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Big Bossier Parish buck goes down on warm, windy day

Last Saturday, Nov. 18 dawned warm and blustery — not exactly great conditions for deer hunting because movement is normally at a minimum in that type of weather. When the rut is on, however, a buck will often lower its guard — leaving the safety of thickets when an estrus doe has captivated its attention.

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November 21 at 3:58 pm
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New rifle downs DeSoto Parish 14-pointer

John Corso has hunted deer for the past 35 years on a 2,000-acre tract of land in DeSoto Parish — always accompanied by his trusty Kleinguenther K15 rifle.

He has shot quite a few deer with the old weapon, and it never failed him. But this year, the rifle started acting up and spraying bullets everywhere — so it was time for a change.

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November 20 at 2:15 pm
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Hunter makes last tag count with big Claiborne Parish 13-point

Gary Hoof had taken a nice 8-point buck with his first buck tag. A couple of days later, when what he thought was a doe stepped out, Hoof downed it — but found out he had actually shot a small spike, using up his last buck tag.

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November 16 at 3:07 pm
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Strict management plan pays off with heavy-horned Lincoln Parish buck

For the past 22 years, Brad Martin and three of his friends have leased 600 acres of prime property north of Ruston in Lincoln Parish. A pact the four made not to shoot a buck until it was at least 4 years old paid off in spades for Martin, 53, when he dropped a stud 11-point on the morning of Nov. 11.

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November 13 at 4:09 pm
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Big Natchitoches Parish 11-point ambushed at ground level

Hunter Thomas likes to hunt from his comfortable and cozy box stand on his family’s land near Ajax in Natchitoches Parish. He was running a tad late, but that’s where he was headed on the morning of Nov. 9.

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November 13 at 3:22 pm
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200-class DeSoto Parish monster goes down

Benny Bell teaches vocational agriculture at Ebarb High School, and as a modern day school teacher, he undoubtedly encounters an occasional surprise when dealing with teenaged students.

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November 07 at 4:03 pm
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Impressive 8-point down in Claiborne Parish

Austin Vidrine of Monroe accepted an invitation from his friend Scott Gill to hunt one of his stands on the 1,230 acres Gill and his family own in rural Claiborne Parish. On Halloween afternoon, Vidrine downed the first buck he had ever taken — an impressive 140-class buck that had never been seen on game cameras.

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November 06 at 9:42 am
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160-inch 8-point drilled in Grant Parish

Jason Futrell is serious about managing deer on the 400-acre tract of Grant Parish land he and a friend lease not far from his home in Colfax. As a result of trying to do things the right way, the 36-year-old hunter put the crosshairs of his scope on a heavy-antlered 8-point buck Oct. 28, opening day for still hunting in Area 2.

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November 03 at 2:24 pm
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