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Partially-filled 5-gallon buck perfect for onboard trash

We’ve probably all been guilty at one time or another: Watching a crumpled potato chip bag, candy wrapper or napkin that was wedged in the center console or behind the windshield fly off into the water when the boat gets up on step.

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Yesterday at 2:49 pm
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He had a badge and a spoon

Euris “Doobie” Dubois retired last month as chief of police for the Town of Grand Isle. While he was the fishing resort’s chief law enforcement officer, he was just as well known for his cooking.

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Yesterday at 8:20 am
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Mississippi earns No. 1 ranking for whitetail deer hunting

Well, if you’re one of those folks who crosses the state line to hunt deer in Mississippi, I have some very good — if not totally surprising — news.

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April 21 at 10:12 am
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Choudrant youth beats brain cancer, downs trophy gobbler

Most diehard hunters will tell you the sport is more about experiences in the field than it is about the kill —† a phrase perfectly illustrated by a recent turkey-hunting adventure featuring Dylan McElduff and Dusty McGehee.

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April 13 at 10:28 am
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2016 deer season begins now

One glance at the March 2016 issue of Louisiana Sportsman easily points out that it is time to fish in the Bayou State.

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April 12 at 9:00 am
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Proís tips: Make the most of Senkos

Bassmaster Elite Series pro Davy Hite †makes no bones about the fact that his favorite lure is a Buckeye Mop Jig, but when it comes to springtime fishing for prespawn bass, he’s going to have one lure tied on for sure, and that’s a Senko.

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April 12 at 5:00 am
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2016-17 duck season dates set by LWFC

Four months ahead of the typical August announcement, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2016-17 duck season dates — along with hunting season dates for other species and the general and WMA hunting rules and regulations — at its April meeting on Thursday in Baton Rouge.

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April 08 at 11:00 am
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LDWF monitoring for CWD in stateís white-tailed deer population

Even though no cases of chronic wasting disease have been found in Louisiana, the state is stepping up preventive efforts to monitor Louisiana’s native white-tailed deer population for the incurable brain infection.

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April 07 at 1:44 pm
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Public Rambling: Hog season wrap-up

Hog season has come and gone on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA, and only one more hog was taken by rifle since my last column, when I shot a 75-pounder during the final week of the season.†

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April 06 at 10:50 am
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Wicked trolling ó How to troll Lake Pontchartrainís Causeway

Imagine my surprise when I got a late-February call from Capt. Andy Jones, who said he was not just catching trout on the Causeway but that he was spanking them — and nice trout, at that.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Slamming gobblers ó Anatomy of a wild turkey world slam

You’re a high-school senior, a female and you have something you want to get done before graduation.

Make cheerleader?

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Think like a tom

Turkeys have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to kill, especially for novices hunters.

But with enough time spent in the woods it’s likely you can consistently bag birds each spring.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Rock star status ó Toledo Bendís top big-bass locations

OK, a lot of the fame and celebrity we see in this world boils down to a whole lot of overblown self-promotion.

Not so for Toledo Bend.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Record flooding canít stop the Bend

“Don’t be afraid to come fish Toledo Bend because it rained.”

That’s what Living the Dream Guide Service’s Jerry Thompson said when I called the day the massive reservoir hit record water levels after massive amounts of rainfall swamped the entire northern part of the state.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Will blaze pink be the new hunterís orange?

Lawmakers will be “thinking pink” at the Louisiana capitol on Wednesday when the House of Representatives considers legislation that would offer hunters across the state the option of wearing blaze pink instead of traditional hunter’s orange.

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March 29 at 9:32 pm
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Father, son found guilty of deer hunting violations on Kisatchie National Forest

A father and son from Pearl River were found guilty in Second Judicial Court in Claiborne Parish earlier this month for deer hunting violations in connection with a case earlier this year in the Bucktail Campground on Kisatchie National Forest.†

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March 22 at 3:54 pm
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