|Tracking a Booner — The Rest of the Story
72 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
Probably the one thing that I have ever written about deer hunting that is worth remembering is this: If you see a deer while hunting and you think you should shoot it, you probably should because in our Louisiana environment the opportunity might not come again.
|Habitat work — Is it worth it?
2030 Views - Posted: November 13 at 9:00 am
The first shots of the 2013 season were fired on Sept. 7 when the dove season opened, but my efforts to make some dove sites for us to hunt proved fruitless.
|Shoot-Don’t Shoot, 2013 Edition
807 Views - Posted: November 01 at 7:00 am
A new age of deer management and hunting was ushered in when the concept of quality deer management began to sweep across the Southeast United States and eventually into the Bayou State.
2182 Views - Posted: October 14 at 9:00 am
What goes around comes around, and once again the deer season has arrived in the Bayou State.
|Who’s your daddy?
946 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Research studies in the Southeast have found that a doe can be bred by multiple bucks and produce fawns with different fathers.
|How do you know when a doe was bred?
964 Views - Posted: September 15 at 7:00 am
Determining breeding dates is a matter of normal biological activity for a deer biologist.
|Hey, it’s still good, good, good!
5084 Views - Posted: September 12 at 9:00 am
Lately, the Moreland clan has been spending a lot of time at the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic; it started with a surgery on my wife’s shoulder for a torn rotator cuff, followed by surgery on our son Ruffin’s leg, followed by an air cast for me to help heal a bad ankle.
|2013-14 Rut Report
5397 Views - Posted: September 01 at 7:00 am
Many factors can impact the breeding season of deer but, for the most part, breeding activity occurs during the same month every year.
|Diversity in the woods
1586 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am
If you are an avid reader of this magazine, then you read about the black bear killing a calf in West Carroll Parish.
|What we do not see in the cutover
1129 Views - Posted: August 15 at 7:00 am
When conducting a browse survey on an area it is sometimes beneficial to take note of the plants you are not seeing in the survey as well as those that you are finding.
|Buck or doe — the choice is yours
1651 Views - Posted: August 13 at 9:00 am
It is hard to believe that the 2013-14 hunting season is just around the corner. Now is the time to be making final preparations for the upcoming season, one of which should be to purchase your new hunting license and obtain deer tags, which are required of all deer hunters.
|Clear-cut foods — Cutovers can be ready-made grocery stores for deer
1395 Views - Posted: August 01 at 7:00 am
During the mid-1970s, I was conducting a study concerning the flora of Bienville Parish for my master’s thesis at Northeast Louisiana University (now ULM) when I got a glimpse of my first large timber clear-cut.
|Vosburg named QDMA Deer Manager of the Year
4001 Views - Posted: July 24 at 11:50 am
If you ask someone in Morganza or New Roads if they know Chip Vosburg they will probably say, "Yeah, I know Chip. He grows big deer.”
If you ask a member of the Quality Deer Management Association if they know Chip Vosburg, they will probably say, "Yeah, I know the name, he is the QDMA Deer Manager of the Year.”
|Good, Good, Good
1501 Views - Posted: July 15 at 9:00 am
Since the Robertson Clan has cornered the market on the phrase “Happy, happy, happy” (Papa Phil has even written a book by that name), I decided the title for my column this month would be “Good, good, good” in reference to the good things that have recently happened in our wildlife management program in Clinton.
|Work now for success next season
1274 Views - Posted: June 11 at 9:00 am
An e-mail from Jimmy Stafford, turkey biologist for LDWF, indicated a poor 2013 spring turkey season across the state, with the harvest being down 500 or more turkeys from the 2012 season.
|A turkey for dad
1203 Views - Posted: May 13 at 9:00 am
When you hear “Phfffffftt,” you know a strutting tom is close and it is time to get ready.
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