappoint.

Wesley Verret of Jeanerette, Carl Pellerin of Patterson and Lance Verret of Morgan City launched from Big Bass Marina on Wednesday morning, March 18 and didn’t run far before the action got underway. 

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March 23 at 11:46 am
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Leesville angler finally lands a Toledo Bend lunker

For Van Fletcher, this time the big one didn’t get away.

“I have been waiting 64 years for one, but every time I hooked a big fish before I somehow lost it,” said Fletcher, of Leesville.

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March 23 at 9:18 am
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The details make all the difference

As I write this month’s  “Happy Trails” column, the 2014-2015 Mississippi deer season here in Central Mississippi has just ended. 

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March 22 at 9:00 am
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Zachary farmer smacks 170-class buck

Sometimes it just takes some time for the story of a monster buck to surface. Take Donald Forbes’ 172 6/8-inch deer killed north of Zachary back on Jan. 15.

The Sportsman staff had seen a text of the 16-point buck, but had been unable to track down the hunter. We didn’t even know his name.

Until he showed up at the Yamaha Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest held last weekend as part of the Louisiana Sportsman Show.

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March 19 at 9:15 pm
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So you want to be a hog killer?

 Video Included

Do you hate the hogs that are tearing up your hunting property and making deer hunts more difficult? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment when you take a few hogs out of the population?

Well, after you watch the attached video, you might feel like you don't know anything about how to hunt hogs.

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March 18 at 10:02 pm
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Houma angler lands potential No. 4-ranked white crappie at Poverty Point

For the last two years in March, anglers at Poverty Point Reservoir State Park have placed a white crappie into Louisiana’s record books.

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March 18 at 11:04 am
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Persistence pays when Carencro angler lands Chicot State Park monster bass

Chad Blanchard had just about reached his limit Saturday afternoon.

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March 17 at 4:30 pm
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Ville Platte angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.36-pounder at the Indian Mounds

Sometimes when you least expect it, amazing things can happen.

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March 16 at 3:44 pm
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Bayard wins Yamaha ATV during Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest

There could be only one winner of the 2015 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest drawing for the brand-new Yamaha 350 Grizzly — and the single ticket pulled out of the pot bore then name of Lynn Bayard.

The New Iberia hunter, who had entered a buck into the contest to be eligible for the free drawing, was not in attendance. But he’ll be riding in style when the next hunting season opens.

The contest, which was hosted by the state chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association, featured 110 bucks that filled a 75-foot wall. And there some true monsters on display.

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March 15 at 6:32 pm
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Enter the Sportsman Big Buck Contest now to win a Yamaha ATV

The 2015 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest is finally here, but you only have until 6 p.m. on Saturday to get your buck registered at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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March 13 at 10:59 am
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Louisiana Sportsman Show open now in Gonzales

The 36th Annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival, Louisiana’s largest outdoor and boat show, cranks up today through Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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March 12 at 2:00 pm
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Was the 2014 deer season another good one?

The 2014-15 deer season is history and now it is time to clean up the deer camp, take care of deer stands, wash the ATVs and trucks, measure the racks at the upcoming Sportsman Show and evaluate the deer harvest data to see what is right or wrong with your deer management program.

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March 12 at 9:00 am
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Power equipment featured at Louisiana Sportsman show this weekend

Tractors, farm equipment and lawn mowers will be displayed and available for sale at the Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival this Thursday through Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. 

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March 09 at 9:00 pm
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Plaquemine angler takes monster 11.89-pounder at Toledo Bend

Leon Amedee was a man on a mission.

For the last couple of years, the 66-year-old angler from Plaquemine eagerly read the Internet hoopla surrounding all the 10-pound-plus bass taken on Toledo Bend - and decided he wanted in on the action.

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March 09 at 8:51 pm
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Louisiana Sportsman Boat Show to feature every major boat and outboard line

If you’re even thinking about buying a new boat, the Louisiana Sportsman Boat Show is focused on all the latest boat manufacturer offerings in one convenient place. 

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March 09 at 8:40 pm
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Show admission includes $5 on-site Sportsman Store coupon

With great deals on hunting and fishing supplies, boats, ATVs, power equipment and more, admission to the 36th annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival is already a bargain.

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March 09 at 12:57 pm
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