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Morrow, Anderson advance to Nikon Deer of the Year, Trail Cam Contest finals users Frank Morrow and Jeffrey Anderson won the final monthly Nikon Deer of the Year and Trail Cam contests, earning them Official Sportsman Gear prize packages and berths in the grand prize voting session that begins tomorrow (Feb. 21).Read More...
February 20, 2011 at 11:30 am

Deer of the Year, Trail Cam Contest voting begins

The final monthly round of voting has begun in the Nikon Deer of the Year and Trail Cam contests, with users allowed to choose which photos move on to the grand-prize voting sessions. The monthly voting session will continue through Friday, with the grand-prize session beginning on Monday (Feb. 21).Read More...
February 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Sherburne WMA bowhunt

Last weekend my buddy Jimmy Kyle and I took the 100-mile drive to Sherburne Wildlife Management Area to do some scouting for the end of this bow season. We spent a day and a half scouting, and really not finding much sign until we had gone fairly deep into the woods.Read More...
February 16, 2011 at 11:48 am

LDWF Agents Arrest Maurice Man for Negligent Homicide

A Maurice man was arrested Sunday (Feb. 13) for allegedly killing another hunter near White Lake, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported. The suspect was booked with negligent homicide, obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence, the agency said.Read More...
February 15, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Bayou Dorcheat a good bet for wintertime white perch

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It was a little tough getting a minnow out of Wesley Miller’s minnow bucket this past weekend. A layer of ice had formed on the water’s surface the night before because of the subfreezing temperature, but to hear Miller explain it, the white perch bite best in Bayou Dorcheat when it’s cold.Read More...
February 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Women's division of Simmons Contest goes to hunter who bagged 170-class buck - on the third try

If you are a female and were interested in giving deer hunting a try, the season that just ended would have been a good time to get your name in the books; quite a few impressive trophy buck were taken, with more than a few succumbing to the expertise of lady hunters.Read More...
February 14, 2011 at 11:06 am

Hunting season changes proposed

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Tuesday (Feb. 8) announced plans to make changes to the 2011-13 hunting seasons, including extension of deer hunting in two areas of the state during the 2012-13 season. Commissioners also adopted a notice of intent for 2011-12 Wildlife Management Areas rules and regulations.Read More...
February 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Cash, hunting gear up for grabs in Sportsman Big Buck Contest

The rich do indeed get richer.

If you've killed a trophy buck anytime in the last two years, you're probably still floating on a cloud with a big No. 9 painted on the side.

You probably smile every time you glance at the mount, your eyes turn misty and the animal is alive again, walking in front of your cross hairs.

It's a cliche', but a big buck is truly a gift that keeps on giving.

And now it's got the potential to give you even more.Read More...
February 11, 2011 at 12:23 pm


When you think of being the prey, your mind instantly thinks of the obvious: cougars, wild borers, bears, snakes, etc. Yet there is a much more common creature out there that is just as dangerous, if not more so. The parasite.Read More...
February 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Convicted felon arrested for illegal deer hunting, other violations

A St. Gabriel man was arrested on Jan. 27 for allegedly resisting arrest and numerous deer-hunting violations, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported.Read More...
February 04, 2011 at 6:50 am

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

The last two weeks, the deer have started moving again – somewhat anyway – at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA. I saw 14 deer in that time period, had a couple of “almost” shots, passed on a big cow-horned spike, but nothing too serious until late last week.

After a morning hunt on the Big Island in which we saw nothing, we decided to try a perimeter island where I had seen a few deer lately. The wind was blowing 10 to
15 mph, so our chances for success did not seem too good, but you have to make the best of the situation.Read More...
January 31, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Hackney looks to shrug off home-state Classic curse

In 2007, Alabama angler Boyd Duckett busted the myth that a Bassmaster Classic can’t be won at home. So, thanks to Duckett, no one can hang that old “home-state curse” on 2011 Classic qualifier Greg Hackney of Gonzales.

Hackney will be the sole representative of his state when he competes in the Feb. 18-20 Classic on the Louisiana Delta out of New Orleans.
January 27, 2011 at 5:23 pm

The Cajun Bird

Telltale leaves on the ground in layers do not crackle underfoot, the sort of commotion that puts resident wildlife on alert. The air, rinsed by the northern showers, is clear and crisp.Read More...
January 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Colorado ranch offers romantic adventure

Thirty years. That’s how long Lisa and I have been happily married. And almost as long since our last trip to Colorado.Read More...
January 26, 2011 at 10:06 am

Time for the Tenth Legion to make ready

It’s never fun spending the holidays at the hospital, but I guess it is worse when you know a loved one is not coming home. My wife’s father, Robert H. Parks Sr. (better known as PawPaw), died on New Years Day. He was 95 years old and had lived a full life for which we are very thankful. PawPaw was a veteran of WWII, and served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific. He was buried on my wife’s birthday at the Port Hudson National Cemetery.Read More...
January 26, 2011 at 7:32 am

Deer of the Year

Louisiana hunters over the past few years have produced more and more big bucks, and the state’s top deer biologist said there seems to be a simple reason for the increase of monster deer.Read More...
January 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm