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Apr 24th

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A dove is a done, seven times over

Most years, dove hunters have already gotten a hint of the smell of gun oil and burnt powder and have sweated in camo while picking up their chair every half hour and moving a few feet to stay in the shade. Dove season usually opens at noon on Saturday of Labor Day weekend, giving hunters two and a half days of hunting.

Because of the way the calendar works, this year is different. Labor Day falls on September 2, which means that the date for Saturday is August 31 and according to federal law, there can be no dove hunting during the month of August. Therefore, opening day will be at noon September 7, but there's nothing that says you can't have a barbecue under the trees opening morning; you just can't do it on August 31 and expect to wipe the barbecue sauce on your britches and hit the fields with your shotgun at noon.

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A look at the differences in the wild

Have you ever seen a pure albino animal or bird? I did once. Several years ago during winter, I looked out across the back yard at a flock of juncos (that's the little bl...

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It’s not too early to prepare for bow season

You're been relaxing all summer, enjoying the generally mild conditions with accompanying rain showers, unusual for this part of the country this time of year.

You took th...

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A youngster foiled on his first deer hunt

He'd just entered his teenage years, this 13 year old kid from south Louisiana. His dad introduced him to hunting as a youngster where mallards and pintails were his prim...

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Are channel cats now southern ‘mascots’?

(I wrote a version of this story six years ago but in view of the growing popularity of channel catfish around our area, here's an updated version of the article.)

I've do...

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