Deer Hunting

This 4 ½-year-old 6-point is a great trophy and one that should have been harvested because it probably would never be any bigger than a 6-pointer.

The age factor: Older bucks aren't necessarily bigger bucks

Hunters are killing older bucks — but that doesn’t mean all is well with their management program
August 11 at 2:50pm
Setting goals to harvest only B&C book bucks like this one is probably a pipe dream; bucks like this are few and far between.

Is your Buck Management Program working?

Are your antler expectations realistic? Find out.
August 01 at 7:00am
Summertime protein feeding can pay big dividends down the road.

Helping your deer herd

Minerals and supplemental feeding
July 22 at 9:00am

Two cited for allegedly spotlighting deer in St. Landry Parish

Anonymous tip leads to poachers near Melville, LDWF says
July 13 at 3:33pm
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
June 21 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

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

QDMA’s ‘Wildlife Field Day’ set for Saturday in Clinton

Free event will be held at Idlewild Research Station beginning at 8 a.m.
April 25 at 10:44am
Good “glass” is critical for crystal-clear views into thick brush when searching for bucks.

Get the best sight picture

Binoculars are a must-have for every hunter
March 22 at 9:00am
The full body mount of Charlie Lusco's giant Diamond Island 11-point is scheduled to arrive at the Louisiana Sportsman Show's Big Buck Contest in Gonzales starting Friday.

Full-body mount of Lusco’s 11-point highlights Sportsman’s Big Buck Contest

Giant Diamond Island buck to receive official score this weekend
March 13 at 10:01pm
Mark Bible (right) and the author with a nice harvest of deer on Pearl River late in the season.

We finished strong

Indications are 2016 deer season was a good one
March 10 at 6:40am