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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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Meopta Optics

The MeoStar R2 1-6x24RD is Meopta’s first scope with a 6x zoom ratio and the perfect optic for hunting fast moving wild hogs. Twist the magnification ring to 6X and see distant game with unrivaled resolution and brightness, or use the true 1x magnification for close quarter work and the exceptionally wide 113 foot field of view. The R2 series also features an all-new illumination system that has eight levels of reticle intensity to accommodate the ever-changing conditions on the hunt.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Deer hunting’s good old days — today

By the turn of the 20th century, Louisiana’s deer herd was in trouble. Non-stop hunting by people trying to put meat on the table, and market hunters supplying restaurants with venison and leather clothiers with hides was pushing the herd to the brink.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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DeRidder angler catches 11.29-pound monster at Toledo Bend

Make no mistake about it, DeRidder’s Kevin Slaydon was definitely feeling the heat to catch at least a 10-pound bass on Toledo Bend. 

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July 16 at 12:20 pm
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Video: When wild hogs attack

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Hunting is often described by the uninitiated as an act perpetrated on innocent animals. And, well, we do hide in trees and wait for deer to meander into our sights. Fun and productive, but it's not all that dangerous to the hunter, unless he happens to fall from his perch.

And then there's hog hunting. Unless you are lucky enough to be in a tree when a hog walks out, you just never know what will happen — as this video so aptly shows.

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July 15 at 7:20 am
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Wildman

Raymond Joseph “Joey” Fonseca Jr. is a complex man. By vocation, the 61-year-old is a commercial fisherman. By avocation he can be called an articulate philosopher of the wilds.

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July 15 at 7:00 am
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A little game and fish potpourri

Last month I wrote about browse surveys and that now is the time to be looking at the deer habitat, seeing first-hand what is available for deer to eat and discovering exactly what plants they are actually eating.

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July 14 at 9:00 am
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LWFC adopts NOI for aerial feral hog control

Citing the growth of the feral hog population and the corresponding damage they create, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent last week that would establish permit regulations for aerial hog control.

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July 07 at 10:37 am
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LWFC passes NOI to remove seldom-harvested reef fish from state regulation

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday passed a notice of intent modifying reef fish regulations that would remove several seldom-harvested species from state management.

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July 03 at 2:41 pm
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Archer's 16-pointer officially scores 200 1/8 inches Boone and Crockett

Jason Archer’s huge 16-point buck taken last November in Concordia Parish landed at No. 22 in the state record books after officially measuring 200 1/8 inches Boone and Crockett, according to the state’s deer program leader. 

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June 09 at 1:08 pm
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