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Louisiana’s big buck locations

When I retired from Wildlife and Fisheries in 2007, I predicted that within five years Louisiana would have a new state record typical buck. 

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October 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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LWFC approves various upcoming hunting seasons, rules and regs

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. 

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April 07 at 2:40 pm
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It ain’t like it used to be

“When I was a kid, squirrel hunting was a big traditional thing, like deer hunting is now,” Bob Childress said. “Men would schedule their time off around squirrel season. There weren’t hardly no deer back then. If you saw one, it could make the paper, particularly if it was a big buck. The first of squirrel season, everyone would take their kids and camp out.”

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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The gem of Louisiana

Kisatchie National Forest is a gem for Louisiana hunters and fishermen, one surprisingly little known beyond the Shreveport to Alexandria corridor where most of its lands lie.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Kisatchie jewel hunt — Late-season squirrel hunting tips

Squirrels!

Here?

Was I really going squirrel hunting? A squirrel would have to pack a lunch to make it here. It was nearly solid pine trees — tall straight pine trees. Maybe 1 in 5,000 trees was a scrub oak or a stunted, gnarly magnolia.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Decision to prohibit deer hunting with dogs in Kisatchie National Forest upheld by federal court

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.

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December 04, 2013 at 10:10 am
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LWFC adds bucks-only still hunt days to 2013-14 hunting season

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.

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November 07, 2013 at 5:15 pm
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Ground Rules — How to stalk deer

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. 

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November 01, 2013 at 7:00 am
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National wildlife management preserves open as scheduled this weekend

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.

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October 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm
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2014 wild turkey season dates approved

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission recently approved the 2014 wild turkey season framework, with opening day pegged for March 22.

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October 10, 2013 at 4:00 am
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National forests open for hunting, fishing

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.

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October 02, 2013 at 4:09 pm
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See spot run

This September marks the 32nd anniversary with the other love of my life — fly fishing.

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September 10, 2013 at 9:00 am
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LDWF issues notice of intent for 2014 wild turkey season

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission proposed 2014 wild turkey season dates and regulation changes at a meeting Tuesday.Read More...
July 04, 2013 at 7:44 am
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Kincaid Lake

Kincaid Lake is about 10 miles west of Alexandria south of Highway 28 West. It lies partially within Kisatchie National Forest.Read More...
May 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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Public lands available for late season hunting

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.Read More...
April 15, 2013 at 7:00 am
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