|Hunter shoots 165-class buck from front porch in Lincoln Parish
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Nov. 30 was already a very special day for Johnny Jiles: his son, John Michael, would be marrying his beloved Natalie that very afternoon.
But what happened early that morning before the ceremony would make the day even more special for a completely different reason.
Not only did he shoot a 165-class buck, but the way he brought down the brute will be long-remembered in the Jiles family.
|Moss Bluff hunter takes down big 8-point in Grant Parish
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On the morning after Thanksgiving Day, the thought of getting out of her nice warm bed at the deer camp to go sit in a sub-freezing box stand was not one that Ashly King relished.
The 28-year-old nurse from Moss Bluff had been hunting for a few days with her husband James at their lease in Grant Parish north of Alexandria, and while the weather had been nice and cold all week, the deer were definitely not cooperating.
“Nobody had seen anything,” Ashly said. “So we were all frustrated because all we kept seeing were rabbits and crows. We were like, ‘What the heck? This is Thanksgiving week. The weather is perfect and there’s no deer.’
“I really didn’t want to go hunting that morning because when they woke me up, I was like, ‘Oh my God. I don’t even want to get out of the bed. We haven’t seen anything all week. I am not looking forward to this.'"
Her attitude improved greatly about 8:30 that morning when a 140-class 8-point made his way across a dirt road towards a food plot about 100 yards from her box stand.
|Hunter takes down 25-point Bossier Parish monster
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A couple of weeks ago, you might remember the story of Hunter Black downing an impressive 14-pointer in Bossier Parish that measured 170 inches. As awesome as that buck was, Hunter’s dad Jon did him one better on Nov. 30 when he took down a 25-point that could measure at least 200 inches.
|Hunter downs Tensas Parish 'Elk Buck' with massive 28-inch inside spread
4505 Views - Posted: December 10 at 6:00 am
An old, wily buck roaming the Tensas Parish woods for the past several years had garnered a reputation both for his elusiveness and his eye-popping set of antlers, which earned him the nickname of Elk Buck.
The rack was of such outlandish proportions that it more resembled one of the monarchs of the Rockies, not the swamps of Tensas.
But on Nov. 27, John Parker, 45, who has hunted the big deer for several seasons, finally had the opportunity to put his crosshairs on the old buck.
|Natchitoches hunter shoots awesome 18-point non-typical buck
3708 Views - Posted: December 09 at 4:00 pm
On Sunday, Dec. 1, Sidney Evans finally ended his 13-year buck drought in style with a great non-typical 18-point in Natchitoches Parish.
|Father and son have November to remember with big bucks in Sabine Parish
2114 Views - Posted: December 06 at 6:00 am
November was a bang-up month for big bucks for the Rogers family in Florien.
On Nov. 3, Colton Rogers, 21, shot a big 13-point in Sabine Parish that green scored 160 inches and was highlighted in a story on LouisianaSportsman.com.
His dad, Stanley Rogers, got in on the action himself on Nov. 24 with a nice 11-pointer he shot only about 200 yards from where the 13-pointer had gone down three weeks earlier.
|Simsboro hunter amazed as downed 11-point gets pummeled by another deer
5492 Views - Posted: December 05 at 10:00 am
Radio great Paul Harvey would have loved the details of Mike Martin’s Nov. 24 hunt that resulted in downing a massive 11-point Claiborne Parish buck.
Because what happened right after he dropped the big buck would have been perfect for one of the broadcaster’s patented “Rest of the Story” segments.
|Baton Rouge hunter shoots piebald 7-point in West Feliciana Parish
5293 Views - Posted: December 04 at 6:00 am
October and November were a couple of rough months for Glenn Cormier: his mother passed away suddenly, and only a few weeks later, one of his friends died unexpectedly.
So the 59-year-old nurse anesthetist at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge headed to his deer camp south of St. Francisville for some much needed rest and relaxation.
In Cormier’s 60-acre ‘honey hole’ on the lease, he had been watching a piebald deer grow up for the better part of two seasons, and had frequently seen him from his stands and on trail cam pictures.
|Homer hunter shoots 170-class Claiborne Parish buck with hungry 7-year-old son by his side
5811 Views - Posted: December 03 at 6:00 am
When you get on your stand before daylight without eating any breakfast, there’s a good chance you could get hungry in an hour or so, especially if you’re a 7-year-old boy.
