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Trout Masters excerpt: Finding trophy trout on Calcasieu Lake

Calcasieu Lake definitely has an annual trout cycle, and few know it better than the co-owners of the Hackberry Rod and Gun Club.†

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Alleged piranha owner cited by enforcement agents

A Jefferson Parish man was cited by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for alleged illegal piranha possession violations on Sept. 14.

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September 19 at 7:35 am
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Tangling with sharks

If you kayak fish in coastal Louisiana, sooner or later you will hook into a shark. It’s not a matter of if, but when. Being prepared ahead of time means both the angler and fish can leave the encounter unscathed.

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September 18 at 9:00 am
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National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrations set for this weekend

National Hunting and Fishing Day celebrations are set for this weekend, and include a Family Fish Fest at Waddill Outdoor Education Center in Baton Rouge on Sept. 27 followed by four events to be held around the state on Sept. 28, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said.

All events are free and open to the public, the LDWF said.

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September 17 at 10:30 am
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Top 3 steps to prep your bow

That first cool front is (hopefully) on its way south ≠— the first sign that fall is fast approaching. When the scalding summer temperatures are broken, it’s a bet you’ll start thinking about where best to ambush that deer you’ve been watching all summer on trail cams.

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September 17 at 9:15 am
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7 bass-fishing mistakes to avoid

There are those who fish for bass, and then there are those who consistently catch largemouths.

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September 17 at 8:45 am
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Bow season rapidly approaching

As Oct. 1 rapidly approaches, my physical (and mental) condition cannot even compare to this time last fall.†

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September 16 at 3:45 pm
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Keep rods organized, safe

Admit it: Your rods are stuck in a corner of your garage, with the line and tips tangled. So every time you head out fishing you have to carefully pick through the mess to ensure you don’t break a rod tip.

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September 16 at 3:50 am
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Sulphur firefighter catches 11.41-pounder at Toledo Bend

Daniel Burnett Jr. is used to dealing with plenty of heat, but not the kind that was coming from his camper’s air conditioner earlier this month near Toledo Bend.

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September 15 at 4:06 pm
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Teal season opener a mixed bag

Louisiana’s opening weekend of teal season played out a lot like a beginner’s class in real estate basics: It all boiled down to location, location, location.

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September 15 at 11:49 am
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Hunting camp work day ends with rattlesnake bite

On Saturday, Dana Sanders was just doing what many of us will be doing for the next few weekends — preparing for the 2014 hunting season by clipping limbs to clear a shooting lane.

What he didn't do, however, was look where he was stepping. And a timber rattlesnake made him pay for that mistake, biting him on the left leg and sending him to a hospital in extreme pain.

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September 15 at 11:31 am
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The Terminator Weedless Football Jig

On a hot July day in Knoxville, Tenn., Ott DeFoe was sorting and arranging his fishing tackle while preparing to go fish Bassmaster tournaments at Lake Champlain and the Deleware River.

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September 15 at 9:00 am
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3 tips for dove-hunting success

1. It’s always good to wear camouflage when hunting, but just being still and not moving when dove are flying works just as well.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Opening-weekend dove-hunting essentials

Traditionally opening weekend of dove season in the Bayou State is still hot and humid. So hunters need to be cognizant of the dangers to heat and exposure to the sun’s UV rays.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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How the deer rut forecast is made

This forecast is based upon camera survey work that has always found major scraping to begin sometime between the new and full moons.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Be a biologist/hunter

I am always looking for sign when I am hunting — what plants deer are browsing on, where acorns are falling, are the rubs fresh, what direction is the deer coming from when it makes the rubs, are the scraps fresh, are they being worked regularly?

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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