On the day after Thanksgiving, Carlton Brodnax was definitely counting his blessings — including one that had 11 massive points, an almost 20-inch inside spread and heavy-horned antlers that carried almost 5 inches of mass out to the tips.
It’s been a crazy 12 months, with the typical broiling-hot summer topped off with record flood in many areas of the state. So when hunting seasons opened, hunters relished the break from rebuilding efforts.
Angie Parker is a bowhunter at heart, but her decision to spend a little quality time with her father on a rifle hunt last November in Caddo Parish resulted in her biggest deer ever — a 170-class buck of a lifetime.
The winter of 2016-17 may well go down in history as just a two-day event, with the weekend of Jan. 7 and 8 featuring bone-chilling cold while above average temperatures dominated the rest of the season.
Shortly after joining a 500-acre hunting lease in Bienville Parish, Ray Cooper went on an early-season scouting trip last summer and jumped a heavy-horned 9-point still in velvet along a pipeline.