|2014 Bass Championship Open scheduled
1002 Views - Posted: December 09 at 7:00 am
Last March, St. Martinsville’s Andre F. Cazelot and Brooke Morrison of Youngsville walked away with a cool $14,000 after rising to the top of the two-day Yamaha-Skeeter Louisiana Sportsman Bass Championship Open.
|Hunting the Zoo
670 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
The opening could be seen through the trees as I eased toward the food plot. When the path made a final turn, I could see the green patch ahead. I slowed down and worked my way around a huge mud hole, easing toward the end of the trail just in case deer had already made it to the food plot.
|Itís hunting, folks
6105 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
“Wow, that’s awful! Why on earth (would you) kill this poor creature? Damn!”
|Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest set
2780 Views - Posted: November 15 at 7:30 am
Plans are already in the works for the 2014 edition of the Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest, which is slated for March 13-16 †at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales.
|Ricochetted bullet hits shooter in ear muffs
10306 Views - Posted: November 06 at 4:31 pm
If you set up a 50-caliber rifle for a 1,000-yard shot at a steel plate, everything is fun and games — right?
2837 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
Ever been in a restaurant with your significant other and have the family from hell seated right next to you? You know the family I’m talking about: The one with three kids throwing nonstop tantrums while their parents seem oblivious to the chaos.
|Hunters nearly gored by deer in video
13904 Views - Posted: November 01 at 6:14 am
What do you do when you shoot a nice deer and a second rack buck refuses to leave? That's the decision that faced some hunters who decided to video the confrontation.
|Trout move into West Bay diversion
4009 Views - Posted: October 31 at 6:30 am
The cut in the west bank of the Mississippi River known as the West Bay Freshwater Diversion was packed with boats when we passed it Sunday morning, so it wasn’t a surprise that even on a Tuesday there would be several boats already anchored up with Jason Hall eased off the throttle and eased his bay boat into the slot.
|Bull reds swarming Southwest Pass
4240 Views - Posted: October 29 at 6:30 am
A run yesterday across a sloppy Gulf of Mexico from Tiger Pass to Southwest Pass was rewarded with beautiful, clear water. Eddie Permenter, Glenn Young and I — who were in Venice for the annual Marsh Madness media trip — quickly had lines in the water with expectations of quick bites.
|Federal refuges reopen after government shutdown ends
3503 Views - Posted: October 17 at 10:37 am
National wildlife refuges that were closed to all access during the 16-day federal government shutdown reopened early this morning, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official told Louisiana Sportsman.
|National forests open for hunting, fishing
3822 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.
|Government shutdown ends hunting, fishing on national refuges
23580 Views - Posted: October 01 at 9:45 am
Hunting and fishing — along with any other activities — are prohibited on all national wildlife refuges as part of the government shutdown that began today, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official confirmed.
3203 Views - Posted: October 01 at 7:00 am
As a kid, I spent as much time as possible in the woods on the 600-acre working ranch on which we lived on the edge of Baton Rouge. During the summer, when I wasn’t sitting on a tractor bush-hogging a pasture or helping in the hay field, I ranged through the 300 acres of hardwoods doing whatever struck me at the time.
|Never give up
4383 Views - Posted: September 02 at 9:00 am
When my kids were young, I was determined they would be as eaten up with hunting and fishing as I was. They were dragged along on trips as often as possible, and the lessons stuck ≠ — at least with my son.
|The lunker parade
2274 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am
My introduction to Toledo Bend was almost 20 years ago this month when I drove to the reservoir for a Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association meeting. Former Louisiana Sportsman editor Todd Masson and I jumped on John Dean’s boat, and spent a broiling-hot day dropping plastics into 30 feet of water.
|Pearl River bass offer crazy action
13852 Views - Posted: July 25 at 3:10 pm
Sunlight had barely dribbled over the horizon when Jeff Bruhl eased the throttle back on the Phoenix, crawled from behind the boat’s console and stepped up onto the front deck to drop the trolling motor.
As the eastern sky gradually lightened, the Covington angler ran a Stanley Ribbit along a marsh bank just off the West Pearl River.
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