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Is your deer program working?

Deer hunting is big business. 

Hunters spend millions upon millions of bucks in the pursuit of big bucks.

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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10 trophy buck tips, based on success

The day, Dec. 23, 1998, was nasty and getting nastier, and the weatherman’s promise of sleet and freezing rain couldn’t have been more on target, falling over the north Louisiana landscape.

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Louisiana’s big buck locations

When I retired from Wildlife and Fisheries in 2007, I predicted that within five years Louisiana would have a new state record typical buck. 

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Right place, right time

How often have you heard a deer hunter say: “So many choices, so little time?” 

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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More ducks is good news? Maybe, but …

No one who really knows me would accuse me of being a die-hard duck hunter. While I’ve spent a lot of time over the years pointing a shotgun at waterfowl (“pointing” being the operative term), what has traditionally gotten my hunting juices flowing has been the thought of climbing into a tree and having a deer — any deer — walk into range.

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Many resident pleads guilty to felon in possession of firearm charges

Jerry Kenneth Thompson Jr., 44, of Many, pleaded guilty last week to one count of possessing a firearm and ammunition after a felony conviction, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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September 30 at 10:37 am
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Cleaning squirrels — the easy way

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What hunter doesn’t enjoy bagging a limit of bushy-tailed tree rodents?

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September 30 at 9:52 am
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Choosing the right broadhead

Whether you set out this bow season with your old reliable fixed-blade broadheads, or decide to step up and pay a bit more for the latest mechanical broadheads on the market, the bottom line is that a well-placed shot with either one will bring a deer down.

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September 29 at 7:12 pm
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Trout Masters excerpt: Trolling for trout on Lake Pontchartrain

Harry Hildebrand is known for modifying his artificial lures with yellow and red paint to simulate blood and trigger instinctual bites from predatory trout.

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September 29 at 5:45 am
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Hackney reflects on 2014's amazing tournament run

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After grinding through more than six months of fishing on both the Bassmaster and FLW pro circuits, Greg Hackney can finally relax a little.

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September 25 at 3:08 pm
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LDWF corrects archery season dates for Tunica Hills WMA

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is advising bowhunters using Tunica Hills Wildlife Management Area that the correct dates for the bucks only archery season are Oct. 1-15, 2014.

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September 25 at 10:48 am
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Hunting camp preparedness

Here we are in September once again. Summer heat and humidity are just beginning to give way to slightly cooler morning temperatures. An early cool front with drier air might even come through.

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September 24 at 9:00 am
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Against all odds: The Apex Predator goes 'full throttle' in Colorado

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Last year, my wife’s friend told me about the hunting experience of a lifetime: Bowhunting public land elk in Colorado. And an added bonus — since the season is during September, no Louisiana deer hunting would be missed.

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September 23 at 10:30 am
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"Clean Out Your Freezer Day" set for Sunday, Sept. 28

In preparation for the upcoming hunting seasons, sportsmen are encouraged to go through their freezers and share their leftover fish and game with the less fortunate this Sunday afternoon.

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September 22 at 1:45 pm
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Planning and optimizing your camera setup

From my personal experience interacting with other hunters, a surprising number of trail cam users are perfectly happy for their camera setups to do nothing more than just take a buck’s picture as he passes by. 

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September 22 at 9:00 am
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Top 3 steps to prep your bow

That first cool front is (hopefully) on its way south ­— the first sign that fall is fast approaching. When the scalding summer temperatures are broken, it’s a bet you’ll start thinking about where best to ambush that deer you’ve been watching all summer on trail cams.

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September 17 at 9:15 am
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