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Clark shoots huge 173-inch public-land buck

The day after Thanksgiving is famous for deep discounts, big savings and special offers to officially kick off the Christmas holiday shopping season.

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December 03 at 7:35 pm
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Top 5 mistakes duck hunters make

Duck hunters have spent all year looking forward to the first day of the season, and there’s nothing worse than heading to the camp and having everything go south.

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November 17 at 5:30 am
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How Simmons Sporting Goods became South’s largest outdoor retailer

Jeff Simmons came home to Morehouse Parish after college in 1983 and turned to the only thing he knew. 

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Mellow Down — Top fishing tips for Delacroix’s fall trout and reds

Ah, sweet November. Brisk air, falling leaves, cooler temperatures and the official end to hurricane season.

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Ghost bucks — How to hunt deer you didn’t know existed

I’ve known Bob Watson all my life. 

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November 01 at 7:00 am
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Verify trail cam photos before choosing stand

It’s obvious, right?

You capture a nice buck on your trail cam by the sunflower field stand, so you pick that venue for opening day.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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Mast crop could be light again this year, biologist says

Editor’s Note: Last  week, Scott Durham with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, discussed the overall status of the state’s deer herd. Here’s the second story from that interview, detailing this year’s mast crop and the overall health of the herd. 

Based on the number of tags issued by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, more hunters across the state are venturing out in pursuit of deer.

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October 13 at 10:00 am
5375 Views

Back to the deer stand

In the dark ages many years ago, when I was a young lad, school always started the week after Labor Day; summer baseball began in June and ended at the end of July, but summer continued through August; and the alphabet letters on the phone were actually part of the phone number. Our number was FR7-5452 and I don’t think there was an area code; if we were at summer camp and needed to call home we simply would make a collect call (reverse the charges, please). Life seemed a little simpler, and involved much less technology. 

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October 12 at 9:00 am
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Squirrel Skinner

Dressing your game can be cumbersome and very time consuming if a mistake is made. With the Hunters Helper Squirrel Skinner, small game hunters can make the process smoother and easier by mounting the squirrel or other game in this ingenious holder. This device is a squirrel skinner, squirrel holder and squirrel cleaner all in one. It can also be used to dress various game fowl such as pheasants, ducks and turkeys.

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October 01 at 7:00 am
1195 Views

Bluefish eat everything

Bluefish are truly the cannibals of the sea. They eat anything and seem to take special delight in eating each other. It makes you wonder why they are still around — how they get close enough to spawn with each other before biting their paramour in half. 

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October 01 at 7:00 am
4208 Views

Cleaning squirrels — the easy way

 Video Included

What hunter doesn’t enjoy bagging a limit of bushy-tailed tree rodents?

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September 30 at 9:52 am
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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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