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Fly Delta

Hunt a place for a decade, and you’ll see sights known to no other man. Hunt a place as productive as the Atchafalaya Delta for a decade, and you’ll have a front-row seat to manifestations of nature too glorious to be fully appreciated by just one man. […]

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Front-ending Bucks

Al Bullock knew a good buck was in the cutover, but after six straight days of hunting West Bay Wildlife Management Area he had nothing but lost time to show. […]

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Goose Gear

I cannot count how many times I have traveled the back roads through Rayne, Crowley, Kaplan and Gueydan and points in between on my way to Pecan Island. […]

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Make Your Luck

Rowdy deer visits children’s store

Head manager Joseph Velesis said he tried to calm the deer by talking to it, but the animal panicked and charged toward the back of the store. […]

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Water, Water Everywhere

It was an early January morning, and a bright moon, two days past full, cast an eerie light across the swamp. A bitter North Louisiana cold snap had kept the temperature below freezing for several days, and now it was in the low 20s with a light north wind. […]

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Ducking for Cover

No matter one’s position on the organization, it’s impossible to deny that Ducks Unlimited has done a tremendous amount of good for waterfowl, and hunters who pursue them, across the North American continent. […]

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Getting Goosed

A near perfect day for goose hunting was seemingly in store for us as we watched the Johnson grass buck in the stiff northerly wind. We were following the truck of one of Clint Matthew’s guides through the vast fields of long-ago harvested rice fields, almost tailgating so as not to lose him on the unfamiliar highways of the area around Kaplan. […]

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It Ain’t Rocket Science

Twelve-year-old Louis Rossignol Jr. hadn’t been in his box stand overlooking the foodplot for 10 minutes, and his heart was already in his throat. His eyes bugged. He didn’t breath; he gasped. His father — tense, eyes riveted — looked over his son’s shoulder. […]