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2017 Yamaha Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest better than ever

With 2016-17 hunting season in the books, it’s time to make plans to bring your bucks to the Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest to be held on March 16-19.

Even if your deer mount isn’t complete, you can make arrangements with your taxidermist to bring the antlers to the contest.

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15 hours ago
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National policies really do matter

It’s very easy to ignore national politics. Even when those matters are related to the hunting and fishing communities.

“The swamp,” as Washington, D.C., has become known, is so messed up that it’s tempting to put your head in the sand and just go to the camp.

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February 21 at 2:00 pm
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The best month to catch TB toads

It’s the $1 million question: When should you make the haul to Toledo Bend for the greatest chance to catch one of the double-digit bass that teem in the huge reservoir?

Well, while monster bass are caught at the nations’ No. 1 bass fishery throughout the year, the best opportunity to get in on the big-fish action begins this month.

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February 16 at 6:00 am
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2016-17 Deer of the Year

It’s been a crazy 12 months, with the typical broiling-hot summer topped off with record flood in many areas of the state. So when hunting seasons opened, hunters relished the break from rebuilding efforts.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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LDWF pick appears to be positive change

We all knew it was coming. In fact, most folks believed it was way past time when it finally happened.

So the announcement of Charlie Melancon’s resignation as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in mid-December came as no surprise.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Stay off the banks for Basin bass, anglers say

Prairieville's Dave Cavell and Gonzales' Corey Wheat teamed up to win Claire's Heart benefit tournament last weekend, and the pattern wasn't what they expected.

"We thought we'd catch them punching," Cavell said. "That's how Corey caught them practicing."

Instead, they had to back off the banks, and turn away from heavy flipping rigs.

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January 18 at 5:36 pm
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VIDEO: Why PFDs and kill switches are important

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We all know we're supposed to use them. It's just Boating Safety 101. Yet we all too often get in a hurry or become complacent, and leave the life jackets in the locker or sitting on the seat as we zip from one fishing hole the next.†And too many anglers don't even think about kill switches.

Because nothing is going to happen to me, right? But the fact is accidents happen — and we never see them coming.

This video of two young anglers heading out for a bass tournament shows just how fast things can go wrong and why safety equipment is vitally important.

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January 17 at 8:00 am
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When is the best time to catch a Toledo Bend lunker?

It’s the $1 million question: When should you make the haul to Toledo Bend for the greatest chance to catch one of the double-digit bass that teem in the huge reservoir?

Well, while monster bass are caught at the nations’ No. 1 bass fishery throughout the year, the best opportunity to get in on the big-fish action begins this month.

But odds tip farthest in your favor in March.

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January 09 at 11:05 am
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