Deer Hunting

Robeline man cited for deer hunting violations in Natchitoches Parish

Suspect admitted to shooting an 8-point on Sept. 14, LDWF says
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A good pair of snake boots are a must in the early season. With the summer heat lingering in September, snakes are still active.

Early-season gear list

September 15 at 7:00am

WMAs

September 15 at 7:00am

Alexandria man cited for deer violations in Rapides Parish

Subject admitted to shooting a deer on Sept. 1, LDWF says
September 12 at 2:14pm
Deer in the 7-year-old age class will have a first molar with a flat surface, all the crests have been worn off and the second and third molars will have a narrow strip of infundibulum.

How to age white-tailed deer: Part V

Aging old deer, 7 years and up
September 12 at 9:00am
You can turn a discarded deer antler into decorative buttons.

Don’t toss it — button it up

Even if they’re not going on the wall, antlers have many uses
September 11 at 7:00am
Colby Fruge struggles to get a weakened doe into fishing buddy Clint Cryar's Gator Trax Sunday afternoon. The pair were in the Choctaw Canal when they saw the deer stuck in the fork of a tree, and videoed their rescue mission.

Video: Fishing buddies save trapped doe

Sunday afternoon catfishing trip turns into deer rescue mission near Grosse Tete
September 04 at 4:41pm
Gary Fryou drilled this 197-pound 9-point from 7 yards on the Atchafalaya Delta WMA in 2015.

Taking the heat

Bow season cranks up early in Southwest Louisiana, and while conditions may not be all that pleasant, WMAs there offer some quality hunting — without crowds.
September 01 at 7:00am
A mature doe is one of bowhunting’s toughest challenges. Attention to small details led to the author’s success.

Sweat the small stuff — all the time

Don’t repeat common mistakes made every season
September 01 at 7:00am
Whitetail deer program manager Jonathan Bordelon (left) and private lands biologist Justin Ebarb inspect plants browsed by deer during a late June survey.

Summertime prep for fall hunting

August 24 at 8:30am
If you want to consistently bag a buck like the author’s, pay attention to the little details.

Time is short

With deer season just over the horizon, it’s time to do all of that preseason work on trails, stands and weapons
August 22 at 9:00am
The author has been practicing since late last month, and typically shoots 20 arrows per session in exercises designed to simulate hunting scenarios he might encounter at the Atchafalaya Delta WMA.

Public Rambling: Now’s the time for scouting

Plenty of sign, trails apparent at Atchafalaya Delta WMA, Aucoin says
August 21 at 9:48am
This father-and-son team both took a buck in the same morning. Many clubs are geared toward family participation.

Organizing your own hunting club

August 15 at 7:00am
Many clubs encourage all family members to participate.

What about rules?

August 15 at 7:00am