Hunting

Duck hunters like Dane Humbles, pictured here with Ranger, eagerly anticipate upcoming youth hunts in November.

Tips for legal, safe duck hunts

Wear a PFD and practice gun safety
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John Corso, 68, of Houma, poses with the big 14-pointer he downed in DeSoto Parish. The buck green-scored 150 inches B & C.

New rifle downs DeSoto Parish 14-pointer

Corso’s big buck green scores 150 inches B&C
10 hours ago
In this photo of the same mature buck taken on Aug. 6, note the circumference of the bases and the overall general mass of the antlers — tell-tale signs of maturity.

Educate your eyes

It takes practice to age bucks on the hoof
15 hours ago
Gary Hoof shot this big 13-point buck on family land in Claiborne Parish on Monday, Nov. 20. The deer green-scored 163 1/8 inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

Hunter makes last tag count with big Claiborne Parish 13-point

Buck green scores more than 163 inches B & C
November 16 at 3:07pm
Robert Barham poses with framed photos and information from the old Coulee Refuge, which his family spearheaded.

The Coulee — a Barham family legacy

November 15 at 6:00am
Barham, then secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, shows some of the oily mess left behind in the marsh following the Deepwater Horizon spill  in 2010.

The best eight years of his life

November 15 at 6:00am
As some have found, deer are getting wise to tree stands. Hunting from the ground can be just enough of an edge to harvest an elusive buck that lives in thick cover.

Must have gear

November 15 at 6:00am
During January’s annual aerial survey when hunters are in their blinds, Reynolds said he can spot spinning-wing decoys like this King Mallard from Mojo Outdoors from long distances in the plane — and from the air, they really do look like ducks flapping t

Reynolds’ season-opening decoy set

November 15 at 6:00am
In many cases, wildlife enforcement agents have been observing a situation long before they actually approach you.

Dos and don’ts when the warden arrives

When interacting with a wildlife agent, try these tips for a smoother encounter
November 14 at 3:25pm
Brad Martin poses with the hammer 11-point he shot on Nov. 11 north of Ruston. The big buck green-scored 167 inches B & C.

Strict management plan pays off with heavy-horned Lincoln Parish buck

Solid 11-point green scores 167 inches B & C
November 13 at 4:09pm
Hunter Thomas poses with the 11-point Natchitoches Parish buck he shot from the ground on Nov. 9 near Ajax. The big buck green-scored 153 2/8 inches B&C.

Big Natchitoches Parish 11-point ambushed at ground level

Buck green scores 153 2/8 inches B & C
November 13 at 3:22pm
Squirrel hunters across the state, especially in central Louisiana, have found good numbers of bushytails in the first month of the season, which started on Oct. 7.<br />

Squirrel season off to solid start

Louisiana squirrel hunters found good numbers of squirrels during the first month of the season – especially in hardwood forests in central Louisiana
November 10 at 4:18pm