Grunts & Gobbles
|Habitat work — Is it worth it?
2080 Views - Posted: November 13 at 9:00 am
The first shots of the 2013 season were fired on Sept. 7 when the dove season opened, but my efforts to make some dove sites for us to hunt proved fruitless.
2199 Views - Posted: October 14 at 9:00 am
What goes around comes around, and once again the deer season has arrived in the Bayou State.
|Hey, it’s still good, good, good!
5097 Views - Posted: September 12 at 9:00 am
Lately, the Moreland clan has been spending a lot of time at the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic; it started with a surgery on my wife’s shoulder for a torn rotator cuff, followed by surgery on our son Ruffin’s leg, followed by an air cast for me to help heal a bad ankle.
|Buck or doe — the choice is yours
1670 Views - Posted: August 13 at 9:00 am
It is hard to believe that the 2013-14 hunting season is just around the corner. Now is the time to be making final preparations for the upcoming season, one of which should be to purchase your new hunting license and obtain deer tags, which are required of all deer hunters.
|Good, Good, Good
1513 Views - Posted: July 15 at 9:00 am
Since the Robertson Clan has cornered the market on the phrase “Happy, happy, happy” (Papa Phil has even written a book by that name), I decided the title for my column this month would be “Good, good, good” in reference to the good things that have recently happened in our wildlife management program in Clinton.
|Work now for success next season
1287 Views - Posted: June 11 at 9:00 am
An e-mail from Jimmy Stafford, turkey biologist for LDWF, indicated a poor 2013 spring turkey season across the state, with the harvest being down 500 or more turkeys from the 2012 season.
|A turkey for dad
1211 Views - Posted: May 13 at 9:00 am
When you hear “Phfffffftt,” you know a strutting tom is close and it is time to get ready.
|Are you ‘coyoted-up?’
1668 Views - Posted: April 15 at 9:00 am
At the recent meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group in South Carolina, the talk among the deer researchers and biologists continued to focus on coyotes and fawn depredation, the lack of fawn recruitment in various herds and the continuing spread of CWD in this country.
|Time to do the math
1963 Views - Posted: March 13 at 9:00 am
The deer season is over, and it is now time to measure the antlers and recognize the trophy-class bucks, along with looking at the deer harvest data and determining what has been accomplished with your deer management program.
|Turkey hunting in 2013
2160 Views - Posted: February 11 at 9:00 am
The work that has been done the past two years will determine one’s hunting success in the upcoming turkey season.
|This is the harvest season
1687 Views - Posted: January 09 at 9:00 am
The holidays have come and gone, and hopefully you enjoyed these special times with family and friends.
My parents are no longer alive, but I remember well these holiday times growing up in Northwest Louisiana. Later, as my brother, sister and I married, Mom and Dad really enjoyed the holiday season with their six grandkids, and Mom was blessed to see three of her great grandchildren during her last three Christmases.
|Keeping an eye on the 2012 rut
2226 Views - Posted: December 10, 2012 at 9:00 am
Observations of deer and deer activity during the months of September and October indicate the rut is on schedule; now we need Mother Nature to do her part with some cold weather.
|Pig mania continues in Clinton
2616 Views - Posted: November 19, 2012 at 9:00 am
Just when we thought it was time to focus on the 2012 deer season, the pigs decide to keep playing the game.
During the month of July the feral hogs were quite active at Camp David and began coming to the bait sites on a daily basis. I made preparations to shoot them during their daylight visits and at night under the solar lights.
|Finding out who your friends are
1931 Views - Posted: October 08, 2012 at 9:00 am
We know that when the storms of life hit Mother Nature can put the outdoors back in order, but we need our friends to help us get going again.
|A new season but the game is the same
1982 Views - Posted: September 10, 2012 at 8:00 am
If you didn’t like the 2011 deer season you probably will not like the 2012 season.
My wife and I spent the last week of July on the property at Camp David. It rained one afternoon and around 6 p.m. I made a round looking for the wild and elusive feral hog. I had killed five already and was looking for more pork for the freezer, but they did not want to come out and play. I deliberately walked the edge of a new plot I had planted with some late peas, sunflowers and sorghum looking for tracks but found none.
|Going hog wild
2558 Views - Posted: August 13, 2012 at 10:00 am
I mentioned last month that the hogs were finally beginning to show up at the bait sites and I was making plans to put some pork in the freezer.
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