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LDWF cites 11 for alleged turkey violations on opening weekend

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited 11 people for alleged turkey-hunting violations during opening weekend of the 2015 season.

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Port Allen man convicted for transporting unlawfully taken 12-pointer

A 50-year-old Port Allen man pled guilty and was sentenced for violating federal wildlife laws in connection with a 12-point buck he unlawfully shot in Kentucky in November of 2013, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Walt Green.

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March 27 at 1:55 pm
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Albany youth gets 4-bearded Mississippi gobbler

Opening morning of the youth turkey season turned into a numbers game for 12-year-old Gage McTaggart, who was hunting with his dad Todd and caller Brett Thompson at Homochitto National Forest in Southwest Mississippi.

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March 26 at 4:17 pm
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Study: Coastal wetlands losses continuing

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released an important study and conservation planning tool that could help officials  protect coastal wetlands, according to a press release from Ducks Unlimited.

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March 25 at 2:48 pm
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Sorrento man cited for alleged turkey violations in East Feliciana Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Sorrento man for alleged  turkey violations Tuesday in East Feliciana Parish.

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March 24 at 3:59 pm
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Lakeland hunter drills Pointe Coupee Parish 13-pointer nicknamed 'The Man'

Emery Patin gave a whole new meaning to the phrase “Stick it to the man” when he dropped a big Pointe Coupee Parish buck on the final day of primitive firearms season in January.

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March 24 at 3:32 pm
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Becoming a wildlife enforcement agent

Even as children we all have an idea of what we want to be when we grow up. Fireman, policeman, doctor and nurse are all professions the kindergarten class has in its sights.

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March 24 at 9:00 am
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The details make all the difference

As I write this month’s  “Happy Trails” column, the 2014-2015 Mississippi deer season here in Central Mississippi has just ended. 

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March 22 at 9:00 am
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Zachary farmer smacks 170-class buck

Sometimes it just takes some time for the story of a monster buck to surface. Take Donald Forbes’ 172 6/8-inch deer killed north of Zachary back on Jan. 15.

The Sportsman staff had seen a text of the 16-point buck, but had been unable to track down the hunter. We didn’t even know his name.

Until he showed up at the Yamaha Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest held last weekend as part of the Louisiana Sportsman Show.

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March 19 at 9:15 pm
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So you want to be a hog killer?

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Do you hate the hogs that are tearing up your hunting property and making deer hunts more difficult? Do you feel a sense of accomplishment when you take a few hogs out of the population?

Well, after you watch the attached video, you might feel like you don't know anything about how to hunt hogs.

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March 18 at 10:02 pm
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7 tips for killing public gobblers

Shane Johnson dreams of having a nice, turkey-filled private lease. But he’s never had that privilege, so he’s fought the public-land battle for years.

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March 18 at 6:30 am
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Erwinville youth surprised with all-terrain wheelchair donation at Sportsman Show

Tyler Jarreau left the Louisiana Sportsman Show Saturday with a big smile and an awesome ATV unlike any other on display at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center.

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March 16 at 5:38 pm
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Bayard wins Yamaha ATV during Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest

There could be only one winner of the 2015 Louisiana Sportsman Big Buck Contest drawing for the brand-new Yamaha 350 Grizzly — and the single ticket pulled out of the pot bore then name of Lynn Bayard.

The New Iberia hunter, who had entered a buck into the contest to be eligible for the free drawing, was not in attendance. But he’ll be riding in style when the next hunting season opens.

The contest, which was hosted by the state chapter of the Quality Deer Management Association, featured 110 bucks that filled a 75-foot wall. And there some true monsters on display.

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March 15 at 6:32 pm
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Duck hunting repeat offender sentenced in Federal Court

A Thibodaux man pleaded guilty in Federal Court in Orleans Parish on March 10 for hunting with lead shotgun shells and violating terms of his probation, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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March 12 at 10:28 am
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Was the 2014 deer season another good one?

The 2014-15 deer season is history and now it is time to clean up the deer camp, take care of deer stands, wash the ATVs and trucks, measure the racks at the upcoming Sportsman Show and evaluate the deer harvest data to see what is right or wrong with your deer management program.

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March 12 at 9:00 am
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Hessmer man arrested in Spring Bayou WMA downed tree case, LDWF says

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a Hessmer man on Friday in connection with the downing of trees on Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area in Avoyelles Parish.

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March 09 at 9:13 am
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