Category: Deer Hunting

  • Bow hunting is a journey

    Bow hunting is a journey

    Tight groups like this are no accident. They are achieved through a process. (Picture by Sammy Romano) As we begin another year of this column, I’ve been reflecting quite a bit about my personal journey of hunting with archery gear. Things have certainly changed in our sport since I first picked up a bow. Some […]

  • Barnett HyperTac 420 crossbow

    Barnett HyperTac 420 crossbow

      Barnett’s HyperTac 420 packs a wollop Compactness and high maneuverability aren’t words normally associated with crossbows. But the Barnett HyperTac 420 is all that and more, and is a welcome addition to the company’s list of hunting weapons. Weighing in at 7.9 pounds, it measures just a tad over 9 inches wide when cocked. […]

  • Successful deer hunting includes setting specific goals and objectives

    Successful deer hunting includes setting specific goals and objectives

      Are you getting what you want or are you just spinning your wheels when it comes to setting and meeting goals for your deer herds and harvest? People are all the time setting goals and objectives for everything they do. Parents instill this in their children at a very young age. It really sinks […]

  • LDWF to hold public hearings May 27-28 on CWD NOI affecting Franklin, Madison, Tensas parishes

    LDWF to hold public hearings May 27-28 on CWD NOI affecting Franklin, Madison, Tensas parishes

      The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct informational public hearings May 27 in Winnsboro and May 28 in St. Joseph on a notice of intent (NOI) that bans supplemental feeding and cervid carcass export from the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) control area, which includes Franklin, Madison and Tensas parishes. The action is part […]

  • Blood splash in downed deer

    Blood splash in downed deer

      Rare occurrence in downed deer worth learning more about. This past deer season was the worst I have experienced in several decades. Deer were as scarce as honest politicians, and I was only able to harvest one small buck. That particular cool morning in December found me hunting near Dugdemona River in Winn Parish. […]

  • Winners of LDWF chronic wasting disease sampling contest

    Winners of LDWF chronic wasting disease sampling contest

    Evelyn Lindow of Alto was the winning hunter in LDWF’s CWD sampling contest. (Photo courtesy LDWF) Evelyn Lindow, of Alto, and Frank Gates, of Saline, are the winners of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) chronic wasting disease (CWD) sampling contest held during the 2021-22 hunting season. Lindow, who harvested an 8-point buck […]

  • With deer season over, the hunt for trophy sheds is on

    With deer season over, the hunt for trophy sheds is on

      Antlers are the “Crowns of Glory” of an adult whitetail buck, and the search for shed antlers in the spring gives more opportunity for deer hunters to be in the field. While it’s not quite the same as harvesting an adult buck during the open season, finding the shed antlers from the buck once the […]

  • Legends of the Outdoors – Warren Womack

    Legends of the Outdoors – Warren Womack

      His detailed documentation helps others improve deer tactics Warren Womack of Clinton just may have put the “W” in woodsmanship. He is not only an accomplished hunter, but he has also documented his activities with the detail of a police investigator putting together the timeline of a case. Womack’s observations and recordings have helped […]

  • Two men cited for deer hunting violations in Allen Parish

    Two men cited for deer hunting violations in Allen Parish

      A Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agent cited two men for alleged deer hunting violations in Allen Parish on March 7. Corporal Zachary Meche cited Alex M. Bebee, 29, and Kinnley B. Howard, 29, both of Iowa, for hunting deer during a closed season, hunting deer during illegal hour and hunting deer […]

  • LDWF reports on testing for CWD in Franklin, Madison and Tensas Parishes

    LDWF reports on testing for CWD in Franklin, Madison and Tensas Parishes

    CWD positive deer harvested in Tensas Parish. (Photo courtesy LDWF) The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) continues its surveillance work in the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) control area in the northeast Louisiana parishes of Franklin, Madison, and Tensas. LDWF instituted its CWD Incident Action Plan in those three parishes in response to an […]