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7 things you should have in your deer pack

Veteran hunters who venture into the woods during deer season typically have a standard list of gear they rely on, especially when hunting from an elevated stand or climbing tree stand.

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November 18 at 5:30 am
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Downsville hunter takes down big Union Parish 10-point

When Downsville’s Doug McGehee purchased a 100-acre tract a mile from his Union Parish home, his plan was to convert the property into a place he could eventually sit in a deer stand and enjoy some quality time with his seven grandchildren.

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November 17 at 5:08 pm
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Hunter trades venison for hunting spot, takes down big 8-pointer

Arcadia’s Thomas Bourn has been a dog hunter all his life — he much prefers to listen to hound music as he waits for the dogs to push a deer over to his location.†

However, he decided to climb into a deer stand and still hunt on the morning of Nov. 14 when a big 8-point buck opted to make an appearance.

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November 17 at 3:40 pm
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Top 5 mistakes duck hunters make

Duck hunters have spent all year looking forward to the first day of the season, and there’s nothing worse than heading to the camp and having everything go south.

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November 17 at 5:30 am
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Top 3 ways to kill a buck on opening day

If you’re in one of the areas of the state in which rifle season begins this month, it’s a sure bet you’re staying up late dreaming about opening day. The thought of making a quick kill is just too exciting to allow for sleep.

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November 16 at 7:30 am
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Louisiana hunter downs 'Moose' in Arkansas

A big, strange looking buck started showing up on game cameras around Canfield, Ark. the past four years.†

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November 15 at 10:00 pm
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Vinsonís top fishing picks for November trout, reds

Capt. Joe Vinson agreed to share a few fall hotspots that should produce some fish for anglers this month.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Whatís in your duck-hunting shell bucket?

A properly stocked shell bucket is a must for waterfowlers. Here are some essentials every hunter should have at his disposal:

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Old-school flies are best for trout, Poe says

When it comes to flies, Capt. Jeff Poe is decidedly old school.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Small sweet-potato plots work wonders

It’s too late this year to employ one of Bob Watson’s favorite early season buck-hunting strategies, but there’s no doubt you’ll want to put it to work for you next year.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Two men accused of spotlighting deer in Franklin Parish crash truck fleeing area

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Fort Necessity men on Wednesday with night-hunting violations when they crashed their truck after allegedly spotlighting a spike in Franklin Parish, according to a press release.

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November 13 at 5:50 pm
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Bossier City youth bags huge Arkansas 8-point

It didn’t take long for Matthew Johnson to bag the buck of a lifetime.

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November 13 at 4:13 pm
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Young Farmerville hunter drills Union Parish 10-pointer

It’s not too often that you have to stop spearfishing to drop a trophy 10-point whitetail in its tracks, but that’s pretty much what happened to Landon Burnham.

Well, sort of.

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November 13 at 2:35 pm
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Raceland man pleads guilty to deer hunting violations, LDWF says

A Raceland man accused of killing two does at night last December pleaded guilty to several hunting violations last week in 17th Judicial District Court in Lafourche Parish.

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November 12 at 9:00 pm
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The Bayou State has bacon

Last month in this column I paid tribute to the wild hog, which has been in this country for 500 years. My point was that this critter has been able to survive despite the fact that most are out to eliminate it from the landscape.

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November 12 at 9:00 am
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Hunter orange rules from LDWF

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With deer season in full swing across, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding hunters that fluorescent orange is not only an important safety practice, but it’s required by law.

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November 11 at 5:30 pm
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