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Will BP money provide lasting benefit?

About two months ago, I noticed traffic cones had appeared overnight in the median of a stretch of highway I travel every day. I wondered what they were for.Read More...
December 01, 2010 at 10:00 am

Calling All Bucks

Over the last few decades, technology has dramatically altered deer hunting. With an endless variety of camouflage clothing, scent-control products, game cameras, range finders, feeders, climbing stands, pop-up blinds, cough suppressors and the like, today’s deer hunters have as many gizmos available to them as bass fishermen.Read More...
December 01, 2010 at 9:32 am

For 2011, it’s a new toy heaven

Many of the new products featured at September’s International Fly Tackle Dealers’ Show will be available for Christmas. Trouble is, there’s so many this year, you may find yourself agonizing to the last minute what to ask Santa for.Read More...
December 01, 2010 at 9:29 am

Cold-Hearted Hunters

Ever see those pictures on the bags of food-plot seed of fields of ankle-deep greenery, all lush and verdant?Read More...
December 01, 2010 at 7:35 am

One man hit by richocheting bullet from buddy's gun during alleged night-hunting foray

Two Ouachita Parish men were cited for allegedly night hunting Nov. 23 after they sought treatment at a hospital for a gunshot wound, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported yesterday.Read More...
November 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm


Sitting back and waiting is not a good deer-killing strategy this month. The bucks are on to us, and successful hunters will do some mid-season scouting to regain the edge.Read More...
November 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm

‘Slimmel’ takes surprise 14-point

Kris Melancon knew there were bucks on the 1,200-acre Concordia Parish hunting club. He’d seen a number of them on his trail cam. But nothing prepared him for the 176-inch monster he knocked down Nov. 19, the last day of the primitive-weapons season.Read More...
November 30, 2010 at 11:51 am

Tree stands bigger threat to hunters than gun accidents, study shows

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A new study from The Ohio State University Medical Center proves that tree stands, not guns, are the deer hunter’s most dangerous weapon.Read More...
November 23, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Big deer to be had on WMAs

Louisiana’s wildlife management areas offer some of the best public hunting in the South. One reason for this is the diverse habitat types represented by the 51 WMAs listed in the 2010-11 Hunting Regulations publication.Read More...
November 23, 2010 at 4:12 pm

User report: 'I love this feeling!' daughter says after killing first buck

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The day started as a cool, crisp morning with calm wind. My daughter Emily was getting ready for school, and I (-Duckaholic-) commented that the afternoon would be a perfect afternoon to sit in the deer stand behind the house. I told Emily that if she was finished with her homework, I would take her deer hunting when I got home. School work comes first at our house.Read More...
November 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Chances of killing nocturnal buck slim if he smells you

Hunting a mature buck that comes out only at night is challenging enough, but add human scent to the mix, and it becomes downright impossible.Read More...
November 22, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Good-luck daughter yields second trophy buck for SUPER DREW

Andrew LaFleur III has a secret weapon. It’s not a gun. It’s not a special scent or camo pattern. It’s not even a technique.

No, LaFleur’s secret weapon is his 8-year-old daughter Karly Bree LaFleur, who proved she is better than a horseshoe on Nov. 13 when she attracted a huge 11-point estimated to score in the low 150s to a stand in which she and her father were sitting.Read More...
November 22, 2010 at 11:19 am

'O' highlights turkey hunting in positive way

Hunting gets positive publicity in Oprah’s O magazine
In a first for the hunting community, the December edition of Oprah’s “O” magazine includes a positive article about hunting.Read More...
November 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Buckeye 10 kills 160-class buck on first rifle hunt

Tristan Mizer has always been a bow hunter, and had never hunted with a rifle. But this summer he bought a .308, and he broke in the new firearm in style with a 160-inch brute on Halloween morning.

“I just wanted to try (rifle hunting) out and see if I could kill something,” the Leesville hunter said. “Low and behold this deer walked out.”Read More...
November 17, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Thoughts on hunter courtesy

Here are just some observations from my first quarter of the deer season. First of all, we must differentiate between hunting public hunting land, which I do, and hunting on a private lease.Read More...
November 16, 2010 at 11:48 am

Wife's prodding leads to recovery of 159-inch 12-point

Sometimes men get too macho for our own good; We think we know more than we actually do. It often takes a gentle word or suggestion or intuition from our better halves to cause us to stop for a minute, rethink things and realize, by golly, they’re right.

Had 35-year-old Mitchell Ritchie not heeded the prodding and urging of his wife Amanda, the huge 12-point he arrowed late on the afternoon of Oct. 7 would have likely been a nice meal for coyotes.Read More...
November 13, 2010 at 5:01 pm