Deer Hunting

Zack Buckner poses with 'One-Eyed Jack,' a big 8-point he shot on Oct. 3 near Homer in Claiborne Parish that appeared blind in one eye. The buck was estimated at 5 or 6 years old, and green-scored 142 2/8 inches of bone.

‘One-Eyed Jack’ goes down in Claiborne Parish

Big 8-point stretches the tape to 142 inches
October 18 at 3:32pm
Robert Lane poses with 'DT,' a big 14-point buck he arrowed on Oct. 4 on Pittman-Hogue Island, near East Carroll Parish. The big deer green-scored a whopping 167 ⅜ inches of bone.<br />

Former LSU QB downs 167-inch monster

Lane knocks down big 14-point near East Carroll Parish
October 17 at 4:38pm
Dad Dana Sanders and son Jason with the youngster's spike buck taken with a crossbow on Oct. 8.

Dad helps physically challenged son get first deer with a bow

Special relationship is mutually beneficial for the Sanders
October 17 at 11:15am
John Michael Benoit, of Pollock, poses with the big 8-point buck he shot on family land in Grant Parish on Saturday, Oct. 13. The deer green-scored 140 inches, and was estimated at 4 ½ years old.<br />

Hunter walks out front door, sticks Grant Parish brute

Benoit’s big 8-pointer stretches the tape to 140 inches
October 15 at 4:38pm
Should CWD be found in a particular area, the LDWF will restrict the feeding and baiting of deer there in an effort to prevent the spread of the disease.

A new deer season is here — what will it bring?

Likely not a new state record typical buck, Moreland says
October 12 at 9:00am
Wearing a safety harness and attaching yourself to a lifeline before ever leaving the ground are keys to tree stand safety.

Tree stand safety tips

Connecting to a lifeline — before ever leaving the ground — is key
October 10 at 11:30am

Mansfield man ordered to pay more than $6,000 for wildlife violations

Canizaro convicted of selling deer and squirrel meat in Desoto and Bossier parishes
October 10 at 9:09am
Landon York, 23, of Mandeville, poses with the big East Carroll Parish 10-point he drilled Friday afternoon, Oct. 5. The big buck was estimated to be 5 ½ years old, and green-scored 163 ⅜ inches of bone.

Bowhunter downs impressive East Carroll Parish 10-point

York’s big deer green scores 163 inches
October 08 at 5:21pm
This map highlights Louisiana lands east of the Mississippi River in red where the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission expanded the cervid carcass importation ban.

Carcass importation ban expands to include Louisiana lands east of Mississippi River

Measure affects hunters in parts of East Carroll, Madison and Tensas parishes
October 08 at 8:42am
Chapman says his ideal setup for a crossbow bolt would be a 100-grain mechanical broadhead with a 50-grain brass insert.

In the ‘Cross’Hairs

Crossbows are still looked down upon by some traditional bowhunters, but they definitely give people another option during archery season. Here’s what you need to know if you’re heading into the woods with one this fall.
October 01 at 7:00am
The Joneses, from left, Ben, Shepard, Brooks and Scott and evidence of their success in the big deer woods.

Keeping up with the Joneses

Putting big bucks on the wall is a tradition with this North Louisiana family. Here are the steps they take to consistently make it happen.
October 01 at 7:00am
When a buck is looking your way and has its ears cupped toward you, your chances of successfully drawing on it aren’t very good.

Draw your own conclusions

Timing your draw is the most important thing you’ll do with a deer in range
October 01 at 7:00am
The author shows off his peep sight Verifier from Specialty Archery Products. The lens allows you to see your sight pins more clearly, and also maintain a good view of the target.

Public Rambling: Peep sight 'cheaters' create better view of sight pins

Lens is perfect for older, farsighted hunters
September 27 at 7:40am
Greg Hackney poses with a nice buck he shot during the rut along the Mississippi River.

Sportsman TV: Hunting the Mississippi River whitetail rut

Great tips on rut tactics you can use this fall
September 24 at 2:30pm