Deer Hunting

Moreland Matters

Dave Moreland holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in biology, and spent 30 years working with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. After serving 15 years in the field, Moreland became the state’s Deer Program manager in 1992. During his 12 years in that position, Moreland worked to manage the statewide deer herd. He collected physical data from harvested deer, performed nutritional studies and helped monitored the state’s deer for chronic wasting disease. […]


Closed Factory?

Jackson-Bienville is one of the oldest wildlife management areas in the state, and has had one of the most liberal deer harvest programs in the state, which makes some believe that this deer factory is out of deer. […]


Alligator Ambush

For most hunters, the traditional fall and winter hunting season begins the first Saturday in September when dove season opens. The first couple of weekends in September are buzzing with hunting activity as hunters sharpen up their shooting skills on these gray ghosts. […]


Turkey Tracks on Small Tracts

Opening day of the 2008 season, I was set-up in my ground blind on a wheat/clover patch I had planted with two sorghum strips during the spring of 2007. While the grain strips were not great due to poor growing conditions, the plants had produced some seed heads in addition to some native vegetation such as goat weed. […]


Positively Primitive

If you failed to tag a deer during the regular gun season or if you need a deer or two for sausage, don’t fret. There is still opportunity during the late Primitive Firearms Season. […]


B&C Bastions

Fair Chase is the official publication of the Boone and Crockett Club. In the magazine is a section containing all the trophies that have been officially measured and accepted for the All-Time Record Book and the 27th Big Game Awards Program, 2007-2009. […]


Getting Bigger

At a recent deer-scoring event at Cabela’s in Gonzales, Joshua Babin of Prairieville brought in a buck that his grandfather killed on Thistlethwaite WMA in 1972. […]


Big Bucks on Small Tracts

Having been involved with deer management work for 30+ years, it is my opinion that hunting white-tailed deer in the South is more challenging than in any other region of the United States. […]


Small Game in a Big-Game World

Talk to a hunter who belongs to the Baby Boomer generation about his first hunting trip, and odds are it will be about squirrel hunting. Talk to a hunter who is a member of the next generation (Generation X) about his first hunt, and chances are it will be about a deer hunt. […]