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Tagging out — Everything you need to need to kill a turkey

If a survey was taken of all deer hunters in Louisiana and their method for hunting deer, I suspect the most-common way is to sit in a permanent box stand waiting for a deer to walk out into a food plot or visit the corn feeder.

I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Sabine reds

Several schools of redfish stretching a quarter mile were heading toward the marshes. They were in feeding mode, smashing into juvenile pogies during a steep incoming tide.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Cigars and courtbouillon — Best bets for spring school trout and redfish

The crawfish heads were piling up, the keg was foaming and Artie was in the spotlight. Happens every time.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Three Toledo Bend 10-pounders added to list

Three more Toledo Bend giants have been weighed in at Toledo Town and Tackle Superstore, continuing an unprecedented run of huge bass from the lake.

Each of the bass, which ranged from a tad more than 10 pounds to just more than 10 1/2 pounds, were released back into the lake after being registered as part of the Toledo Bend Lake Association’s Lunker Program.

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March 31 at 4:49 pm
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Scott angler scores with Toledo Bend 11.19-pounder

Kyle Stutes has enjoyed an amazing month at Toledo Bend: the Scott angler took first place in the Texas Oilman’s Bass Invitational Tournament last weekend, then followed that up with an 11-plus-pounder Wednesday on a mid-lake scouting trip.

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March 29 at 8:55 pm
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Alligators are seafood, too

Odd as it might sound to people from other places, in Louisiana alligators — at least their meat — are considered seafood.

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March 29 at 9:00 am
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Port Allen man convicted for transporting unlawfully taken 12-pointer

A 50-year-old Port Allen man pled guilty and was sentenced for violating federal wildlife laws in connection with a 12-point buck he unlawfully shot in Kentucky in November of 2013, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Walt Green.

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March 27 at 1:55 pm
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Toledo Bend 10-pounders keep on coming

The 10-plus pounders at Toledo Bend just haven’t stopped this month, and there’s no sign of a slowdown yet.

Here are three more lunker stories from folks who recently landed big bass most of us only dream about.

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March 26 at 4:04 pm
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Lunker parade continues non-stop on Toledo Bend

It’s March Madness time with the NCAA basketball tournament, and the same can be said for bass fishermen lucky enough to find themselves at Toledo Bend during this month’s spawn.

The action has been fast and furious, seemingly with at least one 10-pounder caught from the reservoir almost every day.

Here’s a rundown of the newest members of the Lunker Club:

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March 25 at 4:40 pm
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Lakeland hunter drills Pointe Coupee Parish 13-pointer nicknamed 'The Man'

Emery Patin gave a whole new meaning to the phrase “Stick it to the man” when he dropped a big Pointe Coupee Parish buck on the final day of primitive firearms season in January.

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March 24 at 3:32 pm
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DeRidder angler scores on Toledo Bend 11.65-pounder

Rickey Cunningham was fishing alone on Toledo Bend Friday morning, so he had no choice but to “hug and high-five himself" when he landed his biggest bass ever - an 11.65-pounder in the Indian Creek area. 

“I knew a lot of fish were moving shallow, so I decided to do some shoreline fishing,” the 70-year-old angler from DeRidder said.

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March 23 at 1:43 pm
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Jeanerette angler boats 11.58-pounder on Toledo Bend

Every spring, three South Louisiana friends spend time together fishing at Toledo Bend for the reservoir’s quality largemouths - and this year certainly didn’t disappoint.

Wesley Verret of Jeanerette, Carl Pellerin of Patterson and Lance Verret of Morgan City launched from Big Bass Marina on Wednesday morning, March 18 and didn’t run far before the action got underway. 

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March 23 at 11:46 am
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Leesville angler finally lands a Toledo Bend lunker

For Van Fletcher, this time the big one didn’t get away.

“I have been waiting 64 years for one, but every time I hooked a big fish before I somehow lost it,” said Fletcher, of Leesville.

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March 23 at 9:18 am
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The details make all the difference

As I write this month’s  “Happy Trails” column, the 2014-2015 Mississippi deer season here in Central Mississippi has just ended. 

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March 22 at 9:00 am
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Zachary farmer smacks 170-class buck

Sometimes it just takes some time for the story of a monster buck to surface. Take Donald Forbes’ 172 6/8-inch deer killed north of Zachary back on Jan. 15.

The Sportsman staff had seen a text of the 16-point buck, but had been unable to track down the hunter. We didn’t even know his name.

Until he showed up at the Yamaha Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest held last weekend as part of the Louisiana Sportsman Show.

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March 19 at 9:15 pm
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So you want to be a hog killer?

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Do you hate the hogs that are tearing up your hunting property and making deer hunts more difficult? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment when you take a few hogs out of the population?

Well, after you watch the attached video, you might feel like you don't know anything about how to hunt hogs.

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March 18 at 10:02 pm
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