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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 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 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 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 at 2:40pm
After more than 1,300 public lands hunts, the author finally scored a mature buck when he downed

Apex Predator: Redemption buck

1,300-plus hunts finally result in public lands wallhanger
February 06 at 2:34pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with a doe he shot on Christmas Day from 50 yards with his .44 magnum Thompson/Center Contender on Richard K. Yancey WMA.

Apex Predator: Primitive pistol hunting now legal

Louisiana's primitive weapons now include .35 caliber and larger pistols and muzzleloading handguns
January 03 at 3:08pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with one of the Mississippi public lands does he shot, this time with his recurve bow.

Apex Predator: Stalking Mississippi does

Rules change allows Chauvin to put more venison in the freezer
November 16, 2016 at 10:44am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, arrowed this mule deer doe with a 28-yard longbow shot during his third summer hunting on public lands in the Colorado mountains.

Apex Predator arrows Colorado mule deer

28-yard-longbow shot highlights third year in the mountains
October 19, 2016 at 6:00am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, points out some of the advantages to using an over-under shotgun to pursue hogs on public land.

Double the barrel — Double the hog

Apex Predator points out advantages to hunting hogs with an over-under shotgun
September 28, 2016 at 4:38pm
The Apex Predator, Josh Chauvin, shares his favorite gar patty recipe, and also demonstrates how to clean a gar in about five minutes using only a machete.

Video: Apex Predator cleans gar with machete in five minutes

Shares favorite recipe for moist, flavorful gar patties
August 24, 2016 at 5:26pm
Josh Chauvin shows off a frog he arrowed during a recent daytime public lands trip with his recurve bow. It's a lot more challenging than nighttime frogging, but Chauvin said it's a great way to get in some bow practice before deer season.

Apex Predator: Daytime frogging with a recurve bow

Arrowing frogs is a fun, challenging way to get in some bow practice before deer season, Chauvin says
July 25, 2016 at 1:55pm
Josh Chauvin's favorite topwater lure to catch speckled trout is Strike King's 4 ¾-inch Sexy Dawg, which features three treble hooks. Unfortunately for Chauvin, a shark nailed this speck before he got it to the boat.

Apex Predator tests topwater lures for speckled trout

Strike King’s 4 ¾-inch KVD Sexy Dawg proves to be most effective, Chauvin says
July 05, 2016 at 9:17pm
The Apex Predator, Josh Chauvin, used his doubled-over four-turn improved clinch knot on the lure when he caught this spadefish.

Apex Predator's top fluorocarbon knots

Watch video instructions to tie Predator's doubled-over four-turned improved clinch
June 10, 2016 at 2:21pm
Josh Chauvin shows off a big alligator snapping turtle he caught using a noodle constructed with a non-stainless hook, untarred line and a ½-inch hex nut for the weight.

Apex Predator: How to make noodles to catch alligator snapping turtles

Use non-stainless hooks for catch and release
May 24, 2016 at 2:30pm