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Natchitoches youth downs big 11-pointer

Maci Messenger may not be a huge fan of math class, but she probably likes the symmetry of the numbers 11, 12, 13 and 14 after a special weekend deer hunt with her grandfather in northern Natchitoches Parish.

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December 17 at 11:00 am
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Natchez man cited for allegedly drowning 8-point buck in Concordia Parish, LDWF says

A 40-year-old Natchez man was cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for allegedly tying a rope around a swimming 8-point buck’s rack and drowning it in the Mississippi River on Dec. 11, according to a press release.

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December 16 at 4:47 pm
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Pruitt downs Franklin Parish bruiser

Three seasons back, Joey Pruitt got a good 25-yard look at a big buck while bowhunting in Franklin Parish, but a small branch prevented him from getting a shot at the deer.

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December 16 at 4:17 pm
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Natchitoches hunter drops big 28-point non-typical buck

A big key to deer hunting is simply being in the right place at the right time, and Natchitoches resident Steven Mitchell can prove it.

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December 16 at 3:40 pm
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Athens hunter nails big Claiborne Parish 12-pointer

Ask Peggy Stovall about her idea of family, and you’ll quickly realize the Athens native believes it’s not just an important thing — it’s the only thing.  

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December 16 at 2:27 pm
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Iowa angler hooks up with 10.95-pounder at Toledo Bend

Launching from Big Bass Marina alone on the morning of Saturday, Dec. 12, Iowa’s Daniel  Schexnayder had to contend with lots of fog on Toledo Bend’s waters.

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December 16 at 11:34 am
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'SaturdayRock' wins November Nikon Big Buck Photo Contest

LouisianaSportsman.com user “SaturdayRock” earned the win during the November installment of the Nikon Big Buck Photo Contest with this image of a huge buck.

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December 16 at 9:11 am
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Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

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December 16 at 8:00 am
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Zero your scope — properly

When you open up that Christmas present and find a brand-new scope for your rifle, what is your first thought?

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December 16 at 7:30 am
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Area 4 Shoot-Don’t Shoot Quiz

The first set of photos for you to consider shooting or passing over come from Area 4 — East Feliciana Parish.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Area 6

The next four photographs are from a tract of land along the Mississippi River in East Baton Rouge Parish. The habitat is bottomland hardwoods, but the oak component is lacking.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Area 2

The last set of photographs is from Area 2 in Desoto Parish. The habitat is mixed pine/hardwood, with no agriculture but some winter pastures for cattle and lots of oil and gas pipelines that create a lot of edge.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Live bait takes some TLC

“I’m all about live bait,” veteran redfish and speckled trout charter guide Herk Bergeron said. “The catch ratio is much better with live bait, especially for bigger fish. Most of the winter, I use cocahoe minnows. I start with shrimp in April. From mid-May into August I use mostly croakers. In September, I shift back to cocahoes.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Top 10 tips for tracking marsh deer

1. Slow down — When trailing a deer in the marsh, you should never be in a hurry. Instead, take a deep breath and be prepared to stay longer than hunters who hunt hard-ground upland regions.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Be prepared to make memories

Alissa Laborde believes the trick to making a memorable hunt is to have everything ready and within reach. When she settled into her stand she made sure all of her gear was placed just right.

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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Daily use permit required at Russell Sage WMA

Gun. Hunter orange. Shells. Camo. Let’s see, what are we forgetting?

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December 15 at 7:00 am
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