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Tainter ups and downs

The new rapid-drain Tainter Gates were opened on Lake D’Arbonne Thursday morning and made significant impact on the rising waters of Lake D’Arbonne. By noon Friday, one of the two gates was closed. The other will remain open until the lake nears the 81 foot level. That shouldn’t be long. As of 7 p.m. Friday, … Continue reading

Krappie Kings TV on the ‘Bone Saturday!

Krappie Kings TV will feature the third and final episode of its TV series on Lake D’Arbonne crappie fishing this Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. on the Sportsman Channel. This is a cable channel, so check your guide for the listing. This week’s special will feature Krappie King Karl Kalonka and local fisherman Brandon Jennings, … Continue reading

“Fishy” report:

Today’s fishing report:  The fish took a snow day. So I contact the DOTD to come salt the walk, boat dock and deck, but they said they “had bigger fish to fry”. I told them that was the point. How could I catch any fish to fry if I couldn’t get to the dock?   … Continue reading

Crappie Masters for locals, too!

Mike Vallentine, president of Crappie Masters, wants to make one thing perfectly clear: “We have guys who travel around the country fishing in our tournaments, but a lot of the time, it is the local guys who win the big prizes in our events,” Vallentine said. “We want people in northeast Louisiana to understand that … Continue reading

Extreme food, fun, fellowship

Calling Union Parish sportsmen, sportswomen and sportskids…get another chance for food, fun, fellowship… all for a great cause! One thing about the folks around Union Parish, it’s always a good time for these things. And this week, the 10th annual Hunters for Christ Sportsman’s Banquet will be held Saturday, February 28 at the Farmerville Recreation … Continue reading

Hicks was a highlight

I hadn’t met Greg Hicks of Farmerville before last Thursday night, but I certainly enjoyed making his acquaintance and watching him emcee the first ever Union Parish Big Buck banquet at the Farmerville Rec Center. Greg’s name is a regular sight in publications like Louisiana Sportsman, where he reports on big deer kills in our … Continue reading

Wise words & a BASS report…

  Isaiah 40:31   “…but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. ********************* BRETT PREUETT UPDATE: We usually reserve Sunday’s for just a scripture verse, but we are going to continue our … Continue reading

Big deer, BASS update

Here’s  a look at the three top deer in the Inaugural Union Parish Big Buck contest. Winners were recognized at the Big Buck Sportsman’s Expo banquet Thursday night in Farmerville. Gold sponsors for the event were Marion State Bank, Edward Jones Investments, Union Parish Farm Bureau Insurance, Buck Report of Union Parish and Farmerville Fire … Continue reading

Top deer, bass hopes and…

TOP DEER . . . And the winner of the first annual Union Parish Big Buck Contest is: Hunter Fowlkes of Plano, Texas! Fowlkes killed a 10-point that scored 141 points to take home the $1,000 first prize and a five-foot tall trophy. The winner was unable to be one of the 400-plus attendees at … Continue reading

Locals among new LDWF enforcement agents

Front row from left to right: Eric Little, Blaine Wagner, Chelsea King, William Holomon, Mason Spillman, Patrick Dempsey and William Carpenter.  Back row from let to right: Andrew Arton, Torris White, Lloyd Pearson, Nathan Vanya, Lukas Breed, Clinton Branton, Gary Levron and Jerod Coats. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Law Enforcement Academy … Continue reading

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