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Antler Tynes

Dr. Scott Tynes’ father, the late Rev. J.W. Tynes, was the type of man who always knew where the right place was at the right time.

Back in the days when Mississippi deer were more rumor than reality, the elder Tynes would play the role of huntmaster in unmanageably large and fabulously gregarious dog drives, and somehow, Tynes always intuitively recognized the sweet spot — the one draw or ridge or saddle where the dogs would inevitably push the deer.Read More...
April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Lots of public land in the area

You don’t have to own land to have a great time taking some eastern Mississippi deer. Read More...
April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Deer Darlene

Dr. Scott Tynes’ wife Angie and sister-in-law Kim don’t have to scratch their heads wondering what they’ll make for dinner whenever a member of the family kills a deer.Read More...
April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Defining a true sportsman

A few weeks ago, I spent Friday night at Camp David so I could get an early start on our Saturday work project and to check on the pig that seems to always be eluding me. I woke up early and turned the radio on to listen to Don Dubuc and the Fish and Game Show.Read More...
April 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Hunting, fishing clinics introduce women to outdoors

In an effort to encourage the participation of more women in the outdoors, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has teamed up with Cabela’s to offer a series of workshops dedicated to teaching women the basics of hunting and fishing.Read More...
March 20, 2012 at 9:17 am

April issue of Louisiana Sportsman heads to press

The April issue of Louisiana Sportsman is being finalized and will soon be at the printers, which means the 268-page bible of the state’s outdoors will soon be hitting newsstands and mailboxes around the state.Read More...
March 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Comeaux, Lee win Louisiana Sportsman Open

Mark Comeaux and Mike Lee seemed to be way out of the running for the top prize of the Louisiana Sportsman Open bass tournament, which wrapped up today in conjunction with the Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show.

But when the scales settled, the team had weighed in 32.39 pounds and pocketed a cool $10,000 check in return for two hard days of fishing in the Atchafalaya Basin.Read More...
March 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Denham Springs man scores Yamaha ATV in Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest

Not too many people alive are as lucky as Ron Holden.

A decade ago, the Denham Springs resident won $10,000 in a church raffle, but that was nothing compared to what Holden hauled away from the 2012 Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show – a brand-new Yamaha 350 Grizzly. Read More...
March 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Sherman, Lowenthal lead Louisiana Sportsman Open after first day

Ken Sherman and Marc Lowenthal said before they hit the water for the start of the two-day Louisiana Sportsman Open bass tournament, but when the first-day scales settled the team held the lead with a five-fish limit weighing 21.80 pounds.

“We had most probably 20 weigh-fish today and most probably 30 total fish,” Sherman said as he waited to weigh his fish.Read More...
March 10, 2012 at 7:40 pm

Texas angler weighs 14-pound bass into Toledo Bend tournament

It’s a good thing Ryan Pinkston was fishing the Bass-N-Bucks Toledo Bend tournament on Feb. 25. Otherwise, no one would have believed the fishing story he had to tell.

The Center, Texas, angler was fishing alone and caught fish like crazy, ultimately putting together five fish weighing more than 36 pounds - including one specimen that pushed the scales to 14.62 pounds.

“I didn’t know what I had done,” Pinkston said. “I didn’t realize it would be that much attention (attached to the catch)."Read More...
March 05, 2012 at 9:48 am

Louisiana Sportsmen's Show has something for everyone

Louisiana's largest outdoor show takes over the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, March 9-11, to showcase the latest and greatest products the outdoor community has to offer.

The 33rd Louisiana Sportsmen's Show & Festival will feature more than 200 vendors, many with special show-only deals and entertainment for the whole family.

Two buildings will be filled with hunting, fishing, camping and farm equipment from exhibitors across the Gulf Coast, with outdoor guides and trip planners available to answer your questions and help you book your dream excursion. Read More...
March 02, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Managing the data — Part 1

My farm in west-central Mississippi is my personal field laboratory for experimentation with trail camera techniques and practices, as I continue to study and learn about local buck patterns.

When used fully and properly, trail camera data can become one of the most effective tools in a hunter or property manager’s toolbox. This is true not only from an overall deer population survey standpoint, but also from the hunter’s standpoint as one learns how to convert piles of trail camera photos into predictions about deer movement. Read More...
March 01, 2012 at 3:17 pm

The baiting game

The spring gobbler season begins in March and is the last hunting season before agents move almost entirely to the water for enforcement of fishing and boating regulations for spring and summer. Read More...
March 01, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Put a ribbon on it

The deer hunting is over and it’s time to talk turkey. But before the gobbling and clucking begins, the 33rd Annual Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show & Festival will take place in Gonzales on March 9-11, and it is time to look at some of those deer heads that were featured in the Deer of the Year story in last month’s issue.Read More...
March 01, 2012 at 8:58 am

ARGO Amphibious 8x8 UTV

Whether putting up deer stands in flooded areas or bass fishing on a hidden pond, the ARGO 8x8 750 HDi is a reliable utility terrain vehicle that goes everywhere sportsmen want to go. Features include lighter steering effort for all-day ease-of-use, a powerful drive train for accomplishing the most rugged tasks, a high-tech, bulletproof fuel-injected Kohler engine, comfortable seating for up to 6 people and extensive storage space. 2012 ARGO vehicles are available in tundra, yellow, blue, black, red and Realtree AP Camo.Read More...
March 01, 2012 at 7:00 am

Fried Rice

Eddie’s “paaaw-ty barge” was aptly named already, but festooned in red, white and green and filled with green-clad revelers for the Irish-Italian boat parade on the Lower Tchefuncte River — well, the USS Paaaw-ty Barge was really strutting her stuff that afternoon.Read More...
March 01, 2012 at 7:00 am