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Larose 7th-grader shoots 162-inch Catahoula Parish buck

Noah Callais’ favorite subject is science, but he probably needs to focus more on math — just to keep track of the scores of all the big bucks he’s already taken down at the early age of 13.

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17 hours ago
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Marksville hunter shoots 13-point palmated buck in Rapides Parish

Lots of hunters spend countless hours and days in the stand without ever seeing hide nor hair of a deer, but Jarred Chatelain had an entirely different kind of problem on a recent hunt in Rapides Parish.

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October 28 at 7:00 pm
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'Scrabble Buck' goes down in DeSoto Parish

It’s not too often that a heavy-horned 8-point interrupts a rousing game of smartphone Scrabble, but that’s pretty much what happened to Jim and Christy Hay Saturday morning.

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October 28 at 1:26 pm
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Kids experience hunting, outdoors during Dream Hunt Weekend

Jeff Warren recalled his love of fishing, hunting and the outdoors being instilled in him at a very young age by his father.

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October 27 at 5:32 pm
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Hackney returns home to bowhunt in Arkansas

Greg Hackney and the crew took a road trip from Gonzales to Star City, Ark. for a little early-season bowhunting in the latest episode of Sportsman TV.

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October 23 at 11:12 am
1887 Views

Webster Parish youth drops elusive 174-inch buck

It’s commonly said in Louisiana if you don’t like the weather just wait a while, and it’ll change.†

The same can be said of hunting whitetails in the Bayou State — hours of monotony can end suddenly and be followed up instantly by adrenalin-pumping action.

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October 22 at 4:15 pm
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Early-season camera sites

As we move into the month of October, the transition period between late summer and fall here in the deep-south, let’s examine some of the criteria that can be used to select the best sites for trail camera surveillance. Although the basic process of capturing and then reviewing trail cam photos can be a whole lot of fun, the underlying goals of learning more about whitetail habits on your hunting property, and figuring out where and how to hunt them, is the real payoff.

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October 22 at 9:00 am
388 Views

Youth hunter kills 163-inch monster in Ouachita Parish

There are very few things in the world that trump the feeling of taking a monster buck that you’ve had your eye on for a long time.†

From the first time you see it on a trail camera and give it a name, that one deer consumes your every thought, especially when you hit the stand.†

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October 21 at 6:40 pm
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Video: Impressive 50-yard crossbow shot smashes egg

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If you can hit an egg at 50 yards with your crossbow, imagine the confidence you’d have with a deer at half that distance.

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October 21 at 10:34 am
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Ruston hunter arrows big Lincoln Parish 13-point

When Jackie James was a defensive end at Louisiana Tech in the mid-70s, he had to help out on some tackles other linemen missed.†

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October 20 at 4:51 pm
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New deer-breeding map helps nail down rut

So the deer-hunting season is open, and you’re spending time in the woods. But what you’re really waiting on is the rut, when bucks throw caution to the winds and leave their concealed haunts in search of love.

But when does that happen in your area? Well, the Louisiana Sportsman annual rut report is a good way to narrow down the best times — and now the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is nailing it down even more with a new map showing estimated breeding periods across the state.

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October 20 at 10:35 am
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Prairieville bowhunter shares contents of hunting bag

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If you’re in the process of gathering up items for your deer hunting bag, David Ellis recently put together a video you need to check out before heading into the woods.

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October 15 at 7:34 am
3700 Views

Verify trail cam photos before choosing stand

It’s obvious, right?

You capture a nice buck on your trail cam by the sunflower field stand, so you pick that venue for opening day.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
433 Views

Long-range optics perfect for scouting

Part of collecting valuable data to assist hunters with picking an opening day hunting stand is to spend time observing the areas around established stands or spots under consideration for stand placement.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
272 Views

Proven tips for trophy bucks

• Watch the weather — when ice and snow are forecast, be in the woods.

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October 15 at 7:00 am
381 Views

Apex Predator's bow explodes on opening day

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Yet another crazy adventure of mine took place in what should've have been one of the easiest harvests of all my hunts.

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October 15 at 5:45 am
5379 Views
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