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1) Make the pickle by adding at least 1 pound of salt and 3 ounces of citric acid per gallon of water. Heat the water to dissolve the salt, and then turn the heat off. Check the pH with the test strips: If it is higher than 2, add more citric acid.

11 steps to tan hides

Learn how to tan hides of coons, deer and more
7 hours ago
Walkers and Black and Tans are two of the many breeds of coonhounds.

What's the best coonhounds?

Learn what one coon hunter looks for in hunting dogs
7 hours ago
Wild raccoons are large and aggressive animals, a far cry from the semi-domesticated ringtails that eat dog food on suburbanites’ patios.

Ringtail round-up — Top coon-hunting tactics

If you’re looking for some old-fashioned fun, chasing coons through the dark of night fits the bill. Here’s what you need to know.
7 hours ago
Derek Mong of Many scored on this 11.05-pounder when fishing with his father David during a Texas Team Trail tournament in the Six Mile area.

Tips for toads — How to catch Toledo Bend’s lunkers

If you’re looking to notch your rod with a double-digit bass, this is the month to be at Toledo Bend. And these certified trophy anglers tell you how to up your odds of success.
7 hours ago
When a big turkey with an enormous beard and tail feather fan like this one takes on the Turkey Terminator, even if it is a marathon, the turkey will probably end up in a photo like this.

Turkey terminator — Tips from a turkey-hunting expert

Gobblers are some of the wiliest critters in the woods, but this North Louisiana hunter has them figured out. Here’s his tips to putting a bird on the ground.
7 hours ago
Louisiana's ban on importation of cervid carcasses, including elk, goes into effect March 1, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

Cervid carcass importation ban goes into effect March 1

Louisiana regulation aimed at preventing spread of chronic wasting disease
February 23 at 2:48pm
Every adult entrant in the 2017 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest held during the Louisiana Sportsman Show in Gonzales will be eligible to win a Yamaha ATV.

2017 Yamaha Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest better than ever

Enter for chance to win Yamaha ATV, gun or bow package at Louisiana Sportsman Show
February 23 at 10:49am
This photo from the author’s collection illustrates the perfect trail camera pose to allow a pretty accurate age estimate.

Aging whitetail deer

You have to take a few deer to be sure
February 21 at 11:32am
A 24-foot Sport Craft crashed into one of the Empire jetties Thursday eveing. No one was injured in the accident, but the boat was heavily damaged.

Boat crashes into Empire jetty

24-foot Sport Craft receives heavy damage; occupants uninjured
February 21 at 8:33am

Tennessee whitetail sets new non-typical B&C world record

Linked video details tough scoring session
February 16 at 3:30pm

Plane hits deer during takeoff in Charlotte, N.C.

Returns to airport safely, all 44 passengers unharmed
February 15 at 2:19pm
The wooded point in the background extends hundreds of yards out into the lake as a submerged ridge. Hay grass, which crowns the top of the ridge, is visible in this photo.

Learning to bass fish on Toledo Bend

February 15 at 7:00am
Carlton Brodnax, of Collinston, shot this monstrous Morehouse Parish 11-pointer at about 290 yards on Nov. 25, 2016. The big Area 2 buck stretched the tape to more than 160 inches B&C with two separate scorers.

Collinston hunter nails hammer 11-point last November in Morehouse Parish

Big buck stretches the tape to 160-plus with two scorers
February 14 at 3:16pm