Grunts & Gobbles

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2016 deer season begins now

One glance at the March 2016 issue of Louisiana Sportsman easily points out that it is time to fish in the Bayou State.

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April 12 at 9:00 am
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A new year, a new wildlife administration

The 2016 turkey season is the next to the last season of the 2015-16 hunting season (the spring squirrel season is the last). 

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March 11 at 11:00 am
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What to do about the ‘carry-over’

Unseasonably warm temperatures continued into December; in fact a new record high was set in the Baton Rouge area around the middle of the month.

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February 12 at 8:55 am
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Mother nature is messing with us

For some reason Mother Nature does not seem too happy with us hunters this year. September rolls around, the early seasons open for migratory birds, temperatures were hot and the ground was dry, very dry.

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January 12 at 9:00 am
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Veteran turkey biologist retires

In the early ’80s, a young college graduate from Louisiana Tech was hired by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries as a wildlife specialist on Pearl River WMA.

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December 12, 2015 at 9:00 am
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First shots, first fruits - The first shots of the new hunting season

The first shots of the new season have been fired; now it is time to share our harvest with those who have needs.

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November 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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Grunts, gobbles and whistles? Bobwhites responding to habitat work

If the quail keep multiplying on our property I might need to add another call sound to the column title.

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October 09, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Oh, happy day!

While the first shots are being fired at early migratory game birds, there is a lot of work to do before serious deer hunting begins.

Hopefully, you have not been putting off the work that needs to be done prior to the start of another deer season, and have been pacing yourself throughout the hot summer days and only have to do a few things prior to Oct. 1.

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September 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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Put your trail cams to work

Trail cameras are regularly used by hunters to monitor wildlife visits to feeders during the hunting season.

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August 12, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Summertime fun

While fishing is good this month, there is much to do in the fields and woods to get ready for the fall season.

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July 12, 2015 at 9:00 am
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There’s gold in them there woods

Well, it’s not gold, but to a deer manager, habitat with an understory of lush, desirable native deer plants is just as good as gold.

You have heard it since you were a kid, “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, in this case the April showers all across Louisiana have resulted in an abundance of native plant growth, much of which is desirable browse for deer.

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June 12, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Does your deer herd measure up?

There was a lot of antler measuring going on during the Louisiana Sportsman Show in mid-March.

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May 12, 2015 at 8:57 am
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Impacts of the 2014 acorn crop

Many hunters are still lamenting the poor deer season that just ended. Complaints about lack of deer sightings and poor deer activity have hunters crying about too many doe days.

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April 12, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Was the 2014 deer season another good one?

The 2014-15 deer season is history and now it is time to clean up the deer camp, take care of deer stands, wash the ATVs and trucks, measure the racks at the upcoming Sportsman Show and evaluate the deer harvest data to see what is right or wrong with your deer management program.

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March 12, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Looking back at 2014, but moving forward into 2015

Well, another year has ended and as Tennessee Ernie Ford sang, “Another day older and deeper in debt.” The hunting version of this song would go, “Another season has ended and the freezer is empty.”

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February 11, 2015 at 3:05 pm
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Like father, like son

It is probably a fact that most dads want their sons to enjoy the same activities in which they participated growing up. It is also a fact that some dads can go overboard and push their kids a little too much to make this happen.

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January 12, 2015 at 9:00 am
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