No matter how hot or wet it gets during these dog days of summer, avid, all-around outdoorsmen continue to keep their fishing lines wet but all the while have hunting on their mind.

Heck, Louisiana’s special teal season is just a little more than a month away (Sept. 10-25). Small game hunting starts Oct. 1. And even some either-sex archery hunting for deer gets underway as soon as in mid-September.