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Power equipment featured at Louisiana Sportsman show this weekend

Tractors, farm equipment and lawn mowers will be displayed and available for sale at the Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival this Thursday through Sunday at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. 

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March 09 at 9:00 pm
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Plaquemine angler takes monster 11.89-pounder at Toledo Bend

Leon Amedee was a man on a mission.

For the last couple of years, the 66-year-old angler from Plaquemine eagerly read the Internet hoopla surrounding all the 10-pound-plus bass taken on Toledo Bend - and decided he wanted in on the action.

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March 09 at 8:51 pm
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Louisiana Sportsman Boat Show to feature every major boat and outboard line

If you’re even thinking about buying a new boat, the Louisiana Sportsman Boat Show is focused on all the latest boat manufacturer offerings in one convenient place. 

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March 09 at 8:40 pm
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Show admission includes $5 on-site Sportsman Store coupon

With great deals on hunting and fishing supplies, boats, ATVs, power equipment and more, admission to the 36th annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival is already a bargain.

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March 09 at 12:57 pm
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Win a Yamaha ATV at the Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest

There are even more reasons for entering your deer in the 2015 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest, with an expanded list of prizes up for grabs in this year's event.

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March 05 at 10:00 am
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The little things in life — Bass fishing tips for Bayou Dularge

As I’ve grown from a wild-eyed 13-year-old wondering what kind of hovercraft I would be driving in the year 2000 to a 45-year-old wondering where the time went, I’ve learned to appreciate the little things in life.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Po-boy panfish — How to catch lake runners, bluegill and catfish in Bayou Lacombe

You know how it goes: After slurping through a few pounds of spicy boiled crawfish you start craving a something a little heavier and crunchier.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Monroe man cited for cutting down trees on Ouachita WMA

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Monroe man on Feb. 15 for criminal damage to property, intentional littering, hunting deer out of season and leaving a deer stand in hunting position on Ouachita Wildlife Management Area.

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February 26 at 11:20 am
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Picking the right outfitter

Like a lot of other hunters, my first experiences out west were do-it-yourself (DIY) hunts on public land.

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February 24 at 9:00 am
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‘Drop Tine’ and its brother

Many readers of Happy Trails no doubt also read my additional article last month in the January issue of Mississippi Sportsman titled Hinds County Hunter Bags Monster Buck. Well, there is a little more to that story than what you read on those pages.

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February 22 at 9:00 am
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Tallulah hunter knocks down 200-class non-typical buck in Madison Parish

Craig Clark’s baby daughter wasn’t quite two months old at the time, but little Ava played a big part in her father taking down the buck of a lifetime earlier this year in Madison Parish.

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February 20 at 5:49 pm
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Mississippi hunter shoots 10-pointer with four distinct antlers

With a nickname like ‘Bone,” it just makes sense that Seburn Coker would be the guy to shoot a buck with four antlers - and lots of bone - protruding from its skull.

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February 19 at 2:30 pm
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February is best month to load up on crappie

Fishermen in the Southeast who wait until March to break out their crappie rods, minnow buckets and tackle boxes full of tiny jigs and soft plastics are missing some of the best fishing of the year, according to North Carolina crappie guru Ed Duke.

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February 19 at 6:30 am
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Louisiana Sportsman Show offers fun for the whole family

The 36th Annual Louisiana Sportsman Show and Festival, Louisiana’s largest outdoor and boat show, will be held March 12-15 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.

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February 18 at 2:30 pm
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Three men cited for alleged night-hunting violations in St. Helena Parish

Three men accused of hunting deer at night near Kentwood and then letting the animals rot were cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries last Thursday.

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February 18 at 11:14 am
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Top 5 winter bass-fishing lures

Many bass fishermen lead double lives, torn between their bass boats and tree stands. But as the door slams shut on deer season, the choice for cold-water bass fishing becomes clear.

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February 18 at 6:30 am
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