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Monroe man cited for cutting down trees on Ouachita WMA

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Monroe man on Feb. 15 for criminal damage to property, intentional littering, hunting deer out of season and leaving a deer stand in hunting position on Ouachita Wildlife Management Area.

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February 26 at 11:20 am
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Picking the right outfitter

Like a lot of other hunters, my first experiences out west were do-it-yourself (DIY) hunts on public land.

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February 24 at 9:00 am
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LDWF schedules public meetings statewide on proposed hunting dates

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is hosting public meetings around the state this week to gather comments on the proposed 2015-17 resident game hunting season dates, WMA rules and regulation changes and the 2016 turkey season.

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February 23 at 4:36 pm
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Turkey-hunting seminars scheduled for Saturday

Turkey season is right around the corner, so it’s time to brush up on your calling and ensure you have all the equipment necessary to track down and kill that big gobbler.

And you can learn everything you need to know during a free turkey-hunting event at Bowie Outfitters this Saturday (Feb. 28). Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.

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February 23 at 3:07 pm
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‘Drop Tine’ and its brother

Many readers of Happy Trails no doubt also read my additional article last month in the January issue of Mississippi Sportsman titled Hinds County Hunter Bags Monster Buck. Well, there is a little more to that story than what you read on those pages.

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February 22 at 9:00 am
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Mississippi hunter shoots 10-pointer with four distinct antlers

With a nickname like ‘Bone,” it just makes sense that Seburn Coker would be the guy to shoot a buck with four antlers - and lots of bone - protruding from its skull.

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February 19 at 2:30 pm
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Three men cited for alleged night-hunting violations in St. Helena Parish

Three men accused of hunting deer at night near Kentwood and then letting the animals rot were cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries last Thursday.

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February 18 at 11:14 am
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LSU student markets three-in-one foldable foam goose decoys

Aaron Koenck loved to goose hunt, but he didn’t particularly relish lugging around huge bags of the various hard-shelled decoys he needed to create a decent spread.

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February 11 at 5:30 pm
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Looking back at 2014, but moving forward into 2015

Well, another year has ended and as Tennessee Ernie Ford sang, “Another day older and deeper in debt.” The hunting version of this song would go, “Another season has ended and the freezer is empty.”

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February 11 at 3:05 pm
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Two cited for illegal night-hunting in Jefferson Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Jefferson Parish residents for numerous alleged hunting violations in Jefferson Parish.

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February 09 at 7:41 pm
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Louisiana black bear management plan submitted Thursday to LWFC

A comprehensive black bear management plan, including provisions for a potential harvest if federal protection is one day deemed unwarranted for the animal, was presented to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday.

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February 06 at 11:41 am
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St. Thomas More senior arrows big Avoyelles Parish 8-point

Last October, Ben Larriviere watched a big-bodied, wide-racked 8-point walk in front of his lock-on stand in Avoyelles Parish for almost 30 minutes, but decided to pass on arrowing the big deer from only 20 yards. 

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February 06 at 6:20 am
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Pearl River hunter downs Mississippi 11-pointer

Jim Spano quickly went from considering some of New Orleans’ best crawfish hotspots to contemplating his own delectable venison recipes last Friday morning when a big 11-pointer suddenly appeared before him on a 120-acre lease near Quitman, Miss.

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February 04 at 10:16 am
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$1,000 reward offered in tree-cutting case on Spring Bayou WMA, LDWF says

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering up to a 1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for cutting down trees on Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Avoyelles Parish.

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February 03 at 5:22 pm
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Ruston doctor creates 2014-15 duck hunting recap video

 Video Included

Hampton Rutland’s love for duck hunting is matched only by the enjoyment he gets from creating videos of his outdoor adventures.

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February 03 at 11:10 am
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Deer of the Year

Louisiana is one of the sleeper states in terms of producing big bucks. While places like Kansas and Illinois get all the limelight, Bayou State hunters know there are some real giants roaming our forests.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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