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Shooting turkeys

When I went to work for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in 1976 as a game biologist in the Florida Parishes, I quickly discovered a new species of bird to hunt — the eastern wild turkey.

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April 12 at 9:00 am
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We finished strong

The January issue of the Louisiana Sportsman had the words “finish strong” on the cover. This was in reference to the idea that January is the peak rut month for Areas 1 and 6, the land of the big bucks in the Bayou State.

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March 10 at 6:40 am
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The last crossing

The bottoms of my knee boots weren’t gripping the top of the sunken log very well, and I would occasionally slide as I inched my way across the slough. Fortunately, I had stick poles in each hand to help with balance. This might have been a little easier in my younger days, but it was certainly a challenge for this old man to keep his balance with a rifle and hunting pack slung across his back. I knew one thing for certain: I didn’t want to wind up in waist-deep water, so I took my time, and in a few minutes the crossing was over.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Farts and Bubbles: Hunt like a champ

When the Notre Dame football players leave the locker room and head for the field they pass under a sign that reads, “Play like a champion today.”

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January 12 at 9:00 am
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Itís time for a meat hunt

In December, seasons are open for most game species, so it is time for a hunter to put some meat in the freezer.

Generally, the term meat hunt implies a hunter is fixing to go shoot a doe to put meat on the table.

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December 12, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Louisiana families keep hunting traditions alive

The sport of hunting remains strong in the Bayou State because families make it a priority.

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November 10, 2016 at 9:00 am
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Champion trees and trophy bucks

Records are kept these days of just about everything. As we saw during the 2016 Summer Olympics the old adage “records are made to be broken” is still true.

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October 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm
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How breeding dates are determined

Biologists determine breeding dates based on measurements of deer embryos and fetuses using a fetal scale developed through research conducted by Quality Deer Management Association founder Joe Hamilton and other deer researchers.

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September 15, 2016 at 7:00 am
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