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‘Drop Tine’ and its brother

Many readers of Happy Trails no doubt also read my additional article last month in the January issue of Mississippi Sportsman titled Hinds County Hunter Bags Monster Buck. Well, there is a little more to that story than what you read on those pages.

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February 22 at 9:00 am
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Tallulah hunter knocks down 200-class non-typical buck in Madison Parish

Craig Clark’s baby daughter wasn’t quite two months old at the time, but little Ava played a big part in her father taking down the buck of a lifetime earlier this year in Madison Parish.

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February 20 at 5:49 pm
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Mississippi hunter shoots 10-pointer with four distinct antlers

With a nickname like ‘Bone,” it just makes sense that Seburn Coker would be the guy to shoot a buck with four antlers - and lots of bone - protruding from its skull.

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February 19 at 2:30 pm
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February is best month to load up on crappie

Fishermen in the Southeast who wait until March to break out their crappie rods, minnow buckets and tackle boxes full of tiny jigs and soft plastics are missing some of the best fishing of the year, according to North Carolina crappie guru Ed Duke.

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February 19 at 6:30 am
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Louisiana Sportsman Show offers fun for the whole family

The 36th Annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival, Louisiana’s largest outdoor and boat show, will be held March 12-15 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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February 18 at 2:30 pm
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Three men cited for alleged night-hunting violations in St. Helena Parish

Three men accused of hunting deer at night near Kentwood and then letting the animals rot were cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries last Thursday.

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February 18 at 11:14 am
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Top 5 winter bass-fishing lures

Many bass fishermen lead double lives, torn between their bass boats and tree stands. But as the door slams shut on deer season, the choice for cold-water bass fishing becomes clear.

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February 18 at 6:30 am
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Love ’em or hate ’em — the good and the bad of fishing with yo-yos

Yo-yos are one of those pieces of fishing gear that people either love or hate. Few people say, “Oh, yeah; they are OK, even though I don’t use them.”

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Top picks from “Bruiser Bob’s” crappie fishing closet

Bob Mitcham’s man cave has more than fluffy recliners, a big screen TV, and all kinds of fishing and hunting signage, photos and memorabilia.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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2014’s top lures and locations for Toledo Bend’s trophy bass

As most bass anglers know, when a lunker bass or heavy stringer is taken anywhere, the first two questions are about lures and locations.

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February 15 at 7:00 am
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Big Buck Contest offers shot at ATV

There are even more reasons for entering your deer in the 2015 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest, with an expanded list of prizes up for grabs in this year's event.

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February 11 at 5:47 pm
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Looking back at 2014, but moving forward into 2015

Well, another year has ended and as Tennessee Ernie Ford sang, “Another day older and deeper in debt.” The hunting version of this song would go, “Another season has ended and the freezer is empty.”

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February 11 at 3:05 pm
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Two cited for illegal night-hunting in Jefferson Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Jefferson Parish residents for numerous alleged hunting violations in Jefferson Parish.

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February 09 at 7:41 pm
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St. Thomas More senior arrows big Avoyelles Parish 8-point

Last October, Ben Larriviere watched a big-bodied, wide-racked 8-point walk in front of his lock-on stand in Avoyelles Parish for almost 30 minutes, but decided to pass on arrowing the big deer from only 20 yards. 

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February 06 at 6:20 am
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Pearl River hunter downs Mississippi 11-pointer

Jim Spano quickly went from considering some of New Orleans’ best crawfish hotspots to contemplating his own delectable venison recipes last Friday morning when a big 11-pointer suddenly appeared before him on a 120-acre lease near Quitman, Miss.

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February 04 at 10:16 am
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Tenzing Binocular Holster

Tenzing Outdoors recently unveiled the new TC BH15 “The Choice” Binocular Holster in Realtree Xtra camouflage. Designed to fit most roof prism binoculars, this holster has ultra thin, breathable spandex-mesh shoulder straps, Hypalon covered buckles to minimize noise and two additional side pockets for holding calls or a wind detector. Adjustable side straps will also keep your hunting binoculars close to your chest and protected from the elements.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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