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Beach umbrella onboard provides quick, easy, affordable source of shade

Fishing poles aren’t the only thing in Capt. Joe DiMarco’s rod box on his 24-foot Nautic Star — he’s got his very own “Buras shade tree,” as well.

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18 hours ago
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Top 5 tips for opening day of dove season

It’s probably almost too late to get in much practice time at the range in preparation for the opening day of dove season on Saturday, but you still have time to stock up on supplies you might need in the field.

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18 hours ago
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Removed platform sites can be great fishing locations

Dear Capt. Paul:

I am looking for coordinates of shell pads that might exist in Lake Borgne and around Bay Eloi.

Any old rig pads, old islands or points, etc. would be great.

Thanks. 

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Yesterday at 3:45 pm
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CCA-Louisiana STAR Tournament ends at 5 p.m. on Labor Day

We’re down to the final days that anglers will be on the lookout for tagged redfish and speckled trout in the CCA-Louisiana STAR Tournament, but it’s not too late to register if you plan on hitting the water over the long Labor Day weekend.

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Yesterday at 1:34 pm
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VIDEO: How to 'quick-tune' your bow

 Video Included

With bow season starting up in the coming weeks, it’s past time to shake the rust off bow and ensure you’re ready when that deer steps out at 30 yards on opening morning.

Even if you’ve been shooting on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to take a few minutes to tune the bow.

And Shawn Padgett of ArcheryTalk.com said it’s not all that difficult — in fact, he shares what he calls a “quick tune” on a Youtube video.

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Yesterday at 8:17 am
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We like gizzard shad

Gizzard shad are under-appreciated fish in most places where they are found. That covers a lot of territory — virtually all lakes and rivers in the eastern United States.

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Yesterday at 6:43 pm
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Changes on the horizon for Louisiana duck hunters starting with 2016-17 season

Louisiana hunters will know next April the duck season dates for the 2016-17 state season — a full four months earlier than when that information is traditionally voted on by the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission every August.

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September 02 at 6:00 pm
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Stay safe, legal on opening day of dove season, LDWF says

Saturday marks the beginning of the 2015-16 dove season in Louisiana, and enforcement agents with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will be out across the state making sure hunters have a safe opening day.

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September 02 at 10:40 am
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Drawdown finally completed on Catahoula Lake

After an unusually long summer flooding period, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has finally completed the annual drawdown on Catahoula Lake, an important stop for early-season waterfowl in the Mississippi Flyway.

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September 02 at 8:41 am
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LDWF offers opening day dove hunts Sept. 5

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is providing opening day dove hunting opportunities this Saturday on leased private land in three parishes.

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September 01 at 4:50 pm
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Bass tournament benefitting wounded game warden scheduled for Lake D'Arbonne

A fishing tournament benefitting the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agent who was shot in the back during a traffic stop in May is scheduled to take place later this month on Lake D’Arbonne.

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September 01 at 2:14 pm
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The second shift —Sleep late and still kill your limit of teal

Kenny gaped — then he looked around the room frowning, his eyes like cue balls. Suddenly he smiled, reached into the cooler, and grabbed another brewskie.

“I’m in!” he laughed while popping open the beverage.

Then he waved it around the den of Doc’s Venice boathouse, toasting the whole gang. 

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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The sweet spot — Tips for September teal-hunting success

My plan was well thought out for the opening day of teal season, but apparently the birds didn’t get the memo, e-mail, text — aw, heck, whatever method birds use to communicate one to another. 

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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The 2015 Rut Report

The 2014 season ended with a lot of hunters scratching their heads and wondering what was going on.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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A deer stands — A procrastinator’s guide to bowhunting

I’m the world’s worst procrastinator.

Don’t fool yourself: You might be a bad procrastinator, but my procrastination would run circles around your procrastination.

Take for example the time 20 years ago when I was in a college nutrition class with my future sister-in-law. 

We were assigned to keep up with everything we ate for one week and make a chart of our caloric intake on poster board.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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The offshore gang — Learn how to catch tuna, dolphin and more from these young anglers

They’re baaack!

Five years ago Louisiana Sportsman ran a feature story about a gang of school kids who caught scads of fish from Metairie drainage canals right in the heart of the New Orleans metropolitan area.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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