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Ladies can catch bass, too

Competitive bass fishing is a way of life for a lot of guys in America and we’re really into it in Louisiana. Have been for decades. Well, move over guys. You aren’t alone. Have you ever heard of the Lady Bass Anglers Association? It’s a group located in North Richland Hills, Texas, and they recently … Continue reading

Youth “racking” them up!

This year’s deer season is off to a fast start. Several huge bucks have been killed, lots of youngsters have had success early on youth hunts and archery season has been among the best in a long time for some hunters. It’s not too late to take advantage of a unique opportunity for deer hunters … Continue reading

God comes first

If we are going to survive as America, we have to walk in our faith and allegiance to God. One Nation, Under God. In God We Trust. Christians have to stand up for what’s right. We’ve been silent too long. Never cower in the face of evil or evil actions. Pray. Hope. Love. And stand … Continue reading

Learn more about ducks

You want to learn more about ducks? What’s the future of duck hunting in Louisiana? What changes are we looking at? There’s a great workshop coming up to answer those questions. Waterfowl migration patterns and trends will be the subject of free training workshops scheduled in the north Louisiana area on Oct. 17, Oct. 21 … Continue reading

Crappie kids net scholarships!

Hayden Davis and Ty Theodos from Ruston High School won the Crappie Fishing for Scholarships at Lake D’Arbonne, Farmerville, Saturday. Sponsored by Outdoor Kids LLC, CrappieUSA, Frontier Metal, Mid-State Seed and Ozark Rods, the high school teens endured a drastic change in weather as a cold front moved in the day before the tournament. Tournament … Continue reading

Don’t miss this “fish”!

If you have an eligible youngster who likes to fish, it’s not too late to get in on this great opportunity to win scholarship money and have a great time on the water. You can still enter at the pre-tournament meeting Friday afternoon. Th tournament is Saturday. Give it a look. It’s a busy weekend, … Continue reading

Get a ticket; Get a buck

The Union Parish Chamber of Commerce is once again sponsoring the Big Buck Contest again this year. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for young hunters (17 and under) in the new Youth Division. First, second and third place winners will be recognized for Adult & Youth Divisions with winners will receive trophies and … Continue reading

Hey, crappie kids:

Saturday, Oct. 12 on Lake D’Arbonne, there is a unique opportunity for young student crappie anglers in this area. If you have a young fisherman, check it out. This is a legit deal, folks. Outdoor Kids LLC will hold a crappie fishing tournament for teens to win scholarships for college or trades schools in Farmerville … Continue reading

Sports(hero)man of the Year

“You know, you’ve really never done anything until you can do something for someone that can never repay you.” Think about that for a minute. Allen Lenard has. He said it. Lenard, who lives in Ouachita Parish, serves in the Cajun Navy. He was recently named Sportsman of the Year at the Louisiana Chapter of … Continue reading

An important message!

Thousands of hunters and their families are heading to the woods in the next few weeks and months in pursuit of everything from squirrels to ducks to deer and more. Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates reminds hunters to take a few extra minutes to always plan safety into each of your hunting trips. “We have … Continue reading

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