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Guatemalan man cited for alleged deer and alligator violations in Jefferson Parish, LDWF says Guatemalan man cited for alleged deer and alligator violations in Jefferson Parish, LDWF says
4215 Views - Posted: January 29 at 10:30 am

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Guatemalan man on Jan. 26 for a variety of alligator and deer violations in Jefferson Parish.


According to QDMA, allowing yearling bucks to walk now will result in more opportunities for trophy bucks in the future. U.S. hunters set record-low harvest rate for yearling bucks
2891 Views - Posted: January 28 at 11:00 pm

More hunters are giving 1 -year-old bucks a pass than at any time in the last 25 years, according to information gathered by the Quality Deer Management Association.


Chris Courville, of DeRidder, arrowed this big 18-pointer from his climbing stand Sunday at the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge. It hasn't been scored yet, but it's estimated to be in the 200-inch range for Pope and Young. DeRidder bow hunter arrows 18-point monster on Tensas NWR
32525 Views - Posted: January 27 at 8:16 pm

Chris Courville enjoyed a late season bow hunt this past weekend at the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge he won’t soon forget for a couple of reasons: one for how he lost a nice buck, and the other for the monster he ended up taking home.


Glendon Normand, 38, of Marksville, shot a huge non-typical 17-point in Avoyelles Parish near Lake Ophelia on Jan. 5. The big buck green scored 176 3/8 inches Boone and Crockett. Avoyelles Parish hunter shoots huge 17-pointer near Lake Ophelia
5928 Views - Posted: January 27 at 6:00 am

Glendon Normand didn’t waste any time getting to his box stand in Avoyelles Parish after reviewing trail cam photos at lunchtime on Jan. 5.


If a deer farts in the woods ... If a deer farts in the woods ...  Video Included
12592 Views - Posted: January 24 at 4:59 pm

Flatulence is a fact of life. Yeah, your wife might get a little upset when you let one loose, but even the ladies get a little gas every now and then.


Michael Timpa, 26, of Lake Charles, shot an awesome 9-point at Tensas NWR during a Wheelin' Sportsman hunt on Jan. 11. The buck's rack, which featured a 29 1/4-inch inside spread, green scored 160 inches Boone and Crockett. Lake Charles hunter shoots huge 9-point at Tensas NWR
6759 Views - Posted: January 23 at 5:32 pm

Michael Timpa never let his handicap keep him from spending time on the water or in the woods.


Doug Hackney, 50, of Crowville, shot this nice 9-point with his crossbow on on Jan. 10 at Tensas National Wildlife Refuge. The buck green scored 159 7/8 inches Boone and Crockett. Franklin Parish hunter sticks nice public land 9-point on Tensas NWR
3844 Views - Posted: January 23 at 10:55 am

Doug Hackney is a guy who likes to show up on time, but running a little late actually allowed him to take down the buck of a lifetime earlier this month on Tensas National Wildlife Refuge.


Even on a Colorado elk hunt Louisiana game wardens discuss myths and truths of the job with hunters from all over the United States. Facts behind the fiction
9292 Views - Posted: January 23 at 9:00 am

In November I traveled to Colorado with a couple of friends for an elk hunt. Two of us are retired wildlife enforcement agents and one is still on the job with a few years to go before “graduating.”


Scott Robbins, a native of Eunice and resident of Baytown, Texas, poses with the huge 9-point he arrowed on family land in Concordia Parish. The big buck green scored 163 inches Pope and Young. Veterinarian arrows huge 9-pointer in Concordia Parish
7143 Views - Posted: January 22 at 4:30 pm

Almost two weeks after arrowing a thick-racked 9-pointer on an old river bottom in Concordia Parish, Scott Robbins is still showing off photos of the buck like the proud father of a newborn child.


The Apex Predator, Josh Chauvin, with  the nice 6-pointer he shot on New Year's Eve on Mississippi public land. Vehicle breakdowns couldn't stop Apex Predator's holiday hot streak  Video Included
5359 Views - Posted: January 22 at 11:30 am

With the slow deer season I had endured, I was eagerly anticipating my winter hunting vacation.


Ivan Hawthorne, 49, of Winnsboro, shot this huge 12-point in Concordia Parish on Dec. 23. The buck green scored a whopping 184 7/8 inches Boone and Crockett. Winnsboro hunter props box window open with iPad, shoots huge 12-point in Concordia Parish
4485 Views - Posted: January 22 at 6:00 am

Next to all of the incredible, amazing, awe-inspiring technological things an iPad is capable of doing, you can now officially add deer-stand-window-opener to the list.


Ken, left, and Devin Sherman will be hitting the road with Front to Back Boat Service's fisherman support team trailer. They will be on-site at many local tournaments with an inventory of parts and supplies to assist anglers with a variety of boat issues. Shermans taking boat services on the road to Bayou Segnette this Sunday
3728 Views - Posted: January 21 at 2:50 pm

Ken and Devin Sherman will be pulling a nice new rig to boat landings across South Louisiana starting this weekend, but don’t expect to see them out on the water any time soon.


Timothy Trahan, 45, of Youngsville, with the 10-point Basin buck he shot on Jan. 8 near Butte La Rose. The deer green scored 158 2/8 inches Boone and Crockett. Youngsville hunter shoots big Atchafalaya Basin 10-pointer
4862 Views - Posted: January 20 at 11:45 am

When a heavy-horned buck walked out of thicket only about 25 yards from his stand in the Atchafalaya Basin earlier this month, Timothy Trahan didn’t rush to take a shot.


The author uses game cameras to track antler development for specific deer to build a list of bucks that show potential to become whoppers if protected. More than just photos
4291 Views - Posted: January 20 at 9:00 am

A couple of months ago, here in Happy Trails, I discussed whether or not the use of trail cameras actually diminishes or takes something away from some people’s overall hunting experience. As I pointed out, there is really no right or wrong way to scout and hunt as long as hunting regulations and generally accepted norms are followed.


Joey Pender shows off the 8-point he shot on Dec. 16 in Bienville Parish. The big buck, which weighed about 220 pounds, green scored 151 inches Boone and Crockett. Head football coach finally tackles elusive Bienville Parish buck
3222 Views - Posted: January 20 at 6:00 am

Joey Pender is head football coach at West Ouachita High School in Ouachita Parish.

Even though his team struggled this year, he joined a group of other coaches with similar records for a trip to the Superdome to watch the state championship games last month.


One of Ricky Aucoin's buddies, Randy Levingston, arrowed this doe at the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. Hunter enjoys extra-special season in the stand
14956 Views - Posted: January 19 at 1:00 pm

This has been a most unusual deer season for me.