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Monroe man cited for cutting down trees on Ouachita WMA

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Monroe man on Feb. 15 for criminal damage to property, intentional littering, hunting deer out of season and leaving a deer stand in hunting position on Ouachita Wildlife Management Area.

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February 26 at 11:20 am
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‘Drop Tine’ and its brother

Many readers of Happy Trails no doubt also read my additional article last month in the January issue of Mississippi Sportsman titled Hinds County Hunter Bags Monster Buck. Well, there is a little more to that story than what you read on those pages.

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February 22 at 9:00 am
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Mississippi hunter shoots 10-pointer with four distinct antlers

With a nickname like ‘Bone,” it just makes sense that Seburn Coker would be the guy to shoot a buck with four antlers - and lots of bone - protruding from its skull.

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February 19 at 2:30 pm
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Three men cited for alleged night-hunting violations in St. Helena Parish

Three men accused of hunting deer at night near Kentwood and then letting the animals rot were cited by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries last Thursday.

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February 18 at 11:14 am
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Looking back at 2014, but moving forward into 2015

Well, another year has ended and as Tennessee Ernie Ford sang, “Another day older and deeper in debt.” The hunting version of this song would go, “Another season has ended and the freezer is empty.”

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February 11 at 3:05 pm
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Two cited for illegal night-hunting in Jefferson Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited two Jefferson Parish residents for numerous alleged hunting violations in Jefferson Parish.

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February 09 at 7:41 pm
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St. Thomas More senior arrows big Avoyelles Parish 8-point

Last October, Ben Larriviere watched a big-bodied, wide-racked 8-point walk in front of his lock-on stand in Avoyelles Parish for almost 30 minutes, but decided to pass on arrowing the big deer from only 20 yards. 

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February 06 at 6:20 am
10863 Views

Pearl River hunter downs Mississippi 11-pointer

Jim Spano quickly went from considering some of New Orleans’ best crawfish hotspots to contemplating his own delectable venison recipes last Friday morning when a big 11-pointer suddenly appeared before him on a 120-acre lease near Quitman, Miss.

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February 04 at 10:16 am
7487 Views

Deer of the Year

Louisiana is one of the sleeper states in terms of producing big bucks. While places like Kansas and Illinois get all the limelight, Bayou State hunters know there are some real giants roaming our forests.

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February 01 at 7:00 am
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Kenner hunter nails big Mississippi 8-pointer

Jeff Banderet has no illusions when it comes to deer hunting, and uses the 150-inch 8-point trophy buck he killed Jan. 17 in Claiborne County, Miss. as a perfect example. 

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January 30 at 11:37 am
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The deer woods

A pod of whales. 

A copse of brush. 

A gaggle of geese. 

A brake of cane.

A slash of palmetto.

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January 28 at 4:15 pm
4069 Views

Shreveport hunter witnesses big bucks battle over a doe in Red River Parish

Drew Ratley has been deer hunting his whole life, but he never experienced three magical days quite like he did last November at the height of the rut in Red River Parish.

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January 28 at 3:52 pm
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Three cited for deer hunting violations in Tangipahoa Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three people for alleged deer hunting violations near Kentwood on Jan. 24, according to a press release.

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January 28 at 9:30 am
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Pilsbury's first-ever buck is a stud 8-point

My buddy Scott Dupre had a wonderful hunting experience earlier this season. And no, he didn’t kill a monster buck - but someone very close to him did. 

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January 23 at 3:51 pm
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The South Texas Experience

 Video Included

It's hard to believe the arid climate of South Texas can produce such a variety of wildlife, but our trip proved the area just north of the Mexico border to be a hunting gold mine.

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January 22 at 6:00 pm
1048 Views

The skinny on scrapes

One of the more fascinating aspects of the whitetail rut revolves around the wonderful, and at times mysterious, phenomenon known as “scraping.”

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January 22 at 9:00 am
5341 Views
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