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Good, Good, Good

Since the Robertson Clan has cornered the market on the phrase “Happy, happy, happy” (Papa Phil has even written a book by that name), I decided the title for my column this month would be “Good, good, good” in reference to the good things that have recently happened in our wildlife management program in Clinton.Read More...
July 15, 2013 at 9:00 am

Deer 365

Deer 365 from Banks Feed is a mineral enriched protein supplement designed to enhance antler growth and meet all the nutritional needs deer have 365 days a year. This product was designed to grow horns, improve overall deer health and is the only supplement that repels raccoons. Deer 365 has documented proof of making wall hangers out of 2 ½ and 3 ½-year-old bucks in eight months.Read More...
July 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Up the Creek — How to catch bream, Kentucky bass and catfish in Florida Parishes streams

The weatherman called for a scorcher as Artie called for another beer. But the keg balked — coughing and sputtering and foaming.Read More...
July 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Managing and protecting the Louisiana black bear

I like bears. I like black ones, brown ones and white ones, and I like the fact they still roam free in some of their original habitat ranges. The wild places just wouldn’t seem quite as wild without the bear.Read More...
June 21, 2013 at 9:00 am

Legislators address hunting and fishing issues during 2013 legislative session

Louisiana Legislature wrapped up its regular session in early June after debating dozens of bills related to hunting, fishing and the outdoors. A number of the proposals never made it through the process, having been voted down or pulled from consideration by lawmakers. Read More...
June 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm

It just didn’t seem right

A couple of years ago one frosty clear morning in early January 2011, as the whitetail rut was rapidly drawing to a close, I still had not closed the deal on a particular 6 ½-year-old buck that had been on our hit list for the better part of two seasons.Read More...
June 19, 2013 at 9:00 am

H&M Fishing Charters is a family affair

H&M Fishing Charters (985-258-3632) has its roots in a time that predated inshore fishing chartes, Jules Bellanger said.Read More...
June 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

Trawling checklist

• Licenses
June 15, 2013 at 7:00 am

New deer food supplement product makes debut

Scott Pet, an Indiana company that has specialized in pet products since 1975, has entered the outdoors market with its Big Tine Fortified Deer Blend, a year-round food supplement made from grains and 11 minerals.Read More...
June 12, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Work now for success next season

An e-mail from Jimmy Stafford, turkey biologist for LDWF, indicated a poor 2013 spring turkey season across the state, with the harvest being down 500 or more turkeys from the 2012 season.Read More...
June 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

An outdoors legacy

On Easter Sunday of this year my father passed away. He was 90.Read More...
June 07, 2013 at 9:00 am

Phony Fishermen — Live bait isn’t needed to load up on Dularge trout

Live bait was designed by Satan himself.
June 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Refuge-relax — Head to Bayou Teche NWR for a quiet day of fishing

The balsawood float sailed through the air like a bullet with purpose to the predetermined target making a sploosh as it hit the water.

June 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

Shotgunning fun

An attorney friend who knows a little more about guns than I do about the dark side of the moon — but not much more — was wandering around a regional gun show, looking for I’m not sure what.

I think he had been caught up in all the furor and hype and just figured he needed another gun to go with his one revolver.Read More...
May 29, 2013 at 9:00 am

Lessons learned

As this article goes to press, the 2012-13 deer season is about three months in the rear view mirror. As they say, “It is time to re-load and re-mount.”Read More...
May 22, 2013 at 9:00 am

Apply now for alligator lottery hunts

If you want to participate in the 2013 alligator lottery hunts, now is the time to get in your application. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will select eligible hunters to hunt on four Coastal & Nongame Resources (CNR) Division Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 15 Wildlife Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) property and 24 public lakes for this year's alligator harvest season.Read More...
May 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm