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This is what the ruckus is all about — a treed raccoon.

Coon cans and can’ts

Yesterday at 7:00am
The Apex Predator's poodle, Rouge, rode shotgun with a dead hog in a compact rental car while his truck was being repaired.

Apex Predator: Adventures in a rental car

Hogs, deer ride in front seat of compact car while truck is repaired
January 12 at 2:10pm
A proposal approved by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission would allow only people authorized by the state's Department of Agriculture and Forestry to transport live feral hogs statewide.

LWFC proposal would limit transport of live feral hogs statewide

Only those authorized by the LDAF would not be in violation
January 08 at 2:55pm
Joey Turner, 33, of Marskville, poses with the big 12-point public lands buck he shot on Jan. 2 at Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area in Concordia Parish. The big deer green-scored 166 4/8 inches.

12-point public land brute goes down on Yancey

Turner’s trophy green-scores 166 4/8 inches
January 08 at 12:26pm
Slowing down and focusing on wood structure in at least 4 feet of water will produce Henderson swamp bass right now, despite frigid water temps.

Henderson bass willing to bite despite frigid water temps

Deep wood structure, slow presentations key to winter bite
January 08 at 12:43am
Chris Jones with the prize at the end of the hunt, — a whopper raccoon.

Treed’s a crowd

Or at least barking dogs, spotlights, gunfire — and an angry raccoon up a tree — make it seem that way.
January 01 at 7:00am
Most of the duck hunting in the lake is done in areas with trees.

Ducking Caddo

|This cypress-filled gem on the Louisiana-Texas |border offers up some great waterfowl hunting — |but knowing some of its idiosyncrasies beforehand |will up your odds of bagging a limit.|
January 01 at 7:00am
This quality Desoto Parish buck is a prime example of how good the nutrition has been this year thanks to the abundant spring and summer rainfall.

Big Bayou State bucks going down

Deer season is in full swing — and now is the time to load up the freezer
December 12, 2017 at 9:00am
Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, poses with one of the 31 pigs he shot during a hog smackdown earlier this fall.

Apex Predator: Hog Smackdown, Part 2

Look for a ‘hog mattress’ if you’re searching for a hit pig
December 08, 2017 at 3:03pm
Seth Davis, of Glenmora, poses with the big public lands 9-point buck he shot on Dewey Wills WMA in Catahoula Parish. The deer green-scored 165 inches B & C.

Glenmora hunter drops 165-inch public lands buck - from the ground

Big 9-point goes down on Dewey Wills WMA in Catahoula Parish
December 08, 2017 at 11:15am
These two 4-pounders were part of 14 bass that Darold Gleason  caught in 18 feet of water off one spot early in the morning.

Goin’ deep at the Bend

Depending on what type of weather Mother Nature has in store in the coming months, largemouth bass at Toledo Bend might stay somewhat shallow — or they could head for deep water. Guide Darold Gleason, who’s caught more than his share of lunkers, will trac
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Here are some tactics to hunt mid-season bucks in Louisiana.

Mid-season mastery

As the rut progresses at varying rates across the state, big bucks can become even more elusive as hunting pressure mounts. Try these tips to knock down a big December deer.
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Here are your best bets for deer hunting in piney woods thickets.

Clear-cut answers — How to kill more deer in piney woods thickets

When you’re faced with piney woods thickets that deer just don’t want to leave, what are you to do? Here’s how you can turn those tangles into killing fields.
December 01, 2017 at 7:00am
The author’s son, Ruffin, catches an early morning bass.

Slow dove hunts prompt fishing trip

Dry September could mean food plot troubles
November 12, 2017 at 9:00am