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7 tips for late-season bucks

It’s the last full month of the 2015-16 hunting season and you’re tired. You’ve spent untold hours sitting stands since the season opened back in October, and now you’re finding it difficult to keep your passion.

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January 15 at 11:40 am
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Taking scent control to the extreme

While he has utmost confidence in 33 Point Buck and the Vapor Maker delivery system, avid archery hunter Barrett Van Cleave realizes the necessity of taking scent containment to the extreme.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Monroe hunter downs monster 8-point in Caldwell Parish

Monroe’s Blake Jones considers himself fortunate to get to hunt on a particular farm in Caldwell Parish — his brother’s father-in-law owns a farm near Columbia with mostly bottomland and CRP that is butted up to the Lafourche Canal.

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January 14 at 3:57 pm
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‘Freaky buck’ goes down in Natchitoches Parish

Dr. Jeffrey Anderson and his father were riding in their Ranger checking on cattle early last month on family property bordering Bayou Pierre in Natchitoches Parish when they jumped up a very odd-looking buck that neither one of them had ever seen before.

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January 14 at 2:00 pm
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Pharmacy School student fills prescription with big symmetrical 8-point

Lauren Hall, a senior in pharmacy school at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, is set to graduate this May. 

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January 13 at 3:50 pm
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Tallulah youngster downs 162-inch buck on Tensas River NWR

Jacob Martin has taken a few deer in his 12 years, but nothing that compares with the big 9-point buck he downed in Madison Parish on Dec. 30 during a Youth Hunt on the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge.

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January 13 at 3:10 pm
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Beekman youth kills 183-inch Russell Sage WMA buck

Noah Mason turned 14 on Dec. 15, but he received his best gift four days later when he dropped a 180-class Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area 15-point while hunting with his father.

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January 12 at 2:54 pm
10161 Views

Sterlington hunter blasts 160-class Ouachita Parish 12-pointer

Four deer seasons ago — on January 2, 2012 to be exact — Melissa Winkler was alone in her box stand in Ouachita Parish when a big buck stepped out. 

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January 12 at 1:20 pm
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Morganza Spillway remaining closed good news for local deer herd

Although deer season is currently closed now in the lower Atchafalaya Basin from Interstate 10 south to U.S. Highway 90 because of high water, word that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has ditched plans to open the Morganza Spillway for now is good news for the deer herd located there.

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January 12 at 11:34 am
3333 Views

Thibodaux youth downs 7-point piebald

When Jeremy Landry’s 9-year-old daughter unexpectedly expressed interest in joining him in the stand for a deer hunt, he decided on a high tech approach to get her ready for the big day.

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January 12 at 9:30 am
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Mother nature is messing with us

For some reason Mother Nature does not seem too happy with us hunters this year. September rolls around, the early seasons open for migratory birds, temperatures were hot and the ground was dry, very dry.

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January 12 at 9:00 am
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Pierre Part hunter downs 150-class Assumption Parish buck

When Paul Hebert climbed into his box stand around 5:45 on the morning of Dec. 29, he really wasn’t planning on  shooting a deer.

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January 11 at 10:29 am
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Oak Grove hunter nails 180-class buck on Bayou Macon WMA

Talk about cutting it close.

Oak Grove farmer Dusty Meyers took advantage of Bayou Macon Wildlife Management Area’s seven-day gun season and waylaid a huge buck that scored 181 ⅞ inches — exactly one day before the season ended.

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January 11 at 9:47 am
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Parts of Area 9 deer season closed due to flooding

Parts of Area 9 closed to deer hunting last night (Jan. 10) because of the rising Atchafalaya River, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported.

The closure in parts of Iberia, Iberville, St. Martin and St. Mary parishes was triggered when the river reached 18 feet at the Butte La Rose gauge this weekend, the LDWF said.

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January 11 at 8:13 am
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Mississippi River delta deer season to reopen Saturday morning

Deer hunting season in areas of northeast and central Louisiana near the Mississippi River will resume Saturday (Jan. 9) 30 minutes before sunrise, according to a news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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January 08 at 4:54 pm
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Natchitoches hunter drops 160-class buck — in his backyard

The old adage about real estate is, “Location, location, location.”

The same can be said about where you set up your deer stand, and Mason Troquille got the best of both worlds.

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January 08 at 10:36 am
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