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Hunter Safety System Ultra Lite X-TREME safety harness

In response to high customer demand, Hunter Safety System expanded the Ultra Lite harness line with the introduction of the Ultra Lite X-TREME. The new Ultra Lite X-TREME offers the same popular design as the Ultra Lite with a few added features.
January 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

167-inch buck taunts hunter before offering a shot

Ryan Riche’ had a trail-cam picture of a great buck from last August, and he had put his time in trying to ambush it. But it wasn’t until Dec. 27 that the 22-year-old finally got a look at the Avoyelles Parish deer.

“The deer has a G3 that looks like it splits, and when he stepped I saw that,” Riche’ said. “I thought, ‘Oh my God! That’s the one.’”Read More...
January 11, 2011 at 10:49 am

Duck hunt shows hunter where to kill 160-class Tensas Parish buck

Kris Russell was duck hunting Dec. 26 on his father-in-law’s Tensas Parish property when he decided exactly where he’d deer hunt that afternoon.

“We actually walked across the food plot and jumped a couple of ducks in the (Missisippi) river run,” the Monroe hunter said. “I saw several fresh, I mean fresh, stinking scrapes right along the water.”

January 10, 2011 at 3:45 pm

The pressure's on: Public deer hunting tactics from Louisiana Sportsman

Russell Scarbrough got off work at 6 p.m., too late to actually do any hunting. But he went ahead and drove to the public tract of land he planned to hunt the next few days and slept in the truck.

The next morning, Scarbrough was up early and heading into the woods.

“I really had no clue where I was going to hunt,” he said.Read More...
January 09, 2011 at 8:09 am

Savant, Fourcade win online contests

Kate Savant and Michael Fourcade took top honors in the December editions of Nikon Deer of the Year and Trail Cam contests. Both users will receive a Sportsman prize package, and will move on to the finals voting session to be held in February.Read More...
January 07, 2011 at 12:26 pm

‘ddhill’ kills 178-inch double-main beam buck

Jackson’s David Hill arrived home from work Dec. 29 after working a dog shift, and hurried to the little 100-acre piece of property he hunts in East Feliciana Parish. On the way to his stand, he did something he has read about.

“I’ve read about it, and I started peeing in scrapes,” Hill said. “Once I started peeing in them, the deer started tearing up scrapes.”Read More...
January 07, 2011 at 9:23 am

Seven tips for late-season waterfowl success

This is it! We are in the heart of the second split; it is time to pull out all the stops. Nothing can be overlooked. I know y’ll are tired of the mud and low water, tired of being wet and cold, tired of having your birds flare and just plain tired of going duck hunting.

But guys, this is what it is all about. This is when we actually have the best duck hunting in the country - there are plenty of us who would argue the best duck hunting in the world.Read More...
January 07, 2011 at 9:19 am

Fuller takes 190-inch buck during Bossier Parish hunt

Forty-six-year-old Randy Fuller from Haughton is fortunate that Red Oak Timber Company from which he leases a 100-acre plot of mixed pines and hardwoods hasn’t gotten around to cutting all the big pines on the property.

Fuller likes to climb big, mature pines to nose-bleed heights, which gives him a decided advantage over the deer on the property. He has his climbing stand secured to one of those big pines, and on the morning of Dec. 11 he shinnied up to a dizzying height of 50 feet to settle in for a deer hunt.

“I like to climb high because I can see down into thick stuff where if I’d spent time on the ground cutting and trimming, there’s the chance a buck would get suspicious,” Fuller explained.Read More...
January 06, 2011 at 10:04 am

Tag no longer just a kids’ game

I have a good friend who is anything but an outlaw.Read More...
January 03, 2011 at 9:49 am

Tensas Tango: Be there when the rut is happening

The deer wasn’t supposed to be there. Robert Chenier was sitting a couple hundred yards from where the buck was expected to be, not because he didn’t want to kill a big deer. No, it was because one of his buddies had claimed the prime spot.Read More...
January 02, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Hog hunt yields 200-inch 14-pointer

Jena’s Jay Broadwell admits that he’s not really a trophy hunter. He’s shot enough deer that he doesn’t even get excited any more when he pops one. So he wasn’t all that pumped on Dec. 19 when he saw some trail cam photos of a huge buck on the 1,500-acre piece of property he hunts in Catahoula Parish.

“I actually took one of the land owners duck hunting (on Catahoula Lake), and on the way back he asked me, ‘Have I shown you the pictures of a deer we took on that place?’” Broadwell said.Read More...
January 02, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Quality management pays off with 150-inch buck

When Milt May purchased a 3,000-acre tract of land in Madison Parish six years ago, it already had a head start on helping May fulfill his purpose for the purchase – to turn the former farmland into a mecca for waterfowl. Appropriately, the tract was named Waverly Waterfowl, was enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program and had been planted in thousands of ash, cypress and oaks.Read More...
January 02, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Shirley kills 195-inch 20-point two days after father misses

Mike Shirley was sitting a stand on a 680-acre piece of property in Red River Parish on Dec. 3 when a big buck walked out right beneath him. And he missed. Twice.

“The deer walked out so close, Dad shot and missed, and the deer ran 25 yards and my dad shot again and missed,” son Dennis Shirley said.

Two days later, the 195-inch buck was 75 yards from the same stand. Only this time, Dennis Shirley was holding a rifle. And he didn’t miss.Read More...
January 02, 2011 at 8:46 am

Voting begins for Deer of the Year, Trail Cam contests

It’s time for users to decide the best photos entered in the December edition of the Nikon Deer of the Year and the Trail Cam contests. Voting will continue through Jan. 5, with winners in each contest announced Jan. 6.
January 01, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Tree Shakers

Over a year ago, a Pierre Part resident got a call that forever changed his life. A buddy who works at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries called to tell the man that he had just given his name and phone number to some folks from New York.Read More...
December 29, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Late-Season Squealers

I opened the email and started to read. “And, like a drug pusher,” it began, “he eased the intoxicating liquor of waterfowl feather to his friend. ‘Take a sip,’ he said. ‘If you don’t like it, that’s okay.’ Duck hunters are a strange lot and it’s not for everybody.Read More...
December 29, 2010 at 5:01 pm