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The National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa, has confirmed that Chronic Wasting Disease was found in a sample from an adult buck harvested recently on private land in northeast Tensas Parish, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

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HILEN HUTTO, 10 of Franklin Parish, killed an 8-point buck Dec. 21 on an afternoon hunt in Tensas Parish. Hutto is the son of Donald and Alicia Hutto of Franklin Parish. He was shooting a .308 and dropped the buck at about 70 yards with one shot. He was in the stand with his daddy. (Submitte…

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GLOW in the Ville Fun Run is set for Dec. 4 beginning at 5 p.m. in Crowville. The race will begin at the community center.

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Starting today, October 12, 2021, hunters can tag and validate their deer or turkey harvest directly from their smartphone (via text or website) immediately after the animal is harvested. Log into your account at LouisianaOutdoors.com and select E-tag/Text-to-Tag to enroll, then follow the s…

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has released its 2021-22 hunting regulations pamphlet online at the LDWF website. Click here to view the upcoming season’s regulations or visit the LDWF website at https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/seasons-and-regulations.

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ZANE CAMPBELL, eight-year-old son of Tina and Jeremy, killed his first deer on Thanksgiving day with his father in Franklin Parish. (Submitted photo)

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Elm Groves’s Rick Guillot, a 41 year old registered nurse at Willis Knighton  Hospital in Shreveport, has a pair of four legged friends to thank in locating a big buck he arrowed October 24. It is questionable if he would have been able to recover the 8 point Red River Parish buck without th…

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Three books authored by humor writer, Jim Mize, capture the art of how writing humor is done. (Photo by Glynn Harris)

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What a blessing it was to have been reared and introduced to hunting by a dad who did it right. He started me at the bottom, tagging along behind him and watching how he did it.

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Sixteen year old Rufus crossed the Rainbow Bridge last week validating the belief that our pets are indeed special. (Photo by Glynn Harris)

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Rob Simbeck’s new book, The Southern wildlife Watcher” covers fascinating information on 36 creatures making their homes in the southeast. (Photo by Glynn Harris)

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The year was 1998. The month was December. Think back with me if you will to the days just before Christmas. Remember the massive ice storm that turned northern Louisiana into props for Ice Capades?

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Even fishermen who don’t crappie fish know that one of the best times of the year to catch big old slabs is during the spring spawn when the urge to merge captivates the attention of these tasty fish and they move to the shallows to spawn.

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If you have kept up with my writing and broadcasting for the past bunch of years, I don’t have to tell you of my interest in song birds. One of the pleasures I enjoy is to sit on my back porch, bird book, binoculars, camera and cup of coffee in hand and enjoy all the flit and flutter that is…

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The ongoing and seemingly never ending Coronavirus pandemic has put a mask on, social distanced itself from and quarantined virtually not only Louisiana but the whole universe as well. We are having to adapt to a new way of living with no real end in sight.

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The hunting rules and regulations for the 2020-21 season are now available on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LWDF) website. Go to www.wlf.louisiana.gov to see this year’s hunting seasons, rules and regulations.

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for deer and waterfowl lottery hunts on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) for the 2020-2021 hunting season. The deadline to apply for lottery deer hunts is Aug. 31 and the deadline to apply for lottery wa…

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will resume in-person hunter education classes and field days in July. LDWF, however, is encouraging all students who need hunter education certification to take the online course then sign up for an in-person field course.

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Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Morehouse Parish will open July 15 at 6 a.m., according to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) officials.

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(Thirty years ago, I was hired to write humor columns for the now defunct Louisiana Conservationist magazine. Recently, a friend was using the down time created by Covid 19 to clean out his files. He found some of those old magazines, called me and offered them to me. Here’s one of my favori…

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David practicing the fishing skills he learned when he visited Ruston as a teenager. (Photo by Glynn Harris)

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reminds anglers that if you purchased your fishing license  June 1, it will be good until June 30, 2021. That’s 13 months. While current licenses will not expire until June 30, LDWF reminds anglers that they can purchase and renew today.

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) invites you to take part in its annual Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14. Louisiana’s Free Fishing Weekend is an opportunity for residents and visitors to fish Louisiana waters without an otherwise require…

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Louisiana Pastimes, authored by Dr. Terry Jones, is a great read covering our history and how life was in our state’s outdoors centuries ago. (Photo by Glynn Harris)

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Here I sit, my hands wrinkled somewhat from age but more so recently because I’ve washed them so often I’m getting dishpan hands. With the threat of a virus we still don’t have a real handle on, it just makes sense to be as cautious, or even more so, than we’ve ever been.

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“Memories of Spring” written by Ron Jolly, LA native and nationally known turkey hunter, videographer and author, is a “must have” for turkey hunters.(Glynn Harris photo)

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I felt extra special there in elementary school at Goldonna. My dad had the coolest job in the world and it made me one of the most popular kids in the sixth grade to tell my buddies gathered around all big eyed about my dad’s latest adventure.

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BATON ROUGE – A federal judge in California has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting enforcement of that state’s effort to ban the sale and importation of alligator and crocodile products, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced Friday (Dec. 27).

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It’s been a fun summer and fall watching hummingbirds at my feeder. When a bird is alone at the feeder, all is peaceful and quiet but when a male is feeding and another male approaches, the aerial combat of pursuit and chase is something to behold.     

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