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Mud boat ordinance to be vetoed

Less than two hours after a story first appeared on LouisianaSportsman.com indicating a mud boat ordinance passed last week by the Plaquemines Parish Council faced an uncertain future, the author of the measure confirmed she has initiated the process to kill the measure entirely.

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Yesterday at 3:52 pm
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Plaquemines Parish mud boat ordinance potentially dead in the water

An ordinance prohibiting mud boats from trespassing on public and private property that passed the Plaquemines Parish Council unanimously just last week likely will be modified or scuttled entirely, according to comments from the council chairman on Wednesday.

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Yesterday at 2:00 pm
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Public Rambling: Season recap on Atchafalaya Delta WMA

Hey guys, sorry this season follow up is so late, but we experienced some technical difficulties that are in the process of being resolved. 

The deer and hog season was pretty successful for us — we killed a total of 10 deer in my group, which consisted of me, Randy Levingston, David Simoneaux and Casey Louis. 

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May 18 at 1:49 pm
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Apex Predator: Idaho DIY bear hunt

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Last month a friend from the gym invited me to New Brunswick to shoot some bears.  This guided, private land trip over barrels of bait where the success rate was nearly 100 percent wasn’t my style, but it got my wheels spinning to start searching for more opportunities. 

My goal was to hunt a bear on a do-it-yourself public land adventure where I had to literally find and stalk a bear by myself, as the allure for me is learning how to hunt these animals in their natural setting.

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May 13 at 5:55 pm
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LDWF announces 2015 alligator lottery hunts

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is conducting a lottery to award alligator tags to provide the general public with harvest opportunities.

According to a press release, a random computer drawing from eligible hunters submitting applications will determine who receives tags from five Coastal and Nongame Resources Division Wildlife Management Areas, 15 Division WMAs, one U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property and 25 public lakes for the 2015 harvest.

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May 13 at 3:29 pm
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Does your deer herd measure up?

There was a lot of antler measuring going on during the Louisiana Sportsman Show in mid-March.

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May 12 at 8:57 am
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How to guard against tick-borne diseases

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Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

It’s not necessarily the sound of a time bomb, but it just might be.

With summer arriving this month, and more and more people spending time outdoors fishing, camping and, in the fall, hunting, the chances of having an encounter with a tick are at their highest.

And nothing about those encounters can be good.

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May 06 at 10:07 am
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Ruger creates special 'Gator Country' 10/22 edition

The trusty Ruger 10/22 I bought when I was a senior in high school 30 long years ago - although it still works like a charm - definitely won’t ever be confused with a special edition of the gun that’s being produced through this November.

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May 01 at 2:51 pm
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The Gator Country

Ruger and TALO Distributors combined recently to produce a limited edition of the .22LR rifle with an extremely detailed and textured reptile design. The Gator Country 10/22 features a beautifully carved Gator head cut into the walnut stock of an 18 ˝-inch barrel, with a gold bead front sight on the Alloy Steel semi-auto. This rifle will be produced through November of 2015 and can be ordered through any local stocking Ruger dealer.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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iHunt Speaker and App Combo

Extreme Dimension’s iHunt Speaker has been paired with the iHunt by Ruger app to turn your smartphone into a complete game call system. This combo allows hunters to use a smartphone as the controller for more than 600 sounds from deer, coyote, turkeys, ducks and 42 other species. In addition to the library of calls, the iHunt by Ruger app features hunt logs, solunar times, weather and more. 

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Duck Commander and Buck Commander cases

Americase, Inc. recently announced the completion of their newest case lines for Buck Commander and Duck Commander. The cases are not only stylish, but built extremely tough to handle the rigors of travel, as well as the demands of the outdoors. Willie Robertson, the CEO of Buck Commander and Duck Commander, said the cases have been field-tested during their own hunting excursions and they stood up to whatever was thrown at them.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Evolved’s Under Armour

Evolved’s Under Armour line of scent-control products don’t mask human scent, they create a chemical reaction that permanently eliminates odors. The Under Armour scent elimination line is safe for materials like carbon and waterproof clothing and is effective on both organic and inorganic odors. The products include Under Armour Scent Elimination Laundry Detergent, Dryer Sheets, 32-ounce and 12-ounce Spray bottles, BOV Spray and Shampoo/Body Wash.

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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Shreveport man cited for alleged turkey-hunting violation in Bienville Parish

A 67-year-old Shreveport man was cited last weekend by enforcement agents for hunting turkeys over a baited area, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 30 at 10:48 pm
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Pending legislation would require LDWF permit to transport feral hogs in Louisiana

A bill that would require a permit from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to transport live feral hogs goes before the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment in Baton Rouge next week.

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April 30 at 6:50 pm
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Turkey time

The 2015 spring gobbler hunting kicked off last month, with staggered closings through the end of April. 

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April 23 at 3:20 pm
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Unravelling a blood trail

One recent cold, damp January morning, as I sat in my ground blind watching and hoping for a mature late-season buck, my cell phone in the pocket of my coat vibrated.

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April 22 at 9:00 am
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