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Hog blast on the Delta

My buddy Randy Levingston and I, used the recent cold, windy weather to stalk up some hogs down at the Delta. Three big ones came out on Randy right before dark. He put an arrow in the largest one and the fun began.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Success is all about timing

If you like baseball, then you probably watched the World Series games between the Rangers and the Cardinals. If you did, you saw some excellent hitting ó Albert Pujols hitting three homers in a game, Josh Hamilton hitting what Ranger fans thought was the Series winner in Game 6.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 11:53 am

Back Off

Iím not sure what it means to hunt anymore.
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am

Walk a mile in deer shoes

Not just a deer hunter, Washington Parish resident Karl Casanova travels up north every year to get in a little turkey hunting. One thing he has noticed in places that he said ďreally had deer,Ē were the game trails heís heard discussed in deer hunting magazines and on deer hunting shows.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am

Just how stupid are love-struck bucks?

Just this past October, Roanoke based bass tournament pro and avid deer hunter Dennis Tietje shot a 177-pound 7-point buck that was just about as stupid as a worked-up teenager in the backseat of his parentsí car.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am

Custom-fit rifles boost youth confidence

Although food plots may not be the best place to hunt nocturnal deer in Louisiana, they are almost a sure bet to get a young hunter on a little action. One of those same few deer that step out 15 minutes before dark every evening would make a great target for a kid with a new rifle.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am

Stealth Attack!

I had spent all morning in my chest waders quietly wading through the backwater on my Winn Parish deer lease. When Dugdemona River comes up and floods the bottom, the deer become concentrated on the high ridges and move along the narrow natural levees that border the sloughs.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am

What pirogue to choose?

There are many different models of pirogues on the market, as well as homemade ones, and it is largely a matter of personal choice as to which one to use. I have owned both the Bobcat and Water Moccasin brands, and was happy with both. However, there are certain things to consider before buying any type of pirogue. Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am

Safety first

One has to be very careful in a pirogue because life-threatening accidents can happen in a split second. Craig Chandler discovered this several years ago while hunting on Dugdemona River.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am

Up and Down

The Saints had just squeaked by Atlanta to clinch the wild-card playoff spot, and (not suspecting how Seattle would upset them during the play-off game) we were seriously pumped as we strolled outside onto Docís gazebo.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am


Ricky Hano was sneaking through his all-time favorite hunting area back in January 2004 when he spooked a buck. As the mature deer made its escape, the hunter could see the huge set of antlers bobbing up and down.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am

Hookings are scrapes

In an area that is covered by a minimum of several inches of water, itís obvious that there canít be scrapes on the ground. But it would be misguided to think that Joyce WMA deer donít put down scrapes.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am

Now or Never?

Ronnie Corkern of Watson had to wait only one year to see the value of quality-buck management.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am

All deer fair game during youth weekend

If the sport of hunting dies from lack of participation by todayís youth, it wonít be because of the Last Chance Hunting Club.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am

Members on board with management strategy

Members at the Last Chance Hunting Club are remarkably unified in their management strategy, according to club president Bimbo Brock and vice-president Ronnie Corkern.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am

Trout Rule

As a professional guide, Steve Smith will happily take clients redfishing, but his passion is clearly for speckled trout.Read More...
December 01, 2011 at 10:35 am