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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
|LWFC ends monthly meeting in executive session
January 05, 2012 at 2:46 pm
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took care of some minor housekeeping issues at Thursday’s meeting before reconvening in executive session to discuss details of possible litigation against the state for raiding the Artificial Reef Program fund.
|Deer guru tells when your bucks will be rutting
August 26, 2011 at 3:49 pm
Last year’s rut, as predicted in the September 2010 issue of Louisiana Sportsman, was late and may have impacted hunter success, but the 2011 rut will start a couple of weeks earlier than last year and improve hunter’s chances for connecting with the big one.
|Use of dogs in Kisatchie deer hunting added to 2011-12 hunting dates
August 18, 2011 at 10:36 am
During a special meeting yesterday (Aug. 17), the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission decided to allow deer hunting with dogs on Kisatchie National Forest during a nine-day period in December.
The addition to the already approved 2011-12 hunting season structure was undertaken as a declaration of emergency, and came after national forest administrators’ decision to ban the use of dogs was overturned in July.
“Because the federal ban on deer hunting with dogs on Kisatchie has been reversed, the Commission felt the issue should be reconsidered in fairness to those hunters who choose to hunt deer with dogs,” LWFC Chairman Stephen Sagrera said.
|Commission considers February deer hunting in Areas 1, 6
March 04, 2010 at 2:27 pm
Hunters in Areas 1 and 6 could be hunting into February if a proposal put forth by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission today is ultimately approved.
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