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Robyn Bordelon drifted a chunk of mullet just above the bottom to catch this nice cat. Balloons or sliding corks work great to keep the bait off the bottom and free from snags as it moves with the current.

January’s Best Bets

January 18 at 9:00am
Teddy Dupuy, of St. Amant, poses with the big public lands 8-point he shot on Thanksgiving Day in the Kisatchie National Forest in Grant Parish. The big buck green-scored 158 inches of bone.

Kisatchie public land stud bites the dust

Dupuy's big 8 green scores 158 inches
December 15, 2017 at 8:17am
Jonathon Zell, of Dry Prong, poses with the big public lands 12-point he arrowed Monday, Oct. 23 in the Kisatchie National Forest in Grant Parish. The big buck green-scored 168 5/8 inches.

Grunt call brings in big Kisatchie 12-point

Zell’s public lands trophy stretches the tape to 168 ⅝ inches
October 25, 2017 at 4:01pm
Bobby Albert, 19, of Colfax, poses with the big public lands 8-point he arrowed on Oct. 8 in the Kisatchie National Forest.

Colfax hunter arrows big 8-point on Kisatchie

Albert’s public lands buck green scores north of 143 inches
October 12, 2017 at 10:00am
Randy Tucker shows a keeper bluegill that will be coming home for supper.

Bed time for bream!

June offers fishermen “lights out” fishing action!
June 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Rhonda Havens of Boyce with a nice buck taken on KNF near her home this fall.

Hunting federal lands in Louisiana

January 24, 2017 at 9:00am
Nick Sampey shows off the Natchitoches Parish 10-point he fooled on Dec. 13 by scouting bedding areas and imitating how a buck sounds as it moves through the woods.

Unconventional hunter fools big Natchitoches Parish 10-point

Imitating a buck making a scrape tricks big deer
January 10, 2017 at 2:56pm

LWF Commission adopts proposal for hunting seasons, regs and WMA rules

Proposal includes reducing deer limit to three in Areas 4 and 10, pushing 2017 teal season to last 16 days of September
January 06, 2017 at 3:39pm
Russell Scarbrough harvested this public land buck after he hunted him for 12 days in 2013. He moved his stand several times after studying his trail cameras to figure out the deer’s movement.

Best public deer-hunting areas

November 15, 2016 at 6:00am
A lot of factors, including its massive size, make Richard K. Yancey WMA your best chance at a quality buck this season in the MAV SOUTH.

2016-17 WMA Forecast

Hunting begins this month, but you don’t have to be a member of a high-priced hunting club to get in on the action. Here’s the low-down on what to expect if you’re planning to hunt the state’s WMA system.
September 01, 2016 at 7:00am
A study by the LSU Ag Center's School of Renewable Natural Resources reveals feral hogs are spreading pathogens like E. coli and salmonellosis in water bodies in Central Louisiana.

LSU study links wild hogs' DNA to waterborne pathogens in Central Louisiana

All 40 water bodies tested were potentially unsafe for human and wildlife contact, report says
August 02, 2016 at 10:16am

Father, son found guilty of deer hunting violations on Kisatchie National Forest

Cory C. Baird, James H. Baird ordered to pay fines for Jan. 2 incident, LDWF says
March 22, 2016 at 3:54pm

LDWF to host eight public meetings across state starting Wednesday

Agency accepting public comment on hunting season dates, WMA rules and more
February 22, 2016 at 1:36pm