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LAS November 2012 Digital Edition

We’ll give you some pointers so you’ll never have to guess what bucks are worth shooting. And anglers looking for easy pickings can find out how and where to catch wintertime trout.

COVER
Ryan Bergeron’s huge buck turned heads last season; more trophies are sure to fall this year.

FEATURES
Sweet Treats
Acorns literally carpet many areas in Louisiana, but all of these nuts aren’t equal. Find the ones deer prefer, and you have found a real honey hole.
By Chris Ginn

Stick, Move and Communicate
Use this military philosophy to put more fish in your boat, even on tough days.
By Chris Ginn

Shoot, Don’t Shoot
Are your club’s rules set up to properly manage your deer herd? Take this test to see if you need to make some changes.
By David Moreland

Pike’s Picks
Follow this insider’s guide to Delacroix’s hottest fishing spots for November.
By Rusty Tardo

War of Attrition
The Sherburne WMA complex offers great Thanksgiving hunting options. Here are some tips to making the most of this public-lands tradition.
By Chris Berzas

Dr. Pontchartrain
This retired Slidell physician has earned his place as a legend in one of Louisiana’s few trophy-trout lakes. Here’s why.
By Todd Masson

Lazy limits
Duck hunting is all about getting out early and watching birds flying as the sunrises, right? Not if you’re hunting the Mississippi Delta.
By Humberto Fontova

The Community Scrape
Scrape activity is high this time of year, particularly when deer pay visits to community scrapes.
By Tommy Kirkland

Keep it Simple, Stupid
Many anglers believe consistently catching trout is complicated, but this Venice guide says there’s no reason to over-think your approach.
By Jerald Horst

Scout’s Promise
Follow this Eagle Scout’s advice to put more Atchafalaya Basin wood ducks in your bag.
By John Flores

Outside the Box
Do you know why you throw your favorite spinnerbait? Take some time to really figure that out, and you could catch more bass.
By Chris Ginn

Mr. Sac
Bayou Corne is filled with sac-a-lait, and this expert shares how he fills his ice chest ­— every trip.
By Jerald Horst

Catahoula PWRs
Hunting hogs in Louisiana is nothing new. Here’s a look at the tradition of hunting the ‘piney woods rooters’ that inhabit the Catahoula Lake region.
By Terry Jones

Lazy Anglers
This month on Lake D’Arbonne, it pays to have a weak work ethic.
By Chris Ginn

NEWS BREAKERS
Pending record yellowfin tuna caught ...

Vote ‘Yes’ for Amendment 2

COLUMNS
First Cast By Andy Crawford
Creature Feature By Jerald Horst
Ask Capt. Paul By Captain Paul Titus
Fly Lines By Catch Cormier
Grunts & Gobbles By David Moreland
Lure Review By Don Shoopman
Marine Electronics By Allan Tarvid
The Shootist By Gordon Hutchinson
Seafood Bible By Jerald & Glenda Horst
Paddles ‘N Puddles By Chris Holmes
Game Warden By Keith LaCaze
Happy Trails By Bill Garbo
Toledo Bend By John Dean

Christmas Shipping Deadlines

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