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Corn fed pigs

Suggesting to deer hunters in Louisiana to stop feeding corn to deer in the Fall would be like telling restaurant owners to stop serving crawfish in the spring. Ain’t gonna happen. And before you get riled up, I’m not saying hunters shouldn’t feed corn to deer. Corn feeders supply supplemental food to deer and are … Continue reading

Deer sign everywhere!

It’s still a month until the Louisiana deer season begins, but there is deer sign everywhere! This past weekend, the highway was buzzing with pick-em-up trucks pulling trailers loaded with four-wheelers, six-wheelers, deer stands, deer stand parts, bushhogs…and water coolers (it’s still blazing hot out there). At the local sporting goods store, people were lined … Continue reading

Get some Gator…

The “Swamp People” aren’t the only ones that get some gator in Louisiana. The popularity of gator hunting is, no doubt, on the rise for lots of reasons. One has to be the popular reality TV show. The East Zone Louisiana alligator season is scheduled to open Wednesday, Aug. 28, followed by the West Zone … Continue reading

Old Indian Word

With preparation already underway and hunting seasons just around the corner, I thought you might enjoy this one: Besides, I have some followers that like pictures more than words….

T’ainter as easy as you’d think

The installation of a Tainter Gate as part of the Lake D’arbonne water control t’aint as easy as you’d think. But after numerous delays, mostly due to weather, project manager Ron Riley told the D’Arbonne Lake Commission last week that “the end is in sight.” Testing on the big gate, located on the western side … Continue reading

Some Awe

“The whole earth is filled with awe at your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, you call forth songs of joy.” — Psalms 65:8

Non-fishing report

I don’t like “it is what it is”.  What does that mean? To heck with it? …We can’t do anything about it, so deal with it? … Don’t ask me, I heard somebody else that didn’t know anything say it?  Okay, so I looked it up on Wikipedia. It’s “an idiomatic phrase indicating the immutable … Continue reading

Sportsman’s Expo: Sept. 21

Mark your calendar:  Saturday, September 21 The Lake D’Arbonne Country Sportsman’s Expo in Farmerville Some of the main events: COOKING — “Blowin’ Smoke” grilling competition will be a hot feature of the  Sportsman’s Expo (Saturday, September 21).  If your organization or business has a cook team ready to fire up the grill, go ahead and … Continue reading

It’s Duck Day

Forget “Hump” Day.  Wednesday is now officially “Duck Day“. Duck Dynasty continues with its second week of Season Four tonight after busting the rating charts wide open last week with 11.8 million viewers.  Even if Jase did get thrown out of the hotel in New York because somebody thought he was a homeless dude, these … Continue reading

Bone Bass Better Than Average

Bass fishing populations in Lake D’Arbonne are better than average and a recent three-year Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries study called the Louisiana Largemouth Bass Project showed there is no reason to change any regulations or put in length limits on bass on the lake. That was the report given to the D’Arbonne Lake … Continue reading

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