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Sitting and Slipping on WMAs

Last season on Pearl River WMA, my focus in the Katrina Woods was browse, primarily blackberry and trumpet creeper vine. I found several areas where the trumpet creeper was being heavily eaten. Other items to focus on are travel trails, especially along the sloughs and bayous. […]

Deer Hunting

Try to beat the odds in 2010

It’s all about the antlers’ was a statement made at the 2006 Southeast Deer Study Group Meeting in Baton Rouge. The evening’s discussion was on the use of antler restrictions (ARs) to produce older and bigger bucks. The statement was thrown out as the reason why ARs are often promoted and incorporated into management programs. […]

Deer Hunting

Deer season finally arrives

I am writing this column in late July, which means I have two months to get things in order for the upcoming season. On the other hand you are reading this column in September, which means that the deer season is here. […]

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Deer Diary

A 30-minute deer hunting show on the Outdoor Channel probably shows about 15 minutes of the hunt and the rest of the time is spent promoting products that the hunters are using to bag this trophy whitetail. […]

Grunts & Gobbles

Time to make cherry bounce

Louisiana Trees and Shrubs, Louisiana Forestry Commission Bulletin No. 1, was written by Clair A. Brown, professor of botany at Louisiana State University, and was published in 1945. This publication was one of the first to have illustrations that would aid the reader in the identification of the common trees and shrubs that grow in the state. […]

Grunts & Gobbles

Forage demands are high for deer now

April showers did not bring May flowers this year; in fact, the state has endured 3½ months of below-normal rainfall. Add to that the record-breaking high temperatures that occurred in May, and the habitat is somewhat stressed. […]

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Tax Day Turkeys

My story begins a week prior to the opening of the 2009 turkey season. I had not had the opportunity to scout and listen for gobbling activity on the small tract of land in East Feliciana Parish that I hunt, so the Friday before the youth weekend, I left Baton Rouge with the my cameras in hopes of hearing and photographing some turkeys. […]