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|Decision to prohibit deer hunting with dogs in Kisatchie National Forest upheld by federal court
1861 Views - Posted: December 04 at 10:10 am
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana last week ruled the U.S. Forest Service acted properly in banning deer hunting with dogs in the Kisatchie National Forest, according to a press release.
|LWFC adds bucks-only still hunt days to 2013-14 hunting season
3190 Views - Posted: November 07 at 5:15 pm
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission today added Nov. 9-15 and Nov. 18-28 in Deer Area 7 for bucks-only still hunting with firearms during the 2013-14 hunting season.
|Ground Rules — How to stalk deer
1942 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
Decades ago, most people deer hunted either by using dogs or quietly stalking through the woods. Today, both methods seem to be dying out because of the land lease system and the increasing popularity of climbing and box stands.
|National wildlife management preserves open as scheduled this weekend
3226 Views - Posted: October 17 at 5:15 pm
The National Red Dirt and Catahoula Wildlife Management Preserves will be open for hunting this weekend as published in the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries hunting regulations pamphlet.
|2014 wild turkey season dates approved
3171 Views - Posted: October 10 at 4:00 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission recently approved the 2014 wild turkey season framework, with opening day pegged for March 22.
|National forests open for hunting, fishing
3734 Views - Posted: October 02 at 4:09 pm
The Kisatchie National Forest is open for hunting and fishing despite the government shutdown that has closed other federal lands to all access, a U.S. Forest Service official told Louisiana Sportsman this afternoon.
|See spot run
3088 Views - Posted: September 10 at 9:00 am
This September marks the 32nd anniversary with the other love of my life — fly fishing.
|LDWF issues notice of intent for 2014 wild turkey season
3528 Views - Posted: July 04 at 7:44 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission proposed 2014 wild turkey season dates and regulation changes at a meeting Tuesday.
1968 Views - Posted: May 15 at 7:00 am
Kincaid Lake is about 10 miles west of Alexandria south of Highway 28 West. It lies partially within Kisatchie National Forest.
|Public lands available for late season hunting
1393 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
For the most part, Louisiana state WMAs have a very shortened season, yet arguably the late season tactics offered here may apply just after opening weekend depending upon the amount of hunters on any specific area.
|Late-season lingo — Learn how to fool wary turkeys
1060 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
Veteran turkey hunter Randy Stafford remembers well one late-season hunt for a very wizened longbeard.
“This old gobbler would not roost in the same place two days in a row,” the 65-year-old president of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation said. “On the morning after the first hunt for that bird, we heard him gobbling far away from us.”
Stafford and his hunting partner saw the bird in a field with two other gobblers later in the afternoon.
|2013 turkey season outlook a mixed bag, biologist says
3926 Views - Posted: March 11 at 6:30 am
If you were trying to find Jimmy Stafford in early February, chances are you’d have to call his cell phone and keep your fingers crossed.
That’s because the signal the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries biologist was receiving from the center of the Kisatchie National Forest in the north-central part of the state left something to be desired.
But in between stops to check on bait sites where he was trapping turkey, Stafford took some time to talk about what he expected of the upcoming turkey season.
| Youth-only lottery turkey hunt scheduled for Kistatchie National Forest
2596 Views - Posted: January 21 at 5:00 am
All five Kisatchie National Forest districts will be open for youth-only turkey lottery hunts on March 16 to provide more opportunities for young hunters, the U.S. Forest Service announced.
There are a limited number of hunting slots available: 20 youth hunters will be selected for four of the five districts, with the Caney District only accepting 15 young hunters, the Forest Service said.
The deadline for applying for these hunts is Feb. 1.
|Ban on hunting deer with dogs lifted for Kisatchie National Forest
4736 Views - Posted: December 06, 2012 at 3:00 pm
The ban on hunting deer with dogs has been lifted from the season that runs Dec. 15-23, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced Tuesday (Dec. 4). However, permits are required of hunters using dogs to chase deer, the federal agency said.
The “with or without dogs” portion of the 2012-2013 hunting season within the Catahoula, Winn and Kisatchie Ranger Districts and the Evangeline Unit of the Calcasieu Ranger District is scheduled for Dec. 15-23.
|You can help stop poachers
1390 Views - Posted: November 26, 2012 at 9:00 am
November launches the opening of all major hunting seasons in Louisiana. Deer and waterfowl seasons are under way. Louisiana’s 53 wildlife management areas welcome public land hunters for various seasons and managed hunts. And let’s not forget Kisatchie National Forest and the other federal lands and refuges open to hunting.
|2012 Turkey Season Forecast
2318 Views - Posted: February 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
Nov. 19 was the opening day of the deer gun season in Area 1, and I was sitting in my big ladder stand overlooking a long planted strip at Camp David that I have named the Wildlife Tram. A portion of this strip had been planted in American joint-vetch, and had been regularly used by the whitetails. The other portion had been planted with some grain forages for turkeys, and the turkeys had also been frequent users of this strip. In fact a hen and her four poults could often be seen feeding along on the strip since May.
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