Stacey Mathews works as supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service in Jonesboro, and even though there was no rain, sleet or snow last Saturday morning — she definitely delivered in the clutch.
Shortly after joining a 500-acre hunting lease in Bienville Parish, Ray Cooper went on an early-season scouting trip last summer and jumped a heavy-horned 9-point still in velvet along a pipeline.
Mike Brown, a retired electrician from Mount Olive in Bienville Parish, stayed in his stand longer than he normally would have on Tuesday, Dec. 15, hoping for a repeat of what he had seen just a few days earlier.
When bow season opened in Area 2 on Oct. 1, the clock started ticking for Nikki Gaspard.
The 22-year-old from Lafayette had only a matter of days to take down an 8-point Bienville Parish buck she had been hunting since last year — before she had to report to western New York and work as a spotter on a natural gas pipeline.
Over the years, seasoned deer hunters have experienced any number of unwelcome guests in their stands, including ever-present wasps, some squirrels, maybe a coon or two and perhaps even an owl, among others.
A 67-year-old Shreveport man was cited last weekend by enforcement agents for hunting turkeys over a baited area, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.