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Chris Long poses with the big public lands 8-point buck he shot on Tensas National Wildlife Refuge in Madison Parish on Dec. 4. The big buck green-scored 140 inches

Hammer public lands buck goes down on Tensas NWR

Big Madison Parish 8-point scores 140 inches
December 08 at 4:13pm
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with one of the 31 pigs he shot during a hog smackdown earlier this fall.

Apex Predator: Hog Smackdown, Part 2

Look for a ‘hog mattress’ if you’re searching for a hit pig
December 08 at 3:03pm
Seth Davis, of Glenmora, poses with the big public lands 9-point buck he shot on Dewey Wills WMA in Catahoula Parish. The deer green-scored 165 inches B & C.

Glenmora hunter drops 165-inch public lands buck - from the ground

Big 9-point goes down on Dewey Wills WMA in Catahoula Parish
December 08 at 11:15am
Setting your drag properly, retying your knots and steering clear of the prop are just a few tips that will help you put some big fish — like this bull red the author caught — in the boat.

Inshore insights: Top 3 tips to help you boat a big fish

Pointers to avoid another ‘one that got away’ story
December 07 at 7:03am
Jody Sistrunk shows off a nice, mature mainframe 8-pointer  taken during the 2015-2016 season.

Map out the deer rut

Peak of rutting, breeding activity varies greatly
December 05 at 5:00pm

Sulphur man cited for allegedly spotlighting deer in Calcasieu Parish

Incident happened near Carlyss at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, LDWF says
December 05 at 4:22pm
The ZT Hyper Cams allow let-offs of 80- to 85-percent on Hoyt’s newest bows.

Hoyt takes a big step

Two totally redesigned bows head ‘18 lineup
December 02 at 9:00am
Here are some tactics to hunt mid-season bucks in Louisiana.

Mid-season mastery

As the rut progresses at varying rates across the state, big bucks can become even more elusive as hunting pressure mounts. Try these tips to knock down a big December deer.
December 01 at 7:00am
The marsh grass can inhibit your field of view, making it necessary to take close shots when hunting from the ground. Williams, pictured here with a buck on Lacassine NWR, hunts from ground blinds and will often take shots under 10 yards.

Mastering the marsh

Pursuing bucks in the marshes of Louisiana isn’t for the faint of heart. But tough, uncomfortable conditions weed out lots of hunters, and just about any deer is a trophy.
December 01 at 7:00am
Here are your best bets for deer hunting in piney woods thickets.

Clear-cut answers — How to kill more deer in piney woods thickets

When you’re faced with piney woods thickets that deer just don’t want to leave, what are you to do? Here’s how you can turn those tangles into killing fields.
December 01 at 7:00am
Big Lake’s Ray Christy displays a pretty slot red taken at the Calcasieu River Saltwater Barrier near Westlake.

Cold Calcasieu options

In the winter, Big Lake’s estuary can get pretty frigid — and many anglers head for their deer stands and duck blinds. But those in the know hit these spots for wintertime battles with redfish, hybrid stripers and speckled trout.
December 01 at 7:00am
Capt. Kris Robert shows off a speckled trout he caught jigging a Matrix Shad soft plastic lure at The Trestles train bridge on Lake Pontchartrain.

Beating the bridges

Lake Pontchartrain is where many a speckled trout angler’s dreams of limits go to die. Fish are there this month, but the bite can be finicky — and knowing subtle nuances and being able to read conditions are keys to success.
December 01 at 7:00am
In this photo of the same mature buck taken on Aug. 6, note the circumference of the bases and the overall general mass of the antlers — tell-tale signs of maturity.

Educate your eyes

It takes practice to age bucks on the hoof
November 20 at 9:00am
Capt. Eddie Berthelot Jr. said nice speckled trout like this one can be caught in November by using topwater lures over oyster reefs in Catfish Lake out of Golden Meadow.

Targeting specks in Catfish Lake

Topwater lure over oyster reefs effective for nice trout, guide says
November 16 at 2:27pm