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Top 3 tips to a better deer stand

When you head to the camp, you’re not going just to enjoy the peace and quiet of the woods. Sure, that’s part of it. But what you really want is to kill a deer.

So you spend a lot of time figuring out how deer are traveling and trying to put together the perfect ambush spot.

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September 13 at 3:12 pm
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Heroes live among us

The word “hero” is grossly overused today. If you pick up a stray cat and adopt it, you’re called a hero. If you feed the homeless, yep, you’re a hero. If you survived cancer, you can bet you’ll be hailed a hero. And if you care for someone with cancer — man, you’re headed for superhero status.

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August 31 at 4:55 pm
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Split action for Mississippi River trout, reds

Normally anglers have been catching beautiful specks around the mouth of the Mississippi River by this time of year, but guide Brent Roy said it’s been different. Yes, there are trout to be caught, but for some reason it’s just not been as good.

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August 30 at 4:55 pm
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Best bets for Atchafalaya Basin bass

The long-awaited drop in the Atchafalaya River happened in late June, and that meant it was easy to catch bass in the Basin.

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August 26 at 6:43 am
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Be wary of trolling motor prop wash when fishing

Ken Sherman is a perfectionist, paying close attention to every detail involved in catching fish. And one of the things he says many bass anglers overlook is the importance of boat handling when approaching a log jam or tree.

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August 16 at 9:00 am
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Pitch with the other hand

If you pitch jigs using your dominant hand, you’re putting yourself at a huge disadvantage, accomplished tournament angler Ken Sherman said.

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August 16 at 6:00 am
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'Cajun Navy' rescues hundreds from record flooding

As water poured form the heavens and swamped the greater Baton Rouge area, a group of St. Bernard Parish surface drive boaters quickly organized and headed west to help with rescue operations — eventually saving hundreds of people stranded by waters too fast to allow them to get to out.

"We remember when people came to help us (after Hurricane Katrina)," said Violte's Jared Serigne, who became the de facto admiral of the so-called Cajun Navy.

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August 16 at 1:28 am
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Top 5 jig-fishing tips to catch more bass

Jigs were once thought of as primarily cold-weather lures, but anglers have proved over the past decade or so the baits will produce bites even in the heat of summer.

But a lot of fishermen struggle to master jig fishing. Baton Rouge’s Ken Sherman, on the other hand, won lots and lots of money with that lure tied to the end of his line before giving up competitive fishing.

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August 15 at 3:22 pm
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