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Study of BP oil spill dispersants ‘scary,’ biologists say

Coastal fishermen have enjoyed great fishing since the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster of 2010, but they have lived with the fear of potential long-term impacts to the ecosystem lurking in their minds.

A study released Tuesday on the Public Library of Science Web site indicates there is definite cause for future worry — but not because of the 200 million gallons of crude that spewed unabated into the Gulf of Mexico for over three months. […]

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Two dead, one missing in two separate accidents

Two anglers died in separate boating incidents yesterday, and a third man is missing, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries reported today (July 21).

In the first accident, the body of 66-year-old Allen Fontenot of Central was recovered on Lake Fordoche in St. Landry Parish, the LDWF said. Lake Fordoche is north of Henderson Bay. […]

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Feds expected to add more days to snapper season

The National Marine Fisheries Service will tomorrow (April 12) publish in the federal register new rules for the 2012 red snapper season, according to Jeff Angers, president of the Center for Coastal Conservation.

The new rules are expected to add 10 days to the recreational season, and allow for autumn seasons, provided that anglers don’t exceed the total allowable catch for 2012. […]

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Possible state-record archery buck downed day after Christmas

Over the course of the past two hunting seasons, traditional bowhunter Mark Huvall has had his eye on a particular buck on his Avoyelles Parish hunting club. He didn’t have a shot at the buck earlier this season, but passed up shots at the big buck last year on three occasions.

When the 12-point walked up to within 6 yards of his ground blind on Dec. 26, however, Huvall figured this was the right time. His arrow found the mark, and Huvall claimed what turned out to be a massive buck that taped out at more than 200 inches Pope & Young that could be the biggest buck ever taken with archery equipment if it ultimately is scored as a typical rack. […]

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iPhones, iPads now fully compatible with forums

Photos can now be posted to the LouisianaSportsman.com forum directly from iPhones and iPads by using the free third-party app CliqCliq QuickPic.

“We’ve been working hard to find a way to make Apple mobile devices fully compatible with our forums, and our IT staff has finally worked out all the bugs,” the site’s Andy Crawford said. “Now our many iPhone users can upload photos right from their boats and hunting leases!” […]

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Elm Grove hunter kills 223-inch buck while prepping son’s stand

Kevin Johnson was trying to do the right thing the afternoon of Nov. 10 when he walked into the woods on the little 30-acre tract of land he hunts in Elm Grove.

“I was taking care of my son,” Johnson said. “I was going to check things out and put some acorns out on his stand.”

Instead, he had to call his 11-year-old son Jeremy with the news that he had killed a 23-point monster buck that has been tentatively scored at 223 inches Boone & Crockett. […]

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LDWF agent’s death ruled accident

The Sept. 30 death of a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agent was an accident, the Associated Press has reported.

The ruling by the Louisiana State Police ends speculation surrounding the death of 47-year-old Sgt. Paul Stuckey, who was found shot in the chest on River Road near St. Francisville by fishermen. […]

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‘FunGi73’ arrows potential state-record typical buck

The buck was a beauty during the 2010-11 season, but it was placed off limits by the owner of the East Feliciana property housing the deer.

“I was told not to hunt him last year because we really thought he could grow some more,” Zachary’s Chris Evans said. “He was a clean 10-point that we thought would score 135 to 140 inches.”

What no one guessed is that the deer could add up to 50 inches of mass to its headgear in a year, making it a challenger to the state-record typical archery deer when Evans finally put it down Friday (Oct. 7). […]

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180-inch buck arrowed on Giles Island opening day

Jimmy Riley rarely hunts, even though he manages some of the most productive deer property in the state. In fact, he had only killed one buck in the past 15 years when he arranged his opening-day hunt.

Now, he’s added another Giles Island buck to his short list of accomplishments – and it’s a 180-class brute. […]

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LDWF agent found shot to death in West Feliciana Parish

A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agent was found shot to death this morning (Sept. 30) in West Feliciana Parish, the agency reported.

The body of 47-year-old Sgt. Paul Stuckey of Zachary was found next to his patrol vehicle by local fishermen at the old ferry landing along the Mississippi River just west of St. Francisville at daybreak, LDWF said. […]