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These WMAs are for the birds

When hunters choose destinations for deer, squirrels and rabbits in Louisiana, there’s no question many head to wildlife management areas because year-in, year-out rewarding hunts on those public lands are repeated across the state.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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2014-15 WMA forecast

For $15, a hunter can hunt a wonderland of public lands and waters featuring the most-appealing habitat for big game, small game, migratory birds and other species in the Sportsman’s Paradise.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Yakupzack appointed to Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission

A Lake Charles attorney has been appointed to the at-large seat on the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission vacated by the resignation of Will Drost in June.

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August 11 at 5:50 pm
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2014-15 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet available online

The 2014-15 Louisiana Hunting Regulations pamphlet, which will be available in printed form early next month, is accessible online now through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website.

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July 22 at 2:43 pm
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Whitetail beginnings — History of deer hunting in Louisiana

The whitetail is the oldest deer species in the world, but it has not always thrived in Louisiana.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Tales from the camp

Fervent Rainwater shifted his cud as I walked up to the camp porch, and spit a long stream of Skoal between the paws of Ol’ Blue, the redbone hound lying at his feet.

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June 29 at 5:00 am
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NRA’s Whittington Center

The NRA Whittington Center is a 33,000 acre Mecca for shooters that was opened to the public in 1973 and just celebrated its 40th anniversary. Over that time, it has grown to be one of the premier shooting facilities in the world.

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May 30 at 9:00 am
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Innovative sentencing

Wildlife enforcement agents don’t follow every case as it works it’s way through the justice system. Penalties for minor offenses such as fishing without a license or the various boating infractions are usually handled as bond forfeiture or a fine amount listed in the statute: The offender pays the fine to the sheriff’s office in the parish where the offense occurred, and that’s the end of it. 

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May 19 at 7:56 pm
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Am I falling apart?

One day back in early March, being in a bit of a rush, I leaned my back against the closet door jamb to pull on a pair of socks. Knowing better, but refusing to acknowledge the physical cautions that come with age, I pulled on my left sock in one quick motion as I stood balanced on my right foot.

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May 19 at 7:34 pm
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Native plants make good summer food plots

The Southeastern United States has long been the envy of the rest of the country for our warm temperatures and sunshine. Winter temperatures may drop even into single digits occasionally in some areas of the South, but typically only for a very short time before it is back near 70. I like to say we have cold snaps but not much cold weather. It is not unusual for us to have temperatures in the 80s at times during the winter, and farmers are usually breaking land for summer crops in February. The abundance of warm weather in the South makes for a long growing season and a lot of vegetation in the heat of summer. In more northern climates, cool-season plants dominate the landscape over a longer period of the calendar year, so the warm-season plants are not as aggressive during summer months as they are in the South. 

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May 16 at 1:45 pm
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What the heck is Spigelia marilandica?

Spring has sprung across the Louisiana landscape, and Old Man Winter is history.

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May 13 at 4:00 pm
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Protecting Louisiana’s wild turkeys

Reestablishing wild turkeys in Louisiana was one of the department’s success stories unfolding during my career. Being there to see turkeys return and being able to contribute to the effort were job benefits from my prospective.

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April 25 at 9:00 am
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Mossberg partners with Baton Rouge-based Red Jacket Firearms

O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., America’s oldest family-owned and operated firearms manufacturer, announced a multi-year deal with Red Jacket Firearms to produce a branded series of shotguns and rifles developed by the Baton Rouge-based custom firearms team.

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April 24 at 4:08 pm
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Our kids are the future of hunting

The proper training of kids to be safe and responsible hunters and gun handlers can be as challenging as it can be rewarding.

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April 23 at 9:00 am
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Dubach man cited for alleged turkey hunting violations in Union Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Dubach man for alleged turkey hunting and trespassing violations on April 19 in Union Parish, according to a press release.

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April 22 at 4:05 pm
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Youth turkey-hunting shotgun recommendations

It’s hard to beat a youth 20-gauge for a young hunter in any shotgun application.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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