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3 tips for dove-hunting success

1. It’s always good to wear camouflage when hunting, but just being still and not moving when dove are flying works just as well.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Opening-weekend dove-hunting essentials

Traditionally opening weekend of dove season in the Bayou State is still hot and humid. So hunters need to be cognizant of the dangers to heat and exposure to the sun’s UV rays.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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How the deer rut forecast is made

This forecast is based upon camera survey work that has always found major scraping to begin sometime between the new and full moons.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Be a biologist/hunter

I am always looking for sign when I am hunting — what plants deer are browsing on, where acorns are falling, are the rubs fresh, what direction is the deer coming from when it makes the rubs, are the scraps fresh, are they being worked regularly?

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Brain abscesses in deer

There has been quite a bit of research in the Southeast on the issue of brain abscesses, and researchers are finding that more bucks die because of this natural mortality than from hunting in some areas having a good adult buck component in the population.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Attacking the Invader Gumbo

Eighty snails should produce about 2 ¼ pounds of meat. The roux in this recipe calls for a 2-to-1 ratio of oil to flour. Less oil can be used to reduce the amount of oil in the finished gumbo.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Tippets

September is a month of transition as water temperatures begin to drop: slowly at first, due to radiative cooling, and a bit more toward the end of the month as cool fronts invade the state.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Expert thoughts on fly rods and reels

Fly rods are numbered by weight. The heavier the rod, the larger the weight number.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Fly fishing is a true art form

Fly fishing is about a lot more than just catching fish. Some would call it an art form.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Fly fishing is all about the line

In fly fishing, line does a lot more than provide a means to retrieve a fish. Most importantly it provides the weight necessary to cast very lightweight flies.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Scented crappie baits - the facts

Crappie anglers have many products from which to choose. Some may be marketed more heavily to the bass world, but a shad is a shad and garlic is garlic, regardless of who’s smelling it.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Crappie scents in suspense

Even for the tournament types, crappie fishing doesn’t always need to be a high-strung tension fest. No doubt, you’d be amazed at the therapeutic benefits of dropping the anchor and deploying a few float rigs baited with something smelly.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Bass fishing breaks is all in the approach

Effective use of shoreline breaks requires a mental balance of the opportunities and risks. In some cases, break represents a damage hazard to your boat, while other cases just present potential fishing disruptions.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Expert survival tips

Lt. Lane Kincaid of the Wildlife & Fisheries offered these pointers to help keep Louisiana sportsmen safe:

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Don’t get lost on the water

It’s easy to get turned around while floating on creeks and sloughs in flooded timber because the channel can be difficult to see.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Woodcock, snipe and quail

Some of the best woodcock hunting on public lands can be had, weather conditions permitting, on Sherburne WMA, according to LDWF’s Yony Vidrine.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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