Deer of the Year

Tensas Parish trophy killed during hunt that almost didn’t happen

Hunters dream of that one defining hunt, when everything comes together and culminates in a wallhanger to make buddies jealous. Greg Krause’s day came on Nov. 13, but he almost passed the opportunity.

“When I stepped out the camp that morning, I was greeted by temperatures in the 60s, a howling wind and, worst of all, a big, bright full moon shining down on the area,” Krause said. “I thought to myself, ‘There’s no way I’m going to see any deer this morning with that big moon out,’ but then again you can’t kill them from the camp!” […]

Deer of the Year

Cecilia hunter takes monster Sherburne buck

Nick Thibodeaux had missed a great deer last season while hunting on Sherburne Wildlife Management Area. He wanted to get into that area for another try, but he wasn’t sure it was worth the effort after the major flooding earlier this year.

So Thibodeaux scouted the area a week ahead of the Oct. 1 opener, and he was happy with what he found. […]