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How to guard against tick-borne diseases

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Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

It’s not necessarily the sound of a time bomb, but it just might be.

With summer arriving this month, and more and more people spending time outdoors fishing, camping and, in the fall, hunting, the chances of having an encounter with a tick are at their highest.

And nothing about those encounters can be good.

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May 06 at 10:07 am
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Duck Commander and Buck Commander cases

Americase, Inc. recently announced the completion of their newest case lines for Buck Commander and Duck Commander. The cases are not only stylish, but built extremely tough to handle the rigors of travel, as well as the demands of the outdoors. Willie Robertson, the CEO of Buck Commander and Duck Commander, said the cases have been field-tested during their own hunting excursions and they stood up to whatever was thrown at them.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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iHunt Speaker and App Combo

Extreme Dimension’s iHunt Speaker has been paired with the iHunt by Ruger app to turn your smartphone into a complete game call system. This combo allows hunters to use a smartphone as the controller for more than 600 sounds from deer, coyote, turkeys, ducks and 42 other species. In addition to the library of calls, the iHunt by Ruger app features hunt logs, solunar times, weather and more.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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The grab bag Offshore fly fishing tips

On the ride to Golden Meadow, I scratched my head and rubbed my chin. I didn’t know what I had let myself in for.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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More than da Wall Where to fish around the old MRGO

The RSVPs to Doc and Trisha’s “third anniversary engagement party” were pouring in. It looked like everybody was coming — and then some.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Pending legislation would require LDWF permit to transport feral hogs in Louisiana

A bill that would require a permit from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to transport live feral hogs goes before the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment in Baton Rouge next week.

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April 30 at 6:50 pm
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VIDEO: How to ensure your inflatable PFD is ready

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I remember well the first time I got my hands on an inflatable, suspender-type personal flotation device. It was back in 1999, when the Bassmaster Federation Nation Nationals were held on the Red River.

The folks at B.A.S.S. handed me the PFD when I showed up to go on the water to cover the event. The little units were brand new back then, and I couldn’t get over how comfortable it was to have the PFD on.

I still have that inflatable life preserver, but I’m a bit sheepish to admit that I never, ever check to ensure everything is in working order: I simply toss it in the boat and assume it will perform as advertised if I’m dumped in the water.

Honestly, that’s stupid.

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April 29 at 2:19 pm
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The fishing chef works his magic

It’s problematic to decide what Dustie Latiolais loves more: fishing or cooking.

His job is cooking. He is executive chef and general manager of Crawfish Town USA, a Henderson-Breaux Bridge seafood landmark.

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April 29 at 9:00 am
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130-day BassCashBash tournament kicks off Friday at Toledo Bend

A brand new 130-day-long tournament featuring 100 specially-tagged bass worth $1,000 each kicks off this Friday at Toledo Bend.

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April 28 at 8:50 am
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Lake Charles angler lands 10.27-pounder at Toledo Bend

Travis Pradia had a goal to reach.

The 40-year-old angler from Lake Charles wanted to reel in at least a 5-pound largemouth bass.

So earlier this month, he headed to Toledo Bend and not only achieved his goal - he doubled it.

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April 27 at 10:57 am
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Unravelling a blood trail

One recent cold, damp January morning, as I sat in my ground blind watching and hoping for a mature late-season buck, my cell phone in the pocket of my coat vibrated.

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April 22 at 9:00 am
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LSU AgCenter scientists creating poison bait to target wild hog population

Researchers at LSU are currently developing a fish-based poison bait that, if ultimately approved by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, could put a serious dent into Louisiana’s wild hog population.

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April 16 at 4:06 pm
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Best turkey hunting tactics

It is generally a good idea to go out and scout for turkeys prior to the season opening. The excellent mast crop this year no doubt kept the birds in the creek and river drainages where the hardwoods are.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Use a rake, small jigs for grass-bound crappie

If sac-a-lait are off points, Fontenot motors over to hyacinth mats and other grass patches and use a homemade, pronged aluminum rake to make holes in the mats about 12 inches in diameter.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Union Long Spurs walk the talk

The love of turkey hunting and the desire to make it better drives Nathan Pilgreen and Peyton McKinnie to be active in the Union Long Spurs, the local affiliate of the National Turkey Federation.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Modifications to get the most out of spoons

While spoons will definitely put fish in the boat, there are some modifications that help make them even more effective — and can eliminate a nagging problem inherent with the lures.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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