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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 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
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Alleged deer hunting repeat offender arrested in East Carroll Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a Madison Parish man on Christmas Day for alleged deer hunting violations in East Carroll Parish.

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January 22 at 8:44 am
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Williams nails big public-land 12-pointer in Concordia Parish

Ryan Williams has been hunting a long time, but has never connected on a really big buck, with a couple of 7-points and an 8-pointer to his credit.†

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January 20 at 11:16 am
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Prairieville hunter downs big Concordia Parish 9-point on Richard K. Yancey WMA

After Andy Kliebert drilled a big 9-pointer on Richard K. Yancey Wildlife Management Area earlier this month, he had to collect himself for a little while before taking the long trip down in his climber.

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January 19 at 3:30 pm
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Pine 16-year-oldís 160-class 11-point the talk of Washington Parish

Larry Nixon, one of the world’s best bass anglers, once said big bass couldn’t be forced — they just kind of happen. And they usually happen when they are least expected.

The same can be said for big bucks, whose obituaries are usually full of low expectations and high happenstance.†

Now that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of planning and preparation that goes into killing a big buck, but no matter what we try to do to encourage that fateful crossing of paths, that deer is going to play by its own rules.

That’s why Dakota Kennedy, a 16-year-old 11th grader at Pine High School in Washington Parish, didn’t have the loftiest of expectations when he climbed into a box stand hardly 100 yards from his house after a long day at school on Jan. 15.

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January 19 at 12:25 pm
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Hunters for the Hungry seeking extra venison

If you’ve got some extra venison in your freezer as deer season winds down across Louisiana, consider a donation to Hunters for the Hungry.

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January 19 at 7:00 am
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Doyline hunter downs palmated 14-point Webster Parish buck

Wesley Miller took down two nice bucks - an 8-point and a 10-point - in the first two weeks of deer season this year on his family’s farm in Dubberly, so his focus shifted to catching slab crappie on Dorcheat Bayou.

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January 15 at 8:50 pm
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Hunting journals prove simple is best approach

Warren Womack keeps detailed journals from virtually every hunt he’s ever been on. He records where he hunted, the date and time, any deer seen and weather conditions — with the occasional accompanying photographs or video.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
321 Views

Stand placement is key to deer-hunting success

While Savant sees early morning and afternoon as prime deer times, if hunting public land has taught him anything it’s that other hunters think the same way.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
404 Views

Target nuttall oaks for late-season success

Warrent Womack is always on the lookout for mast-bearing trees during deer season. Any seasoned deer hunter knows the affinity between whitetails and acorns during the fall and winter.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Free Resources at QDMA.com

Although QDMA will offer suggestions and give presentations on forming local cooperatives, there are a few things hunters can go ahead and do if they’re not quite ready to go that far just yet.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Coushatta man cited for alleged deer hunting violations

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Coushatta man for alleged deer hunting violations on Jan. 7 in Red River Parish.

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January 14 at 6:10 am
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Natchitoches hunter downs 11-point Red River Parish buck

Mike Waters started rattling for big bucks last year with some success, and decided to employ the same tactic when he hunted an old cutover near Coushatta in Red River Parish on the cold, cloudy afternoon of Dec. 29.

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January 13 at 10:09 am
5842 Views

Coyotes prompt quick decision on 170-class buck

Mark Cappel of Pineville makes his living working in the oil and gas industry in Alaska, so he doesn’t get to hunt his family’s land in Rapides Parish very often.

But he made the most of his chances earlier this fall, when he downed a big 170-class buck on Oct. 26.

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January 12 at 9:13 pm
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Brother-sister duo downs big Madison Parish bucks

Dr. David McGehee is a Ruston-based pediatrician whose family owns a prime piece of property in Madison Parish. His two adult children don’t have the opportunity to deer hunt often, but both capitalized this season after their dad let a couple of big deer slip through his fingers.

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January 12 at 10:40 am
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