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I canít stand a liar

I remember saying I would never think like my dad, the hard-nosed redneck who raised me under a regime of strict rules and hard work. I promised to never say the things he said, and I’d be my kids’ best friend.

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Redfish bite red hot out of Dularge, guide says

The redfish bite remains red hot in Dularge, while speckled trout are tough to find unless you have access to live bait.

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August 26 at 6:20 pm
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Plan ahead like a pro

As the off season slowly transitions from late summer into early fall, there are many things that we can all do ahead of time to ensure we get the most out of our trail camera efforts during the upcoming hunting season.

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August 21 at 9:00 am
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How to clean a baitcaster

Most of today’s baitcasters are almost bulletproof, standing up to the rigors of the fishing environment and performing trip after trip.

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August 21 at 6:30 am
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DeRidder hunter convicted of poaching trophy 18-pointer on Tensas River NWR

Earlier this month, Christopher J. Courville, 39, of DeRidder, pled guilty to charges resulting from arrowing a big 18-point buck during illegal hours on the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in January.

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August 18 at 1:58 pm
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Female paddle boarder wins Ride the Bull V

Kalley LeRoy added a little extra ‘extreme’ to the Ride the Bull V Extreme Kayak Tournament Saturday out of Bridge Side Marina on Grand Isle.

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August 17 at 5:56 pm
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Tackle for Black Bayou black crappie

Weldon’s Black Bayou setup is four 12-foot Outlaw crappie poles with 12-pound high visibility Stren gold monofilament line.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Philosophy of a predator

“I try to think like a fish,” said Tommy Vidrine, dark eyes burning fiercely. “A predator like a trout is different than a redfish. They will be a predator and a scavenger. Speckled trout are always predators.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Swamp studz?

The lean and tanned 24-year-old had just graduated college with a degree in engineering technology, but you would have to talk to him a long time before that turned up in the conversation.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Four seasons of Claiborne stripers

Persistent fishermen can catch striped bass on Lake Claiborne pretty much all year long. The four seasons of Claiborne stripers vary a little bit from traditional “seasons,” as Donny Hood outlined below.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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Brother-sister duo win 2013 Louisiana Youth Hunters of the Year

Pineville is home to the 2013 male and female Youth Hunters of the Year, and they both live under the same roof.

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August 13 at 4:00 pm
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Dead doe found stuck in pear tree

A ‘partridge in a pear tree’ will again be a familiar Christmas refrain in about four months, but what Joshua Breshears found in the pear tree right outside his back door early Sunday morning in Walker still has him shaking his head.

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August 13 at 2:09 pm
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More about trophy bucks and lunker bass

Many years ago (OK, it was during the Dark Ages for you young people), I was helping Louisiana Sportsman contributor Chris Berzas with an article about deer habitat. I was demonstrating the newly developed deer browse transect and how it measures browse availability and utilization.

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August 13 at 9:00 am
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LDWF now accepting applications for WMA lottery hunts

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now accepting applications for a variety of lottery hunts scheduled on several different Wildlife Management Areas in the upcoming hunting season.

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August 07 at 11:24 am
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Outboard blues

My nickname in some quarters is “Black Cloud” because I have a tendency to toward bad luck. My only chance to fish Lake Amistad during its heyday, for instance, was doomed when a blizzard (literally blizzard) blew through South Texas — in late May. The one time I fished Lake Falcon, another big-bass mecca, fell apart when an upstream dam burst in Mexico and sent the lake into a massive rise.

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August 01 at 1:29 pm
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Outboard blues

My nickname in some quarters is “Black Cloud” because I have a tendency to toward bad luck. My only chance to fish Lake Amistad during its heyday, for instance, was doomed when a blizzard (literally blizzard) blew through South Texas — in late May. The one time I fished Lake Falcon, another big-bass mecca, fell apart when an upstream dam burst in Mexico and sent the lake into a massive rise.

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August 01 at 9:00 am
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