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Meadow McNeal, 13, of Effie, poses with the big 8-point she shot on Oct. 15 in Winn Parish. The buck green-scored 139 ⅝ inches Boone and Crockett.

Effie teen downs big Winn Parish 8-point

McNeal’s first-ever buck green scores 139 inches plus
15 hours ago
Drew Clark, 14, of Farmerville, shows off the big 8-point he shot on Sunday, Oct. 15 during a youth hunter weekend in Union Parish. The buck green-scored 142 ⅜ inches Boone & Crockett.

Teen downs big 142-inch Union Parish 8-point

Clark shoots trophy Oct. 15 on youth hunter weekend in Area 2
17 hours ago
Jordan Watts, of Livingston, poses with the big Mississippi public lands 12-point he arrowed Oct. 7 on Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The big buck green-scored 151 inches Pope and Young.

Louisiana hunter arrows big Mississippi public lands 12-point

Watts’ big buck measures 151 inches Pope and Young
October 17 at 3:10pm
Taking the time to accurately sight in your rifle goes a long way in preventing opening day disappointment, or worse yet wounding that trophy buck you’ve been having your eyes on.

Sight in your rifle — with just two shots

Be ready when gun season opens
October 17 at 11:00am
It is important that a hunter feels comfortable with his bow, and that means taking the time to select the right one.

The right bow inspires confidence

October 15 at 7:00am
Simpson pours out rice bran instead of corn because he’s found the deer prefer it.

October bucks love rice bran

October 15 at 7:00am
Scent eliminating sprays are widely available, and contain additives that reduce the scent on your hunting clothes. Coupled with cover scents and being mindful of the wind, it’s an effective way to fool a deer’s nose.

Must-haves for scent control

October 15 at 7:00am
The “Almost Buck” pictured with the son of the fortunate member who took the buck late in the gun season.

The “almost” buck

October 15 at 7:00am
You may be fortunate to locate your trophy buck during bow season.

How to score on opening day

Preparation is the key
October 15 at 7:00am
Each choupique is added to the ice slush immediately after being caught to avoid stress on the animal.

Bring choupique back alive

October 15 at 7:00am
A half-dozen items you should carry in your backpack this deer season

What’s in your deer pack?

Are you a minimalist or a pack mule? Either way, you need to consider including these items in your arsenal this season.
October 13 at 9:00am
Capt. Bill Lake said October is prime time to double up on specks in Lake Mechant.

Slaying specks in Lake Mechant

Guide shares four trout hotspots
October 12 at 3:49pm
Bobby Albert, 19, of Colfax, poses with the big public lands 8-point he arrowed on Oct. 8 in the Kisatchie National Forest.

Colfax hunter arrows big 8-point on Kisatchie

Albert’s public lands buck green scores north of 143 inches
October 12 at 10:00am
Wet habitat sites like this shallow lake bed area produce succulent herbaceous plants for deer to feed on.

Louisiana’s deer habitat in decline

Lack of new state record buck in 74 years points to concerns
October 11 at 5:00pm