Public Rambling

Bow kills were down sharply on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA during 2016-17, but hunters there are hoping for a  bounce-back season this fall.

Atchafalaya Delta WMA bow kills down sharply for 2016-17

Scouting has already begun for what hunters hope will be a bounce-back season
August 22 at 8:38am
From the left, Brian and Torrie Eaton, the author and Randy Levingston pose with one of the hogs they downed during a March hunt on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area.

Public Rambling: Late-season hog success at the Delta

Relentless pursuit pays off on final hunt of the season
April 05 at 9:46am
The author and his 7-year-old grandson, Baylor Allen, shared some quality time this deer season at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA on the youngster's very first morning bow hunt.

Public Rambling: A down deer season on Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Five hunters harvest grand total of one mature doe
March 01 at 6:06pm
This buck, arrowed by Randy Levingston, was one of 24 8-point or better bucks killed last season at the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area.

Public Rambling: Scouting time on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Good deer sign already present, author says
August 30, 2016 at 3:53pm
The author's grandson, 6-year-old Baylor Allen, enjoys fishing for catfish, drum, redfish and whatever else happens to be biting.

Public Rambling: Hog season wrap-up

Focus on fishing begins now on Atchafalaya Delta WMA, Aucoin says
April 06, 2016 at 10:50am
While deer action was slow in January, rabbit season got off to a quick start for Randy Levingston, left, and David Simoneaux. Along with the author, they shot 19 rabbits on Feb. 1 at Atchafalaya Delta WMA.

Public Rambling: January a tough month for deer on Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Good news is gun season for rabbits and hogs is now underway
February 03, 2016 at 4:23pm
Randy Levingston poses with a nice 10-point he arrowed at 27 yards last month on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA.

Public Rambling: One December hunt yields two bucks at Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Levingston arrows big 10-pointer at 27 yards
January 04, 2016 at 12:02pm
Randy Levingston poses with the 8-point buck he arrowed during the height of the rut last month on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA.

Public Rambling: November rut heats up at Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Aucoin's group bags three deer plus a hog during well-timed vacation week
December 01, 2015 at 6:28am
Ricky Aucoin hasn't seen too many deer yet at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA, but he did manage to stick a nice hog with a 20-yard shot in thick grass.

Public Rambling: Atchafalaya Delta WMA yields exciting hog hunt

Aucoin arrows sow in tall grass at 20 yards
October 26, 2015 at 2:05pm
The author poses with a 9-point he arrowed several years ago at Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area. Aucoin said persistent high water this summer created additional sandbars that could make access for this hunting season more difficult.

Public Rambling: Scouting underway on Atchafalaya Delta WMA for upcoming seasons

Newly-formed sandbars could make access more difficult this year, Aucoin says
August 27, 2015 at 4:02pm
The author, right, poses with his father, Raymond Aucoin, after arrowing a nice 8-pointer several years ago at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA.

Record-breaking deer season at Atchafalaya Delta WMA

More than 200 deer harvested for first time ever
July 02, 2015 at 11:00am
The author shot this wild hog on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area by stalking it to get close enough for a good kill shot.

Public Rambling: Season recap on Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Stalking hogs provides adrenaline rush, yields solid results
May 18, 2015 at 1:49pm
Jody Pilsbury arrowed this nice 8-point, her first buck ever, on Nov. 25 on Atchafalaya Delta WMA from 14 yards.

Pilsbury's first-ever buck is a stud 8-point

Couple shared great experience when deer went down Nov. 25
January 23, 2015 at 3:51pm
Randy Levingston arrowed this nice Atchafalaya Delta 8-point from 35 yards with his Mathews Drenalin compound bow on Nov. 14.

It was a November to remember at Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Aucoin shares the story of a big 8-point that went down on Nov. 14
December 12, 2014 at 2:00pm