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Deer Video Contest kicks off

 Video Included
Deer hunting begins Oct. 1 throughout the state, and there's no better way to create lasting memories of your hunts than by videoing time in the stands.

And now you can also compete for monthly prizes by uploading your deer-hunting vids to the LouisianaSportsman.com Deer Video Contest.Read More...
September 30, 2011 at 1:46 pm
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These three WMAs are a bow hunters dream

Louisiana deer hunters can get a little pugnacious when somebody starts talking about how good deer
hunting is at their local wildlife management area. No matter how long their laundry list of logic may be, it mainly boils down to them not wanting any additional hunting pressure where they frequently hunt.Read More...
September 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm
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Nock-n-hold, lock-n-load: The 2011 season is here

While Tropical Storm Lee put a damper on the opening of dove season, there is still much to be excited about. I visited Bowie Outfitters and took advantage of the tax-free weekend for guns, and ammo and there were plenty of others doing the same. No doubt the other local gun dealers did good business that weekend as hunters made final preparations for the 2011 season by taking advantage of this opportunity to save some money.Read More...
September 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm
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PAC attack: Don’t pass up this autumn hotspot

Say “PAC,” and many kayak anglers instantly have flashes of catching limits of reds and trout. Generically called PAC, this area in Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes includes the 33,000-acre Point-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area about 15 miles south of Houma.Read More...
September 29, 2011 at 2:08 pm
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Cover

Except for the rut, there's no better time to kill a trophy buck than the early bow season.Read More...
September 29, 2011 at 10:56 am
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Avoiding the world’s deadliest animal

Rain = mosquitoes.

After a rain, the mosquitoes breed in the woods. And fast! By now, most people know that mosquitoes can potentially carry the West Nile virus, but I’d like to share a few other helpful facts.Read More...
September 29, 2011 at 10:56 am
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Rattlebox

The Rattlebox from Back Mountain Outdoor Products replicates the sounds made when two full racked 120-inch class 8 point bucks lock antlers.Read More...
September 29, 2011 at 10:45 am
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Take Home Angler: Gary Manzella

Not even halfway between Breton Island and the mouth of Baptiste Collette, Capt. Larry Averitt eased back on his throttle. As his custom aluminum bay boat settled into the chop, he turned around to inform his customers that he was going to have to go to plan B.Read More...
September 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm
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Fall Frogging

Before Doc’s brother Clay returned to his exile in Atlanta, the wives decided we’d treat him to dinner — but at a fancy restaurant rather than at the usual raucous dinner party featuring the usual bull-red courtboullion, spawning sow-speck roe fritters and button-buck fajitas.Read More...
September 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm
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Doin’ the DU

Doin’ the DU (pronounced “dew”) may sound like a 1960s dance fad, like doin’ the twist, or the watusi, or the hully gully.Read More...
September 28, 2011 at 12:18 pm
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Management on the Hoof

Prairieville hunter David Ellis is like many hunters these days, setting up trail cameras on his hunting property near Natchez, Miss., to see if he has any monster bucks roaming the 160 acres.Read More...
September 28, 2011 at 12:05 pm
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Down on the Farm

A hit song by the late John Denver, way back in 1974, has lyrics that go, “Well life on the farm is mighty laid back, Ain’t much an old country boy like me can’t hack. It’s early to rise, early in the sack, thank God I’m a country boy.”Read More...
September 28, 2011 at 11:55 am
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Venice Speck Lovers

I first met Gail Curtis because of a big fish — a 7.1-pound speckled trout with which she won the Ladies Division of the 2009 Gulf Coast Conservation Association STAR Tournament. She caught the winning fish on a live croaker under a sliding cork at the Southwest Pass rock jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi River.Read More...
September 28, 2011 at 11:49 am
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Trophy Bucks: What, Where, When

What is a trophy buck?

This is pretty much a subject for debate at every hunting camp in the state. It is also a subject written about every year in the many hunting magazines across the country.

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September 28, 2011 at 11:34 am
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Free and Easy

Louisiana deer hunters can get a little pugnacious when somebody starts talking about how good deer hunting is at their local wildlife management area. No matter how long their laundry list of logic may be, it mainly boils down to them not wanting any additional hunting pressure where they frequently hunt.Read More...
September 28, 2011 at 11:08 am
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Opening day jitters

It’s GO time!

Since my last blog, I have made a few more scouting trips down to the Atchaflaya Delta WMA, including one where I found my game camera broken by a black bear.Read More...
September 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm
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