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Mistaken identity

I was a young officer working my first year on the job when I walked into a little country store in Avoyelles Parish near Bordelonville one day. Being new to the area and not knowing anyone, a lot of time was spent meeting local folks and learning my way around. An older fellow was in the store and he soon walked over and introduced himself. We exchanged a few pleasantries and before long I realized he was quite a talker. 

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

But when temperatures begin to cool, what he really likes to do is stalk the woods on The Bird Camp Hunting Club near Boyce for tree rats. And, while he’ll pull out his shotgun if he thinks the squirrels will be on the move, his preference is to spend cool, still mornings picking off squirrels with his scoped .22.

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Yesterday at 8:26 am
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LDWF investigating potential cougar sighting in Beauregard Parish

Barry Price got quite a shock Friday when he was going over trail cam photos taken from his deer lease in Beauregard Parish.

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October 20 at 12:35 pm
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Father, son encounter black bear on Richard K. Yancey WMA

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When Darrin Foster and his son Nick sat down on a log Saturday morning to take a break in unfamiliar woods on Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area, neither of them was expecting an up-close encounter with a Louisiana black bear - but that's exactly what happened.

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October 16 at 3:08 pm
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Apex Predator's bow explodes on opening day

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Yet another crazy adventure of mine took place in what should've have been one of the easiest harvests of all my hunts.

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October 15 at 5:45 am
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Mid-season dove tactics

If you’re planning on making an October dove hunt, don’t expect the birds to be as carefree as they were on opening day.

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October 07 at 4:12 pm
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Louisiana's deer population strong heading into 2014-15 season, biologist says

The damp spring and summer that followed Louisiana’s uncharacteristically cold winter bodes well for the state’s estimated population of 500,000 deer heading into the 2014-15 season, according to a biologist with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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October 06 at 4:50 pm
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Big game on Pearl River

“Kickoff’s at seven,” Artie reminded. “So we wanna get the backstraps in the smoker by mid-afternoon. Y’all be back by then, huh? And with some backstraps? Heck we need to marinate ’em a little beforehand.”

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Is your deer program working?

Deer hunting is big business. 

Hunters spend millions upon millions of bucks in the pursuit of big bucks.

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Hunting camp preparedness

Here we are in September once again. Summer heat and humidity are just beginning to give way to slightly cooler morning temperatures. An early cool front with drier air might even come through.

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September 24 at 9:00 am
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Against all odds: The Apex Predator goes 'full throttle' in Colorado

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Last year, my wife’s friend told me about the hunting experience of a lifetime: Bowhunting public land elk in Colorado. And an added bonus — since the season is during September, no Louisiana deer hunting would be missed.

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September 23 at 10:30 am
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Bow season rapidly approaching

As Oct. 1 rapidly approaches, my physical (and mental) condition cannot even compare to this time last fall. 

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September 16 at 3:45 pm
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Hail to the feral hog

Back in July our nation celebrated its 238th birthday. No doubt many of you celebrated Independence Day watching a traditional fireworks display; you saw the rocket’s red glare and the bombs bursting in air, and hopefully avoided the popping of a firecracker in your hand.

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September 12 at 9:00 am
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Lost in paradise — Survival tips when you get lost in the woods or on the water

It was one of the most unsettling moments in my 50 years of hunting. In 30 minutes I had gone from standing in a familiar spot to being completely turned around.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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A wing and a prayer — Louisiana’s dove-hunting lives on

Nearly forty years ago, I made my first dove hunt near the desert town of Orogrande, New Mexico, while on a six-year stint in the Air Force.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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Swamp studz?

The lean and tanned 24-year-old had just graduated college with a degree in engineering technology, but you would have to talk to him a long time before that turned up in the conversation.

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August 15 at 7:00 am
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