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Why the fish aren’t biting

Have you ever seen those day-after-Thanksgiving pictures of droves of crazy shoppers pushing and shoving in line outside J.C. Penney anxiously waiting for the doors to open so they can bust in on the big Black Friday sales? Well, they aren’t lined up at the boat ramps, but that is kind of what the fishermen … Continue reading

ChaChing fir$t; then KaBoom…

Okay, hunting season is pretty much “in the books”, so I guess it’s okay to discuss this. If our wives see it, they’ll forget about the costs outlined below before next hunting season…I hope. Here’s how it works: In hunting, it’s ChaChing first. KaBoom second. Before you fire a shot or make a cast, to … Continue reading

The amazing Glynn Harris

Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve enjoyed reading Glynn Harris’ outdoor reports on northeast Louisiana. HA! Now Glynn’s probably looking for me! Okay, Glynn is just a couple of years my senior, but not that many. But if you fish or hunt in this area, can read or you listen to the radio, … Continue reading

ULM “Fish”hawks win tourney

BROOKELAND, Texas — The University of Louisiana-Monroe  Warhawks (okay, we’re going with “Fish”hawks….) team of Tyler Craig of Frierson and Brian Eaton of Monroe, won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference tournament on Sam Rayburn Reservoir this past weekend. They weighed in five bass weighing 29 pounds, 5 ounces – the heaviest one-day five-bass limit … Continue reading

Reaping what we sow

Teaching kids to enjoy hunting, fishing and the outdoors is great. It gives them a hobby and direction for their whole lives. But we owe them much, much more. They need to be taught about God, the one who created every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and … Continue reading

Boat & Outdoor Show this weekend

Early season boat and outdoor shows are supposed to be a cure for “cabin fever”, giving everybody a chance to get out and do something after a long winter. But events like the KNOE Boat and Outdoor Show this weekend just make cabin fever worse for me! It makes me want to get out and … Continue reading

Fit for a King

The last time I won a crown, I was six years old and was named “Prince” of the big Morehouse Parish Cotton Festival in Bastrop (A lot of my friends are now rolling in the floor laughing now, I might point out. Really laughing).  Except for Dr. Carl Turpin. He still hasn’t forgiven me for … Continue reading

Duck, duck… going, going

Duck season comes to an end after a 60-day run Sunday. If you are a hunter, better get out there and get in your last shots in! If you want to keep up with the latest on ducks in our area, you can go to Simmon’s Sporting Goods Duck Report and check it out. You … Continue reading

Fishing, not catching so far

If Les Miles had been fishing for crappie (I know, I know…it’s still “white perch” to most folks around here, one of my good friends reminded me last week), I think he might have described the fishing the past couple of weeks in a fashion similar to this: “Just so ya know, these fishermen have … Continue reading

And the deer winner is. . .

The winner of the Union Parish Big Buck Contest for 2014-15 is…. Oops. Sorry, can’t tell you. It’s a surprise. The name of the winner will be revealed at the Union Big Buck Sportsman’s Banquet Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the Willie Davis Recreational Center in Farmerville. The sponsors of the contest have decided to … Continue reading

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