Search Results

Previous123456...20

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.

Read More...
October 15 at 7:00 am
325 Views

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.

Read More...
October 13 at 10:00 am
4182 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. 

Read More...
October 12 at 9:00 am
291 Views

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.

Read More...
October 01 at 7:00 am
415 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. 

Read More...
October 01 at 7:00 am
969 Views

Cleaning squirrels — the easy way

 Video Included

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

Read More...
September 30 at 9:52 am
8287 Views

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.

Read More...
September 15 at 7:00 am
457 Views

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.

Read More...
September 01 at 7:00 am
1490 Views

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.

Read More...
August 11 at 5:50 pm
3354 Views

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.

Read More...
July 22 at 2:43 pm
5514 Views

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.

Read More...
July 01 at 7:00 am
2110 Views

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.

Read More...
June 29 at 5:00 am
4390 Views

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.

Read More...
May 30 at 9:00 am
3612 Views

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. 

Read More...
May 19 at 7:56 pm
5838 Views

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.

Read More...
May 19 at 7:34 pm
3593 Views

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. 

Read More...
May 16 at 1:45 pm
3915 Views
Previous123456...20