|Baton Rouge hunter shoots piebald 7-point in West Feliciana Parish
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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
3477 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
2017 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
2500 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
4995 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
3235 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
3427 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
20016 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
5292 Views - Posted: November 20 at 2:00 pm
Apparently, the early bird doesn’t always get the worm.
|Third time's a charm on 170-inch Ouachita Parish 9-point
6527 Views - Posted: November 20 at 6:00 am
Within a span of about 24 hours, West Monroe’s Krista Richardson laid her eyes on the same big buck three different times.
|Old duck call brings in big Sabine Parish 10-pointer
4302 Views - Posted: November 19 at 1:30 pm
Zac Bethea’s long-lost duck call worked like a charm again last week, and he has a trophy mount to prove it.
|Non-typical 22-point nicknamed 'Trash Head' turns out to be a treasure
12360 Views - Posted: November 18 at 11:00 am
If one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, Gray Marston struck gold when he finally shot a big buck he had nicknamed Trash Head on Sunday, Nov. 10 in southern Natchitoches Parish.
|Shreveport bow hunter makes the most of second chance on big 14-point buck
4555 Views - Posted: November 18 at 6:00 am
In the late afternoon on Oct. 28, Drew Ratley was just about to jack down his Summit climber and get out of the woods.
|Crowley hunter has close encounter with big Acadia Parish 8-point
4698 Views - Posted: November 15 at 2:15 pm
Jason Mire was literally minutes away from missing the buck of a lifetime after he decided to abandon his stand in Acadia Parish and head for home.
|Potential state-record buck killed in Concordia Parish
545266 Views - Posted: November 14 at 1:35 pm
Ferriday’s Jason Archer helped friends sight in their primitive firearms on Saturday, November 9, opening day for that segment of the deer season in Concordia Parish, when the 42-year-old and his cousin looked at their watches and decided they had time for a late afternoon hunt.
|Grisham doubles down on big Bossier bucks
4360 Views - Posted: November 14 at 12:00 pm
Hollis Grisham is a 25-year-old respiratory therapist working at Willis Knighton Hospital in Shreveport, but even he might have needed help catching his breath when a big 10-point buck he’d never seen stepped out of the woods in Bossier Parish last weekend.
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