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CWD samples collected, await results

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reports today (Dec. 30) that to date that no chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been detected in test results of Louisiana white-tailed deer.  LDWF has received test results from LSU’s Diagnostic Laboratory on 147 test samples in Union Parish and 70 in Morehouse Parish. LDWF has reached its goal of … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

We’ll be taking our traditional Christmas break and be back with you on January 4, 2022 with outdoor news, features, entertainment about the outdoor resources and people of Lake D’Arbonne Country. Enjoy your holidays and please remember to say “thanks” to our sponsors for helping bring you this blog. We couldn’t be here without them. … Continue reading

What a year: big bucks 2021

My goodness, this year has been amazing for big deer. I don’t know whether it’s the results of continued efforts at management or just one of those years in the woods where everything is coming together for the big deer. It’s got record book readers scrambling to see how this will all shake out. But … Continue reading

Big year for big bucks

It’s been a big year for big bucks. And the season isn’t even over yet. In fact, there’s a new top-tier record deer with potential to cause folks to look up the Louisiana state record on the table right now. The deer was taken in Catahoula Parish and it’s going to cause a little stir, … Continue reading

LDWF addresses feeding ban questions

The emergency ban on feeding deer and hunting over areas that contain bait, supplements and attractants has caused quite a stir this week in Union and Morehouse Parishes where it is in effect. Hunters in other parishes are watching with a wary eye as well. The ban is in response to a single deer found … Continue reading

The calm before the storm: Mess ‘o fish

In this picture, you see a mess of fish: In this picture, you see why they call it a “mess” of fish” “There will be days when the fishing is better than one’s most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse.  Either is a gain over just staying home.” —  Roderick Haig-Brown, author of … Continue reading

Keeping the Faith:

Proverbs 19 20 Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. 21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

LDWF issues emergency ban on deer feeding

When the news came out of south Arkansas that a deer in south Arkansas had tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) earlier this week, attentive deer hunters on the northern border of Louisiana knew something was coming here, too. This afternoon it did. A 2.5 year-old female white-tailed deer in Union County, Arkansas, tested … Continue reading

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