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Huge bobcat shot in Acadia Parish

Troy Borill and Lee Lawson have been on a mission for about the last five years or so, actively hunting predators like wild hogs, coyotes and bobcats on a 1,500-acre rice farm north of Crowley.

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22 hours ago
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Hefty specks arrive near Last Island out of Cocodrie

Solid speckled trout have returned to wellheads near Last Island out of Cocodrie — but Capt. Tommy Pellegrin said they’re not likely fish that have already transitioned out of the marsh because of the recent summer-like weather we’ve been experiencing. 

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February 20 at 11:30 am
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Avoyelles hunter knocks down giant 240-inch ‘Rougarou’ buck

When Amanda Smith departed for her deer stand on Jan. 13 in Avoyelles Parish, her husband Scotty jokingly told her not to come home unless she was bringing back some fresh venison.

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February 07 at 9:17 am
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When temps cool, Highway 1 action heats up

We looked much more like duck hunters than fishermen, but last Thursday morning me and Tommy Vidrine ventured out early to target speckled trout in the ponds and canals adjacent to Highway 1 near Grand Isle. 

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February 01 at 6:55 pm
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Bistineau angler catches, releases 12-pound monster

Last Wednesday, Jan. 24, Hunter Vaughn and his grandpa Jack Elkins decided to make a quick late-afternoon fishing trip on Lake Bistineau. Neither knew it at the time, but they were about one hour from encountering the biggest bass they’d ever seen.

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February 01 at 4:58 pm
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Hunter shoots rare white-headed mallard drake

On Jan. 16, Brock Baudoin of New Iberia took friend Brennan Hebert duck hunting at Wax Lake Outlet just before Cajun country was about to enter into the grips of frigid Arctic temperatures. 

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January 31 at 5:19 pm
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January's aerial waterfowl survey similar to December numbers

January's wintry weather has prevented the completion of this month’s aerial waterfowl survey, but preliminary numbers released by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries indicate just about the same number of birds in the state as last month.

The January estimate of 3.07 million ducks is essentially the same as December’s 3.02 million birds, and is 50 percent higher than last January’s estimate of 2.05 million, as well as 17 percent higher than the most recent five-year average of 2.61 million.

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January 18 at 4:51 pm
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Effie hunter downs 12-point Tensas Parish stud

Brad Normand thought he was running a little late when he arrived at his box stand on Dahlia Plantation about 3:15 p.m. on Dec. 26 — but as it turns out, he was actually right on time.

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January 18 at 2:51 pm
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