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Bodcau covers a lot of land, which allows determined hunters to get away from the crowds, where the really big bucks live. Bodcau WMA a consistent deer producer
5630 Views - Posted: October 18, 2010 at 11:16 am
Bobby Taylor gave up hunting in the 1980s when all of the land on which he had chased deer for years was leased out.

“We used to be able to hunt wherever we wanted,” the Haughton hunter said. “All of the paper-company land wasn’t leased, and was open to hunting. But when it was leased out, I quit hunting.

“I sold my rifles and everything.”

Practice for bow hunting
1747 Views - Posted: October 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm
We’ve all heard the old saying that practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect. What does this mean for archery, and more importantly, archery hunting? Is practice simply getting the old bow out and making sure you’re sighted in prior to opening day? That can be a costly mistake.

Public land deer hunting success a matter of time in the field
3927 Views - Posted: October 14, 2010 at 4:26 pm
I have been hunting public land almost exclusively for over 20 years. These days most of my hunting is done by bow, but I still like to make an occasional rifle hunt when I get the opportunity. I have become much more selective now that we have gone to the three-buck, three-doe system. I do not consider myself a trophy hunter, but at this point in my life and hunting career I really don’t want to take a small buck, for sure not with my last buck tag.

Bow season all about wind
3379 Views - Posted: October 13, 2010 at 4:31 pm
Well, we are approaching my favorite day of the year, Oct 1, and it looks like the first several days of bow season are going to be blessed with great weather.

Vicki Husted's fourth book buck could be the state record, if it's certified after the 60-day drying period. Potential state record non-typical arrowed by Husted
16061 Views - Posted: October 11, 2010 at 8:31 am
Most hunters would be happy just getting a shot at a Pope & Young buck, but Vicki Husted has not only gotten the shots: When she and husband Billy stepped into the ground blind on Oct. 5, she had three monsters on the wall that topped 150 P&Y points.

Vicki Husted left that ground blind that evening the owner of a fourth book deer that is a potential state-record non-typical at more than 240 inches.

Hornhunter60, known to his friends and family as Darren Mathern, was declared the winner of the first monthly round of voting in the LouisianaSportsman.com Trail Cam Contest. Matherne declared Trail Cam Contest monthly winner
5174 Views - Posted: October 08, 2010 at 2:45 pm
Darren Matherne won the first round of the LouisianaSportsman.com Trail Cam Contest for his photo of a great velvet buck tearing up some bushes.

David Simoneaux stuck this fine doe opening week of deer season while hunitng on Atchafalaya Delta WMA. Bow opener full of excitement
3049 Views - Posted: October 06, 2010 at 4:26 pm
We had a good time down at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA opening weekend. Beautiful, cool, clear, dry, breezy hunting conditions greeted us all. What a welcome relief from the usual 90-degree openers we’ve come to expect.

Michael Hanlon shot this 186-inch velvet buck Oct. 1 on property he and his buddies have on the market to sell. Huge 12-point falls in Madison Parish
8926 Views - Posted: October 05, 2010 at 8:22 am
Michael Hanlon, farmer and cotton consultant in Northeast Louisiana, and three business partners own a prized chunk of real estate in Madison Parish – 1,000 acres of WRP land that has become their hunting headquarters. The property is on the market for sale, but after what happened to Hanlon on opening day of archery season, the foursome could be having some serious second thoughts about selling.

No better month than the 10th one
2067 Views - Posted: October 01, 2010 at 11:29 am
If I ever find a lamp, rub it and a genie pops out, one of my wishes will be to rip June, July and August off the calendar. What do the three months have to offer? Nothing but heat, humidity, hurricanes and a general sense of malaise.

The first shot at 25 yards printed on the lower right of the target. Holding the rifle steady and bisecting the 1-inch square aiming point, the windage and elevation knobs were adjusted until the crosshairs bisected the first shot. Sighting in doesn’t have to be hard
3174 Views - Posted: October 01, 2010 at 11:04 am
Buck drove me crazy.

True B&C bucks are a rarity anywhere in America. Try to beat the odds in 2010
4309 Views - Posted: October 01, 2010 at 10:25 am
It’s all about the antlers’ was a statement made at the 2006 Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting in Baton Rouge. The evening’s discussion was on the use of antler restrictions (ARs) to produce older and bigger bucks. The statement was thrown out as the reason why ARs are often promoted and incorporated into management programs.

When bucks work scent communication at a scrape site, they usually begin with marking a low overhanging tree limb known as a “licking branch.” They rub their forehead glands into the limb, and most likely deposit scent — especially when biting the limb. Deer Dynamics: Communication
285 Views - Posted: September 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm
Scent pheromones and their distinct odors are instinctively utilized by whitetails to convey a realm of communication related to dominant hierarchy and sexual interactions. They are crucial for other social relations — particularly with females raising their offspring. These scents are produced by several different glands, and serve deer of all ages and both sexes.

Pryor (left) was happy to let Capt. Ed Frekey hoist his hefty red snapper for him. The AJ Corral
1379 Views - Posted: September 30, 2010 at 2:25 pm
The barrel-chested man’s face was florid, and he was sweating profusely. With two hands, he thrust the violently bucking rod into the grip of one of his fishing partners.

The succulent steaks and fajitas carved from these trophy hindquarters provoked many “oohs!” and “ahhs!” during LSU and Saints parties. How to Kill a Deer
969 Views - Posted: September 30, 2010 at 2:09 pm
Pelayo was up ahead, hunched over next to a little live oak that grew along the creek branch. He was staring at the ground and nodding. Then he started walking in a little circle, still focusing downward.

This fine Tunica Hills WMA buck killed by Matthew Aldridge, who also killed the best-scoring buck known to be arrowed on the property, is typical of the area’s big deer. Mountain Men
3687 Views - Posted: September 29, 2010 at 4:46 pm
Chris Davis had put in his time, scouting the rugged Tunica Hills to narrow down the options, and he had found what he hoped was the perfect set-up.

Cover Cover
629 Views - Posted: September 29, 2010 at 3:27 pm
If you can keep your deer herd from getting nervous, you'll have much greater success this season.