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The Daily Review Outdoor Columnist John Flores' grandson, Gabriel Flores, displays a swamp rabbit harvested last season in the St. Mary Parish coastal marsh along a canal bank. The small game season for rabbits and squirrels opens Saturday. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Small game season opens Saturday

When the first rays of daylight stretch over the coastal marshes and bottomland hardwood swamps Saturday, the 2017 edition of the Louisiana small game season will begin.

Only the largest of alligators will command better pricing this year, albeit not much at $10 per foot. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Not much demand for alligator skins this year

One of the things you can pretty much take to the bank following the long Labor Day weekend here in St. Mary Parish is alligator season opening the following Wednesday.

Christine Flores, wife of The Daily Review Outdoor Writer John K. Flores, hauls in an alligator she harvested on the Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area during her lottery hunt two years ago. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

LDWF taking applications for 2017 alligator lottery hunts

When it comes to apex predators, Louisiana isn’t at all like other states.

Clint Ward with a good crappie caught in The Burns. (Submitted Photo/Courtesy of John K. Flores)

Southwest Louisiana location is one to try this summer

Imagine a place, if you will, where you can catch five species of fish — largemouth bass, sac-alait (crappie), goggle eye (warmouth sunfish), chinquapin (redear sunfish), and bluegills — in abundan

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