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Apex Predator talks freshwater fishing finger hazards

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Finger injuries are so common with fishing that one of those ten digits seemingly gets hurt on just about every trip.

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July 03 at 10:34 am
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Frogging in a bay boat with the Apex Predator

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On freshwater fishing trips out of my bay boat when the sun goes down, I don’t always immediately head for home.

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May 29 at 4:21 pm
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The Apex Predator shares tips to keep fishing thieves at bay

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For extra excitement on my fishing excursions, I enjoy setting lines and traps – the most exciting part of the day is raising them to see what type of giant creature has been caught. 

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May 09 at 1:56 pm
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The Apex Predator brings along an umbrella and fishes rain or shine

With warmer temperatures on the horizon, most outdoorsmen seriously begin hitting the bays and bayous with the arrival of spring.

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March 12 at 8:56 am
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Vehicle breakdowns couldn't stop Apex Predator's holiday hot streak

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With the slow deer season I had endured, I was eagerly anticipating my winter hunting vacation.

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January 22 at 11:30 am
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Bow season persistence pays off for Apex Predator

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This hunting season was shaping up much like last year’s, void of an archery deer harvest. 

With frustration setting in, I had actually told a buddy in a phone call while scouting for gun season that I was hanging up the the bow until next season.

It had been over two full years and more than 150 archery hunts since I last got a deer with archery equipment.  Countless missed opportunities and arrows missing the mark wouldn’t have been the case if I used my crossbow more often, but the thrill of using a recurve and compound had remained irresistible. 

Since I enjoy eating plenty of deer meat, I figured I’d focus on my yearly tag-out mission by blazing lead. With the six tracts of public land I hunt, there would be plenty of gun and primitive hunting during the deer rut and colder weather throughout season’s end.

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December 28, 2013 at 6:00 am
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Enjoying the freedom and adventure of 'life at the camp'

Anyone who has ever had one knows that special feeling when you arrive: the easy escape to freedom and adventure where your worries just seem to disappear.

I’m talking about that indescribable joy known simply as “camp life.”

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December 16, 2013 at 10:30 am
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Backpack cleaned hog meat out of the woods in one trip

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When a hog hunt is successful, that’s when the going sometimes gets pretty tough.

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November 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm
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No longer shutout by the shutdown, the Apex Predator takes aim at National Wildlife Refuge hunts

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After preparing all season for an opening week of action on my favorite National Wildlife Refuge this year, my hunting plans got shut down by the government shutdown.

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October 19, 2013 at 6:00 am
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The Apex Predator shares hunting tips from a 'hog wild' September

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I set a goal for myself last month to take down at least one hog on each of the 12 days I planned to hunt in September.

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October 09, 2013 at 11:00 am
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Apex Predator goes gator hunting

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Unfortunately, my wife and I weren’t picked for the public land alligator lottery this year from the more than 5,000 people who applied.

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September 19, 2013 at 6:30 am
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Rules change makes it easier to take hogs on WMAs

If hogs are causing so many problems on state wildlife management areas, I’ve always wondered why hunting rules didn’t allow us to harvest these invasive animals more often. 

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September 10, 2013 at 4:30 pm
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Gear up for bayou bullfrogging

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When it comes to frogging, having the best gear will definitely put more legs in the pot. These cold-blooded critters only pump hot blood during the summer months, allowing them to jump at even the slightest hint of danger.

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July 09, 2013 at 1:20 pm
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The Bachelor Fishing Trip Reboot

Last year, my younger brother had his bachelor party in Cocodrie for a fishing weekend with the guys. Since this year I got married, I decided to do the same thing, except my trip was a post-wedding party labeled “The Non-Bachelor Party.”Read More...
June 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm
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The Florida Keys vs. Louisiana’s coast

Recently I went on a 10-day fishing excursion for my honeymoon to a place where an island is known as a key and the ocean view will take your breath away. A few friends told me this is the only fishery that can compare to coastal Louisiana.Read More...
May 17, 2013 at 2:39 pm
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Tracking heroics on my brother's first Louisiana buck

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My younger brother has been joining me on a few public-land gun hunts over the past few seasons on Red River WMA. I've been trying my hardest to get him on a deer, but even though he's seen five racked bucks from the stand, putting one down is never easy, as no shots were ever offered.

However, these brief teases got him hooked, and he’s returned each season with the longing of victory. Would this finally be his year?Read More...
January 23, 2013 at 11:54 am
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