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Father, son cited for allegedly shooting Iberia Parish black bear

A New Iberia father and his juvenile son were cited last week after a lengthy investigation by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for allegedly shooting an Iberia Parish black bear in the fall of 2015.

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2 hours ago
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Time to go sling some lead!

I readily admit to being a rifle nut. Handguns are great and a career in law enforcement provides one with a great deal of training and experience with them. But rifles are my favorite and as a hunter and shooting enthusiast, I have always found them more interesting and useful. As a result, a substantial amount of my free time is devoted to all things rifle.†

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June 23 at 10:34 am
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More jawbone talk

In recent installments of Happy Trails we have kicked around various aspects of both the science and art of aging whitetails on and off “the hoof.” Most deer hunters want to become as proficient as possible at estimating deer age BEFORE pulling the trigger, but it is equally important to either confirm or revise your eyeball estimate after the kill. This is where the science of jawbone aging, over time, helps to instruct and improve your eyeball skills.

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June 21 at 2:30 am
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Genetics, age, herd or habitat

I made the statement last month in this column that now is the time to start preparing for the 2017 deer season if you want to have success. It begins with examination of the 2016 harvest data and surveying the 2017 habitat conditions. If the data indicates that the growth and development occurring within each age class is above average and if the survey finds better than average habitat conditions, then you can expect to find quality deer available for harvest during the 2017 season.

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June 12 at 9:00 am
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Facebook video documenting gator shootings leads to citations

A Facebook video led to citations for three Jennings men on June 3 accused of alligator and frog citations in Jefferson Davis Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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June 07 at 3:12 pm
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Killer new crossbows

In this day and age, the archery industry — like many others — has become extremely competitive and overcrowded, with new manufacturers constantly entering the marketplace. This is especially true of the crossbow market, so when I heard another new company had entered the fray, honestly, I rolled my eyes.†

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June 02 at 9:00 am
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Massey Ferguson 5700 Series

Introducing the Massey Ferguson 5700 Series – A mid-range tractor with high-end written all over it. When it comes to mid-range tractors, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another brand with more years of experience, working in more crops and conditions, in more places around the world, than Massey Ferguson. And every bit of that experience went into the creation of our brand new 5700 Series. Stylish on the outside, comfortable on the inside and premium from top to bottom. Offering unmatched visibility with our steep-angle hood design, unparalleled versatility to handle any attachment and the high performance you’re looking for, all in a smaller 110-130 HP package. Check out the Massey Fergusonģ 5700 Series at Southern Trailer works in Thibodaux.

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June 01 at 7:00 am
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Former LDWF enforcement agent pleads guilty in Delta NWR poaching case

A former enforcement agent with 15 years experience for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries pleaded guilty earlier this month to violating game laws on Delta National Wildlife Refuge near Venice, according to media reports.

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May 24 at 9:09 am
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