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Big buck big buck!

I know I’m getting old, but in this instance anyway, I’m not repeating myself. It is a big buck big buck! And it’s in Union Parish, the top parish for deer harvest numbers in the state of Louisiana.  The big buck big buck is going to be the winner of the new Chamber of Commerce … Continue reading

NHF Day gets an “A”

I’ll be the first to admit, I was a bit nervous about how a big change in the location for this past weekend’s National Hunting and Fishing Day might affect turnout and how the activities went. But after more than 30 years in one spot, the move from the LDWF headquarters off Hwy. 165 in … Continue reading

Start the day right…

Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Fishing, snakes and spillway gates

Today’s blog is a triple cast — fish,  snakes and  spillway gates. Fishing hasn’t been good on Lake D’Arbonne the last few weeks. In fact, even if it were, only the fish would know because there have been scarce few boats out there trying. At the big launching ramp on Hwy. 2 today, there was … Continue reading

The answer!

One of the age old mysteries of life is: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” Well, if you show up in Dubach this weekend, you’ll find the answer. The chicken crossed the road to get to the annual Chicken Festival to take part in all the fun, games and good eating.  Fortunately for the … Continue reading

Oh my, this is funny…

Okay, sometimes we just need a laugh. What took so long to hit the button? Unless you are like the person in the back of the boat, enjoy:

Louisiana has an AOY!!!

Louisiana has something it has never had before: A Bassmaster Angler of the Year. Louisiana’s Greg Hackney, 41, of Gonzales outpracticed, outstrategized, outfished and ultimately outlasted the other 107 Bassmaster Elite Series anglers who started the season. Hackney lived for a short period of time in Oak Ridge, Louisiana, and worked in the timber industry. … Continue reading

Remember NHF Day

There are many great reasons for going to National Hunting and Fishing Day Saturday. Among the top is that you’ll get to see the lakedarbonnelife.com display and editor. Okay, maybe that’s not near the top. But we’ll be there to enjoy the fun and hope you will be too. Hey, there are prizes to be … Continue reading

Smurfingly simple

Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.

Welcome, Simmons’ Sporting Goods

Simmons’ Sporting Goods in Bastrop is our newest lakedarbonnelife.com sponsor!  Welcome! Simmons’ is the South’s largest sporting goods outfitter. A trip just to look around has become a destination in our region and if you are like me, you can’t leave without picking up something you saw and realized you really needed! But the real … Continue reading

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