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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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The Coulee — a Barham family legacy

The third quarter edition of the 1979 Louisiana Conservationist magazine used a six-page spread to colorfully describe the unique Coulee (kool-ee) Wildlife Refuge.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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The best eight years of his life

For eight years, starting in 2008, Robert Barham served as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. He was there in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and was in charge when the Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. If that wasn’t enough, Hurricane Isaac visited just two years later. 

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Top 5 tactics for early season success

Landing zones – Though creating defined landing zones is often a favorite decoy pattern for hunters, it only takes observing a raft of puddle ducks one time to realize they will plop down just about anywhere — regardless of an available zone. Focus on replicating a relaxed group of loafing and feeding ducks at your favorite hole, and the birds should present plenty of shooting opportunities.

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Must have gear

• Pop-up blind

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Reynolds’ season-opening decoy set

Lively discussions about decoy spread strategies have probably gone on since wood carvers starting crafting lifelike dekes in the 1800s. 

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November 15 at 6:00 am
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Dos and don’ts when the warden arrives

The words “game warden” often ring fear into the hearts of many sportsmen, but they don’t need to. Recent discussions with three wildlife agents who have almost 40 years experience in the field resulted in these ideas about how to do the right thing when you’re approached in the woods or on the water. 

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November 14 at 3:25 pm
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LDWF begins lead study of mottled ducks on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge

For years now, it’s been widely documented that mottled duck populations have been declining on the Texas Gulf coast, while they have remained somewhat stable in Louisiana. 

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November 13 at 5:40 pm
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