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He had a badge and a spoon

Euris “Doobie” Dubois retired last month as chief of police for the Town of Grand Isle. While he was the fishing resort’s chief law enforcement officer, he was just as well known for his cooking.

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April 29 at 8:20 am
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2016 deer season begins now

One glance at the March 2016 issue of Louisiana Sportsman easily points out that it is time to fish in the Bayou State.

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April 12 at 9:00 am
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2016-17 duck season dates set by LWFC

Four months ahead of the typical August announcement, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2016-17 duck season dates — along with hunting season dates for other species and the general and WMA hunting rules and regulations — at its April meeting on Thursday in Baton Rouge.

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April 08 at 11:00 am
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Public Rambling: Hog season wrap-up

Hog season has come and gone on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA, and only one more hog was taken by rifle since my last column, when I shot a 75-pounder during the final week of the season. 

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April 06 at 10:50 am
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Pirogue angler lands 12.55-pound Toledo Bend hawg

Don’t think for a second that you need a fully-decked-out bass boat to catch a double-digit Toledo Bend monster.

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March 24 at 12:40 am
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Other great baits for Atchaflaya Basin bass

When Lafayette’s Billy Billeaud isn’t fishing a jig, he is usually using a Brush Hog or a Beaver-style bait.

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March 15 at 7:00 am
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One day after massive rains, angler scores on 12.11-pounder near the Toledo Bend dam

Just one day after the highest water levels ever recorded at Toledo Bend, Port Neches area anglers Austin Hebert, Sidney Shetley and Dave Gisselberg launched Friday morning on the reservoir’s south sider near the dam.

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March 14 at 1:51 pm
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A new year, a new wildlife administration

The 2016 turkey season is the next to the last season of the 2015-16 hunting season (the spring squirrel season is the last). 

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March 11 at 11:00 am
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Apex Predator: Early-spring is perfect scouting time for deer and ducks

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One of my favorite times of the year to scout for ducks and deer is late winter and early spring. I love fishing these months, too, but when the temperatures are cold in the mornings, I hit the woods in search of next year’s new spots.

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March 08 at 9:06 am
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Opelousas angler reels in 14.16-pound Toledo Bend giant

Opelousans Kacy Fisher and Derek Pelloquin were fishing in Housen Saturday, where Fisher’s father Bobby had said the majority of Toledo Bend lunker bass were taken last year.

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March 07 at 8:47 am
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Deer-tracking bloodhound finds lost 3-year-old boy in Sabine Parish woods

Douglas Downs’ 3-year-old bloodhound, Honey, already had several impressive tracking recoveries to her credit before last week, including several wall hangers and more than 30 deer sniffed out over the last three seasons in and around the woods of Sabine Parish. 

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March 01 at 11:35 am
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Tactical Solutions TSAR-300

The TSAR-300 from Tactical Solutions is a 300 AAC Blackout Rifle that provides the versatility of a short barreled rifle without the red tape and NFA paperwork. It includes an Inert Suppressor, TacSol Milspec Lower, ALG Defense QMS Trigger, Hogue Pistol Grip, Hogue 6 Position stock, 10round magazine and the TacSol XG PRO Forend. The suppressor fits inside the circumference of a permanently attached shroud allowing shooters to attach a suppressor without increasing the overall length of the rifle. The TSAR-300 is 6.55 pounds and 31.5 inches long. 

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Stumped — Pro tips for bass fishing stump fields

Murder on lower units, but straight-up hog farms — that’s a fitting summary for those shallow, wood-spiked ranges bass anglers call stump fields.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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What to do about the ‘carry-over’

Unseasonably warm temperatures continued into December; in fact a new record high was set in the Baton Rouge area around the middle of the month.

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February 12 at 8:55 am
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Apex Predator: 100-pound longbow adventure brings down doe

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I could have never imagined that shooting a doe would give me more of a rush than my biggest buck — but oddly enough, that’s exactly what happened. 

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February 03 at 6:34 pm
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Public Rambling: January a tough month for deer on Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Well, as I told you guys on my last blog, January is a tough month to hunt deer on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA. And that turned out to be true for me and my buddies this year. 

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February 03 at 4:23 pm
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