Apex Predator

Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with a big 300-pound hog he shot last year on Christmas Eve. Covering ground, and using your nose and ears will help you shoot more hogs, he said.

Apex Predator shares his hog hunting tactics

Cover ground and use your nose, Chauvin says
October 01 at 10:40am
Josh Chauvin shows off a couple of big bullfrogs he speared caveman-style during daylight hours this summer.

Apex Predator: Daytime bullfrog spearing

'Caveman-style' hunts are a tough test
August 21 at 1:40pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with a giant catfish he caught while deploying noodles tipped with cut bait and fresh pogies.

Apex Predator: Catfishing with double-baited hooks

Cut bait tipped with pogies catches more fish
May 31 at 2:14pm
Though initially more expensive, a chamber vacuum sealer will eventually pay for itself because the bags are inexpensive — and you save time and trouble because it can seal liquids.

Aprex Predator reviews a chamber vacuum sealer

More expensive, but cheaper bags and ability to seal liquids make it a good investment
April 20 at 2:32pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with the big 8-point he shot in January on Louisiana public lands with his 70-bound Martin recurve bow.

Apex Predator: Blade-aiming technique takes down 8-pointer with recurve

Chauvin ends season in style with big Louisiana public lands buck
March 08 at 1:25pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, downed this nice 16-point non-typical in Mississippi with his 31-inch long, 4-pound custom rifle.

Apex Predator downs 16-pointer with custom micro rifle

Gun is 31 inches long, weighs only 4 pounds
February 07 at 10:41am
The Apex Predator's poodle, Rouge, rode shotgun with a dead hog in a compact rental car while his truck was being repaired.

Apex Predator: Adventures in a rental car

Hogs, deer ride in front seat of compact car while truck is repaired
January 12 at 2:10pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with one of the 31 pigs he shot during a hog smackdown earlier this fall.

Apex Predator: Hog Smackdown, Part 2

Look for a ‘hog mattress’ if you’re searching for a hit pig
December 08, 2017 at 3:03pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with a cinnamon bear he arrowed last month from 33 yards on a public land hunt in the Colorado mountains.

Apex Predator arrows cinnamon bear in Colorado mountains

With no pistol, knife, bear spray or extra arrows, 33-yard shot finds the mark
October 02, 2017 at 6:23pm
The Apex Predator, Josh Chauvin, left, and Brian Cifreo take a closer look at a big bull shark they caught earlier this summer on a noodle line near the Bonnet Carré Spillway.

Apex Predator gets a big bull shark surprise

Noodling adventure resulted in more than just big gars
August 30, 2017 at 10:06am
Josh Chauvin shows off one of the big catfish he wrestled on one of his

Apex Predator's extreme noodling: Swim-fishing for big cats

Chauvin leaves boat behind, tangles with cats in the water
July 19, 2017 at 1:41pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, hunted down giant alligator snapping turtles in a pirogue this spring.

Apex Predator: Noodling for giant alligator snapping turtles - in a pirogue

Chauvin got 101-pounder in boat - briefly
May 09, 2017 at 5:59pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, and his wife show off a couple of big cats caught with noodles.

Apex Predator: Making custom-rigged catfish noodle lines

Check out the video for step-by-step instructions
April 06, 2017 at 6:45am
Brian Cifreo, left, assisted Josh Chauvin in hoisting up this 210-pound spotted sow last month for easier cleaning.

Apex Predator: Hoisting hogs for easier cleaning

Arrive back at the camp with deboned meat ready for the grill
March 01, 2017 at 2:40pm