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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
Yesterday 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
A hope shot with the 12 gauge at 60 yards.

Shooting turkeys

Time on the range with your turkey gun will lead to success in the field
April 12 at 9:00am

Chatham man cited for alleged turkey violations

Incident occurred in Jackson Parish on April 9, LDWF says
April 10 at 3:30pm
If you give up after a morning hunt, it’s likely you’re missing golden opportunities to score a gobbler.

Don’t give up on afternoon turkeys

Gobblers more likely to respond later in the day, hunting pro says
April 05 at 6:00am
In 2016, Jesse Langlois made quick work of this swamp gobbler. He drifted with the current of the Atchafalaya River and honed in on the turkey after hearing far off gobbling.

Stealth mode — The No. 1 Atchafalaya Basin turkey hunting tactic

Accessing the turkey woods by boat offers a stealthy approach and an escape from the crowds — and is the perfect solution for tracking down Atchafalaya Basin gobblers.
April 01 at 7:00am

Life is all about change

Thanks for the memories
April 01 at 7:00am