|Father and sone have November to remember with big bucks in Sabine Parish
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November was a bang-up month for big bucks for the Rogers family in Florien.
On Nov. 3, Colton Rogers, 21, shot a big 13-point in Sabine Parish that green scored 160 inches and was highlighted in a story on LouisianaSportsman.com.
His dad, Stanley Rogers, got in on the action himself on Nov. 24 with a nice 11-pointer he shot only about 200 yards from where the 13-pointer had gone down three weeks earlier.
|Simsboro hunter amazed as downed 11-point gets pummeled by another deer
2891 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 10:00 am
Radio great Paul Harvey would have loved the details of Mike Martin’s Nov. 24 hunt that resulted in downing a massive 11-point Claiborne Parish buck.
Because what happened right after he dropped the big buck would have been perfect for one of the broadcaster’s patented “Rest of the Story” segments.
|Decision to prohibit deer hunting with dogs in Kisatchie National Forest upheld by federal court
1552 Views - Posted: December 04 at 10:10 am
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana last week ruled the U.S. Forest Service acted properly in banning deer hunting with dogs in the Kisatchie National Forest, according to a press release.
|Baton Rouge hunter shoots piebald 7-point in West Feliciana Parish
3518 Views - Posted: December 04 at 6:00 am
October and November were a couple of rough months for Glenn Cormier: his mother passed away suddenly, and only a few weeks later, one of his friends died unexpectedly.
So the 59-year-old nurse anesthetist at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge headed to his deer camp south of St. Francisville for some much needed rest and relaxation.
In Cormier’s 60-acre ‘honey hole’ on the lease, he had been watching a piebald deer grow up for the better part of two seasons, and had frequently seen him from his stands and on trail cam pictures.
|Baldwin man dies in Iberia Parish boating accident
2783 Views - Posted: December 03 at 10:00 am
A 20-year-old Baldwin man died early Saturday morning when the boat he was riding in hit a submerged object on the Atchafalaya River and capsized, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
|Homer hunter shoots 170-class Claiborne Parish buck with hungry 7-year-old son by his side
4440 Views - Posted: December 03 at 6:00 am
When you get on your stand before daylight without eating any breakfast, there’s a good chance you could get hungry in an hour or so, especially if you’re a 7-year-old boy.
That’s the situation Ryon Walker, 38, found himself tending to on Saturday, Nov. 30 while hunting with his son, Caleb, on a 100-acre pine-forest plot in Claiborne Parish.
|Chauvin hunter shoots big 8-point swamp buck
2570 Views - Posted: December 02 at 2:00 pm
Many people say the quiet solitude of a deer stand is therapy to escape the non-stop daily grind.
For Corinne Portier of Chauvin, it’s all that and more.
Portier, 49, started hunting seriously after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. It returned in late 2011, and after a double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and a year off from hunting, she took down her biggest deer to date with a nice 8-point last month in Terrebonne Parish on the opening day of muzzleloader season.
|Venice deer hunting hard but satisfying, hunter says
2546 Views - Posted: December 02 at 6:00 am
Editor's note: This story first appeared on OutdoorChannel.com.
Michael Frenette placed his bow across his lap and dipped a paddle into the brackish water of the Louisiana Marsh pushing his pirogue toward the only sliver of land within miles.
|Cameron Parish hunters score rare triple of banded specklebellies, two with collars
2676 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
With one collared, banded specklebelly already in hand, Josh Breaux experienced a chill of exhilaration when his dog returned from a second retrieve with another collared, banded speck.
And if that wasn’t enough, the 19-year-old guide’s dog came back with yet another banded specklebelly on his third retrieve from the same group of birds.
|11-year-old hunter takes down big 11-pointer in Claiborne Parish
2719 Views - Posted: November 29 at 6:00 am
As a toddler, Daisy Verdin was introduced to hunting when she accompanied her mom to their deer stand in north Claiborne Parish.
“I’d take her with me, and she had her own little chair she sat in,” her mom, Mandy, said. “She’d take her colors and coloring book and today, there is some of her ‘art’ on the walls of my stand from when she went with me.”
That early introduction to sitting in a deer stand and observing what went on out in the woods apparently had a far-reaching effect on the youngster, because on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24, the 11-year-old sixth grader at Summerfield High School performed like a seasoned hunter when she calmly downed an impressive 11-point buck that scored 161 1/8 inches Boone and Crockett.
|Hunter finally bags elusive 14-point Bossier Parish buck
5354 Views - Posted: November 28 at 10:00 am
Hunter Black was getting pretty fed up with a big buck he knew was hanging out on his property in Bossier Parish.
Trail cam photos showed the deer around his stand during daylight hours when he didn’t hunt, but on days that he did, the buck was a no-show.
“I had seen this buck on camera all season long and had gotten pretty frustrated because he seemed to have a sixth sense. He seemed to know when I’d be hunting and when I wouldn’t,” Black said.
The hunter’s luck finally took a turn for the better on Nov. 23 when he left his bow at home, picked up his Weatherby 300 and climbed into his stand.
|Wife hunting in husband's favorite stand shoots monster Beauregard Parish buck
3506 Views - Posted: November 27 at 6:00 am
When her husband and 20-year-old son decided to go and pull trail cam cards earlier this month on their 1,400-acre lease in Beauregard Parish, Mary Jones figured that would be a perfect opportunity to enjoy an afternoon hunt in her husband’s tripod stand.
“I had three possible places that I could go. Two of them were stands I usually hunt,” said Jones, 46, who works with her husband as a bookkeeper for his logging business. “My reasoning was we were passing right by it. It was the closest, and when I found out he wasn’t going, I was like, ‘Hey, let me sit in it.’”
|CEO and founder of Haydel's Game Calls in Bossier City passes away on Monday
3060 Views - Posted: November 26 at 8:10 am
Eli Haydel, the founder and CEO of Haydel’s Game Calls in Bossier City, passed away in his sleep Monday morning, according to multiple media reports, including the Shreveport Times.
|Gonzales hunter shoots big 10-pointer in West Feliciana Parish
3804 Views - Posted: November 26 at 6:00 am
A thick blanket of fog on the opening day of rifle season in Area 4 turned out to be a good omen for Gonzales hunter Paul Rougeau.
The 31-year-old was hunting on farmland in West Feliciana Parish on Nov. 16, and initially planned on going to a spot in the woods he had been prepping for opening day.
|Big Webster Parish buck nicknamed 'Nighttime Roamer' finally makes daytime appearance
20547 Views - Posted: November 25 at 6:00 am
Since 2008, 68-year-old George Simolke of Dubberly has seen scores of trail cam photos of a big drop-tine buck on his Webster Parish property.
Because all photos of the buck except one were made at night, Simolke dubbed him Nighttime Roamer.
But the big buck let his taste for rice bran get the best of him in the daylight of Nov. 20, and made the mistake of stepping out for a nibble as Simolke sat in his box stand about 80 yards away. One shot from his 7 mm mag and the days of the old monarch teasing Simolke were over: he dropped in his tracks at the shot.
|State waterfowl study leader encouraged by northeast Louisiana aerial survey
3077 Views - Posted: November 22 at 1:30 pm
Even through fog and low clouds shortened the northeast Louisiana aerial waterfowl survey this week, Larry Reynolds liked what he saw.
The state’s waterfowl leader was encouraged the number of ducks and geese he saw Wednesday, and noted that birds should continue moving into the state with each passing day.
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