|Hunter shoots 165-class buck from front porch in Lincoln Parish
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Nov. 30 was already a very special day for Johnny Jiles: his son, John Michael, would be marrying his beloved Natalie that very afternoon.
But what happened early that morning before the ceremony would make the day even more special for a completely different reason.
Not only did he shoot a 165-class buck, but the way he brought down the brute will be long-remembered in the Jiles family.
|Moss Bluff hunter takes down big 8-point in Grant Parish
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On the morning after Thanksgiving Day, the thought of getting out of her nice warm bed at the deer camp to go sit in a sub-freezing box stand was not one that Ashly King relished.
The 28-year-old nurse from Moss Bluff had been hunting for a few days with her husband James at their lease in Grant Parish north of Alexandria, and while the weather had been nice and cold all week, the deer were definitely not cooperating.
“Nobody had seen anything,” Ashly said. “So we were all frustrated because all we kept seeing were rabbits and crows. We were like, ‘What the heck? This is Thanksgiving week. The weather is perfect and there’s no deer.’
“I really didn’t want to go hunting that morning because when they woke me up, I was like, ‘Oh my God. I don’t even want to get out of the bed. We haven’t seen anything all week. I am not looking forward to this.'"
Her attitude improved greatly about 8:30 that morning when a 140-class 8-point made his way across a dirt road towards a food plot about 100 yards from her box stand.
|Hunter takes down 25-point Bossier Parish monster
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A couple of weeks ago, you might remember the story of Hunter Black downing an impressive 14-pointer in Bossier Parish that measured 170 inches. As awesome as that buck was, Hunter’s dad Jon did him one better on Nov. 30 when he took down a 25-point that could measure at least 200 inches.
|Four men cited for deer hunting violations in Bienville Parish
1984 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 10:00 am
Four men were cited for various deer hunting violations on Nov. 30 in Bienville Parish after authorities received a night hunting complaint in the area of the Liberty Hill Hunting Club, according to a press release.
|Hunter downs Tensas Parish 'Elk Buck' with massive 28-inch inside spread
4084 Views - Posted: Yesterday at 6:00 am
An old, wily buck roaming the Tensas Parish woods for the past several years had garnered a reputation both for his elusiveness and his eye-popping set of antlers, which earned him the nickname of Elk Buck.
The rack was of such outlandish proportions that it more resembled one of the monarchs of the Rockies, not the swamps of Tensas.
But on Nov. 27, John Parker, 45, who has hunted the big deer for several seasons, finally had the opportunity to put his crosshairs on the old buck.
|Natchitoches hunter shoots awesome 18-point non-typical buck
3512 Views - Posted: December 09 at 4:00 pm
On Sunday, Dec. 1, Sidney Evans finally ended his 13-year buck drought in style with a great non-typical 18-point in Natchitoches Parish.
|Hammond man dies in Tangipahoa Parish hunting accident, LDWF says
6000 Views - Posted: December 09 at 9:32 am
A 33-year-old Hammond man died Friday afternoon as he and his hunting partner attempted to cross a wire fence in Loranger, according to a press release.
|Father and son have November to remember with big bucks in Sabine Parish
2045 Views - Posted: December 06 at 6:00 am
November was a bang-up month for big bucks for the Rogers family in Florien.
On Nov. 3, Colton Rogers, 21, shot a big 13-point in Sabine Parish that green scored 160 inches and was highlighted in a story on LouisianaSportsman.com.
His dad, Stanley Rogers, got in on the action himself on Nov. 24 with a nice 11-pointer he shot only about 200 yards from where the 13-pointer had gone down three weeks earlier.
|Simsboro hunter amazed as downed 11-point gets pummeled by another deer
5474 Views - Posted: December 05 at 10:00 am
Radio great Paul Harvey would have loved the details of Mike Martin’s Nov. 24 hunt that resulted in downing a massive 11-point Claiborne Parish buck.
Because what happened right after he dropped the big buck would have been perfect for one of the broadcaster’s patented “Rest of the Story” segments.
|Decision to prohibit deer hunting with dogs in Kisatchie National Forest upheld by federal court
2225 Views - Posted: December 04 at 10:10 am
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana last week ruled the U.S. Forest Service acted properly in banning deer hunting with dogs in the Kisatchie National Forest, according to a press release.
|Baton Rouge hunter shoots piebald 7-point in West Feliciana Parish
5247 Views - Posted: December 04 at 6:00 am
October and November were a couple of rough months for Glenn Cormier: his mother passed away suddenly, and only a few weeks later, one of his friends died unexpectedly.
So the 59-year-old nurse anesthetist at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge headed to his deer camp south of St. Francisville for some much needed rest and relaxation.
In Cormier’s 60-acre ‘honey hole’ on the lease, he had been watching a piebald deer grow up for the better part of two seasons, and had frequently seen him from his stands and on trail cam pictures.
|Baldwin man dies in Iberia Parish boating accident
3467 Views - Posted: December 03 at 10:00 am
A 20-year-old Baldwin man died early Saturday morning when the boat he was riding in hit a submerged object on the Atchafalaya River and capsized, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
|Homer hunter shoots 170-class Claiborne Parish buck with hungry 7-year-old son by his side
5699 Views - Posted: December 03 at 6:00 am
When you get on your stand before daylight without eating any breakfast, there’s a good chance you could get hungry in an hour or so, especially if you’re a 7-year-old boy.
That’s the situation Ryon Walker, 38, found himself tending to on Saturday, Nov. 30 while hunting with his son, Caleb, on a 100-acre pine-forest plot in Claiborne Parish.
|Chauvin hunter shoots big 8-point swamp buck
3614 Views - Posted: December 02 at 2:00 pm
Many people say the quiet solitude of a deer stand is therapy to escape the non-stop daily grind.
For Corinne Portier of Chauvin, it’s all that and more.
Portier, 49, started hunting seriously after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004. It returned in late 2011, and after a double mastectomy, chemo, radiation and a year off from hunting, she took down her biggest deer to date with a nice 8-point last month in Terrebonne Parish on the opening day of muzzleloader season.
|Venice deer hunting hard but satisfying, hunter says
3221 Views - Posted: December 02 at 6:00 am
Editor's note: This story first appeared on OutdoorChannel.com.
Michael Frenette placed his bow across his lap and dipped a paddle into the brackish water of the Louisiana Marsh pushing his pirogue toward the only sliver of land within miles.
|Pothole fever — Duck hunting potholes along the Boeuf River
612 Views - Posted: December 01 at 6:00 am
I had heard those words before: “Ray Charles could find it.”
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