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Paul Breaux Bridge hunter finally shoots heavy-horned Atchafalaya Basin 9-pointer
10139 Views - Posted: February 11 at 4:49 pm

For Paul “Tee Paul” Thevenet, tracking down a big 9-point Atchafalaya Basin buck he’d been pursuing for three years became a full-time job starting this past Dec. 15.


The new Ultra-Lite Flex harness, which stays comfortably snug to the body and allows unrestricted movement on the stand, will retail for $99.95 and be available this spring. Hunter Safety Systems introduces new Ultra-Lite Flex harness
2094 Views - Posted: February 11 at 2:36 pm

If you’re in the market for a new safety harness on the stand for next year, the HSS Ultra-Lite Flex provides padded comfort and great flexibility in any direction a hunter may twist or turn.


Dick Smith killed this heavy-antlered deer on the lease he runs in Bossier Parish in November. Was the 2013 deer season one of the best ever?
4237 Views - Posted: February 11 at 9:00 am

The LDWF Big Game Harvest Survey that will be mailed out shortly should provide an answer — but from what this hunter saw, it was a great season!

As you may know, the Louisiana annual deer harvest has been on the decline for the past few years and the reported kill last year was low enough to make LDWF change the deer hunting areas and reduce either-sex seasons in some of these areas.

Coyotes, hogs, hurricane damage, the drought of 2010 and 2011, low hunter reporting of harvested deer, along with commercial forestry activities have been suggested as possible reasons for this decline. 


The Bass Bully is perfect for tempting bass, with a tail that is tantalizingly lively but not too long. Bully those bass!
3579 Views - Posted: February 07 at 9:00 am

In the movie “A Christmas Story,” Scut Farkus is the neighborhood bully who torments Ralphie Parker and his friends. Until one day when something in Ralphie snaps, and he attacks his antagonist in a most ferocious manner.

It doesn’t end well for young Mr. Farkus. Scut got what he deserved. Bullying is wrong.

Except when it applies to fish.


Two men arrested for alleged hunting violations on Bayou Cocodrie NWR, LDWF says Two men arrested for alleged hunting violations on Bayou Cocodrie NWR, LDWF says
7302 Views - Posted: February 06 at 8:57 am

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service arrested two men last Friday for alleged hunting violations on Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge.


Two Black Mouth Curs treed several squirrels and even a few coons up in Eudora, Ark. for this week's episode of Sportsman TV. Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST: Tree Rat Smackdown
2672 Views - Posted: February 06 at 12:00 am

Watch Cox Sports Television tonight at 6:30 as host Greg Hackney enjoys some time in the woods pursuing squirrels and even a few raccoons in Eudora, Arkansas.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the taking of this 18-point buck by Chris Courville of DeRidder, who said he arrowed the buck on Jan. 26 at Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge. Big Courville buck under investigation by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
25330 Views - Posted: February 04 at 1:00 pm

The taking of one of the bucks featured Jan. 27 in an online article on LouisianaSportsman.com is under investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge official said.


Looking for a new boat? Then the Louisiana Sportsman Boat Show at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales is where you need to be March 13-16. Louisiana Sportsman Boat Show set for March 13-16
5026 Views - Posted: February 04 at 6:30 am

The Louisiana Sportsman Show has always included a full complement of boat dealers, but this year's show scheduled for March 13-16 will provide an even great focus on the latest boat offerings.


51-year-old Sulphur man arrested for deer hunting violations 51-year-old Sulphur man arrested for deer hunting violations
5228 Views - Posted: February 03 at 10:00 am

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a Sulphur man on Jan. 29 for alleged deer hunting violations.


The 2014 Louisiana Sportsman Show offers one-stop shopping for all your outdoor needs. Louisiana Sportsman Show has something for everyone
6043 Views - Posted: February 02 at 5:00 pm

The 35th Annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival, Louisiana’s largest outdoor and boat show, will be held March 13-16 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

The show, which is sponsored by Ram Trucks, will feature acres of boats, fishing and hunting equipment, ATVs, tractors and outdoor power equipment, and activities for the entire family.

More than 250 vendors will be at the show, offering acre upon acre of fishing tackle and hunting gear.

But there really are three shows held on the same grounds that weekend — all included in a single admission fee.


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366 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am

Beretta’s B1 Signature Line of field-tested gun cases and bags embody the superior design, unmatched quality and impeccable taste that define the Beretta sportsman. These bags are as rugged as can be, made of the finest long-wearing canvas and genuine leather. They also are handsomely designed with Beretta’s signature diamond stitching, authentic leather details and antiqued brass buckles.


Hunter Cody Campbell displays an Indian Bayou Area swamp rabbit he scored on during the hunt. Basin Romp — Rabbit hunting can be productive in the Atchafalaya Basin
732 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am

Hunting swamp rabbits with beagles in February is a thrilling social adventure for many Louisiana hunters. In fact, the latest hunting surveys conducted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries show there are 22,100 rabbit hunters taking an estimated 180,100 rabbits.

And St. Landry’s Anthony Sharp is one of those Louisiana beaglers, and he’s part of at least three generations that have made running rabbits with hounds a family tradition.

“I have been rabbit hunting with beagles all my life,” the 34-year-old hunter said. “My grandfather hunted rabbits with beagles, as well as my father and uncles.”


This hog was doing plant nursery damage. Hannah put dogs on his trail and ran him all morning before finally getting him bayed. She caught and tied this hog and dubbed him “Solo” since she did it alone. Hannah’s the Hog Hunter — How one woman is controlling wild pigs
1442 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am

The sun was just beginning to peek over the horizon on a clear morning. The early morning light revealed our group of hog hunters as we sat in silence on four-wheelers strung along a woods road.

Catch dogs wearing their protective vests and collars sat on the four-wheelers with us. We listened intently and watched the catch dogs for any sign that they might hear something in the distance.


Kane Adams poses with the 11-pointer he shot in the Atchafalaya Basin on Jan. 15. The buck, which was blind in his left eye, had a rack that sported double split brow tines. Hunter enjoys week-of-a-lifetime in the Atchafalaya Basin
7275 Views - Posted: January 31 at 6:01 am

Three Basin bucks.

Twenty-nine total points.

All in a matter of seven days.

That pretty much sums up the week Kane Adams enjoyed earlier this month on his club's Iberville Parish lease in the Atchafalaya Basin.


Retired deer program leader Dave Moreland, left, and Greg Hackney discuss proper herd management methods tonight at 6:30 on CST on Sportsman TV. Sportsman TV tonight: Dave's Deer Management
2172 Views - Posted: January 30 at 9:30 am

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


Mike Centanni, 60, of Monterey, shot this big 16-pointer in Concordia Parish on Jan. 18. The big buck green scored 182 2/8 inches Boone and Crockett. Monterey hunter shoots 182-inch monster buck in Concordia Parish
14016 Views - Posted: January 29 at 5:09 pm

Mike Centanni doesn’t shoot a whole lot of deer on the family property he hunts in Concordia Parish, but the monster buck he took down on Jan. 18 more than makes up for all the ones he’s let walk over the years.