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!” […]
Corey May was very familiar with a buck that was making its home on his dad’s 3,000-acre Madison Parish farm. Trail cam photos had allowed the 25-year-old May to keep tabs on the deer; he’d shown up on May’s trail cameras for two years prior. […]
Forgetting to set the clocks back an hour Saturday night caused 12-year-old Parker Founds to get to his stand late Sunday morning (Nov. 6). However, this oversight proved little more than a hiccup, as the youngster was right on time when a monster 14-point Sabine Parish bruiser stepped into the crosshairs of his scope. […]
Jack Fluitt sometimes has a back-up plan when it comes to deer hunting. Fortunately for Fluitt, a pipeline welder who lives near Tannehill in Winn Parish, he put his back-up plan to work the Thursday morning (Nov. 3) – and that plan allowed him to nail a freakish 17-point “cactus buck.” […]
Texting usually isn’t considered a vital hunting technique – but don’t tell that to Leesville’s Charles Moore who used his cell phone to ask a buddy to bleat so a hung-up deer would come out of a thicket during a hunt on Peason Ridge Wildlife Management Area. […]
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. […]
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. […]