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Oh happy day

I don’t know how you feel about cold weather, but something happened the past couple of weeks that makes me really like it a lot more. It got so cold, most of the lake orks left D’Arbonne and headed further south! At least momentarily. Lake orks is the term I use to describe cormorants, those … Continue reading

New Yo-Yo regs in effect

It’s yo-yo time in north Louisiana. And no, I’m not talking politics. I’m talking about the automatic trigger devices popular with white perch fishermen this time of year. It’s seems like a rite of passage for young fisherman to set out yo-yo’s among cypress trees, camp out on a cold night by a roaring fire … Continue reading

Ducks, heroes and more ducks…

They are back. And just in time. With college football over and good fishing weather a few weeks away, it’s good timing.  Duck Dynasty returns for Season Five tonight at 9 p.m. ( Wednesday) on the Eat Crow Channel. I mean A&E…. The show will feature Willie’s daughter Rebecca, fresh from graduating college and an … Continue reading

Hunt like a Hero

Saturday, I had a great time at Wild Wings in Downsville visiting with four of the United States Army’s finest,  SFC Phillip Whitty, SGT Steve Keller, SPC Daniel Cothren, and SPC Red Mauck. They all arrived at the Lodge Friday and did a little trap shooting with Louisiana Hunters for Heroes President Donnie Vocker, his … Continue reading

Go Fish

Overall, hunting season was pretty good in our area. We had much colder temperatures than normal early in the season and that was good for deer and duck hunters. Union Parish is one of the top two parishes in the state for deer hunting and this season did not disappoint. In fact, the busiest folks … Continue reading

Silent sermon

Some of the most eye-opening sermons and lessons in life don’t involve a word. Here’s an example shared with me recently: A member of the church who previously had been attending services regularly stopped going. After a few weeks, the pastor decided to visit. The pastor found the man at home alone, sitting before a … Continue reading

What can we say?

We got some really noteworthy endorsements last year. Looks like 2014 is going to be more of the same….Some slight use of literary license is acknowledged… “If it came down to having to give up my Tennessee cap or quit reading lakedarbonnelife.com, I’d just have to find a new cap.” — Bill Dance

Heroes duck hunt

Louisiana Hunters for Heroes is hosting another outstanding event for our veterans in Union Parish this weekend. The Louisiana Hunters for Heroes, our state chapter of North American Hunters for Heroes, is hosting a late – season duck hunt for four veterans Saturday, Jan. 11. The soldiers are from the Fort Polk Warriors Transition Unit. … Continue reading

Overcome by global warming….

Has anybody seen Al Gore? Maybe the Grand-daddy of promoting the Global Warming/Chicken Little climate theory is on the MV Akademic Shokalskiy, a Russian boat loaded with scientists studying Global Warming in the Antarctica.  But oops, that braintrust is….stuck in the ice.  There is a Santa Claus! It gets better, or worse. A Chinese icebreaker, … Continue reading

Baby it’s cold outside

The shores of Lake D’Arbonne looked more like the shores of Lake Erie the past two days. High winds were pushing waves up on the bank and the spray was freezing, making some pretty eerie ice sculptures among the tree branches and grass stubble around the shore. It’s a sight we don’t see often around … Continue reading

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