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Tools for building a food plot

• Hand rake: Often one of the first tools you’ll use when building a food plot. Use a hand rake to remove leaves or other debris from your plot before disking. This tool also comes in handy if you decide to conduct a controlled burn.†

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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Best plants for the food plot

Warm Season:

Iron clay peas: These are packed with as much as 30 percent protein, and they’re also drought tolerant. You can plant this variety from now throughout the summer, which will provide food until the beginning of bow season, depending on the size of your herd and plot.†

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May 15 at 7:00 am
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How to age white-tailed deer: Part I

Most of the aging work by deer biologists is done by utilizing the tooth replacement and wear techniques that were developed years ago by C.W. Severinghaus in 1949.†

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May 12 at 9:00 am
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LDWF: Still no CWD cases in Northeast Louisiana

Almost 200 sample results have been received, and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Department† is reporting that none have tested positive for chronic wasting disease in three Northeast Louisiana parishes.

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May 04 at 4:03 pm
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Growing a poor manís food plot

These days, a deer hunter wears many hats — mechanic, butcher, biologist and farmer. The latter can take up just as much time as hunting does, and some folks dedicate thousands of dollars to growing food for their deer herd.†

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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A life well-lived: Making memories in the woods

This month, I am stepping a bit outside of this column’s normal subject matter, but I feel strongly about the message.†

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May 01 at 7:00 am
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CWD in Mississippi

I had something else in mind originally for this column, but the recent happenings regarding the finding of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in a Mississippi deer is more important than anything else.†

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April 22 at 9:00 am
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Boyce man cited for alleged April deer hunting violations

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Rapides Parish man on April 3 for alleged deer hunting violations.†

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April 11 at 4:36 pm
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