Hunting

The author illustrates here the two jawbone views that you should photograph to ensure a reliable aging estimate.

More jawbone talk

Confirming your age estimate after the kill
Yesterday at 2:30am
The author’s first buck photo of 2017; a nice adult buck that survived the 2016 hunting season.

Genetics, age, herd or habitat

What is the most important component of deer management?
June 12 at 9:00am

Facebook video documenting gator shootings leads to citations

Video showed the men kill two alligators and some frogs from a truck, LDWF says
June 07 at 3:12pm
Ravin’s two 2017 model crossbows, the R9 and R15, offer hunters plenty of the latest technology for great arrow speeds and accuracy.

Killer new crossbows

Meet two new additions to crossbow market
June 02 at 9:00am
Massey Ferguson 5700 Series

Massey Ferguson 5700 Series

June 01 at 7:00am

Former LDWF enforcement agent pleads guilty in Delta NWR poaching case

11-point buck illegally shot in January, 2016, according to reports
May 24 at 9:09am
A really good early season buck in velvet. The photo says one thing, but what would its jawbone say?

Ground proving buck age

May 19 at 10:00am
More than 68,000 hunters statewide received emails earlier this week inviting them to respond to the 2016-17 Big and Small Game Harvest Survey. Responses are due by May 31 when the survey period closes, according to the LDWF's Larry Reynolds.

Harvest survey emailed to 68,000 hunters statewide

Deadline to respond is May 31, LDWF says
May 18 at 1:52pm
Shiree often sours corn to increase its attractiveness to hogs.

Life on his terms

May 15 at 7:00am
The author’s grandson, Charles Guidry, helps plant a white oak tree; the tree will be caged to keep deer from browsing on it.

The madness of March is over

It is time to get ready for the 2017-18 hunting season
May 11 at 4:25pm
Stabilizers that fit between the split limbs of a bow will quiet the bow substantially and cut down on vibration.

Get things stabilized

Stabilizers improve bows’ efficiency, accuracy
May 02 at 9:00am
Laney Shiree’s massive hog, taken a few days before this hunt, scaled an incredible 543 pounds.

Hog Wars

Feed, feed, and feed some more to take down record number - and size - hogs.
May 01 at 7:00am
To preserve a gobbler’s beautiful fan, take these three four steps. First, cut the fan from the turkey’s body. Get a board or piece of stiff cardboard and use your hand to spread out the fan to its full width.

If you tag a gobbler, fan him out

Turn a tom’s tail feathers into great trophy, conversation piece
May 01 at 6:00am
The daily bag limit for pintails has dropped from two birds down to one for the 2017-18 waterfowl season, according to LDWF waterfowl study leader Larry Reynolds.

LDWF waterfowl news: Reynolds talks 2017-18 season dates, pintail limits and Venice roseau cane worries

Teal season will open on a Friday for first time in 16 years
April 26 at 9:49pm