That’s the situation Ryon Walker, 38, found himself tending to on Saturday, Nov. 30 while hunting with his son, Caleb, on a 100-acre pine-forest plot in Claiborne Parish.
|Chauvin hunter shoots big 8-point swamp buck
3687 Views - Posted: December 02 at 2:00 pm
Many people say the quiet solitude of a deer stand is therapy to escape the non-stop daily grind.
For Corinne Portier of Chauvin, it’s all that and more.
Portier, 49, started hunting seriously after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. It returned in late 2011, and after a double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and a year off from hunting, she took down her biggest deer to date with a nice 8-point last month in Terrebonne Parish on the opening day of muzzleloader season.
|11-year-old hunter takes down big 11-pointer in Claiborne Parish
3608 Views - Posted: November 29 at 6:00 am
As a toddler, Daisy Verdin was introduced to hunting when she accompanied her mom to their deer stand in north Claiborne Parish.
“I’d take her with me, and she had her own little chair she sat in,” her mom, Mandy, said. “She’d take her colors and coloring book and today, there is some of her ‘art’ on the walls of my stand from when she went with me.”
That early introduction to sitting in a deer stand and observing what went on out in the woods apparently had a far-reaching effect on the youngster, because on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 24, the 11-year-old sixth grader at Summerfield High School performed like a seasoned hunter when she calmly downed an impressive 11-point buck that scored 161 1/8 inches Boone and Crockett.
|Hunter finally bags elusive 14-point Bossier Parish buck
6691 Views - Posted: November 28 at 10:00 am
Hunter Black was getting pretty fed up with a big buck he knew was hanging out on his property in Bossier Parish.
Trail cam photos showed the deer around his stand during daylight hours when he didn’t hunt, but on days that he did, the buck was a no-show.
“I had seen this buck on camera all season long and had gotten pretty frustrated because he seemed to have a sixth sense. He seemed to know when I’d be hunting and when I wouldn’t,” Black said.
The hunter’s luck finally took a turn for the better on Nov. 23 when he left his bow at home, picked up his Weatherby 300 and climbed into his stand.
|Wife hunting in husband's favorite stand shoots monster Beauregard Parish buck
4026 Views - Posted: November 27 at 6:00 am
When her husband and 20-year-old son decided to go and pull trail cam cards earlier this month on their 1,400-acre lease in Beauregard Parish, Mary Jones figured that would be a perfect opportunity to enjoy an afternoon hunt in her husband’s tripod stand.
“I had three possible places that I could go. Two of them were stands I usually hunt,” said Jones, 46, who works with her husband as a bookkeeper for his logging business. “My reasoning was we were passing right by it. It was the closest, and when I found out he wasn’t going, I was like, ‘Hey, let me sit in it.’”
|Gonzales hunter shoots big 10-pointer in West Feliciana Parish
4138 Views - Posted: November 26 at 6:00 am
A thick blanket of fog on the opening day of rifle season in Area 4 turned out to be a good omen for Gonzales hunter Paul Rougeau.
The 31-year-old was hunting on farmland in West Feliciana Parish on Nov. 16, and initially planned on going to a spot in the woods he had been prepping for opening day.
|Big Webster Parish buck nicknamed 'Nighttime Roamer' finally makes daytime appearance
21352 Views - Posted: November 25 at 6:00 am
Since 2008, 68-year-old George Simolke of Dubberly has seen scores of trail cam photos of a big drop-tine buck on his Webster Parish property.
Because all photos of the buck except one were made at night, Simolke dubbed him Nighttime Roamer.
But the big buck let his taste for rice bran get the best of him in the daylight of Nov. 20, and made the mistake of stepping out for a nibble as Simolke sat in his box stand about 80 yards away. One shot from his 7 mm mag and the days of the old monarch teasing Simolke were over: he dropped in his tracks at the shot.
|Shreveport hunter shoots 165-inch non-typical buck in Red River Parish
5805 Views - Posted: November 20 at 2:00 pm
Apparently, the early bird doesn’t always get the worm.
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