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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
Hunters need to make every shot count on opening morning, since estimates indicate about half the amount of ducks are in the state this year compared to opening day of 2016.

Duck numbers down ahead of opening day

1.54 million birds is half of last November’s estimate, LDWF says
November 10 at 2:51pm

Biloxi shrimper cited for alleged TED violations in Breton Sound

More than 2,000 pounds of shrimp seized in the investigation, LDWF says
November 10 at 9:08am
Capt. Chad Dufrene with a hefty Four Horse Lake redfish caught on a dead shrimp under a Paradise Popper cork.

Delacroix action heats up on the inside

Temperatures determine target spots
November 09 at 5:00pm

Video: Insane tuna action out of Venice now

Epic day of fishing Tuesday 65 miles south of Venice
November 09 at 3:55pm
Getting out of your comfort zone — and experimenting with new tackle in new locations — will make you a better angler when the fish just aren't biting in your regular honey hole.

3 tips to become a better inshore angler

Get out of your typical routine — and ultimately catch more fish
November 09 at 10:30am
Buzz Stansel, the father of Kirk, Guy and Bobby Joe Stansel, who own Hackberry Rod & Gun, has his hands full with a speckled trout caught in Turner’s Bay on the upper end of Calcasieu Lake.

Big time trout bite on Big Lake

Reefs in Turner’s Bay speck hotspots, guide says
November 08 at 5:22pm
You can “Texas rig” your decoys using basic fishing tackle if you plan on storing them hanging up.

DIY decoy rigging

Fishing tackle makes customizing dekes for your pond easy— and cost-effective
November 08 at 5:00pm
Benny Bell, right, and his son Joey pose with the big 16-point DeSoto Parish buck shot by Benny Bell on Oct. 28. The big deer was green-scored at 215 6/8 inches B&C at Simmons' Sporting Goods in Bastrop.

200-class DeSoto Parish monster goes down

Palmated 16-pointer shot on Oct. 28
November 07 at 4:03pm
Fishing under a cork is the best way to catch specks in grassy ponds, according to Capt. Jonathan Sanchez.

Bayou La Loutre is loaded with specks

Live shrimp under a cork is the ticket
November 07 at 3:44pm
When cool fronts drop the water temperature enough, speckled trout will move into the Mississippi River out of Venice.

Head to lower Mississippi River for November trout

Long leader sometimes key under a popping cork, guide says
November 07 at 3:38pm
Advances in battery-powered tools like a hedge trimmer and reciprocating saw make the job of brushing your blind much easier.

Blind brushing tips for opening day

Battery-powered tools make the job much easier
November 06 at 11:00am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with one of the 31 hogs he put down so far this fall. This was a 200-pound boar that died after running 200 yards and ending up in a muddy wallow.

Apex Predator's 31-hog smackdown

Ultra-marathon hunting/training regimen puts lots of pork in the freezer
November 06 at 10:32am
Scott Gill, of Shreveport, poses with the 158-inch 8-point buck he shot on Nov. 1 in Claiborne Parish.

Impressive 8-point down in Claiborne Parish

40-yard shot nails heavy-horned 158-inch buck
November 06 at 9:42am