Grunts & Gobbles

This 4 ½-year-old 6-point is a great trophy and one that should have been harvested because it probably would never be any bigger than a 6-pointer.

The age factor: Older bucks aren't necessarily bigger bucks

Hunters are killing older bucks — but that doesn’t mean all is well with their management program
August 11, 2017 at 2:50pm
The 4 ½-year-old buck skull on the left has a nice 18-inch inside spread but with short antler tines, which is not a desired antler trait that hunters want in a management program. On the right is a rack that has the long antler tines that hunters want.

Genetics of Louisiana whitetails

July 12, 2017 at 9:00am
The author’s first buck photo of 2017; a nice adult buck that survived the 2016 hunting season.

Genetics, age, herd or habitat

What is the most important component of deer management?
June 12, 2017 at 9:00am
The author’s grandson, Charles Guidry, helps plant a white oak tree; the tree will be caged to keep deer from browsing on it.

The madness of March is over

It is time to get ready for the 2017-18 hunting season
May 11, 2017 at 4:25pm
A hope shot with the 12 gauge at 60 yards.

Shooting turkeys

Time on the range with your turkey gun will lead to success in the field
April 12, 2017 at 9:00am
Mark Bible (right) and the author with a nice harvest of deer on Pearl River late in the season.

We finished strong

Indications are 2016 deer season was a good one
March 10, 2017 at 6:40am
Pearl River WMA is a maze of sloughs, ridges, bayous and rivers.

The last crossing

Hurricane Katrina changed everything on Pearl River WMA
February 01, 2017 at 7:00am
The author took this Bossier Parish buck on Nov. 10 using deer urine and grunts to attract his attention.

Farts and Bubbles: Hunt like a champ

Mr. Bubbles brings good fortune to hunters
January 12, 2017 at 9:00am
Wood ducks provide great early morning opportunities on Pearl River WMA.

It’s time for a meat hunt

Most game species are on the menu
December 12, 2016 at 9:00am
The author’s grandson, 6-year-old William, with the results of a good morning dove hunt.

Louisiana families keep hunting traditions alive

In today's fast-paced world, it's important to make time with kids to keep hunting and fishing a priority
November 10, 2016 at 9:00am
This giant sweetgum has a 12-foot circumference and could be in the running for Champion Tree status. It is located on the author’s property in Clinton, and he calls it the Elephant Trunk Tree.

Champion trees and trophy bucks

Their crowns bring much glory to our Louisiana landscape
October 11, 2016 at 4:00pm
LDWF biologists cam provide clubs or landowners with harvest recommendations because they gather harvest data each season.

A new crop of wildlife, a new hunting season

It's important to report your harvest
September 12, 2016 at 9:00am
A deer walking into the author’s food plot on June 1 that was planted in mid-May. The spear-shaped whitish leaves are soybeans that had sprouted.

The perfect seed mix for deer — Part II

August 12, 2016 at 9:00am
The antlers on this young adult buck were beginning to bud out at the end of May. Quality nutrition is needed during June and July for the buck to reach its potential.

Grunts & Gobbles: Food plot points to ponder

Are you trying to affect the physical condition of the deer on your lease, or just hold them on your property year round?
July 12, 2016 at 9:00am