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LWFC approves various upcoming hunting seasons, rules and regs LWFC approves various upcoming hunting seasons, rules and regs
3611 Views - Posted: April 07 at 2:40 pm

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved both the 2014-16 hunting season dates and the 2014-15 general and Wildlife Management Area rules and regulations, including some modifications to deer area boundaries, according to a press release. 


Vermilion Bay can provide a lot of fishing action, as LouisianaSportsman.com user reelin1 discovered. Who doesn’t want a fishing edge?
2787 Views - Posted: April 07 at 9:00 am

Dear Capt. Paul:

Do you have the GPS position coordinates for Vermilion Bay and the Boxcar Reef?

– Thanks, WA


Theophile Bourgeois loves topwater fishing more than any other kind of fishing and his favorite lure is bone-colored Badonk-A-Donk. 2014 Speckled trout forecast
754 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am

April is here at last—time for any red-blooded coastal fisherman to start thinking about the fish.


LDWF's aerial control program on Sherburne and Pearl River WMAs last week took down a total of 54 hogs, according to state veterinarian Dr. Jim LaCour. LDWF's aerial control program nets 54 hogs at Sherburne and Pearl River WMAs
5051 Views - Posted: March 19 at 8:27 am

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ aerial control program to shoot feral hogs from a helicopter last week on Sherburne and Pearl River Wildlife Management Areas netted a total of 54 downed pigs, according to the state veterinarian.


LDWF crews will be shooting hogs from helicopters this week on Pearl River and Sherburne WMAs in an effort to control the wild population and reduce habitat destruction, according to a press release. LDWF to use helicopters to hunt down feral hogs this week on Pearl River and Sherburne WMAs
4720 Views - Posted: March 11 at 9:59 am

With harvests by hunters not putting a dent in the wild hog population on state wildlife management areas, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is using helicopters this week to hunt down feral hogs on Pearl River and Sherburne WMAs.


Capt. Scott Walker with Get U Some Charters said he likes to target redfish now with a lemonhead Matrix Shad on a spinner bait. Redfish, speckled trout in transition near Lake Pontchartrain as temperatures fluctuate
3105 Views - Posted: February 27 at 5:12 pm

Redfish and speckled trout are in transition in the areas surrounding Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne, moving back and forth from deeper water to the shallows as water temperatures fluctuate, according to a fishing guide. 


LDWF to close hunting seasons on Pearl River WMA due to expected river level LDWF to close hunting seasons on Pearl River WMA due to expected river level
2037 Views - Posted: February 24 at 8:16 pm

With the Pearl River forecast to rise over the next several days, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that all hunting seasons on Pearl River Wildlife Management Area will be closed when the river reaches 16.5 feet at Pearl River.


Preseason scouting is very important. Successful hunters put in plenty of time in the woods. Tips to up your turkey hunting odds
516 Views - Posted: February 15 at 7:00 am

Whether he’s on a private lease with his Horseshoe Hunting Club or vying for a good position on public lands near the Pearl River, Franklinton’s Mike Williams wants his back against a big tree, log or the roots of a fallen tree.

As for positioning, he wants a good view of what he calls the prettiest spot in the woods.

“An adult gobbler is looking for a place to show off with his strutting and gobbling,” he said. “Nine out of 10 times, it’s going to be the prettiest place that you know of in the woods. It’ll be fairly open with thickets close by so he can get back in a safe spot to get away from predators.


According to the indictment, the defendants bought and illegally transported deer into Mississippi from Indiana and Pennsylvania. Three Louisiana men charged with illegally importing deer in Mississippi
10444 Views - Posted: February 13 at 3:17 pm

Three men and a company, all of Slidell, are at the center of a 13-count federal indictment filed Wednesday in Gulfport involving the illegal importation of live white-tailed deer into Mississippi.


Dick Smith killed this heavy-antlered deer on the lease he runs in Bossier Parish in November. Was the 2013 deer season one of the best ever?
4372 Views - Posted: February 11 at 9:00 am

The LDWF Big Game Harvest Survey that will be mailed out shortly should provide an answer — but from what this hunter saw, it was a great season!

As you may know, the Louisiana annual deer harvest has been on the decline for the past few years and the reported kill last year was low enough to make LDWF change the deer hunting areas and reduce either-sex seasons in some of these areas.

Coyotes, hogs, hurricane damage, the drought of 2010 and 2011, low hunter reporting of harvested deer, along with commercial forestry activities have been suggested as possible reasons for this decline. 


Chris Morris received serious cuts to his leg after a hog charged him during a hunt on Pearl River WMA this weekend. Pearl River WMA hog hunter becomes hunted
207011 Views - Posted: February 03 at 4:09 pm

Chris Morris has been hunting Pearl River Wildlife Management Area outside Slidell since he was 6 years old, and he killed his first hog there when he was 15.

But none of that experience prepared him for his hunt yesterday, when a hog charged Morris and left him with serious wounds on his legs.

“I never had anything remotely like this happen to me,” Morris told LouisianaSportsman.com as he awaited a second surgery. “I went into surgery yesterday about 5 p.m.; they cleaned out the wound and explored it to see what the damage it was.

“I’m waiting on surgery right now, and they’ll go in and repair the muscle tissue and close up the wound.”


The author proved his old Great Plains long rifle remains accurate by shooting this nice doe. 2013 ends but the deer season continues
3503 Views - Posted: January 13 at 9:00 am

A new year brings new challenges, but there is still a month left of deer hunting if you have not killed a deer yet.


The prediction of an earlier rut seems to be coming to pass, and that means bucks in the late-rut areas of the state should be on the move. Have you killed a deer yet?
3891 Views - Posted: December 12, 2013 at 9:00 am

November should have been the hot month for Area 2 hunters; for us hunters with a late rut the best is yet to come.


A one man deer drive flushed this trophy from his usual daytime thickets. Making ’em move — How to up your odds of deer-hunting success
1640 Views - Posted: December 01, 2013 at 6:00 am

“You want cold for deer-hunting and wind for duck-hunting!” Artie growled. “All da rest is a buncha snake-oil and hocus-pocus by outdoor writers to sell a buncha stupid, worthless trinkets!”


New safety zones established for shooting ranges on three WMAs New safety zones established for shooting ranges on three WMAs
3807 Views - Posted: November 25, 2013 at 3:35 pm

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has established and enhanced safety zones surrounding shooting ranges on the Bodcau, Pearl River and Sherburne Wildlife Management Areas.


A well-earned trophy to gloat over for most south Louisiana deer hunters, ambushed from a climbing stand along the brushy edge of a select cut. The Edge — How to hunt Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge deer
1630 Views - Posted: November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am

“Now, during most of the day,” my cousin-in-law Al frowned, “the big bucks hole up in this thick stuff. This timber sure makes for tough hunting at times!”


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