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These WMAs are for the birds

When hunters choose destinations for deer, squirrels and rabbits in Louisiana, there’s no question many head to wildlife management areas because year-in, year-out rewarding hunts on those public lands are repeated across the state.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
418 Views

Crappie scents in suspense

Even for the tournament types, crappie fishing doesn’t always need to be a high-strung tension fest. No doubt, you’d be amazed at the therapeutic benefits of dropping the anchor and deploying a few float rigs baited with something smelly.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
351 Views

How the deer rut forecast is made

This forecast is based upon camera survey work that has always found major scraping to begin sometime between the new and full moons.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
711 Views

Brain abscesses in deer

There has been quite a bit of research in the Southeast on the issue of brain abscesses, and researchers are finding that more bucks die because of this natural mortality than from hunting in some areas having a good adult buck component in the population.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
403 Views

Be a biologist/hunter

I am always looking for sign when I am hunting — what plants deer are browsing on, where acorns are falling, are the rubs fresh, what direction is the deer coming from when it makes the rubs, are the scraps fresh, are they being worked regularly?

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September 15 at 7:00 am
431 Views

Tippets

September is a month of transition as water temperatures begin to drop: slowly at first, due to radiative cooling, and a bit more toward the end of the month as cool fronts invade the state.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
373 Views

Hail to the feral hog

Back in July our nation celebrated its 238th birthday. No doubt many of you celebrated Independence Day watching a traditional fireworks display; you saw the rocket’s red glare and the bombs bursting in air, and hopefully avoided the popping of a firecracker in your hand.

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September 12 at 9:00 am
1465 Views

Apex Predator focuses on best fishing sunglasses

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Whether you’re trying to spot a floating lure in the glare of the sun, scanning the edge of a pond for tailing reds or just trying to protect your vision, top-notch sunglasses can have a huge impact on your fishing success.

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September 03 at 4:55 pm
5529 Views

Top 5 tips for opening day of dove season

It’s probably almost too late to get in much practice time at the range in preparation for the opening of dove season this Saturday, but you still have time to stock up on supplies you might need in the field.

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September 02 at 9:36 pm
3444 Views

Hot Shot Turnip Greens Mist

Hot Shots® exclusive Bag-in-Can Technology separates the lure from propellant for a 100% pure lure. Just spray Tink’s Turnip Greens Mist from your hunting location to attract deer and create a forage hot spot. The silent spray is just like having a food plot in a bottle. Use it regularly to develop feeding patterns and have deer coming back for more. 

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September 01 at 7:00 am
554 Views

2014-15 WMA forecast

For $15, a hunter can hunt a wonderland of public lands and waters featuring the most-appealing habitat for big game, small game, migratory birds and other species in the Sportsman’s Paradise.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
1447 Views

Shell Beach serenade — Biloxi Marsh gives up fall redfish action

Pelayo’s scouting report was as bleak as the LDWF’s aerial report. And both destroyed the giddy forecasts from DU and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife folks.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
1806 Views

Good Scents

If you hear Jerry Thompson order cheese on the burgers, you better clarify what he means before assuming it’s lunchtime. Word to the wise: Often the Toledo Bend crappie guide isn’t referring to the buns-and-beef — he’s talking about one of his favorite tricks for enhancing his crappie baits.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
895 Views

2014-15 Deer Rut Report

Feeding and breeding. These are the two activities bucks are involved with during the fall and winter months.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
6624 Views

A wing and a prayer — Louisiana’s dove-hunting lives on

Nearly forty years ago, I made my first dove hunt near the desert town of Orogrande, New Mexico, while on a six-year stint in the Air Force.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
803 Views

The Fly Guy —Fly-fishing advice on how to catch Marsh Island reds

Keith Richard never had a chance at figuring out what was going on when he walked into Stillwater Outfitters fishing guide Steve Smith’s Cypremort Point camp.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
1019 Views