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In this photo of the same mature buck taken on Aug. 6, note the circumference of the bases and the overall general mass of the antlers — tell-tale signs of maturity.

Educate your eyes

It takes practice to age bucks on the hoof
November 20 at 9:00am
Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. said nice speckled trout like this one can be caught in November by using topwater lures over oyster reefs in Catfish Lake out of Golden Meadow.

Targeting specks in Catfish Lake

Topwater lure over oyster reefs effective for nice trout, guide says
November 16 at 2:27pm
Robert Barham poses with framed photos and information from the old Coulee Refuge, which his family spearheaded.

The Coulee — a Barham family legacy

November 15 at 6:00am
As some have found, deer are getting wise to tree stands. Hunting from the ground can be just enough of an edge to harvest an elusive buck that lives in thick cover.

Must have gear

November 15 at 6:00am
Andrews, Williams and Gros had their hands full hoisting the day’s catch.

There’s no place like home

November 15 at 6:00am
Brad Martin poses with the hammer 11-point he shot on Nov. 11 north of Ruston. The big buck green-scored 167 inches B & C.

Strict management plan pays off with heavy-horned Lincoln Parish buck

Solid 11-point green scores 167 inches B & C
November 13 at 4:09pm
Hunter Thomas poses with the 11-point Natchitoches Parish buck he shot from the ground on Nov. 9 near Ajax. The big buck green-scored 153 2/8 inches B&C.

Big Natchitoches Parish 11-point ambushed at ground level

Buck green scores 153 2/8 inches B & C
November 13 at 3:22pm
The author’s son, Ruffin, catches an early morning bass.

Slow dove hunts prompt fishing trip

Dry September could mean food plot troubles
November 12 at 9:00am
Squirrel hunters across the state, especially in central Louisiana, have found good numbers of bushytails in the first month of the season, which started on Oct. 7.<br />

Squirrel season off to solid start

Louisiana squirrel hunters found good numbers of squirrels during the first month of the season – especially in hardwood forests in central Louisiana
November 10 at 4:18pm
Benny Bell, right, and his son Joey pose with the big 16-point DeSoto Parish buck shot by Benny Bell on Oct. 28. The big deer was green-scored at 215 6/8 inches B&C at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

200-class DeSoto Parish monster goes down

Palmated 16-pointer shot on Oct. 28
November 07 at 4:03pm
Advances in battery-powered tools like a hedge trimmer and reciprocating saw make the job of brushing your blind much easier.

Blind brushing tips for opening day

Battery-powered tools make the job much easier
November 06 at 11:00am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with one of the 31 hogs he put down so far this fall. This was a 200-pound boar that died after running 200 yards and ending up in a muddy wallow.

Apex Predator's 31-hog smackdown

Ultra-marathon hunting/training regimen puts lots of pork in the freezer
November 06 at 10:32am
Scott Gill, of Shreveport, poses with the 158-inch 8-point buck he shot on Nov. 1 in Claiborne Parish.

Impressive 8-point down in Claiborne Parish

40-yard shot nails heavy-horned 158-inch buck
November 06 at 9:42am
Jason Futrell, of Colfax, poses with the heavy-horned 8-point he shot in Grant Parish on Oct. 28. The big buck green-scored an impressive 160 inches Boone and Crockett.

160-inch 8-point drilled in Grant Parish

Symmetrical rack featured 9-inch brow tines, 12-inch G2s
November 03 at 2:24pm