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A few year back I developed a creeping eruption as it is called in medical books, better known as 'Nuria Itch'. I’ve had it 10+ times over the years and it always had to run its 8-14 course which starts on your leg and stops at the neck unless it has enough life to keep going back down again. This time was special though. I sat on a rope that had just been pulled out of the mud and it started on my butt and some travelled up and the other down. I was determined to do research and find out how to kill it. I found out it was a nematode called strongloides myopotami and it lived inside the nutria until it made its way out on a 3 inch log ride where it disperses and looks for a host (hunters skin). Well, I found there was a medicine called Thibendazole (Mintezol) which is basically a dewormer. I went to the doctor with paperwork in hand and told him that I had nutria itch. He had never seen or heard of it before but took the papers, did research of his own and wrote a script for it. BAM, gone in two days. Since then, 3 people came to me to find out what I had used and told their docs. Those 3 people all left with prescriptions for Thiabendezole. I hope this helps as people go out in the marsh busting runs, building blinds and tracking deer this season. Doogie

August 30, 2014 at 3:05am

News releases are posted every Tuesday by close of business. Actions taken at the monthly Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting are posted within 24 hours of the meeting. The Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meets on the first Thursday of each month. (Check our calendar for the next meeting). Other timely issues (i.e. season openings and closures) are posted as needed regardless of the regular schedule.

Release Date: 12/18/2009

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham has issued a Declaration of Emergency closing all hunting seasons, except waterfowl, in portions of southeast Louisiana due to flooding.

LDWF has determined that floodwaters in the area could pose a potential risk of overharvest and safety risk to the hunting public.

The closure applies to Elm Hall Wildlife Management Area and those portions of Louisiana south of Interstate 10, West of Interstate 310, North and West of Hwy. 90, East of Hwy. 70, and East of Hwy. 22. This shall include portions of St. Mary, Assumption, Ascension, Lower St. Martin, Lafourche, Terrebonne, St. James, St. John and St. Charles parishes.

These areas will be closed to all hunting, except waterfowl, effective Dec. 18, 2009 until further notice.

For more information, contact Scott Durham at 225-765-2351 or

December 18, 2009 at 2:04pm

Congrats to my Stepson Noah Zeringue on his first buck. He went hunting on Thanksgiving with his Grandpa Paul Z and made a perfect shot with his 243. I'm very proud of him.

November 26, 2009 at 10:19pm

Thanks for a few great hunts Lane!

November 21, 2009 at 2:15pm

Thanks for a few good hunts Lane!

November 21, 2009 at 2:12pm

10" killed on firt hunt of 2009

April 15, 2009 at 9:32pm

I got one on the only day that I'll be able to hunt this year. Noah saw his first wild turkey and his first WLF agent. Tag your bird before you move it !! there's no telling who will be waiting for you at the truck.

April 15, 2009 at 7:21am

I went on a trip this weekend to Mississippi for a few hunts with my best Bud. He ended up killing his first deer and I got to give him the blood bath . That was a great way to end this deer season.

January 18, 2009 at 9:38pm

I went on a trip this weekend to Mississippi for a few hunts with my best Bud. He ended up killing his first deer and I got to give him the blood bath . That was a great way to end this deer season.

January 18, 2009 at 9:38pm

Noah Zeringue's first kill with his new 243.

January 18, 2009 at 9:31pm

Does anyone know if crossbows will be legal for all archery hunters in Louisiana for the 2008-09 season?

May 06, 2008 at 1:13am

Before and after photos of my deer killed at 4:50 on 11/23

November 25, 2007 at 7:05pm

I bought the new Moultrie 4.0 game camera and compared it to the Game Spy 100. I find that it's a little too powerful for my taste. I will bring it home and try it in some new applications.

October 06, 2007 at 11:09pm

Saturday we limmited out and Monday was Frogs and Feathers Day. It seems that the teal have left the area as of this morning. I hope I am wrong.

September 18, 2007 at 5:38pm

I have a few pictures that may help with sex ID on early season teal and I finally found out what keeps eating my teal.I think global warming is affecting the reptiles in our area.
I have read a few post about the difference between male and female blue wing teal . I posted a few pictures to help out.The male has a white patch on the secondary wing feathers and his feet are kinda orange compared to the yellowish feet of a female. I hope it helps ! Doogie

September 18, 2007 at 4:45pm

Lane Foster with his big 8 point killed in Paradis. Thanks for letting me hunt your stand Doogie !!

December 07, 2006 at 12:35pm

Michelle Carmouche's pets at play in Mississippi.

October 17, 2006 at 7:52pm
A comment titled: rallying in response to a report titled: Coot

$600 fine.Trust me!

January 20, 2010 at 9:33pm
A comment titled: Memories in response to a report titled: 4 young boys knock'em out the sky...

Mak sure that pic stays safe for the next 20 years. Those are the ones that mean the most to me as I get older.

November 16, 2009 at 5:43pm
A comment titled: KD in response to a report titled: Monster

This must have been taken near Woodville Mississippi on the Cripple Creek Hunting Club property. I think it's one of the charter members. He looks to be about 41 yrs old and about 260 pounds.

