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It’s time to give back

I  went through a tournament-fishing phase when I was in my 20s and thought I had outgrown my bream-fishing childhood. I fished the old Greenwell Springs Marine Pro-Am as a no-boater and was a member of Sunshine Bass Club.

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Yamaha test track returns to Louisiana Sportsman Show

Learning what’s new in the ATV world is easy: Just head to the Louisiana Sportsman Show on March 12-15 and stop by the Yamaha test track.

And you’ll also be able to check out the new Wolverine R-Spec EPS side-by-side, which has never been seen in Louisiana.

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February 25 at 4:00 pm
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Turkey-hunting seminars scheduled for Saturday

Turkey season is right around the corner, so it’s time to brush up on your calling and ensure you have all the equipment necessary to track down and kill that big gobbler.

And you can learn everything you need to know during a free turkey-hunting event at Bowie Outfitters this Saturday (Feb. 28). Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.

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February 23 at 3:07 pm
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Five winter bass-fishing lures you need to try

February can be a tricky month to fish bass, but Strike King bass pro James Niggemeyer doesn’t have the option to sit home and wait for more-stable conditions. So he has found lures produced by his sponsor that will produce bites from fish in late-winter and prespawn patterns.

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February 19 at 3:30 pm
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'I'm living the American dream,' Hackney says during Angler of the Year speech

When Greg Hackney stepped to the microphone last night to accept the 2014 B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year Award, he used the limelight to honor the crowd of anglers against whom he fishes.

"Honestly, for me, what a humbling experience," Hackney began. "I've dreamed of this my whole childhood. I just had no idea I could ever stand in front of this bunch of fishermen. It is the most-humbling thing ever."

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February 19 at 1:31 pm
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Nail down fishing activity with feeding tables

Have you ever been on the water, trying to figure out why the heck the fish just aren’t cooperating — and then all of a sudden things just go crazy and you can’t keep your lure from being swallowed?

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February 08 at 9:20 pm
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Best bets for February bass

F ebruary is a schizophrenic month, with temperatures often fluctuating wildly and winds howling from every direction from fronts of the coldest month of the year.

But that doesn’t mean fish won’t feed, and Louisiana’s Cliff “Cajun Baby” Crochet has learned a few tips that helps him keep fish coming across his gunnel.

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February 08 at 5:00 pm
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Safety is first priority in the outdoors

I’ve had the privilege to travel all over the country for work. I’ve hunted throughout the Deep South, and I’ve fished from Texas to Virginia and almost every state in between.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Tail spinner makes plastic worm irresistible

There are spinner baits and there are plastics. And then there are spinner plastics.

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January 20 at 2:15 pm
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Make your own rod sleeves

Anyone with a boat rod locker knows the frustration of digging out rods: It’s almost guaranteed line from half of the rods will be wrapped around the other half of the rods.

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January 20 at 6:30 am
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Bobber stoppers serve double duty

I was working a craw worm away from the bank for the thousandth time. The only thing different was that my line jumped, and I felt a bit of weight on the terminal end.

I reeled down and set the hook hard, confident I’d be fighting my first bass of the day.

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January 15 at 9:25 pm
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Hunting no longer a male fraternity

I can remember the scene like it was yesterday: A wife of one of the hunting club members showed up around lunchtime, and another member walked out of the bunk room in his tighty whities.

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January 01 at 9:00 am
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7 steps to clean a squirrel

I grew up squirrel hunting, but one thing I didn’t learn was a way to clean squirrels that didn’t end with picking hair off the carcasses.

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December 18, 2014 at 7:30 am
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Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

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December 16, 2014 at 8:00 am
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Zero your scope — properly

When you open up that Christmas present and find a brand-new scope for your rifle, what is your first thought?

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December 16, 2014 at 7:30 am
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Angler hooked in lip, tries to remove it at the camp

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I've had a treble hook jammed into my jawline, so when I heard that fellow Louisiana Publishing employee Jay Forest had speared himself in the top lip with a jig hook I had to shiver a bit.

The best thing to say about it is that Jay did it to himself while fishing off a pier: At least he couldn't blame anyone else.

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December 15, 2014 at 10:55 am
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