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LDWF agents prepare for dove season opener on Sept. 6

Opening day hunters on private land can begin hunting doves one-half hour before sunrise this year, an important change to remember when the season kicks off statewide next Saturday, Sept. 6.

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The Daisy BB gun

I have no idea what happened to it, but the first honest-to-gosh gun I ever handled was a Daisy BB gun given to me by my dad on my sixth birthday.

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Yesterday at 9:00 am
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Hooked on quack: Mexican squealer gets stuck, dies in tree

An appropriate low-budget horror film title for this summer might be “When Trees Attack!”

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August 25 at 7:30 pm
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Plan ahead like a pro

As the off season slowly transitions from late summer into early fall, there are many things that we can all do ahead of time to ensure we get the most out of our trail camera efforts during the upcoming hunting season.

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August 21 at 9:00 am
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Potential world-record gator harvested Saturday morning in Alabama

Everything’s bigger in Texas - except alligators, apparently.

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August 18 at 4:38 pm
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DeRidder hunter convicted of poaching trophy 18-pointer on Tensas River NWR

Earlier this month, Christopher J. Courville, 39, of DeRidder, pled guilty to charges resulting from arrowing a big 18-point buck during illegal hours on the Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge in January.

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August 18 at 1:58 pm
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Brother-sister duo win 2013 Louisiana Youth Hunters of the Year

Pineville is home to the 2013 male and female Youth Hunters of the Year, and they both live under the same roof.

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August 13 at 4:00 pm
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Dead doe found stuck in pear tree

A ‘partridge in a pear tree’ will again be a familiar Christmas refrain in about four months, but what Joshua Breshears found in the pear tree right outside his back door early Sunday morning in Walker still has him shaking his head.

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August 13 at 2:09 pm
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More about trophy bucks and lunker bass

Many years ago (OK, it was during the Dark Ages for you young people), I was helping Louisiana Sportsman contributor Chris Berzas with an article about deer habitat. I was demonstrating the newly developed deer browse transect and how it measures browse availability and utilization.

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August 13 at 9:00 am
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Opening day of duck season pushed back one week for Louisiana's coastal zone

For the first time in almost 40 years, waterfowl hunters in Louisiana’s coastal zone will not be in their blinds on the second Saturday in November for opening day of duck season.

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August 07 at 5:54 pm
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LDWF now accepting applications for WMA lottery hunts

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now accepting applications for a variety of lottery hunts scheduled on several different Wildlife Management Areas in the upcoming hunting season.

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August 07 at 11:24 am
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LDWF issues hunter education reminder

With hunting season fast approaching, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding everyone not to overlook hunter education requirements in the rush to prepare for action starting next month.

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August 06 at 11:05 am
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New Iberia outdoorsman creates app to improve hunter safety

When Skip Leleux’s brother-in-law died in a boating accident six years ago just weeks away from graduating from the training academy with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, it drove home how fast accidents can happen outdoors. 

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August 06 at 5:45 am
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Protective Policy

Patiently you wait, enduring the cold conditions. Finally the woodland silence is broken by the slight rustling of withered leaves as the game you’ve been pursuing makes its presence known.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Deer hunting’s good old days — today

By the turn of the 20th century, Louisiana’s deer herd was in trouble. Non-stop hunting by people trying to put meat on the table, and market hunters supplying restaurants with venison and leather clothiers with hides was pushing the herd to the brink.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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Wildgame Innovations Quick-Set 50 feeder

Attract deer and keep them coming back for more with the Quick-Set 50 feeder. This extremely durable, 50-pound Realtree Xtra camo hanging pail allows you to choose up to six different times to dump bait, along with the amount of time the feeder releases it. You can pattern deer to your spot day and night with its dawn and dusk feeding times and drop bait without worrying about scaring deer away with human scent.

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August 01 at 7:00 am
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