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What you’ll need

The gear for a basic coon hunt isn’t that complex, Chris Jones said. You need plenty of well-charged lights — including a headlamp, a flashlight and a spotlight. (Running out of light on a coon hunt would be akin to leaving the plug out of your boat when fishing.)

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Coon cans and can’ts

In Louisiana, there are only three animals you can hunt all year round: coyotes, feral hogs and raccoons. For that reason, hunting raccoons isn’t very heavily regulated. That’s because, even though they appear cute on animal shows, in the wild they are a major nuisance and a destructive force to both landowners and homeowners.

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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My first coon hunt

By his count, Chris Jones and his friends have introduced more than 30 young hunters to the fine art of coon hunting. Now, he can add one 65-year-old to the list. 

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January 15 at 7:00 am
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Lettsworth man arrested for allegedly killing a Louisiana black bear

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries arrested a 28-year-old Lettsworth man on Jan. 8 for allegedly shooting and killing a Louisiana black bear last fall in Concordia Parish. 

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January 10 at 3:53 pm
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Treed’s a crowd

The late Jerry Clower may be the only person that coon hunting ever made famous, or vice versa. The “Mouth of Mississippi” won a bushel of country comedy awards and never recorded an album or put on a performance without telling a good coon hunting story.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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Non-toxic shot required on WMA dove fields this season

If you’re planning on hunting doves on a Louisiana wildlife management area, don’t bring along any lead shot this year.

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August 10, 2017 at 5:12 pm
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Facebook video documenting gator shootings leads to citations

A Facebook video led to citations for three Jennings men on June 3 accused of alligator and frog citations in Jefferson Davis Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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June 07, 2017 at 3:12 pm
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Musking is important

Raccoon is a mystery meat to most game cooks. Much of it has to do with the mumbo jumbo associated with removing the musk glands from the animal.

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March 15, 2017 at 8:00 am
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