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Larose 7th-grader shoots 162-inch Catahoula Parish buck

Noah Callais’ favorite subject is science, but he probably needs to focus more on math — just to keep track of the scores of all the big bucks he’s already taken down at the early age of 13.

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Roomy 55-inch case from Gator Outfitters accommodates today's largest gun/choke combos

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With today’s long choke tubes extending the length of many shotguns beyond 50 inches, sometimes it’s a tight squeeze using an old gun case.

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Yesterday at 9:20 am
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Marksville hunter shoots 13-point palmated buck in Rapides Parish

Lots of hunters spend countless hours and days in the stand without ever seeing hide nor hair of a deer, but Jarred Chatelain had an entirely different kind of problem on a recent hunt in Rapides Parish.

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Yesterday at 7:00 pm
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'Scrabble Buck' goes down in DeSoto Parish

It’s not too often that a heavy-horned 8-point interrupts a rousing game of smartphone Scrabble, but that’s pretty much what happened to Jim and Christy Hay Saturday morning.

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Yesterday at 1:26 pm
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Kids experience hunting, outdoors during Dream Hunt Weekend

Jeff Warren recalled his love of fishing, hunting and the outdoors being instilled in him at a very young age by his father.

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October 27 at 5:32 pm
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Mistaken identity

I was a young officer working my first year on the job when I walked into a little country store in Avoyelles Parish near Bordelonville one day. Being new to the area and not knowing anyone, a lot of time was spent meeting local folks and learning my way around. An older fellow was in the store and he soon walked over and introduced himself. We exchanged a few pleasantries and before long I realized he was quite a talker. 

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October 24 at 9:00 am
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Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

But when temperatures begin to cool, what he really likes to do is stalk the woods on The Bird Camp Hunting Club near Boyce for tree rats. And, while he’ll pull out his shotgun if he thinks the squirrels will be on the move, his preference is to spend cool, still mornings picking off squirrels with his scoped .22.

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October 24 at 8:26 am
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Dirty Duck Hunt Camp

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We got invited to join a great group of guys on a hunting season tradition that spans over three decades in Venice, LA.

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October 23 at 6:00 pm
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Hackney returns home to bowhunt in Arkansas

Greg Hackney and the crew took a road trip from Gonzales to Star City, Ark. for a little early-season bowhunting in the latest episode of Sportsman TV.

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October 23 at 11:12 am
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Webster Parish youth drops elusive 174-inch buck

It’s commonly said in Louisiana if you don’t like the weather just wait a while, and it’ll change. 

The same can be said of hunting whitetails in the Bayou State — hours of monotony can end suddenly and be followed up instantly by adrenalin-pumping action.

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October 22 at 4:15 pm
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Early-season camera sites

As we move into the month of October, the transition period between late summer and fall here in the deep-south, let’s examine some of the criteria that can be used to select the best sites for trail camera surveillance. Although the basic process of capturing and then reviewing trail cam photos can be a whole lot of fun, the underlying goals of learning more about whitetail habits on your hunting property, and figuring out where and how to hunt them, is the real payoff.

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October 22 at 9:00 am
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Youth hunter kills 163-inch monster in Ouachita Parish

There are very few things in the world that trump the feeling of taking a monster buck that you’ve had your eye on for a long time. 

From the first time you see it on a trail camera and give it a name, that one deer consumes your every thought, especially when you hit the stand. 

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October 21 at 6:40 pm
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Video: Impressive 50-yard crossbow shot smashes egg

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If you can hit an egg at 50 yards with your crossbow, imagine the confidence you’d have with a deer at half that distance.

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October 21 at 10:34 am
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Ruston hunter arrows big Lincoln Parish 13-point

When Jackie James was a defensive end at Louisiana Tech in the mid-70s, he had to help out on some tackles other linemen missed. 

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October 20 at 4:51 pm
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New deer-breeding map helps nail down rut

So the deer-hunting season is open, and you’re spending time in the woods. But what you’re really waiting on is the rut, when bucks throw caution to the winds and leave their concealed haunts in search of love.

But when does that happen in your area? Well, the Louisiana Sportsman annual rut report is a good way to narrow down the best times — and now the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is nailing it down even more with a new map showing estimated breeding periods across the state.

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October 20 at 10:35 am
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Choosing the right broadhead

Whether you set out this bow season with your old reliable fixed-blade broadheads, or decide to step up and pay a bit more for the latest mechanical broadheads on the market, the bottom line is that a well-placed shot with either one will bring a deer down.

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October 18 at 7:00 am
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