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Long a favorite spot for speckled trout anglers south of Terrebonne Parish, structures making up the Pickets are scheduled to be removed and replaced by an artificial reef. Artificial reef that will ultimately replace the Pickets currently in design phase
1528 Views - Posted: April 16 at 4:19 pm

Design work has begun on Phase 1 of the artificial reef that will ultimately replace the Pickets, with the hope that construction of the 8- to 12-acre site will be completed later this summer, officials said.

Ginger and Steve Shook lived a high-profile lifestyle during their days on the Southern Kingfish Association tour. Ups and downs for the Shooks
102 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am

Steve Shook has lived his fishing life in the fast lane: expensive boats, glitzy destinations, cheering crowds, famous friends, big money — over $1 million in earnings in 1998 alone.

Monterey man pleads guilty to killing Louisiana black bear, LDWF says Monterey man pleads guilty to killing Louisiana black bear, LDWF says
3072 Views - Posted: April 04 at 3:51 pm

Duell Moreland pleaded guilty on April 3 to illegally killing a Louisiana black bear in Concordia Parish last November, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Water levels fluctuate at the Black River Lake/Horseshoe complex, but Eddie Roberts said to focus on the floating docks for success. Statewide crappie recap: Black River Lake/Horseshoe complex
2413 Views - Posted: February 27 at 11:09 am

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the sixth article in an online series on hot crappie spots across the state that originally appeared in Louisiana Sportsman magazine. Today's article features information on the Black River Lake/Horseshoe complex, and we wrap up the series tomorrow with the Saline-Larto complex.

Larger surplus brood stock Florida bass are released in Nantachie Lake on Monday. Fingerlings released later this spring as part of the state's annual stocking program will be about 2 inches long, or about double the size previously released. LDWF releases Florida largemouth bass stocking priority list for 2014
11074 Views - Posted: February 25 at 10:04 am

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries plans to stock fewer but larger pure Florida largemouth bass fingerlings into waters across the state later this spring, a biologist said.

Two men arrested for alleged hunting violations on Bayou Cocodrie NWR, LDWF says Two men arrested for alleged hunting violations on Bayou Cocodrie NWR, LDWF says
7331 Views - Posted: February 06 at 8:57 am

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service arrested two men last Friday for alleged hunting violations on Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge.

The Apex Predator, Josh Chauvin, with  the nice 6-pointer he shot on New Year's Eve on Mississippi public land. Vehicle breakdowns couldn't stop Apex Predator's holiday hot streak  Video Included
5347 Views - Posted: January 22 at 11:30 am

With the slow deer season I had endured, I was eagerly anticipating my winter hunting vacation.

Pineville Junior High 7th-grader Chloe Slayter, 12, poses with the big 11-pointer she shot on Dec. 14 at a lottery youth hunt at Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge. The buck green-scored 145 6/8 inches Boone and Crockett. Pineville 7th-grader takes down 11-pointer at youth lottery hunt in Ferriday
4483 Views - Posted: December 30, 2013 at 10:45 am

The current Louisiana Female Youth Hunter of the Year closed out 2013 the exact same way she started it: by taking down a big-horned buck at a youth lottery hunt.

Hunting with her uncle, Billy Porche, in the Cross Bayou Unit at Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge in Ferriday, Chloe Slayter shot a big 11-pointer on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 14.

The Apex Predator, Josh Chauvin, with the 155-pound doe he recently arrowed on Bayou Cocodrie National Wildlife Refuge. Bow season persistence pays off for Apex Predator  Video Included
3705 Views - Posted: December 28, 2013 at 6:00 am

This hunting season was shaping up much like last year’s, void of an archery deer harvest. 

With frustration setting in, I had actually told a buddy in a phone call while scouting for gun season that I was hanging up the the bow until next season.

It had been over two full years and more than 150 archery hunts since I last got a deer with archery equipment.  Countless missed opportunities and arrows missing the mark wouldn’t have been the case if I used my crossbow more often, but the thrill of using a recurve and compound had remained irresistible. 

Since I enjoy eating plenty of deer meat, I figured I’d focus on my yearly tag-out mission by blazing lead. With the six tracts of public land I hunt, there would be plenty of gun and primitive hunting during the deer rut and colder weather throughout season’s end.

Life is relaxing in Concordia Parish at the Apex Predator's camp, which features great on-site fishing as well as awesome opportunities for public land hunts just minutes away. Enjoying the freedom and adventure of 'life at the camp'
5675 Views - Posted: December 16, 2013 at 10:30 am

Anyone who has ever had one knows that special feeling when you arrive: the easy escape to freedom and adventure where your worries just seem to disappear.

I’m talking about that indescribable joy known simply as “camp life.”

Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, prefers to clean his hogs in the woods and backpack the meat out. Backpack cleaned hog meat out of the woods in one trip  Video Included
4870 Views - Posted: November 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm

When a hog hunt is successful, that’s when the going sometimes gets pretty tough.

Restore the Earth Volunteers place “Gulf Saver” bags at Pass a Loutre containing millions of micro-organisms that degrade naturally over a nine-month period to help plants flourish and grow strong roots. Nonprofits important cog in coastal restoration
2779 Views - Posted: November 15, 2013 at 7:30 am

They arrived by barge to Raccoon Island, just south of Cocodrie, tall white sacks weighing in 2,000 pounds filled with what many of us might otherwise mistake for sandbags.

Josh Chauvin, the Apex Predator, left, and Cody Chauppetta, with an 8-foot gator taken on Labor Day Weekend at Elm Hall WMA in Assumption Parish. Apex Predator goes gator hunting  Video Included
6850 Views - Posted: September 19, 2013 at 6:30 am

Unfortunately, my wife and I weren’t picked for the public land alligator lottery this year from the more than 5,000 people who applied.

Capt. Bill Lake said the heat of August and September compels the redfish to seek deeper, cooler water. That’s why he targets the major waterways. Stupid September — Redfish action heats up in Dularge
2173 Views - Posted: September 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

John Wayne once said, “Life is hard. It’s even harder when you’re stupid.”

A group of independent scientists from along the Gulf Coast are questioning the level of cancer-causing pollutants originally reported by the federal government in the wake of the 2010 oil spill. BP disputes the finding's claims. Cocodrie-based marine consortium's study questions oil spill data, fish safety
4246 Views - Posted: August 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm

The level of cancer-causing pollutants left behind in Gulf waters by the BP oil spill was greater than reported by the federal government, according to a report issued this week by a group of independent scientists.

Speckled trout are a nice bycatch for Leeville redfish anglers this time of year. Fish for reds to catch transition trout
1910 Views - Posted: August 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
One of the best ways to catch speckled trout during the transition days of August is to fish for something other than speckled trout.