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Mount Olive hunter follows hunch, shoots 150-class Bienville Parish buck

Mike Brown, a retired electrician from Mount Olive in Bienville Parish, stayed in his stand longer than he normally would have on Tuesday, Dec. 15, hoping for a repeat of what he had seen just a few days earlier.

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December 17, 2015 at 2:37 pm
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Up big-buck odds with ‘scrape transplant’

Gary Frisbee hunts in western North Carolina’s high country near his home outside Hot Springs, where the deer herd isn’t particularly large. Still, the 28-year-old has killed plenty of big bucks in his first 15 years in the woods.

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December 17, 2015 at 5:30 am
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DeRidder hunter drops 'Hightower' buck in Beauregard Parish

This past Nov. 7 was pretty much a day most LSU football fans would rather forget.

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December 16, 2015 at 5:50 pm
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Two Morgan City men cited for illegal night hunting

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries wrote up two Morgan City men on Saturday in connection with a couple of night-hunting cases in Assumption Parish.

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December 15, 2015 at 4:51 pm
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Should you cull bucks?

The morning is crisp and clear, with an almost imperceptible breeze — in short, a wonderful day to spend in a deer stand.

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December 15, 2015 at 3:50 pm
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Hunter nails 152-inch 8-point on Jackson Bienville WMA

Thirty feet up a pine tree in his climber well before sunrise, Trey Brown was in what he suspected was a perfect spot to take down a nice buck on the Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area last Wednesday. 

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December 15, 2015 at 3:14 pm
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Dump Patrick’s top deer-hunting gear

Kelly “Dump” Patrick doesn’t have a lot of fancy hunting gear. But he’s does have some favorites.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Union Parish deer hunting No. 1 again

Football talk dominates conversations on Friday and Saturday nights this time of year, but deer hunting is on everybody’s mind come Saturday morning.

And, just like with football, everybody wants to be No. 1.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Union Parish deer in the spotlight

If you don’t think Union Parish deer hunting is in the spotlight, consider this: The parish has its own exclusive big buck contest, which is sponsored by the local chamber of commerce.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Union Parish bear populations growing

The second-hottest topic in the woods in Union Parish behind deer is bears.

Oh, my.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Define daytime deer-hunting locations

The great thing about writing about hunting and fishing is that I get to apply the same tips and techniques to my own hunting and fishing as Louisiana Sportsman readers do.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Try rotating deer stands on trail intersections

Washington Parish deer hunter Karl Casanova told me one time that he thinks the best two opportunities Area 4 deer hunters have for killing a good deer are early in the bow season or right at the end of the bow season.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Louisiana top 10 piney woods parishes for deer hunting

Hunting piney woods might present a bit of a challenge, but that doesn’t mean there’s a lack of deer.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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How to age a deer

Many hunters have been in their deer stand and “something” steps into a field or shooting lane. The typical scenario is a buck on the prowl, usually at a considerable distance and in low light conditions.

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December 14, 2015 at 5:30 pm
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LDWF handles multiple night-hunting cases in Cameron and Calcasieu parishes

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited seven men last week for alleged night-hunting violations in Cameron and Calcasieu parishes.

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December 14, 2015 at 5:22 pm
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‘Acorn Horn’ buck goes down in Allen Parish

Last year, Mark Cloud was focused on hunting a nocturnal 8-point buck he had nicknamed “Tall Tine” on his lease in Allen Parish.

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December 14, 2015 at 2:52 pm
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