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How to avoid bears

When you spend a lot of time outdoors, you just have to learn to adjust. That’s what I did yesterday. I got to go outdoors and I figured out a way to avoid bears. If you didn’t read Monday’s post, this won’t make any sense. But if you did read about my opening day deer … Continue reading

Bear with me…

Saturday’s opening morning deer hunt was the quietest I’ve experienced in recent years. Saturday’s afternoon hunt was the shortest. Bear with me, I’ll make this quick as possible. Saturday morning, I didn’t see a deer. I only heard two shots in the distance. Others said they didn’t hear any. Now I know hunters in Union … Continue reading

Be grateful

Hebrews 12:28 “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,”

Small bucks for big bucks

Small bucks for big bucks. A $10 investment in the Union Parish Big Buck Contest ticket could lead to you winning $1,000 if your buck is the biggest buck killed in Union Parish this hunting season. Get your ticket at Lester’s on the Lake, Marion State Bank, D’Arbonne Sporting Goods, Linville Deer Processing, Rocky Branch … Continue reading

175th Celebration!

First there was wilderness. Now there’s a party! A 175th Birthday Party. Farmerville grew out of the wilderness when in 1790, the Spanish Government gave trapper John Honeycutt a land grant which drew people from all over to settle along the banks of the Bayou D’Arbonne, Corney and DeLoutre creeks and the Ouachita River. It … Continue reading

Buntings claim ACT crown!

History has been made. The first ever Lucas Oil ACT National Champion has been crowned. The father and son team of Charlie and Travis Bunting caught two seven fish limits, 14 fish weighing 17.59 pounds, to claim the $42,400 first prize award. A total of $124,300 was presented to the top teams in the tournament. … Continue reading

A unique crappie opportunity

Nobody I know would have ever imagined how sculling a 14-foot aluminum boat down the lake fishing for white perch with a cane pole, a red & white bobber, and a styrofoam bucket full of minners could have  become a professional sport offering hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. But it has … Continue reading

ACT Championship on deck

The big $50,000 crappie rigs, the multi-colored jerseys of pro crappie anglers from around the country and numerous eight-pole spider rigs have pretty much disappeared from Lake D’Arbonne this time of yer, following a rush of organized crappie chasing activity earlier this year. But crappie fishing is still the big dog on Lake D’Arbonne. Never … Continue reading

Arise, kill, eat

Its hunting season time again, and with it the traditional trips afield for sportsmen and their families. Each year, more and more protests go out against hunting and shooting guns. I tend to take a simple approach to hunting and its part in a life that God has planned out for us. As he told … Continue reading

License, please

Hunting isn’t for the faint of heart, or the absent-minded. It’s enough to keep up with hunting gear today, but as hunting seasons about to get going full swing, make sure you can answer this command properly: License, please. And that’s where it can get complicated. Gone are the days when you can just buy … Continue reading

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