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|Red River WMA lottery youth hunt yields 130-class deer
January 17 at 5:00 pm
Pineville 6th-grader Chloe Slayter has not been in school long enough to learn about the power of three, but she knows about the three bears.
She knows about the three little pigs.
She even knows about the Three Stooges.
But she hasn’t yet learned in class that things that come in threes are inherently more satisfying and more effective than any other number of things.
Some lessons are better learned in the real world.
|Hunter scores 167 6/8 B&C buck in Avoyelles Parish
January 16 at 4:45 pm
Hunting on a small piece of land can make deer management difficult.
Troy McNeal knows that first hand, but you wouldn’t know it from a kill he made Dec. 29 on his 100-acre parcel in Avoyelles Parish. McNeal, whose lease is surrounded by other leases and landowners, bagged a 10-point buck that day that scored an impressive 167 6/8 Boone and Crockett. The main beams measured 24 inches, the spread was 21 ¼ inches inside and the bases were 6 inches in circumference. The deer was estimated to be 5 ½ years old and it weighed a whopping 230 pounds.
|St. Tammany 9-point could be biggest in parish, state deer records show
January 11 at 6:30 am
To many, St. Tammany Parish is an ever-expanding collection of suburban towns that serve as a launching point to the metropolitan hubs of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. But there was a time not too long ago when the parish was overwhelmingly rural, and hunting was commonplace in all corners of the north shore.
Bubby Keen recently sent a reminder to the hunting community that St. Tammany, at least in some spots, is still formidable ground when the 21-year-old St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputy bagged a 9-point deer near the Abita Springs and Talisheek areas in the central part of the parish on Dec. 12 that was nothing short of a stud.
|Winnsboro electrician short-circuits 170-class public-land deer
January 10 at 5:00 pm
Winnsboro’s Eric Davis spends his work days as an electrical contractor, installing and repairing electrical circuits for customers. On Dec. 29, Davis put a positive charge into a massive 13-point buck on Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area in Tensas Parish.
That deer has been estimated to score more than 175 inches Boone & Crockett.
It was opening day of primitive firearms season on Buckhorn WMA, and the 38-year-old Davis was hunting with his .45-70. Although Davis belongs to a hunting club in Madison Parish, he has hunted Buckhorn regularly since the area opened.
|Pair of Winn Parish bucks fall to father, son on same day from same stand
January 10 at 12:00 pm
For centuries, fathers and sons have shared hunting experiences that become family folklore – the stories that are told around the Sunday dinner table, at reunions, at holiday time.
The Arnaud family of Breaux Bridge now has a story that might exceed those boundaries; it might even enter into the regional, if not statewide, consciousness.
That’s because on Dec. 11 both Andrew Arnaud Jr. and son Andrew Arnaud III (aka T-Drew,) bagged a pair of trophy bucks on the same piece of property and from the same box stand.
|Wade-fishing season provides access to big Calcasieu Lake trout
January 09 at 4:30 pm
The few days before the turn of the New Year, Big Lake’s Capt. Bruce Baugh was busy with some great speckled trout.
On one of those days, the 58-year-old guide was hosting three wading fishermen on some special flats on Big Lake where they landed a dozen speckled trout ranging between 5 and 8 pounds.
“It was an awesome trip, and we were in a bunch of redfish,” Baugh said. “We were throwing pink, broke-back Corkys for these fish in West Cove.”
|Father-daughter time turns into trophy kill when 15-year-old shoots 200-inch buck
January 09 at 4:00 pm
Blane Haygood treasures his time in the hunting stand — not so much because he loves shooting deer but because it’s when he really gets to spend time with his 15-year-old daughter Kendall.
“This is our time,” Blane said. “When we’re sitting in that stand, I talk to her about stuff. During school, she is busy with soccer and stuff, so when we’re hunting it’s just me and her.”
|Two Winnsboro police officers, one Franklin Parish correctional officer cited for alleged night hunting
January 09 at 3:28 pm
Two Winnsboro police officers and a Franklin Parish Detention Center corrections officer were cited earlier this week for allegedly shooting deer at night, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries said.
LDWF agents cited 31-year-old Winnsboro City Police Officer Joshua Martin of Winnsboro, and 22-year-old Franklin Parish Detention Center Corrections Officer Hunter Guimbellot of Winnsboro on Jan. 5 for taking a deer during illegal hours using artificial light and hunting from a moving vehicle.
|This is the harvest season
January 09 at 9:00 am
The holidays have come and gone, and hopefully you enjoyed these special times with family and friends.
My parents are no longer alive, but I remember well these holiday times growing up in Northwest Louisiana. Later, as my brother, sister and I married, Mom and Dad really enjoyed the holiday season with their six grandkids, and Mom was blessed to see three of her great grandchildren during her last three Christmases.
|Jackson Bienville WMA gives up 150-class buck
January 07 at 12:00 pm
Brad Doughty got his big Christmas present one day late last month. On Dec. 26, Doughty downed a big 11-point deer on Jackson Bienville Wildlife Management Area that scored just more than 150 inches Boone & Crockett.
Taking such a quality buck on public land is commonplace for the Downsville resident, who only deer hunts on public land — and with good reason.
“There are some big, mature deer there,” Doughty said. “For the past 13 years, I’ve only hunted public management areas, mainly D’Arbonne, Union and Jackson Bienville (WMAs). The past few years, I have mostly hunted Jackson Bienville because it seems this area has more really good bucks.
|Big deer dubbed 'Bambi' killed in Winn Parish
January 03 at 5:00 pm
You have to hand it to Steve Burnum and his 16-year-old son Leyton for sticking with the mission of downing a big buck they’d known about since 2008. Their persistence in patterning the deer for five hunting seasons finally paid off when Steve put the crosshairs on him late on New Years Eve.
The buck, an 11 point, was rough scored by Burnum at 155 3/8 inches, and was estimated to be 7 ½ years old.
Burnum hunts on a postage stamp-sized piece of land in Winn Parish, not more than 15 acres total.
“I live on five acres north of Calvin in Winn Parish, and I hunt my land as well as a tiny sliver of land a friend allows me to hunt that joins my property,” he explained. “Lamar Evans leases 40 acres from Weyerhaeuser Company, and a blacktop road slices off about 10 acres that joins my home property. For the past 12 years, Lamar has allowed me to hunt that sliver while he hunts the 30 acres across the blacktop.”
|The Broken Bridge Buck
January 03 at 12:00 pm
My brother joined me for a few days of hunting Red River Wildlife Management Area during the bucks-only season. Rain was in the forecast, but he drove up early for a morning hunt, and we decided to tough it out in our ground blinds.
Only the rain never let up, and with the radar showing no end in sight we hightailed it out, soaking wet after a couple of hours.
Instead of waiting out the rain in boredom, my fiancee joined me on a tough, rainy trail run through the muddy paths of Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge. I was wearing myself out, not knowing of the true test of my fitness that was yet to come.
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