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This turkey target was shot from 30 yards for a pattern check, which is a good thing to do before the hunt. Youth turkey-hunting shotgun recommendations
23 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am

It’s hard to beat a youth 20-gauge for a young hunter in any shotgun application.

Mitzi LaCaze demonstrating how to blast a turkey from a pop up blind. Ground blinds prefect for turkey hunting
19 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am

I can’t emphasize enough the importance of a ground blind.

Texas recreational hunters can pay helicopter companies to serve as gunners on feral hog control flights. The Lone Star state has an estimated population of 3.2 million hogs that cause about $400 million dollars in annual damages. LDWF investigating allowing recreational hunters to serve as helicopter gunners to help reduce feral hog population
4913 Views - Posted: April 14 at 5:33 pm

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is currently working with Texas Parks and Wildlife to investigate developing a program that would allow recreational hunters in Louisiana the opportunity to pay and serve as gunners on helicopter flights to help reduce the state’s feral hog population.

If your hunting property doesn’t have plenty of supplemental forage, your deer herd might suffer. Forage plantings critical for deer
1383 Views - Posted: April 14 at 9:00 am

In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray was stuck in time on a cold winter’s day that would never end. While the cold weather this year made for a great deer season, this winter in Louisiana has been one that seemed like it too would never end.

Sportsman TV host Greg Hackney hunts down feral hogs with an airboat on tonight's episode of Sportsman TV. The episode airs at 6:30 p.m. on Cox Sports Television, with bonus showings Saturday morning at 8:30 and Sunday morning at 9. Hog hunting — airboat style
2081 Views - Posted: April 09 at 9:17 pm

In tonight’s episode of Sportsman TV, host Greg Hackney travels to Violet for an airboat hunt to take down some feral hogs in the marsh.

LWFC approves various upcoming hunting seasons, rules and regs LWFC approves various upcoming hunting seasons, rules and regs
3444 Views - Posted: April 07 at 2:40 pm

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved both the 2014-16 hunting season dates and the 2014-15 general and Wildlife Management Area rules and regulations, including some modifications to deer area boundaries, according to a press release. 

Ducks Unlimited chapters in Lincoln Parish, Upper Lafourche, DU of Terrebonne, Avoyelles Parish, West Bank and Jefferson Parish were honored for making the organization's Top 100 for 2013. Six Louisiana chapters crack DU's Top 100 for 2013
2373 Views - Posted: April 07 at 12:35 pm

Six Louisiana chapters made the 2013 Ducks Unlimited Top 100 list as some of the organization’s best fundraisers, according to a press release.

Monterey man pleads guilty to killing Louisiana black bear, LDWF says Monterey man pleads guilty to killing Louisiana black bear, LDWF says
3179 Views - Posted: April 04 at 3:51 pm

Duell Moreland pleaded guilty on April 3 to illegally killing a Louisiana black bear in Concordia Parish last November, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Charlie LaRose found a recently-eaten 6-inch rat inside a bullfrog he caught Saturday night in Maurepas Swamp. Maurepas Swamp bullfrog has 'secret surprise inside'
19165 Views - Posted: April 03 at 9:57 am

Forrest Gump might say that cleaning bullfrogs is like opening a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get.

Youth hunter Dane Humbles and the author with Dane's gobbler. Young turks — Tips for youth turkey hunting
258 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am

Twelve-year-old Dane Humbles tightened his grip on the shotgun and sighted down the barrel as the big gobbler closed the distance in a quick trot.

TriStar Raptor ATAC Turkey Shotgun TriStar Raptor ATAC Turkey Shotgun
88 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am

TriStar Arms has released their new Raptor ATAC Turkey shotgun patterned in Mossy Oak Break Up camouflage. It features a picatinny rail and ghost ring mounted sight, a fixed pistol grip and a fiber optic bridge front sight. The gas operated 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun will come in a 24-inch barrel with a 3-inch chamber, and will utilize a removable choke system that is fitted with Beretta Mobile threads and will include one extended turkey choke tube.

Flextone’s Lightning Crow Flextone’s Lightning Crow
78 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am

The Lightning Crow from Flextone Game Calls produces ultra-realistic, natural sounds that can be heard for miles. This long-range turkey call forces even the most tight-lipped birds to expose their position. The flexible body also allows the user to manipulate the tone and pitch to sound like multiple crows, making it an ideal locator call for crows also.

In this trail cam photo dated Feb. 23, the right rear leg of the buck is noticeably swollen. According to Dr. Jim LaCour, the interdigital joint is likely infected and it's unknown if the animal will survive. Buck's swollen rear leg likely the result of interdigital joint infection, state vet says
3411 Views - Posted: March 31 at 6:06 pm

A deer spotted on a trail-cam photo with a noticeably swollen rear leg on's forum likely has an infected interdigital joint, according to the state veterinarian.

If you shoot down a tree in the woods, will anyone hear it when it lands on top of you? If you shoot down a tree in the woods, will anyone hear it when it lands on top of you?  Video Included
5052 Views - Posted: March 31 at 2:45 pm

Chainsaws are pretty effective tools for taking down trees, but admittedly aren’t much use at the shooting range.

Patterning allows you to learn which shotguns throw the best pattern for turkey hunting. Turkey patterns and cleaning tips
1649 Views - Posted: March 27 at 9:00 am

In turkey hunting, preparation is everything.

So thinking about you guys (and gals) who get all heated up over feathers in the spring, I thought I would write about patterning — and cleaning your guns.

I have a 12 gauge, 2 ¾-inch-chambered barrel I had cut off years ago to about 25 inches and had the gunsmith install screw-in choke tubes.

Hunting turkeys on public land in Louisiana is a challenge, and that was evident in tonight's episode of Sportsman TV. The show airs on Thursdays at 6:30, as well as Saturday mornings at 8:30 and Sunday mornings at 9. Public land turkey hunting challenges featured tonight on Sportsman TV
1555 Views - Posted: March 26 at 1:31 pm

With host Greg Hackney off fishing a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, Sportsman TV producer Jared Serigné is joined for tonight's episode by veteran turkey hunter Shane Johnson to pursue some public land gobblers.