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Monterey man pleads guilty to killing Louisiana black bear, LDWF says

Duell Moreland pleaded guilty on April 3 to illegally killing a Louisiana black bear in Concordia Parish last November, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 04 at 3:51 pm
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Shreveport angler snares 11.51-pound whopper at Toledo Bend

Shreveport’s Derris Wiman probably won’t hesitate from now on when someone asks him if they should get the net ready. 

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April 04 at 11:00 am
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Texas angler catches big bass near Buck Creek on Toledo Bend

After 39 years of dutifully fishing the spawn at Toledo Bend, Dennis Elmore finally scored the bass of a lifetime. 

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April 03 at 4:57 pm
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Cut N Geaux Filet Magic

Cut N Geaux fish cleaning tables are designed and built with the intention of making fish, game and seafood cleaning as comfortable and convenient as possible. All models are made from 1 ¼-inch furniture grade, schedule 40 PVC pipe with ½-inch thick HDPE cutting board tops. The 24-inch X 48-inch Filet Magic cleaning table was built to a “back saving” 43-inch height and comes with a 5 gallon bucket and 6 foot spray hose.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Plan A, B and C — Fishing tactics for redfish, drum and sheepshead

“Redfish in April?” Artie laughed as Doc mentioned our forthcoming fishing trip. “Man, redfish ain’t ‘runnin now! Dey run in da fall! You guys gotta be outcha mind!

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Fishin’ the ’hood — Springtime fishing tips for reds and trout

Whenever I fish with Capt. Mike Gallo, we always bring a third man along. There’s plenty of room in his 24-foot bay boat, plus it means an extra set of hands and a third line in the water to increase our chances of catching something picture worthy.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Young turks — Tips for youth turkey hunting

Twelve-year-old Dane Humbles tightened his grip on the shotgun and sighted down the barrel as the big gobbler closed the distance in a quick trot.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Spawn Specifics — Pro tips for fishing the bass spawn

When bass move shallow to make the next generation can be a time of great opportunity or a time of great frustration.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Buck's swollen rear leg likely the result of interdigital joint infection, state vet says

A deer spotted on a trail-cam photo with a noticeably swollen rear leg on LouisianaSportsman.com's forum likely has an infected interdigital joint, according to the state veterinarian.

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March 31 at 6:06 pm
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Another wild week of 10-pounders at Toledo Bend

At least three more anglers landed big-time bass during the last week at Toledo Bend.

Here’s a recap of how they caught their lunkers. 

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March 25 at 1:44 pm
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Contest fraud stinks

Hunting and fishing tournaments and contests are a big part of the outdoor industry. Though I never had any desire to participate in such competitions, many of my friends do and more power to them.

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March 24 at 9:00 pm
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Preparation meets opportunity

When selecting a monthly topic for Happy Trails, my usual goal is to write about something that will allow me to share the knowledge and experience that I have gained through more than 40 years of chasing whitetails. I also like to provoke thought and discussion about certain topics and issues.

To that end, allow me this month to relate to you a story about a successful hunt that occurred this past season, illustrating the importance of watching and studying buck behavior and becoming proficient in aging bucks on the hoof.

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March 21 at 9:00 am
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CHS-NI senior shoots 10-pointer on holiday hunt in January

Mallory O’Brien and her dad, Kurt, were running a little late when they decided to head out to their deer lease near Marksville for a holiday hunt this past January.

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March 20 at 5:24 pm
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Texas angler takes yet another Toledo Bend 10-pounder

With the fishing tough at Sam Rayburn Lake near his camp, Hunter Gothia of Bridge City, Texas, ventured to Toledo Bend last week to get in on the spectacular bass action that’s taken the reservoir by storm this month.

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March 20 at 10:41 am
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New episode of Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST: Airboat Hog Hunt

In a brand new episode premiering tonight on CST, Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney traveled to Violet for an airboat hunt to take down some feral hogs in the marsh after deer season.

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March 19 at 5:14 pm
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New Iberia angler reels in 9-pounder at Lake Dauterive

With all the trouble Ray Dees had getting to the boat launch at Lake Dauterive Saturday afternoon, it’s a wonder he was in the right frame of mind to even go fishing at all.

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March 19 at 4:13 pm
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