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Next fall's waterfowl season hunting dates are among the items up for discussion at LDWF public meetings being held across the state this week.

LDWF schedules public hearings on proposed hunting seasons

State-wide meetings held this week
February 21 at 10:52am
Bigger baits, bigger jigheads and bigger minnows will often lead to bigger crappie.

Bigger baits mean bigger crappie

Upsize your offerings to catch more slabs
February 14 at 1:58pm
1) Make the pickle by adding at least 1 pound of salt and 3 ounces of citric acid per gallon of water. Heat the water to dissolve the salt, and then turn the heat off. Check the pH with the test strips: If it is higher than 2, add more citric acid.

11 steps to tan hides

Learn how to tan hides of coons, deer and more
February 02 at 11:12am
Pearl River WMA is a maze of sloughs, ridges, bayous and rivers.

The last crossing

Hurricane Katrina changed everything on Pearl River WMA
February 01 at 7:00am
Game species hunted at the former Saline WMA and now Dewey Wills WMA are deer, squirrels, rabbits, raccoon, turkey and waterfowl.

Saline WMA is now Dewey Wills

More about this public deer mecca
February 01 at 7:00am
Angie Parker, of Frierson, poses with the big 12-point Caddo Parish buck she shot on Nov. 23. The big deer green-scored 172 6/8 inches B&C at Simmons' Sporting Goods.

172-inch buck goes down in Caddo Parish

Parker’s 12-point currently in 3rd place at Simmons’ Sporting Goods
January 31 at 1:42pm

February public meetings set for hunting season, WMA rules and regs changes

LDWF will host six meetings across the state Feb. 20-25
January 24 at 3:54pm
Rhonda Havens of Boyce with a nice buck taken on KNF near her home this fall.

Hunting federal lands in Louisiana

January 24 at 9:00am
The author took this Bossier Parish buck on Nov. 10 using deer urine and grunts to attract his attention.

Farts and Bubbles: Hunt like a champ

Mr. Bubbles brings good fortune to hunters
January 12 at 9:00am

LWF Commission adopts proposal for hunting seasons, regs and WMA rules

Proposal includes reducing deer limit to three in Areas 4 and 10, pushing 2017 teal season to last 16 days of September
January 06 at 3:39pm
If you want to kill late-season bucks, staying on the stand is mandatory. So just be sure your rifle is sighted in properly and be ready for a midday deer to step out.

Missing pieces — Late-rut deer tactics

Ever wonder why that buddy of yours goes missing every January? It’s probably because he knows late-rutting bucks are cranking up and they are waiting in ambush. Here’s why you should get out there, too.
January 01 at 7:00am
During early and mid-winter, Lee Trahan focuses all his fishing time on Prien Lake.

Yak attack — How to fish Prien Lake with a kayak

Summer’s back has finally been broken, and that means water temperatures are allowing Prien Lake’s trout to move out of the ship channel. And these kayakers know how to capitalize on the opportunity.
November 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Rattling works best in Louisiana wherever there is a known dominant buck living in a small spot with no hunting pressure.

Cage Rattler — Tips to rattle up a big buck

Many hunters think rattling is for out-of-state trips, but this Franklinton buck killer knows it might be the best tool to draw out big, mature deer. So use his tactics to take a real wallhanger this season.
November 01, 2016 at 7:00am