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Coyotes prompt quick decision on 170-class buck

Mark Cappel of Pineville makes his living working in the oil and gas industry in Alaska, so he doesn’t get to hunt his family’s land in Rapides Parish very often.

But he made the most of his chances earlier this fall, when he downed a big 170-class buck on Oct. 26.

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January 12 at 9:13 pm
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Brother-sister duo downs big Madison Parish bucks

Dr. David McGehee is a Ruston-based pediatrician whose family owns a prime piece of property in Madison Parish. His two adult children don’t have the opportunity to deer hunt often, but both capitalized this season after their dad let a couple of big deer slip through his fingers.

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January 12 at 10:40 am
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'Ghost Buck' goes down in Lincoln Parish

Ruston’s Andy Durrett and his brother B.J. are attorneys in Ruston, and the pair are serious deer hunters. 

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January 05 at 9:13 am
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New mom takes a break, bags 150-inch buck

Kylie Garris decided she needed to take a short break from being a mom, so she headed to the peace and solitude of a deer stand on her mother-in-law’s property in Union Parish.

Garris, mom to a 3-year-old daughter, an 18-month-old son and a newborn baby girl, made the escape while her husband Tom kept the three kids on the afternoon of Oct. 30 to give his wife a couple of hours of well-deserved peace and quiet.

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December 30, 2014 at 5:23 pm
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Freeman downs two bucks in two days in Jackson Parish

Sometimes a special gift is received on Christmas Eve, and sometimes it comes on Christmas Day. And if Santa thinks you’ve been really good, you might even get a present on both days.

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December 30, 2014 at 3:45 pm
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Weldon hunter nails big Claiborne Parish buck

Ordinarily on a Sunday night, Reba Lee attends church service.

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December 29, 2014 at 4:41 pm
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Eames drops 9-point Tensas Parish buck with muzzleloader

How would you like to have a great place to hunt - but to do so, you  had to follow restrictions on what deer you could shoot and what equipment you had to use?

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December 23, 2014 at 2:10 pm
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Pruitt downs Franklin Parish bruiser

Three seasons back, Joey Pruitt got a good 25-yard look at a big buck while bowhunting in Franklin Parish, but a small branch prevented him from getting a shot at the deer.

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December 16, 2014 at 4:17 pm
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Natchitoches hunter drops big 28-point non-typical buck

A big key to deer hunting is simply being in the right place at the right time, and Natchitoches resident Steven Mitchell can prove it.

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December 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm
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Third shot is the charm on massive Winn Parish 8-point

Sometimes truth really is stranger than fiction, and things that happen in the woods just don’t makes a whole lot of sense.

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December 11, 2014 at 5:12 pm
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Deville hunter bags 16-pointer scoring 171-plus in Rapides Parish

When the moon is full, deer tend to feed and move around at night and bed down during the day, so the Nov. 6 full moon meant hunting prospects for the next couple of days weren't the best.

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December 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm
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Bossier City hunter makes the most of rare second chance on big 12-point

I could count on one hand with a couple of fingers to spare the stories I’ve heard about a hunter taking a shot at a trophy buck, actually nicking the deer and then weeks later getting a second chance to finish the job. 

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December 11, 2014 at 3:23 pm
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ULM student downs huge 190-class Morehouse Parish buck

Caity Brown is a 22-year-old occupational therapy student at the University of Louisiana at Monroe who has her boyfriend to thank for coaching her through the conquest of a massive 12-point buck that green-scored about 190 inches. 

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December 09, 2014 at 3:42 pm
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Ruston mom goes 3 for 3 with nice bucks

When a baseball player gets three hits in three at bats, you can say he’s having a great game. 

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December 02, 2014 at 1:17 pm
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Hester downs 'Super Six' in Red River Parish

There are times when you see a certain something you’d give your eye teeth to own or at least have access to, be it a special shotgun, a bamboo fly rod, or a piece of artwork that has you drooling.

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December 01, 2014 at 8:26 am
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Doe alerts Ruston hunter to presence of big 12-point

Fen Collinsworth has a doe to thank for alerting him to the approach of a big buck coming through the woods on family property in Union Parish near Bernice on Saturday morning. 

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November 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm
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