November 12, 2009 at 7:46am
A comment titled: Good story! in response to a report titled: Yute Hunt

Good story! The turkeys in the pic are yute males or "jakes".

November 08, 2009 at 4:45pm
A comment titled: Reloading in response to a report titled: Reloading supplies

Reloading is well worth it but it has a start up cost of about $500 . It warn you, it can turn into an addiction. I will tell you how to get started. I buy all Nosler so I suggest the Nosler Reloading Manual # 6 and use it as your Bible. The Nosler Reloading Forum online is hosted by relaoding fanaticts and new users also...lots of great info on that site. You can find answers to any question that you can dream of.As far as Equipment, I would suggest RCBS RC Supreme Kit that Cabelas has ($300).It is missing a tumbler kit($60) digital scale ($80)powder trickler ($15)calipers ($25) powder ,primers and bullets ($50).You will be glad that you started and wonder why it took you so long after you get the hang of it. It adds another dimension to your hunting and it keeps you busy in the off season

November 06, 2009 at 10:31pm
A comment titled: Hardest to decoy in response to a report titled: Smartest duck alive

Mottled Duck "Summer French" . They are easy to get in during teal season but almost imposssible later on.

October 25, 2009 at 11:44am
A comment titled: Barrel length in response to a report titled: barrel length

After 18 inches you get the full velocity and after that it's up to the hunting situation. A 24" is good for turkeys because of tight spots and swing isn't an issue. The longer the barrel the better your swing through. That's why competition skeet shooter use 30 and 32" guns and sometimes use weights on the end of the barrel. The 24' is murder on you hunting buddies ears . The 26" is my favorite but the new camo mags like the WIN SX3 only come in 28 or 30" because the length is optimal for a good swing through. The 30" is not found too much after the screw in chokes were introduced due to the cumbersome length .A full choke tube will throw the same pattern in a 24" or 30" and you won't lose distance .That's my 2 cents and I hope it helps.

October 23, 2009 at 3:22pm
A comment titled: Maximus and Kohl in response to a report titled: Dogs names

I decided to name my first Yellow Lab "Maximus" while watching Gladiator at the Movies. Kohl is my Black Lab .He is coal black and my Mud Buddy is a Kohler so "Kohl" it is.All women say it's so cute that I named him after a store....I had no idea that one existed until now.

October 19, 2009 at 11:08pm
A comment titled: Winchester SX3 in response to a report titled: Best Shotgun

I have to put my 2 cents in on this one. I looked for the best shotgun for two years and money was no object. I just wanted to have a gun that I was totally satisfied with. I looked hard at Benelli, Remington and Beretta. Well ,I eneded up buying the Winchestetr SX3 3 1/2 in duck blind camo. Just take a look and research them a little before settling on you next shotgun. If you are looking for cheap and dependable go for the Remington 870 but stay away from the rael cheap one , the parkerized will rust up real bad and the wood finish doesn't last. I believe Reminton just came out with a new rust proof model 887.

September 13, 2009 at 9:42pm
A comment titled: That's a pig in response to a report titled: HOW BIG IS THIS PIG?

It's a huge brown pig. It's back legs go straight down and get skinny by the hoof and it has a big set hanging.

August 30, 2009 at 12:32pm
A comment titled: Don't feel too bad in response to a report titled: UPDATED: Hole in my Hand

I did the same but when I looked down half of the shaft was in my forearm.

January 30, 2009 at 7:25pm
A comment titled: sweeet corn jam in response to a report titled: Buck Jam results

I use the sweet corn jam on a hunt in Illinois . I put it where the deer had to pass by before entering a soybean field. Every deer stopped to smell it and a few licked it. None avoided it.

August 07, 2008 at 7:06pm
A comment titled: Next one in response to a report titled: First deer of the year

Hey Three Sons , the next deer will be bigger ! Outside the ears or a 10 pt.

November 26, 2007 at 4:48am
A comment titled: Easy mistake in response to a report titled: Fixed the Rossi

Are you holding the front of the barrel down with your hand or fingers to steady it?

October 24, 2007 at 5:01am
A comment titled: Ron in response to a report titled: Twin Span

Hey Ron how much is a gaspergoo trip?

October 16, 2007 at 3:57am
A comment titled: timer feeder in response to a report titled: DEER

Timer feeders save on corn and force the deer to eat when they go off. The other animals will eat all of the corn before nightfall so you have the first come ,first serve rule. You can set the timer to go off 8 times a day or 2 and the spinner can also be set for run time. Cabelas has a good one for 39. Whacking a few squirells and coons will help too.

October 16, 2007 at 3:50am
A comment titled: Moultrie 4.0 in response to a report titled: Moultrie 4.0 Pics

It takes 8 d-cell batteries. After 2 weeks my batt life was 75% with energizers. It claims to go for 60 days and it looks like it will. I am very happy with mine.

October 04, 2007 at 8:54pm
A comment titled: age in response to a report titled: score and age

He has a slight pot belly so he's at least 3 but his back dosen't sway so he isn't too old. I would say a 3 .5 and 110 to 120.

August 13, 2007 at 12:45am
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