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Three cited for turkey hunting violations in Bienville Parish

Three men were cited by enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries this weekend for alleged closed season turkey violations in Bienville Parish.

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August 18 at 3:15 pm
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LWF commissioner: Harvest data trumps public opinion in setting duck, goose season dates

For Chad Courville, a  combination of ecological data plus harvest data — not public opinion — is key to making sound decisions on setting duck and goose seasons in Louisiana.

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August 13 at 2:27 pm
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Put your trail cams to work

Trail cameras are regularly used by hunters to monitor wildlife visits to feeders during the hunting season.

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August 12 at 9:00 am
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Outdoor medicine — How hunting and fishing saved one young cancer patient

The distinctive shriek of a turkey echoed across rolling hills, meant to act as a bid of courtship to nearby hens. But instead, the gobbler’s vocals worked as a beacon, notifying a nearby hunting party that it was in the area. 

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Bear recovery has far-ranging benefits

I don’t know many outdoorsmen who would argue against habitat management. We all want more forests to support more deer, squirrels, turkeys and rabbits. We all want to protect our marshes so we can watch swarms of ducks cup into a spread of dekes. We all want to ensure our favorite fishing hole doesn’t fall victim to the gnawing effects of erosion.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Summertime fun

While fishing is good this month, there is much to do in the fields and woods to get ready for the fall season.

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July 12 at 9:00 am
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Black bears' success means more hunting opportunities for other species statewide

Hey, hunters: The next time you see a Louisiana black bear — if you ever do at all —  tip your hat. 

That skittish bruin is doing a lot more for you than you might think.

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July 08 at 4:57 pm
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TORQ VLE

The TORQ VLE off-road electric vehicle is built for silence, safety and performance. The TORQ is perfect for scouting deer and turkey, checking trail cams and getting you to and from your favorite stand. Boasting the industry’s lightest weight and a 30+ mph top speed, the TORQ combines U.S.-made EV and MicroSprint Racing components with a custom tubular steel frame to create an electric vehicle like no other. A full-coverage roll cage with fixed side bars and a 4-point safety harness provide riders with peace of mind. 

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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Blue crab beach blitz — Crabbing on Grand Isle

My wife Glenda told Barbara Picard that blue crab meat can make anything you cook taste better.

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July 01 at 7:00 am
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There’s gold in them there woods

Well, it’s not gold, but to a deer manager, habitat with an understory of lush, desirable native deer plants is just as good as gold.

You have heard it since you were a kid, “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, in this case the April showers all across Louisiana have resulted in an abundance of native plant growth, much of which is desirable browse for deer.

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June 12 at 9:00 am
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Hog Islands

Dear Capt. Paul,

By any chance do you have the latitude-longitude coordinates for a place called Hog Island? I used to fish it some 30 years ago.

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June 08 at 9:00 am
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VIDEO: Bobcat attacks turkey hunter

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It's a good bet the Virginia hunter in the attached video thought he was capturing a special moment when a bobcat responded to his turkey call, stalking to within feet of the man's position.

And the camouflaged man was correct — especially when the slinking feline charged the concealed hunter.

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June 04 at 9:37 am
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Crystal Clucker

Call-maker John Tanner of Hemingway, S.C., knows how to make high-quality calls out of a number of different woods, as his newest turkey call, the Crystal Clucker, shows. The Crystal Clucker, which pairs a circle of frosted crystal over glass, is made in either cherry or black walnut, and it comes with an Osage Orange striker peg. The call and striker hang from an adjustable lanyard so it can be hung around a hunter’s neck for easy access.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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We’ve come a long way

The 2015 spring turkey season was, as of this writing, a total bust for me, as I have been neck-deep in the moving process to a new house that the wife and I have been building and dealing with for some months now.

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May 22 at 9:00 am
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Apex Predator: Idaho DIY bear hunt

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Last month a friend from the gym invited me to New Brunswick to shoot some bears.  This guided, private land trip over barrels of bait where the success rate was nearly 100 percent wasn’t my style, but it got my wheels spinning to start searching for more opportunities. 

My goal was to hunt a bear on a do-it-yourself public land adventure where I had to literally find and stalk a bear by myself, as the allure for me is learning how to hunt these animals in their natural setting.

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May 13 at 5:55 pm
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How to guard against tick-borne diseases

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Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

It’s not necessarily the sound of a time bomb, but it just might be.

With summer arriving this month, and more and more people spending time outdoors fishing, camping and, in the fall, hunting, the chances of having an encounter with a tick are at their highest.

And nothing about those encounters can be good.

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May 06 at 10:07 am
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