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Mistaken identity

I was a young officer working my first year on the job when I walked into a little country store in Avoyelles Parish near Bordelonville one day. Being new to the area and not knowing anyone, a lot of time was spent meeting local folks and learning my way around. An older fellow was in the store and he soon walked over and introduced himself. We exchanged a few pleasantries and before long I realized he was quite a talker. 

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

But when temperatures begin to cool, what he really likes to do is stalk the woods on The Bird Camp Hunting Club near Boyce for tree rats. And, while he’ll pull out his shotgun if he thinks the squirrels will be on the move, his preference is to spend cool, still mornings picking off squirrels with his scoped .22.

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Yesterday at 8:26 am
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Texas angler catches 10.27-pounder at Toledo Bend

Colby Ogden knew conditions were right for flipping a jig.

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Yesterday at 8:00 am
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Court throws out suit seeking prominent E15 warning labels

The U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia on Oct. 21 threw out the most-recent case involving ethanol fuel labeling, reasoning that the groups bringing the complaint – including the recreational boating industry – don’t have standing because they “cannot show members have suffered or are suffering with an injury that is traceable to the misfueling regulations.”

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October 23 at 11:06 pm
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Hackney returns home to bowhunt in Arkansas

Greg Hackney and the crew took a road trip from Gonzales to Star City, Ark. for a little early-season bowhunting in the latest episode of Sportsman TV.

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October 23 at 11:12 am
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Webster Parish youth drops elusive 174-inch buck

It’s commonly said in Louisiana if you don’t like the weather just wait a while, and it’ll change. 

The same can be said of hunting whitetails in the Bayou State — hours of monotony can end suddenly and be followed up instantly by adrenalin-pumping action.

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October 22 at 4:15 pm
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Alabama angler wins IFA Kayak Tour Championship

Benton Parrott won the 2014 Inshore Fishing Association’s Kayak Fishing Tour Championship last weekend by just more than 1 inch, and claimed a Hobie Mirage Pro Angler and several other prizes for his first place finish.

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October 22 at 1:52 pm
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LDWF: Beauregard Parish trail cam photo just a bobcat

“After further review, the ruling on the field is overturned.”

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October 22 at 10:04 am
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Early-season camera sites

As we move into the month of October, the transition period between late summer and fall here in the deep-south, let’s examine some of the criteria that can be used to select the best sites for trail camera surveillance. Although the basic process of capturing and then reviewing trail cam photos can be a whole lot of fun, the underlying goals of learning more about whitetail habits on your hunting property, and figuring out where and how to hunt them, is the real payoff.

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October 22 at 9:00 am
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Youth hunter kills 163-inch monster in Ouachita Parish

There are very few things in the world that trump the feeling of taking a monster buck that you’ve had your eye on for a long time. 

From the first time you see it on a trail camera and give it a name, that one deer consumes your every thought, especially when you hit the stand. 

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October 21 at 6:40 pm
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Vortex Shad now available in three new colors

Just like fish sometimes prefer a different color bait, Chas Champagne knows fishermen are always on the lookout for their next new favorite lure.

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October 21 at 5:44 pm
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Houma man arrested for multiple violations after boat chase Monday morning, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a 32-year-old Houma man Monday after a boat chase in Terrebonne Parish.

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October 21 at 3:50 pm
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Video: Impressive 50-yard crossbow shot smashes egg

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If you can hit an egg at 50 yards with your crossbow, imagine the confidence you’d have with a deer at half that distance.

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October 21 at 10:34 am
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Ruston hunter arrows big Lincoln Parish 13-point

When Jackie James was a defensive end at Louisiana Tech in the mid-70s, he had to help out on some tackles other linemen missed. 

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October 20 at 4:51 pm
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Calcasieu River gives up a lunker

Vincent Collins isn’t a big bass fisherman, but that didn’t stop him from catching a really big bass.

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October 20 at 3:18 pm
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LDWF investigating potential cougar sighting in Beauregard Parish

Barry Price got quite a shock Friday when he was going over trail cam photos taken from his deer lease in Beauregard Parish.

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October 20 at 12:35 pm
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