|Dachshunds' noses know better when it comes to tracking deer
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By now, Cliff Shrader and Andre Guerin are used to the skeptical looks they get from hunters when they show up to help locate a lost deer.
Amidst all the four-wheelers, pickup trucks, rifles, bows, arrows and camo, their tracking dogs don’t exactly fit into the manly atmosphere common at many deer camps.
“When Cliff shows up, those guys are like, ‘Are you serious?’” Guerin said with a laugh. “They’re like, ‘Why are you bringing that thing over here?’ And he’ll say, ‘I’ll make a deal with you. If I find that deer, you have to take a picture of that deer with this dog.’
“And they all happily do it.”
Shrader’s tracking dog is Tasha, a 2-year-old long-haired Dachshund. Guerin’s dog is Alleah, a wire-haired Dachshund just over a year old, and the two animals look like they’d be more at home sitting in your lap chewing a squeaky toy or watching TV than tracking bucks through the woods and swamps of Louisiana and Mississippi.
|Ophthalmologist sights in big 183-inch Mississippi buck
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Dr. Jeffrey Lusk is one year away from joining his dad and brother in their Shreveport ophthalmology clinic, but his training in Dallas has kept him away from his hunting club all season long.
So Lusk made up for lost time in a big way last weekend when he hit the mother lode and downed a huge 16-point buck on Saturday.
|Hunter pleads guilty to attempting to take deer by snare, LDWF says
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A 25-year-old Turkey Creek man pleaded guilty last week to attempting to take deer illegally by snare in Evangeline Parish, according to a press release.
|Covington High School freshman arrows 143-inch deer near Folsom
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When the big 11-point buck Scotty Quigley had been hunting for almost two years finally appeared about 25 yards from his stand last month near Folsom, the young bow hunter steadied himself for the shot of a lifetime.
“I was shaking so bad I didn’t know what to think,” said Quigley, a freshman at Covington High School. “I was worried about missing.”
But Quigley’s Muzzy broadhead brought the buck down about 75 yards from where he was hit, and now the 14-year-old is waiting to see if he’ll be atop the state record books for the biggest buck taken by bow and arrow in St. Tammany Parish.
|Three men cited for alleged deer hunting violations in Morehouse Parish
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Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited three men for alleged deer hunting violations in Morehouse Parish on Dec. 10, according to a press release.
|Slidell hunter kills 155-inch buck on Thanksgiving hunt
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Thomas Carbone is glad his family stayed true to its Thanksgiving tradition — big dinner at the family home in Slidell followed by naps, football and ....
“Then all the guys leave and go to our deer camp in Jefferson County up in Mississippi,” Carbone, 18, said. “We’ve always done it that way. It’s a tradition. Me, my dad (Tony Carbone) and my two grandfathers (Tommy Carbone and Jeff Volker), all went to the deer camp and the next morning I killed the biggest buck we’ve ever killed on the property.”
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Nothing bums me out more than going on a deer or turkey hunt, doing everything right, have the targeted animal come into range and then miss.
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It was obvious that the bucks were feeding very heavily during September on the property in Desoto Parish (Area 2) in preparation of the upcoming rut.
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The lessons from the track record of these bucks can be summed up as follows:
|Habitat a major issue
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One of the biggest benefits to proper deer management is a sustainable population of deer.
|Protein could produce bigger bucks
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As we drove off the property, Greg Hackney and I passed a large flat-bed trailer being towed to the club’s camp. On that trailer were sacks of protein.
|Keep records to track progress
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Detailed and meticulous records are vital tools for clubs wanting to raise the bar, Anderson-Tully Lumber Company biologist Mike Staten said.
|Shoot or don’t shoot?
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Someone who has never hunted property holding numbers of racks would have a heart attack on Greg Hackney’s club trying to decide if a deer was a shooter or not.
|Patience, flexibility key to effective management
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Many hunters claim they would like to kill trophies, while at the same time making hunting all about the numbers. What these hunters don’t understand is that quality deer require time to develop, and that means sacrifices have to be made.
|Patterning key to sticking big bucks, gar and turkey
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As passionate as Brad Doughty is about chasing trophy whitetails, he is also an avid bow fisherman in a quest for outsized alligator gar and boss gobblers.
|Call ’em in
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Brad Doughty relies heavily on two deer calls — a bleat can and a grunt tube — to draw in bucks during the rut.
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