Mike Waters started rattling for big bucks last year with some success, and decided to employ the same tactic when he hunted an old cutover near Coushatta in Red River Parish on the cold, cloudy afternoon of Dec. 29.
Dr. David McGehee is a Ruston-based pediatrician whose family owns a prime piece of property in Madison Parish. His two adult children don’t have the opportunity to deer hunt often, but both capitalized this season after their dad let a couple of big deer slip through his fingers.
It is probably a fact that most dads want their sons to enjoy the same activities in which they participated growing up. It is also a fact that some dads can go overboard and push their kids a little too much to make this happen.
Despite his great love for hunting, my dad would often forego a deer hunt in the last days of the season to get an early start on fishing. As he would constantly remind me, if you want big sac-a-lait, you need to fish cold water.
Bad weather ended Preston Wood’s plans to bowhunt last Friday in Webster Parish, so he decided to grab his rifle and head to a spot on a pipeline near Heflin that afternoon to see if he could put some more meat in the freezer.
As it turns out, the best medicine for Stormi Collins’ toothache was just a little time in the deer stand.
And when a big 12-pointer chasing a doe walked into the field she was hunting near the Red River just outside of Natchitoches on Dec. 31, she rang in the new year with a bang — and a solid buck that green-scored 153 inches.
There’s just something about intuition and deer hunting that seem to go hand in hand. You know: That inexplicable feeling that makes you look in a certain direction at just the right time or use a call exactly when you need to.
My dad grew up hunting the flooded swamps around Lac Des Allemands. He enjoyed deer hunting, but chasing those swamp bucks was too frustrating after the rut, so he stuck with his favorite type of hunting in January, which was blasting birds.
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