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It’s about Freedom

While the sheep of the world shammer and shake and the liberal media shed tears in their soup over Britain’s vote to become Britain again and leave the chains of the European Socialist Union, we in America are getting ready to celebrate Independence, too. Happy Fourth of July weekend. But remember this isn’t just about … Continue reading

Bream 101

By the far the most plentiful fish and easiest to catch — or at least to get to “nibble” — are bream. You don’t even need a boat in most lakes. You can fish off the bank, a pier or a boathouse. And summer is the time to do it. Almost every area body of … Continue reading

Get Your Jig On!

Crappie fishing on the Ouachita River and some of its backwater lakes has really picked up in the past couple of weeks. A group of local crappie fishermen are hosting a “Get Your Jig On” crappie tournament on July 16. It’s open to the public and headquarters will be the Finch Bayou Recreation Center ramp … Continue reading

What in the world?

 The media today would have us think the world is spiraling out of control. Instant communication of all the bad stuff seems to overcome us. Don’t let it. Here’s Good News about something that has overcome the bad news…  

Hunting seasons available online

June 23, 2016 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has released its 2016-17 hunting regulations pamphlet online at the LDWF website. Click here to view the upcoming season’s regulations. The pamphlet contains hunting rules, regulations and season dates for the 2016-17 season, including hunting information on LDWF’s Wildlife Management Areas and Louisiana’s … Continue reading

A nice, quiet, cool weekend?

If you are looking for a nice, quiet, cool weekend, don’t try this!  But if you want a fun family weekend out on Lake D’Arbonne in the sun watching some exciting boat racing action, here’s your chance to get in a weekend of practice for next week’s big Fourth of July weekend. Action will be … Continue reading

What’s that?

Okay, Day Two back from a little vacation down in Florida and I’ll share the answer to yesterday’s question:  What does the carpet at the Disney Magic Kingdom have in common with the deer woods in Union Parish? Well, here’s the answer… There’s deer tracks and bear tracks…and some other kind of little tracks I … Continue reading

A real fish story

Okay, I’m back, like I promised. And as you would expect, with a big fish story. But it isn’t my fish. It’s Santiago’s fish, or at least his fish story. After two weeks in Florida sinking in the sand, buffeting my body at seafood buffets and eating breakfast with Mickey and so on and so … Continue reading

Summer activities about to heat up

This summer, the whole of Lake D’Arbonne Country will be getting  busy as a community crappie hole up Corney Creek. Get out your calendar. Here’s a brief look at some of what’s going on: But first, a simple prayer: God, Please, Bless America. Land That I Love. Stand Beside Her. And Guide Her. Through The … Continue reading

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