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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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Yesterday 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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Antler Boost’s Bean Bale

When the weather starts to get cold in the late-season, there is nothing that deer crave more than soybeans. That’s why the natural look and scent of Bean Bale is great for attracting those mature bucks. There are no harmful preservatives or chemicals used in Bean Bale and its lower fat levels help discourage attraction to hogs, raccoons, squirrels or bears. These pre-constructed bales are also super easy to distribute around a food plot or hunting area.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Fausse Point Frolic — Bass fishing tips for Fausse Point Lake

I sat quietly in the boat in front of the camp on Bird Island Chute. The swamp smelled fresh in the winter air. I thought about how good the caviar was the previous night.

Wait a minute ….

Caviar? In a swamp? In Louisiana?

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Guide lands 12-pounder at Toledo Bend

Longtime Toledo Bend guide Stephen Johnston had just returned from the Houston Boat Show, and knew he had to get on the water soon to scout for bass for an upcoming trip with clients.

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January 21 at 9:16 am
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Mother nature is messing with us

For some reason Mother Nature does not seem too happy with us hunters this year. September rolls around, the early seasons open for migratory birds, temperatures were hot and the ground was dry, very dry.

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January 12 at 9:00 am
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LWF Commission adopts Notices of Intent for hunting seasons, regs and WMA rules

A brand new Deer Area 5 in the Atchafalaya Basin and the early release of duck season dates for the 2016-17 hunting season were just a few of the changes in a Notice of Intent adopted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at its meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge.

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January 08 at 8:35 am
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Best bets to kill more late-season doves

Most hunters who head for dove fields only around Labor Day weekend might be missing out on the opportunity for some great wing-shooting, because dove seasons in most Southeastern states don’t end until mid-January.

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January 07 at 6:30 am
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Atchafalaya Basin flooding to trigger deer season closures, LDWF says

The rising Mississippi River could claim another casualty, with deer hunting season shutting down within much of the Atchafalaya Basin as early as Friday (Jan. 8), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced today.

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January 05 at 10:35 am
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Apex Predator makes only shot count, downs double-patched Mississippi River buck

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Even though I practice and prepare to limit human error, one or two things are bound to eventually go wrong when I average several hunts each week all season long. 

But on one particular hunt last year, when practically 99 percent of things went bad, I learned sometimes it only takes that magical 1 percent to go right to succeed at deer hunting.

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January 04 at 4:12 pm
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Public Rambling: One December hunt yields two bucks at Atchafalaya Delta WMA

When we left off in November, the deer action had slacked off just as quickly as it had begun. But after five blank hunts, the switch finally flipped on again in December. 

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January 04 at 12:02 pm
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Aromatherapy — 33 Point Buck makes hunters invisible to bucks’ noses

Following conventional wisdom about deer hunting and wind direction, Brandon Nettles never would have hunted the buck he did where he did on the opening day of the 2015 Mississippi archery season.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Property damage - The improper and illegal use of off-road vehicles

Every wildlife agent — and for that matter every law enforcement officer — has a vivid recollection of one case or another for various reasons. Such cases might stand out because of who the offender was, the severity of the offenses, it’s blatancy or the plain stupidity of it all.

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December 24, 2015 at 9:00 am
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Union Parish bear populations growing

The second-hottest topic in the woods in Union Parish behind deer is bears.

Oh, my.

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December 15, 2015 at 7:00 am
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Spearsville taxidermist takes down Union Parish 10-pointer

There’s one common trait amongst taxidermists across the country: When one tells you that he killed a good buck, you can bet the house that it’s a wall-hanger.  

Curtis Thomas, the owner of CAT Taxidermy in Spearsville, recently got to experience the joy and excitement that all of his clients have when he brought down a great buck Nov. 2 on family land in Union Parish.   

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December 08, 2015 at 2:41 pm
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