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Apex Predator: Potential solutions to hunter non-compliance in reporting deer kills

A recent article on LouisianaSportsman.com stated only 20 to 30 percent of the deer harvested in the state last season had the tags validated, and detailed an extremely low compliance rate that should startle any ethical hunter.

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August 25 at 5:00 pm
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Apex Predator: Summertime trail camera set-up advice

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When I’m not in the boat during the summer, I’m most likely in the woods setting trail cameras on whatever public lands allow them.

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August 18 at 1:56 pm
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Apex Predator: Year-long Hog Wash Tournament starts Sept. 20

If you like hog hunting, eating pork and competing in tournaments, great news: Louisiana’s first year-long hog tournament begins soon.

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July 21 at 4:09 pm
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Apex Predator: Use red snapper and de-barbed hardheads to catch more cobia

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Cobia are one of my favorite fish to catch, but with only a 16-foot bay boat, my days at trying to get these tasty fish are very limited.

So I make sure to have the most enticing bait that no cobia can resist: barb-less hardhead catfish.

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July 13 at 4:40 pm
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Video: Apex Predator encounters bear while setting trail cams

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It was just another typical day of setting cameras in the heat of summer.

My wife was trying to sleep in at the camp, but with the pups barking to go play once the sun came up, that would be impossible. So, as I often do, I took the dogs along for the adventure.

But we would soon have more than we bargained for when I learned two valuable lessons: bears don’t necessarily scare off if you yell at them, and they don’t like being called Mr. Frisky.

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June 29 at 5:41 pm
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Apex Predator: Fanny pack PFD convenient, comfortable and safe

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Life vests — whether padded or inflatable — are something I’ve never been a big fan of because I dislike anything that has shoulder straps and buckles which dig into my skin and also impede my ability to move around easily aboard a vessel.

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June 08 at 1:40 pm
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Apex Predator: Idaho DIY bear hunt

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Last month a friend from the gym invited me to New Brunswick to shoot some bears. This guided, private land trip over barrels of bait where the success rate was nearly 100 percent wasn’t my style, but it got my wheels spinning to start searching for more opportunities.

My goal was to hunt a bear on a do-it-yourself public land adventure where I had to literally find and stalk a bear by myself, as the allure for me is learning how to hunt these animals in their natural setting.

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May 13 at 5:55 pm
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Catch more crappie using dehydrated nibbles

Face it: Crappie can be very finicky feeders when you’re using artificial lures.

Better known as sac-a-lait where I’m from, or white perch by the folks in North Louisiana, I grew up fishing for them almost exclusively with an 11-foot jigging pole in my hands.

Now, no matter what type of rod and reel I use, my artificial lures will almost always be tipped with an enticer like Berkley’s PowerBait Crappie Nibbles.

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April 07 at 4:44 pm
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Apex Predator provides 'headless' hog's head cheese recipe

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Many people absolutely love hog’s head cheese, but they have no clue exactly what part of the pig they’re eating.

They just know one thing: It tastes great!

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February 26 at 3:15 pm
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Find the ducks to get the bucks

My dad grew up hunting the flooded swamps around Lac Des Allemands. He enjoyed deer hunting, but chasing those swamp bucks was too frustrating after the rut, so he stuck with his favorite type of hunting in January, which was blasting birds.

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January 05 at 4:07 pm
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Apex Predator: using a 'Light Decoy Spread' on public land duck hunts

When duck hunting on public land, the biggest battle might actually be against other hunters.

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December 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm
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Apex Predator breaks in brand new .338 tactical 'pork blaster'

The annual Thanksgiving doe day hunt at Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area was officially underway.

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December 02, 2014 at 5:00 pm
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Test

Turbidity negatively affects fisheries. It reduces light penetration and, thus, reduces the production of algae that is the foundation of the food web. Eventually the fine silt particles that make water turbid settle out smothering organisms that live on the bottom, turning hard bottom areas into soft muck, and eventually filling in reservoirs.

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December 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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The legend of 'Halloween Hogzilla'

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On the final morning of October, I sat in my climber overlooking a water puddle commonly used by hogs on R.K. Yancey WMA with my new pig-busting 100-pound longbow.

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November 18, 2014 at 10:00 am
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Apex Predator's bow explodes on opening day

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Yet another crazy adventure of mine took place in what should've have been one of the easiest harvests of all my hunts.

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October 15, 2014 at 5:45 am
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Cleaning squirrels the easy way

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What hunter doesn’t enjoy bagging a limit of bushy-tailed tree rodents?

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September 30, 2014 at 9:52 am
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