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Webster Parish youth drops elusive 174-inch buck

It’s commonly said in Louisiana if you don’t like the weather just wait a while, and it’ll change. 

The same can be said of hunting whitetails in the Bayou State — hours of monotony can end suddenly and be followed up instantly by adrenalin-pumping action.

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October 22 at 4:15 pm
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Youth hunter kills 163-inch monster in Ouachita Parish

There are very few things in the world that trump the feeling of taking a monster buck that you’ve had your eye on for a long time. 

From the first time you see it on a trail camera and give it a name, that one deer consumes your every thought, especially when you hit the stand. 

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October 21 at 6:40 pm
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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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Big Ashbrook Island 8-point goes down

Any experienced deer hunter will tell you that whitetails can be some of the most elusive big game animals on the planet.  

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October 10 at 2:24 pm
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New Orleans hunter arrows Bienville Parish buck

Almost everything that could go wrong Saturday morning did go wrong for Scott Houk.

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October 09 at 8:13 am
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Patience pays off with 140-class 11-point

Chris Evans has had a rough year, dealing with a heart condition that dictates surgery later this year. But throughout the summer, the Zachary hunter has been watching a really nice buck develop.

And after sending an arrow through the 140-class 11-point Friday, the buck will now join another monster Evans killed in 2011. Both deer were killed on the same property.

The latest kill came after Evans practiced the patience of Job.

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October 06 at 10:59 am
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Archer's 16-pointer officially scores 200 1/8 inches Boone and Crockett

Jason Archer’s huge 16-point buck taken last November in Concordia Parish landed at No. 22 in the state record books after officially measuring 200 1/8 inches Boone and Crockett, according to the state’s deer program leader. 

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June 09 at 1:08 pm
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CHS-NI senior shoots 10-pointer on holiday hunt in January

Mallory O’Brien and her dad, Kurt, were running a little late when they decided to head out to their deer lease near Marksville for a holiday hunt this past January.

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March 20 at 5:24 pm
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Burns wins Yamaha ATV in 2014 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest

Sometimes it's just your time. Lady Luck showers her blessing upon you, and you just can't do anything wrong.

This year's Louisiana Sportsman Show was that time for 12-year-old Jonathon Burns of Napoleonville.

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March 16 at 5:54 am
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Vidalia hunter arrows big Concordia Parish 11-point on final day of bow season

Clayton Chauvin definitely saved his best bow hunt for last.

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March 12 at 2:31 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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St. Joe hunter shoots 200-class 'Bull of the Woods'

As we all know, even the best laid plans don’t usually work the way we draw them up on the chalkboard.

But that wasn’t the case for Jimmy White and his son-in-law Will Mabry on Jan. 12 in St. Joe - they devised a scheme, executed it to perfection and took down a wily old non-typical 199-inch Tensas Parish monster in the process.

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February 11 at 4:55 pm
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Breaux Bridge hunter finally shoots heavy-horned Atchafalaya Basin 9-pointer

For Paul “Tee Paul” Thevenet, tracking down a big 9-point Atchafalaya Basin buck he’d been pursuing for three years became a full-time job starting this past Dec. 15.

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February 11 at 4:49 pm
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Big Courville buck under investigation by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The taking of one of the bucks featured Jan. 27 in an online article on LouisianaSportsman.com is under investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge official said.

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February 04 at 1:00 pm
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Hunter enjoys week-of-a-lifetime in the Atchafalaya Basin

Three Basin bucks.

Twenty-nine total points.

All in a matter of seven days.

That pretty much sums up the week Kane Adams enjoyed earlier this month on his club's Iberville Parish lease in the Atchafalaya Basin.

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January 31 at 6:01 am
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