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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 at 7:45 pm
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Bossier City hunter puts the sneak on 170-class buck

Dustin Digilormo has a theory when it comes to waylaying big bucks: If they won’t come to you, then go to them.

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November 18 at 4:00 pm
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Downsville hunter takes down big Union Parish 10-point

When Downsville’s Doug McGehee purchased a 100-acre tract a mile from his Union Parish home, his plan was to convert the property into a place he could eventually sit in a deer stand and enjoy some quality time with his seven grandchildren.

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November 17 at 5:08 pm
4594 Views

Hunter trades venison for hunting spot, takes down big 8-pointer

Arcadia’s Thomas Bourn has been a dog hunter all his life — he much prefers to listen to hound music as he waits for the dogs to push a deer over to his location.†

However, he decided to climb into a deer stand and still hunt on the morning of Nov. 14 when a big 8-point buck opted to make an appearance.

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November 17 at 3:40 pm
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Louisiana hunter downs 'Moose' in Arkansas

A big, strange looking buck started showing up on game cameras around Canfield, Ark. the past four years.†

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November 15 at 10:00 pm
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Black Lake yields 13.1-pound monster bass

Back in 2006, Ron Dyes hauled in a Black Lake record bass that tipped the scales at 13.5 pounds, and while the popular lake is known for quality bass, double-digit fish have been few and far between.†

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November 10 at 8:30 am
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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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October 20 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
624 Views

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
8410 Views

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
5856 Views
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