Shane Rachal, of Forest Hill, poses with the 13-point buck he shot on Oct. 13 in Vernon Parish. Rachal thought he was shooting at an 11-point he had seen on his trail cam, but the deer was actually a 13-pointer that green-scored 147 ⅜ inches.

Case of mistaken identity in Vernon Parish results in 13-point buck

Hunting in a heavy fog the morning of Oct. 13, Shane Rachal, shot what he thought was a big 11-point buck his trail cameras had identified since summer.

But upon recovery of the buck, he actually found an even more impressive 13-point trophy.

October 21 at 8:40am
Daniel Murray, of West Monroe, shows off the 10-point buck he shot on opening day of bow season on a wooded, 10-acre patch in Ouachita Parish. The big buck green-scored 143 ⅛ inches at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

West Monroe hunter arrows 10-pointer in Ouachita Parish

About three weeks before bow season opened, Daniel Murray started getting trail camera pictures of a nice 10-point buck on a small wooded patch of property he hunts in Ouachita Parish. 

October 19 at 10:38am
The goal of using bleat or grunt calls in October should be attracting deer’s attention instead of bringing in bucks ready to fight.

Until the rut kicks in, keep calling, rattling low key

Few people in the hunting industry would ever describe Marshall Collette as “understated.”

The big, garrulous hunter, a long-time pro staff member for companies like Mossy Oak and Quaker Boy, is rarely at a loss for words or opinions.

October 18 at 6:00am
Monica Gisclair poses with the 13-point buck she arrowed with her crossbow on Sunday, Oct. 9 in Claiborne County, Miss. The buck measured more than 167 inches gross.

Cut Off hunter downs 13-point Mississippi brute

As the old saying goes, ‘If at first you don’t succeed, try - try - try again.’

October 17 at 9:16am
White oak acorns are No. 1 on a deer’s list of favorite fall foods. Find the tree that’s dropping the most nuts and hunt it.

Scout by ear when acorns fall

Most deer hunters scout with their eyes — either watching through binoculars, looking over trail-camera photos or actually in the woods, searching for deer sign.

October 17 at 6:00am

Two Rapides Parish men cited for alleged deer hunting violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Otis men for alleged deer hunting violations in Vernon Parish on Thursday, according to a news release.

October 14 at 2:05pm
Harmon Carson, of Haughton, poses with a giant 9-point nicknamed Jacob after arrowing the deer with a recurve bow last week in Bossier Parish. The giant deer green-scored 173 7/8 inches Pope and Young.

'Biblical' buck goes down with recurve bow in Bossier Parish

In the book of Genesis, Jacob wrestled with an angel of the Lord all night and came away with a permanent limp.

Last December, Haughton’s Harmon Carson nicked a big buck’s back leg with an arrow and decided to give the deer the biblical name of Jacob.

October 12 at 4:41pm
Justin Lanclos, who owns, suffered a shattered left knee when he fell 20 feet from a lock-on stand he was hanging earlier this summer. He's encouraging all deer hunters in trees to wear a safety harness this season.

Bowhunter shares story of fall to encourage safety harness use

Justin Lanclos is a serious bowhunter — so much so that he designed and owns the popular bowhunting site

October 11 at 3:20pm
Dr. Travis Links, of St. Francisville, poses with the 18-point buck he arrowed late Friday afternoon in West Feliciana Parish. The big buck green scored more than 196 inches Pope and Young.

Monster 190-class buck goes down in West Feliciana Parish

Sometimes, a plan just comes together perfectly and all the pieces fall in place to bring down a monster buck.

October 10 at 4:36pm
Taylor Kight, 18, of Dry Prong, shows off the big 10-point buck he arrowed at 22 yards Saturday in Grant Parish. The buck green-scored 159 ⅜ inches Pope and Young.

ULM freshman arrows big Grant Parish 10-pointer

Taylor Kight got his Mathews Heli-m bow back in 2013, but in the ensuing years since, never actually connected with a deer.

October 06 at 11:28am
This trail cam photo taken in South Carolina shows a doe and a coyote dining over the same corn pile.

Trail cam photos: Coyote and deer dine at the same corn pile

We’ve all seen pictures or videos online of animal odd couples — a kitten snuggling with an adult German Shepherd, or a bulldog roughhousing with a lion cub. 

October 05 at 10:22am
Kavon Ghassemi arrowed this 8-point buck in full velvet at 15 yards on his lease near Natchez, Miss. The buck provided a welcomed change of pace for Ghassemi from dealing with his flood-damaged home in Central, and green-scored 138 1/8 inches.

Central hunter arrows velvet 8-point near Natchez

On August 13, Kavon Ghassemi stood in his front yard in Central watching helplessly as more than a foot of muddy water crept into his house during historic flooding.

October 04 at 4:05pm

Winnsboro man cited for being over the limit on squirrels, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a 36-year-old Winnsboro man for allegedly shooting 22 squirrels on Oct. 1 in Catahoula Parish.

October 03 at 4:33pm
The 2016-17 Louisiana Sportsman Nikon Big Buck Photo Contest offers monthly swag, as well as awesome optics for the grand prize.<br />

Nikon Big Buck Photo Contest underway

The 2016-17 Nikon Big Buck Contest kicked off Saturday, offering a great opportunity to brag about your kill while also competing for monthly and grand prizes.

October 03 at 9:41am