Apex Predator

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
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, 2017 at 2:34pm