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7 steps to clean a squirrel

I grew up squirrel hunting, but one thing I didn’t learn was a way to clean squirrels that didn’t end with picking hair off the carcasses.

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Yesterday at 7:30 am
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Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

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December 16 at 8:00 am
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Online Civil War-era gator story a hoax, biologist says

You might have seen a recent story circulating online about a 185-year-old  MIssissippi gator found with Confederate bullets in its body.

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December 03 at 4:48 pm
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North Carolina's No. 2 all-time black bear killed by Virginia hunter

On the morning of Nov. 11, Thomas Capps of Richmond, Va., killed a 782-pound black bear from a blind overlooking a field of soybeans and corn on private land in Hyde County. 

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November 13 at 5:00 pm
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Mistaken identity

I was a young officer working my first year on the job when I walked into a little country store in Avoyelles Parish near Bordelonville one day. Being new to the area and not knowing anyone, a lot of time was spent meeting local folks and learning my way around. An older fellow was in the store and he soon walked over and introduced himself. We exchanged a few pleasantries and before long I realized he was quite a talker. 

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October 24 at 9:00 am
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Top 6 squirrel-hunting tips

Keith LaCaze is a lifelong hunter, and he chases pretty much everything that lives in the wild. Deer, hogs, rabbits, squirrels and wood ducks — they’re all on his hit list.

But when temperatures begin to cool, what he really likes to do is stalk the woods on The Bird Camp Hunting Club near Boyce for tree rats. And, while he’ll pull out his shotgun if he thinks the squirrels will be on the move, his preference is to spend cool, still mornings picking off squirrels with his scoped .22.

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October 24 at 8:26 am
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Arashi Wake Crank a bass magnet

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An Idaho outdoorsman had plenty of time to talk about some keys to his success this year as an Elite Series angler as part of a four-year career that has earned him $517,632.

Brandon Palaniuk spoke highly the last week of September about techniques and patterns that have been working consistently. The season-ending Elite Series AOY in Michigan was behind him, and Palaniuk was driving to another event on Kentucky Lake before going home for the off-season in the Great Northwest.

During the call, Palaniuk eventually mentioned a recently released artificial lure that he helped design. That lure was a key to catching bass in clutch situations across the country.

The Storm Arashi Wake Crank has become one of his go-to baits.

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October 08 at 11:03 am
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Mid-season dove tactics

If you’re planning on making an October dove hunt, don’t expect the birds to be as carefree as they were on opening day.

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October 07 at 4:12 pm
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Cleaning squirrels — the easy way

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What hunter doesn’t enjoy bagging a limit of bushy-tailed tree rodents?

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September 30 at 9:52 am
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3 tips for dove-hunting success

1. It’s always good to wear camouflage when hunting, but just being still and not moving when dove are flying works just as well.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Opening-weekend dove-hunting essentials

Traditionally opening weekend of dove season in the Bayou State is still hot and humid. So hunters need to be cognizant of the dangers to heat and exposure to the sun’s UV rays.

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September 15 at 7:00 am
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Vid: Bow hunter shoots flying doves

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Think you're a pretty good wing shot? A real danger to anything that flies? Just can't miss when you shoulder your trusty 12-gauge?

Well, you ain't nothing, brother, when you consider what this guy does with a bow.

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September 10 at 12:29 pm
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More than 100 hunters cited for dove-related violations opening weekend

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries issued 101 citations across the state during the opening weekend of dove season.

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September 10 at 7:31 am
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LDWF offers private-land dove hunts on opening day

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will provide public dove hunting options on private land leases in three parishes across the state.

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September 03 at 5:20 pm
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Top 5 tips for opening day of dove season

It’s probably almost too late to get in much practice time at the range in preparation for the opening of dove season this Saturday, but you still have time to stock up on supplies you might need in the field.

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September 02 at 9:36 pm
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A wing and a prayer — Louisiana’s dove-hunting lives on

Nearly forty years ago, I made my first dove hunt near the desert town of Orogrande, New Mexico, while on a six-year stint in the Air Force.

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September 01 at 7:00 am
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