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It’s Crappie.com time on the ‘Bone!

Here they come again! Doc Waldo. Southern Chuter. Slabmaster, Tracker123, LouisianaFishNut, Shadow, Greenshiner, Cajun Dave, Mr & Mrs. Luvtofish, Paw Paw Gene, Prefers Shiners, BigJohn and Magicman to name a few. It’s the annual Crappie.com gathering at the D’Arbonne State Park Thursday, Friday and Saturday. They don’t have fancy matching fishing shirts or big wrapped … Continue reading

From someone who’s been there

You’ll see a lot of items on the internet and Facebook and TV news about today being Veteran’s Day, but I don’t think you’ll hear anything more powerful or real than the following story. It was written by someone who’s been there. A combat veteran, seriously wounded in Vietnam, who came home, healed. He loves … Continue reading

Time for a fishing report

It’s been a while since we’ve brought you a fishing report because frankly, it’s been a while since we’ve heard any decent fishing reports. That may be about the change. Traditionally, as we move closer to Thanksgiving, fishing seems to pick up in normal weather patterns. Since there are no normal weather patterns any more, … Continue reading

“…Take me some venison…”

Yes, the person who wrote the above probably votes. And no, I don’t want to think about that. But I laugh every time I see this, or something like it. I’m proud to be a hunter. I’m proud to believe in the Bible and thankful for the bounty that God has placed here on this … Continue reading

It’s here: LSU vs Bama fishing tournament

LSU vs Alabama. No. 2 vs. No. 4 in the College Football Playoff Rankings. It’s here. And the weekend would not be complete without the fourth annual Les Miles vs. Nick Saban bass fishing tournament, covered exclusively here on lakedarbonnelife.com. Home team Bama chose nearby Lake Tuscaloosa, a fishery Saban says is as stingy with … Continue reading

BASS hits Ouachita this weekend

The B.A.S.S. Nation Championship returns to Monroe and the Ouachita River this week, one year after a Connecticut angler took the title with 32 pounds and 15 ounces.  Last November, Paul Mueller came from behind to win, and earned a berth in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic, as well as the Elite Series. The competition begins … Continue reading

Hunters for Heroes events planned

Several exciting hunting opportunities have been lined up for Hunters for Heroes disabled vets in the coming months. Here’s a rundown. Mark you calendar and if an event is in your area, offer some support as a volunteer or financial benefactor! Nov. 13-15 —  we will have 5 disabled Vets at Honey Brake Lodge in … Continue reading

McKinnie, Antley featured in video clip

Check this great video clip from Swamp City Media featuring two of Union Parish’s own — Jerry Antley and Peyton McKinnie.  In case you didn’t know, Swamp City Media is also produced by one of Union’s own, native Scott Davis, Jr (we still like him even if he did move to Tennessee to live closer … Continue reading

Opening day: Rain deer

A picture (or screen shot — see above) is worth 1,000 words. Opening morning of gun season for deer was met with a thundering front and mostly rain deer. I got up early and gave up early. I’m sure some folks saw deer. The way I have it figured, deer hunters Saturday morning pretty much … Continue reading

What are you made of?

2 Corinthians 4:8-10 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair;   9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.  10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.  

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