Grunts & Gobbles

Wet habitat sites like this shallow lake bed area produce succulent herbaceous plants for deer to feed on.

Louisiana’s deer habitat in decline

Lack of new state record buck in 74 years points to concerns
October 11 at 5:00pm
Not all locations in Areas 4 and 9 have experienced declining deer numbers. These seven deer were photographed after the 2016 season on a 30-acre tract.

Deer harvest, number of hunters in decline

Poor habitat conditions, hogs, storms all contribute
September 12 at 9:00am
This 4 ½-year-old 6-point is a great trophy and one that should have been harvested because it probably would never be any bigger than a 6-pointer.

The age factor: Older bucks aren't necessarily bigger bucks

Hunters are killing older bucks — but that doesn’t mean all is well with their management program
August 11 at 2:50pm
The author’s first buck photo of 2017; a nice adult buck that survived the 2016 hunting season.

Genetics, age, herd or habitat

What is the most important component of deer management?
June 12 at 9:00am
The author’s grandson, Charles Guidry, helps plant a white oak tree; the tree will be caged to keep deer from browsing on it.

The madness of March is over

It is time to get ready for the 2017-18 hunting season
May 11 at 4:25pm
A hope shot with the 12 gauge at 60 yards.

Shooting turkeys

Time on the range with your turkey gun will lead to success in the field
April 12 at 9:00am
Mark Bible (right) and the author with a nice harvest of deer on Pearl River late in the season.

We finished strong

Indications are 2016 deer season was a good one
March 10 at 6:40am
Pearl River WMA is a maze of sloughs, ridges, bayous and rivers.

The last crossing

Hurricane Katrina changed everything on Pearl River WMA
February 01 at 7:00am
The author took this Bossier Parish buck on Nov. 10 using deer urine and grunts to attract his attention.

Farts and Bubbles: Hunt like a champ

Mr. Bubbles brings good fortune to hunters
January 12 at 9:00am
Wood ducks provide great early morning opportunities on Pearl River WMA.

It’s time for a meat hunt

Most game species are on the menu
December 12, 2016 at 9:00am
The author’s grandson, 6-year-old William, with the results of a good morning dove hunt.

Louisiana families keep hunting traditions alive

In today's fast-paced world, it's important to make time with kids to keep hunting and fishing a priority
November 10, 2016 at 9:00am
This giant sweetgum has a 12-foot circumference and could be in the running for Champion Tree status. It is located on the author’s property in Clinton, and he calls it the Elephant Trunk Tree.

Champion trees and trophy bucks

Their crowns bring much glory to our Louisiana landscape
October 11, 2016 at 4:00pm
LDWF biologists cam provide clubs or landowners with harvest recommendations because they gather harvest data each season.

A new crop of wildlife, a new hunting season

It's important to report your harvest
September 12, 2016 at 9:00am