Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hunters can set their calendars for the 2017-2018 seasons after these proposed dates were offered by the state’s Wildlife Division earlier this month.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

It’s the time of year when river watching plays as much a part of freshwater fishing trips as getting the boat gassed up and checking oil in the reservoir and making sure trailer tires are properly inflated.

Oh, the pain of it all. The final duck-season hunting day for Coastal and West Waterfowl zones hunters is Sunday, with the only shots remaining on wild waterfowl drawing down on geese.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Big news for fishermen ahead for the year, but fishermen and duck hunters should heed warnings of dense fog through Tuesday morning. Another cold front, but one not as cold as last weekend’s, is coming this week, and there’s rain, possible thunder…

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

With only two more weekends remaining for Coastal and West zone duck hunters — remember the season ends at sundown Jan. 22 — this week’s early-in-the-week hunts show the need to change strategy and tactics to successfully close out the season.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Saturday, January 07, 2017

Last Thursday was an historic day for Louisiana hunters, and proposals offered during that day’s Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting will be topics for discussion for most of the next three months.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Former state Wildlife and Fisheries secretary Robert Barham used the public comment period during Thursday’s Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting to refute allegations of misspending and fiscal irresponsibility during his eight year…

Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Wednesday, January 04, 2017

With state waterfowl biologists taking to the air for the January survey — it’s work to estimate the numbers of ducks and geese across the state heading into the hunting seasons’ final weeks — maybe it’s time for hunters to help themselves the way…

Saturday, December 31, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

If there's a fitting description for 2016, maybe it's that all well that ends well, and that all depends on where you are in your post-flood recovery.

Saturday, December 24, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

South Louisiana deer and duck hunters have more going for them this week than they had at the start of the month, and, just in time for Christmas, deer hunters will find the bucks living in lands along the Mississippi River and the southeastern pa…

Saturday, December 17, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Steve Lessard did it again — he’s world champion, again — and his latest accomplishment has etched his name more deeply in the annals of Louisiana fishing and fishermen.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Saturday continued a tradition so strong in hundreds of south Louisiana families that the celebration surrounding the first day of "dog" season rivals the Fourth of July and Mardi Gras.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Dec. 23 is the deadline for submitting activities and events for The Advocate’s Outdoors 2017 Calendar scheduled to be published Jan. 1.

Saturday, December 03, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Rain throughout the weekend will turn better for duck hunters than for fishermen, who should be prepared to find dirty water after early-week rains and constantly changing winds pushed water to and fro in the coastal marshes.

Ted Beaullieu Jr. smiles a lot these days. With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, he knows more holidays are ahead, and, in addition to religious celebration of Christmas with his family and friends, it means days in a duck blind.

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016