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LDWF schedules public meetings statewide on proposed hunting dates

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is hosting public meetings around the state this week to gather comments on the proposed 2015-17 resident game hunting season dates, WMA rules and regulation changes and the 2016 turkey season.

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February 23 at 4:36 pm
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Turkey-hunting seminars scheduled for Saturday

Turkey season is right around the corner, so it’s time to brush up on your calling and ensure you have all the equipment necessary to track down and kill that big gobbler.

And you can learn everything you need to know during a free turkey-hunting event at Bowie Outfitters this Saturday (Feb. 28). Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.

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February 23 at 3:07 pm
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Looking back at 2014, but moving forward into 2015

Well, another year has ended and as Tennessee Ernie Ford sang, “Another day older and deeper in debt.” The hunting version of this song would go, “Another season has ended and the freezer is empty.”

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February 11 at 3:05 pm
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The Yentzen story

The first duck call that ever touched my lips was a Yentzen.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Like father, like son

It is probably a fact that most dads want their sons to enjoy the same activities in which they participated growing up. It is also a fact that some dads can go overboard and push their kids a little too much to make this happen.

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January 12 at 9:00 am
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Using your GPS to improve your hunting

Recently I covered how to improve your fishing by using your GPS unit. Now, I will discuss how to improve your hunting by using your GPS unit.

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January 08 at 9:00 am
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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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 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, 2014 at 10:00 am
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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, 2014 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, 2014 at 7:00 am
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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, 2014 at 7:00 am
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