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Two Louisiana men sentenced for killing black bear, multiple deer in Avoyelles Parish

Two Louisiana men were sentenced in the Avoyelles 12th Judicial District Court last month in connection with incidents on the Grand Lake Rod and Gun Club back in October of 2013, according to a press release.

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Yesterday at 2:23 pm
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Panthers: Are they for real?

I always enjoy a good, spirited discussion about an interesting topic, and how much more interesting and controversial could a discussion be than one centered around the existence of large cats — panthers, mountain lions or maybe you prefer to call them cougars — in Mississippi and its neighboring states?

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July 22 at 8:47 am
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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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South Louisiana QDMA to host free summer seminar Aug. 6

If your thoughts are already drifting off to cooler days in the deer stand this fall, the South Louisiana Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association is holding its annual Deer and Wildlife Summer Seminar on Aug. 6.

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July 17 at 12:10 pm
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Time to tune up for bow season

With archery season a couple of calendar pages away, there’s no better time to get your bow out and begin to get ready, said pro shooter and archery shop owner Robert Brookman of Advance, N.C.

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July 15 at 5:00 pm
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Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo scheduled for July 23-25 at Venice Marina

The 17th Annual Faux Pas Lodge Rodeo is set for next week out of Venice Marina, and this year’s version will feature a brand new division and real time text updates to keep participants informed about what’s happening at the scales.

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July 15 at 4:57 pm
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Doing macaroni for chumming mangrove snapper

“I was at the Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo,” David Meyers explained, “when an old timer told me about using macaroni boiled in crab boil for mangrove snapper chum.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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Amazing 38.22-pound stringer wins Bass-N-Bucks event at Toledo Bend

It’s almost unheard of to have to cull 4- and 5-pound bass to finish off a stringer — especially in the middle of the summer — but that was the unique position Dustin Rivers and Jeremy Gentry found themselves in this weekend on Toledo Bend.

The pair, who work offshore for Ensco, put together the stringer of a lifetime for the Bass-N-Bucks series event held Sunday out of Pendleton Marina, weighing-in an incredible 38.22 pounds with five fish to take the victory.

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July 14 at 2:35 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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Summertime fun

While fishing is good this month, there is much to do in the fields and woods to get ready for the fall season.

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July 12 at 9:00 am
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Black bears' success means more hunting opportunities for other species statewide

Hey, hunters: The next time you see a Louisiana black bear — if you ever do at all —† tip your hat.†

That skittish bruin is doing a lot more for you than you might think.

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July 08 at 4:57 pm
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Southwest Louisiana anglers find tripletail outside Cameron jetties

Sight-fishing isn’t limited to reds in the marsh this time of year along the Louisiana coast.

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July 06 at 4:58 pm
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New firearms law for bowhunters does not apply on state WMAs

With the governor’s signature on SB 212, bowhunters will be free to carry the firearm of their choice on private land during the upcoming 2015-16 hunting season.

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July 06 at 11:03 am
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Use netting to camouflage your duck blind

It might be 95 degrees with almost 100-percent humidity now, but believe it or not, teal season starts in less than two months — so it’s actually not too early to start thinking about taking care of your duck blind.

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July 02 at 3:16 pm
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Record-breaking deer season at Atchafalaya Delta WMA

After reviewing the statistics for the 2014-2015 Atchafalaya Delta WMA deer season, I found it to be a very productive one in terms of total deer taken,† 8-point-or-better bucks and another successful youth hunt.†

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July 02 at 11:00 am
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Iberia Rod and Gun Club to host 62nd annual saltwater rodeo at Cypremort Point

For the first time in several years, the 62nd annual Iberia Rod and Gun Club’s 4th of July saltwater rodeo will feature a kayak division at Cypremort Point.

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July 01 at 9:25 am
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