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Prescribed fire as a management tool

Fire can be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on the context of how fire is used in your wildlife management program.

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September 20, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Hunters reminded of similarities between wild hog, bear silhouettes

As deer season prepares to ramp up and hunters begin to trek into the woods and marshes across the state, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries would like to remind everyone of the similarity between wild hog and black bear silhouettes.

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September 18, 2013 at 5:30 pm
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A hog study

Dr. James LaCour, the state wildlife veterinarian for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, said increasing feral hog numbers are prompting research on the creatures.

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September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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What’s the stink?

Bill Borges is a deer hunter, and has been one for 40-plus years.

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September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Are doves becoming homebodies?

It’s a given that food keeps animals around.

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September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Who’s your daddy?

Research studies in the Southeast have found that a doe can be bred by multiple bucks and produce fawns with different fathers.

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September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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How do you know when a doe was bred?

Determining breeding dates is a matter of normal biological activity for a deer biologist.

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September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Coyote harassment and bedding

Coyotes are known for disrupting the whitetail’s normal feeding and bedding routines. This harassment can cause deer to be highly unpredictable, becoming more evasive in their attempts to throw off the canines.

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September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Post-rut bedding

Once the rut slows down and the post-rut begins, surviving deer will eventually return to bedding sites used prior to the rut — as long as there was no intrusion.

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September 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Hey, it’s still good, good, good!

Lately, the Moreland clan has been spending a lot of time at the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic; it started with a surgery on my wife’s shoulder for a torn rotator cuff, followed by surgery on our son Ruffin’s leg, followed by an air cast for me to help heal a bad ankle.

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September 12, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Rules change makes it easier to take hogs on WMAs

If hogs are causing so many problems on state wildlife management areas, I’ve always wondered why hunting rules didn’t allow us to harvest these invasive animals more often. 

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September 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm
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Top tips for 2013 teal opening weekend

With the daily bag limit increased to six birds this year, Louisiana hunters will kick off the16-day teal season this Saturday, Sept. 14.

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September 10, 2013 at 6:30 am
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Texas man pleads guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm

A man arrested in January by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents in connection with night hunting violations in Caddo Parish pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in U.S. Federal Western District Court in Shreveport.

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September 05, 2013 at 9:10 am
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Never give up

 Video Included

When my kids were young, I was determined they would be as eaten up with hunting and fishing as I was. They were dragged along on trips as often as possible, and the lessons stuck ­ — at least with my son.

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September 02, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Man vs. Squirrel: an epic battle for feeder supremacy

EDITOR'S NOTE: Don Barone is an ESPN feature producer in New Jersey who received a "squirrel- proof" bird feeder as a Father's Day gift. Around here, we pretty much know that there is no such thing as "squirrel-proof," but the author went to great lengths (and spent quite a bit of money) to make sure his bird seed really went to the birds. This column originally appeared on espn.com.

It has come down to this. I'm currently the high bidder on eBay, for coyote urine.

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September 01, 2013 at 11:00 am
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Browning Trail Cameras

A new series of Browning trail cameras were recently introduced that are packed with features, including the ability to record HD video with sound and self-adjusting illumination on both infrared images and videos. The Range Ops Series, the Recon Force Series and the Spec Ops Series were designed with a 32 GB SD card support system, unparalleled battery life and Buck Watch time-lapse software, which allows users to rewind, pause and fast forward at multiple play speeds and to share and save both pictures and video clips.

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September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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