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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
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with one of the 31 hogs he put down so far this fall. This was a 200-pound boar that died after running 200 yards and ending up in a muddy wallow.

Apex Predator's 31-hog smackdown

Ultra-marathon hunting/training regimen puts lots of pork in the freezer
November 06 at 10:32am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with a cinnamon bear he arrowed last month from 33 yards on a public land hunt in the Colorado mountains.

Apex Predator arrows cinnamon bear in Colorado mountains

With no pistol, knife, bear spray or extra arrows, 33-yard shot finds the mark
October 02 at 6:23pm
Tri-Star's Viper-Max is a great option for sportsmen who are on a budget, especially if they plan to target ducks, geese and turkeys.

Tri-Star's latest shotgun debuts in time for duck hunters

For the sportsman who's on a budget, this shotgun may be the ticket
October 01 at 7:00am
Don’t underestimate the importance of preseason scouting to look for different hunting areas.

2017-18 WMA Forecast

A look at the public-land hunting for this year
September 01 at 7:00am
2016 Youth Hunters of the Year Seth Gottardi (left) and Kindal Tonn (center), with Barney Callahan of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, who presented the awards in Natchitoches on Aug. 12.

Youth Hunters of the Year honored in Natchitoches

Tonn, Gottardi receive awards at Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association banquet
August 15 at 2:17pm
Go-to lures for sight-fishing redfish are Z-Man Jerk Shadz and Diezel Minnowz on a shad-style jighead.

Sight fishing for marsh reds

A primer for taking reds in ultra skinny water.
August 01 at 7:00am

LDWF releases online version of 2017-18 hunting rules and regs

Printed copies will be available in August wherever hunting and fishing licenses are sold
July 24 at 2:42pm
The Thermacell MR450 (pictured) and the Backpacker provide the best DEET-free defense against mosquitoes.

Make sure your summer is skeeter-free

Protect yourself from Mississippi’s unofficial state bird
June 14 at 6:00am
The author’s first buck photo of 2017; a nice adult buck that survived the 2016 hunting season.

Genetics, age, herd or habitat

What is the most important component of deer management?
June 12 at 9:00am
Randy Tucker shows a keeper bluegill that will be coming home for supper.

Bed time for bream!

June offers fishermen “lights out” fishing action!
June 01 at 7:00am
The author’s grandson, Charles Guidry, helps plant a white oak tree; the tree will be caged to keep deer from browsing on it.

The madness of March is over

It is time to get ready for the 2017-18 hunting season
May 11 at 4:25pm
To preserve a gobbler’s beautiful fan, take these three four steps. First, cut the fan from the turkey’s body. Get a board or piece of stiff cardboard and use your hand to spread out the fan to its full width.

If you tag a gobbler, fan him out

Turn a tom’s tail feathers into great trophy, conversation piece
May 01 at 6:00am