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Charlie LaRose found a recently-eaten 6-inch rat inside a bullfrog he caught Saturday night in Maurepas Swamp. Maurepas Swamp bullfrog has 'secret surprise inside'
18974 Views - Posted: April 03 at 9:57 am

Forrest Gump might say that cleaning bullfrogs is like opening a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re going to get.

If you shoot down a tree in the woods, will anyone hear it when it lands on top of you? If you shoot down a tree in the woods, will anyone hear it when it lands on top of you?  Video Included
4983 Views - Posted: March 31 at 2:45 pm

Chainsaws are pretty effective tools for taking down trees, but admittedly aren’t much use at the shooting range.

Nutria hunting helps save Louisiana’s coastal wetlands from erosion. Wetland Warriors — Battling coastal erosion by hunting nutria
458 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am

“The coyotes ate all the rabbits! The ducks got short-stopped! And the squirrels all live in woods leased by deer clubs who hate squirrel hunters! So how’s a kid supposed to scratch his hunting itch nowadays?” 

Artie was in another of his moods at Doc’s camp. 

“Oh, I don’t really mean hunting itch,” he continued after a hearty swig and a thunderous belch. “I mean blasting and killing itch. Oh, I know, I know. It’s not really ‘blasting and killing;’ it’s ‘harvesting,”’ he added with a smirk. “And I know, I know: It’s not all about the shooting. It’s about ‘the camaraderie, about learning sportsmanship and conservation principles, about watching the beautiful sunrise, the pretty roseate spoonbills, about blah, blah, blah.’ Sure — sure.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife is conducting a 13-question survey of the state's dove hunters. The deadline to participate is March 16. LDWF seeks input from dove hunters across the state
2372 Views - Posted: February 24 at 1:59 pm

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is surveying dove hunters across the state on season dates, hunting success, ammunition and more.

The SlatGrate modular system is lightweight and is made from just three parts: 6-inch legs, 12-inch slats and 18-inch rails. SlatGrate makes a versatile cooking platform
3011 Views - Posted: February 21 at 3:11 pm

If you’re tired of using un-twisted coat hangers to roast wieners around a campfire, or if you just want to step up your game and cook burgers or steaks over your fire pit, the SlatGrate cooking platform might be what you’re looking for.

A wild hog charges an unidentified hunter twice in this video shot from a GoPro-type camera mounted on the hunter's head. Vid shows hog charging hunter  Video Included
7236 Views - Posted: February 20 at 12:37 pm

Hog hunting is a ton of fun, and it can extend hunting season. But as user Chris Morris discovered in early February, wild pigs can be dangerous.

Morris, who goes by morrisvswild on the forum, was attacked by a hog he didn't even know was there, but the danger increases when you start pushing them with dogs.

A ruckus of bawling and trailing begins as the beagles get the scent with their noses to the ground. Of hounds and hunters
396 Views - Posted: February 15 at 7:00 am

Sharp is extremely fond of watching his beagles running — to the extent that seeing the dogs work really makes the hunt for him.

“I usually stay with the dogs,” the hunter said. “In fact, I would rather watch them than find a lane to shoot rabbits. want to see what each one is doing, how they’re trailing and how they are braying. I find this especially important when hunting with the younger beagles.

“Since I breed beagles, I am always looking for traits of a better beagle.”

Two Black Mouth Curs treed several squirrels and even a few coons up in Eudora, Ark. for this week's episode of Sportsman TV. Sportsman TV tonight at 6:30 on CST: Tree Rat Smackdown
2674 Views - Posted: February 06 at 12:00 am

Watch Cox Sports Television tonight at 6:30 as host Greg Hackney enjoys some time in the woods pursuing squirrels and even a few raccoons in Eudora, Arkansas.

Chris Morris received serious cuts to his leg after a hog charged him during a hunt on Pearl River WMA this weekend. Pearl River WMA hog hunter becomes hunted
206875 Views - Posted: February 03 at 4:09 pm

Chris Morris has been hunting Pearl River Wildlife Management Area outside Slidell since he was 6 years old, and he killed his first hog there when he was 15.

But none of that experience prepared him for his hunt yesterday, when a hog charged Morris and left him with serious wounds on his legs.

“I never had anything remotely like this happen to me,” Morris told as he awaited a second surgery. “I went into surgery yesterday about 5 p.m.; they cleaned out the wound and explored it to see what the damage it was.

“I’m waiting on surgery right now, and they’ll go in and repair the muscle tissue and close up the wound.”

Hunter Cody Campbell displays an Indian Bayou Area swamp rabbit he scored on during the hunt. Basin Romp — Rabbit hunting can be productive in the Atchafalaya Basin
732 Views - Posted: February 01 at 7:00 am

Hunting swamp rabbits with beagles in February is a thrilling social adventure for many Louisiana hunters. In fact, the latest hunting surveys conducted by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries show there are 22,100 rabbit hunters taking an estimated 180,100 rabbits.

And St. Landry’s Anthony Sharp is one of those Louisiana beaglers, and he’s part of at least three generations that have made running rabbits with hounds a family tradition.

“I have been rabbit hunting with beagles all my life,” the 34-year-old hunter said. “My grandfather hunted rabbits with beagles, as well as my father and uncles.”

This swamp rabbit was taken along a canal bank in the marsh. Shot selection
276 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Swamp rabbits are larger than their upland cousins, and the habitat they reside in is some of the toughest terrain you’ll ever walk and hunt in.

Delicious smothered rabbit in mushroom and onion gravy. Swamper table fare
293 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Rabbit meat is some of the most-delicious meat you can harvest. While some claim they don’t care for the gamey taste, I’ve found quite often is it’s all in the handling.

The squirrels in Bob Childress’ gravy were falling-off-the-bone tender and as squirrels should be, mild in flavor. Old-fashioned squirrel gravy
477 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Bob Childress calls this recipe “part Cajun and part redneck.”

“We are just far enough north to have that country (twang) going on,” he said without a trace of Cajun accent.

Squirrel hunting was once a big tradition, both for young and old hunters in Louisiana. It ain’t like it used to be
329 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

“When I was a kid, squirrel hunting was a big traditional thing, like deer hunting is now,” Bob Childress said. “Men would schedule their time off around squirrel season. There weren’t hardly no deer back then. If you saw one, it could make the paper, particularly if it was a big buck. The first of squirrel season, everyone would take their kids and camp out.”

The gem of Louisiana The gem of Louisiana
498 Views - Posted: January 15 at 7:00 am

Kisatchie National Forest is a gem for Louisiana hunters and fishermen, one surprisingly little known beyond the Shreveport to Alexandria corridor where most of its lands lie.

Beagles in the marsh can make all the difference and beat walking up swampers. Dogged out — Swamp rabbit hunting 101
1254 Views - Posted: January 01 at 7:00 am

Brothers Matthew and Porter Watson McCollister are dog men. I got that the first time I met Matthew, when he loaned me a book to read written by J. Frank Dobbie titled The Legend of Ben Lilly.