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Ruston hunter arrows big Lincoln Parish 13-point

When Jackie James was a defensive end at Louisiana Tech in the mid-70s, he had to help out on some tackles other linemen missed. 

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Yesterday at 4:51 pm
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Proven tips for trophy bucks

• Watch the weather — when ice and snow are forecast, be in the woods.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
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10 trophy buck tips, based on success

The day, Dec. 23, 1998, was nasty and getting nastier, and the weatherman’s promise of sleet and freezing rain couldn’t have been more on target, falling over the north Louisiana landscape.

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October 01 at 7:00 am
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Caney Lake gives up 11-pounder

It began six or seven years ago when guys attending a Sunday School class at Cook Baptist Church in Ruston mapped out plans for a fishing trip to Caney Lake, a trip that has become an annual event and has expanded to include friends.

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March 13 at 2:22 pm
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Simmons Sporting Goods' Big Buck Contest results

Hunter Simmons, who manages the sporting goods store’s yearly Big Buck Contest, says that although there were not quite as many trophy bucks brought in, those that were entered were some of the best he’s seen in the past several years. 

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March 12 at 9:34 am
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Roszell takes down 'Freaky' buck in November, hangs on to win women's division of Simmons' Sporting Goods Big Buck Contest

Tara Roszell is a registered nurse working in the recovery room at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, and although she’s hunted deer off-and-on for 30 years since she got married,  she’s spent most of her time at home as mom to her kids.

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March 07 at 3:25 pm
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DeRidder bow hunter arrows 18-point monster on Tensas NWR

Chris Courville enjoyed a late season bow hunt this past weekend at the Tensas National Wildlife Refuge he won’t soon forget for a couple of reasons: one for how he lost a nice buck, and the other for the monster he ended up taking home.

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January 27 at 8:16 pm
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Lake Charles hunter shoots huge 9-point at Tensas NWR

Michael Timpa never let his handicap keep him from spending time on the water or in the woods. 

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January 23 at 5:32 pm
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Head football coach finally tackles elusive Bienville Parish buck

Joey Pender is head football coach at West Ouachita High School in Ouachita Parish. 

Even though his team struggled this year, he joined a group of other coaches with similar records for a trip to the Superdome to watch the state championship games last month.

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January 20 at 6:00 am
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Ruston hunter takes down trophy 'cull' in Tensas Parish

Martha Sumrall has hunted with her husband on Somerset Hunting Club for a number of years, and has taken several good bucks on the 5,800-acre property in Tensas Parish. 

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January 17 at 6:00 am
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Patterning key to sticking big bucks, gar and turkey

As passionate as Brad Doughty is about chasing trophy whitetails, he is also an avid bow fisherman in a quest for outsized alligator gar and boss gobblers.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Call ’em in

Brad Doughty relies heavily on two deer calls — a bleat can and a grunt tube — to draw in bucks during the rut.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Scent Shield key to bagging bucks

Brad Doughty is an excellent deer hunter, regularly bagging big bucks on public land. However, he does it with a little help from his Scent Shield and deer calls.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Fourth-quarter adjustments — Late-season deer hunting strategies

It is often necessary to adjust the game plan at halftime when the Saints — or any football team, for that matter ­— are engaged in an important game.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Hunter trades box stand for lawn chair and shoots 180-class buck

Billy Barton had gotten really tired of sitting in his box stand in Winn Parish without seeing any deer.

So a change of scenery, including the use of a folding lawn chair concealed under tree limbs, helped him ambush a 12-point buck last month that scored almost 180 inches Boone and Crockett.

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December 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm
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Ophthalmologist sights in big 183-inch Mississippi buck

Dr. Jeffrey Lusk is one year away from joining his dad and brother in their Shreveport ophthalmology clinic, but his training in Dallas has kept him away from his hunting club all season long. 

So Lusk made up for lost time in a big way last weekend when he hit the mother lode and downed a huge 16-point buck on Saturday.

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December 18, 2013 at 6:00 am
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