|A turkey for dad
May 13 at 9:00 am
When you hear “Phfffffftt,” you know a strutting tom is close and it is time to get ready.
|Are you ‘coyoted-up?’
April 15 at 9:00 am
At the recent meeting of the Southeast Deer Study Group in South Carolina, the talk among the deer researchers and biologists continued to focus on coyotes and fawn depredation, the lack of fawn recruitment in various herds and the continuing spread of CWD in this country.
|Time to do the math
March 13 at 9:00 am
The deer season is over, and it is now time to measure the antlers and recognize the trophy-class bucks, along with looking at the deer harvest data and determining what has been accomplished with your deer management program.
|Turkey hunting in 2013
February 11 at 9:00 am
The work that has been done the past two years will determine one’s hunting success in the upcoming turkey season.
|This is the harvest season
January 09 at 9:00 am
The holidays have come and gone, and hopefully you enjoyed these special times with family and friends.
My parents are no longer alive, but I remember well these holiday times growing up in Northwest Louisiana. Later, as my brother, sister and I married, Mom and Dad really enjoyed the holiday season with their six grandkids, and Mom was blessed to see three of her great grandchildren during her last three Christmases.
|Tracking a Booner — One DeSoto Parish deer became a Boone & Crockett buck
January 01 at 7:00 am
Wildlife research is conducted to learn information about a particular species. Where does it live? What does it eat? What is its breeding chronology? What are its habits?
I think you get the idea. The study is then designed to obtain the desired information.
From a hunter’s standpoint, some of the knowledge gained from a study might not actually be of use to the hunter in his pursuit of the quarry. From the wildlife biologist’s viewpoint, all information can be beneficial for the proper management of the species.
|Keeping an eye on the 2012 rut
December 10, 2012 at 9:00 am
Observations of deer and deer activity during the months of September and October indicate the rut is on schedule; now we need Mother Nature to do her part with some cold weather.
|How natural mortality figures into deer management
December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
It is a given that deer are going to die annually on your property due to factors other than legal deer hunting.
December 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
We used to say at the deer camp not to shoot the does, now it’s don’t shoot the bucks. My how things have changed!
By now most everyone in the deer hunting community knows what the letters QDM stand for. Quality deer management is the type of deer management that has the objective of producing a quality deer herd with an older age class of bucks while providing hunters with quality deer hunting.
It is not trophy deer management, although it can produce trophy bucks.
In Louisiana, many clubs and private landowners have adopted QDM and are actively practicing the old motto of the Quality Deer Management Association: Let ’em Go and Let ’em Grow.
|Pig mania continues in Clinton
November 19, 2012 at 9:00 am
Just when we thought it was time to focus on the 2012 deer season, the pigs decide to keep playing the game.
During the month of July the feral hogs were quite active at Camp David and began coming to the bait sites on a daily basis. I made preparations to shoot them during their daylight visits and at night under the solar lights.
|Shoot, Don’t Shoot — Learn how to properly manage deer through proper harvest
November 01, 2012 at 7:00 am
It’s time for the 2012 edition of Shoot-Don’t Shoot Sportsman, so grab a pen and paper, and mark how many times you would squeeze the trigger.
How many times have you heard, “If its brown, it is going down” or “If I don’t shoot it, someone else will” or “I only get to hunt a few days, so I just want to kill a deer, any deer” or “Any buck is a trophy buck, it is all in the eye of the beholder?”
If you really think about it, these are all legitimate reasons for shooting a deer. After all, deer hunting is supposed to be a recreational activity that allows you to escape the problems of the world and re-create yourself in the great outdoors.
|Finding out who your friends are
October 08, 2012 at 9:00 am
We know that when the storms of life hit Mother Nature can put the outdoors back in order, but we need our friends to help us get going again.
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