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Ormond to share bass tips for all

Got an hour or so to become a better bass fisherman and not even have to get in the boat? Check this out. Successful touring professional bass fisherman Jake Ormond of Sterlington will be in Farmerville as part of the Hook, Line and Sinker exhibition at the Union Parish Museum this Tuesday night, Oct. 19 … Continue reading

Good news for deer hunters:

Tag Your Deer and Turkey via Text Message Ditch your paper tags and tag electronically!  Hunters can now tag and validate their deer or turkey harvests directly from their smartphone (via text) immediately after the animal is harvested. Log into your account at LouisianaOutdoors.com then click ‘E-tag/Text-to-Tag’ to enroll in electronic text-to-tag, then follow the … Continue reading

Big buck time in Union Parish…again

It’s time for our 2nd Annual Buck Contest at K&M Coffee, Corks and Camo in Farmerville!! We’ve added some new categories this year, including adding a Lincoln Parish Big Buck prize! Also thank you to the AMAZING sponsors for making this happen!! If it is a deer that needs to be scored, Greg Hicks will … Continue reading

Arkansans claim Crappie Classic crown

Jeff Larch and Jared Fyock of Arkansas were the winners of the three-day Mr. Crappie Classic on the Red River out of Shreveport this past weekend. They led for all three days and caught three seven fish limits weighing 35.27 pounds to claim the $100,000 first prize. Louisiana anglers Justin Smart and Wesley Miller, who … Continue reading

And just like that, it’s here…

Are you kidding me? It’s October 1? Yep. Hunting season is here. I know some folks have been shooting doves and a few teal, but October 1 officially marks the start of hunting season — bow season opens for deer. And it didn’t take long for the first photo of a nice buck to pop … Continue reading

ACT bullseye on D’Arbonne, Ouachita River!

Competitive crappie fishing continues to grow and organizations like the American Crappie Trail have put a bullseye on the great fishing and hospitality of Lake D’Arbonne Country, including D’Arbonne Lake and the Ouachita River. This week’s announcement from the American Crappie Trail is a prime example. ACT is coming to Lake D’Arbonne March 24-26 for … Continue reading

2021: A new class of Outdoor Legends

Six prominent Louisiana outdoor personalities with outstanding legacies of contributions to the outdoors will be inducted into the second class of the Louisiana Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame at an induction and awards banquet October 16th, 2021 at Tunks Cypress Inn on Lake Kincaid in Boyce, LA. The banquet is open to the … Continue reading

Father-son are Crappie Masters Champs

T.J. and Alex Palmer stood on the weigh-in stage at the Crappie Masters National Championship on Lake D’Arbonne Saturday and watched nervously as only one team remained. That was the first-day leader team of Richard Bowling and Gary Lee. When the digital scales leveled out, the Palmer team had held on for the win. Then … Continue reading

Missouri duos take Crappie Masters lead

Richard Bowling and Gary Lee of Missouri grabbed a bucket of minnows and put their foot on the trolling motor to catch a seven-fish limit of crappie weighing 12.62 to take the Day One lead in the Crappie Masters National Championship on Lake D’Arbonne Saturday. The duo have a fin up on the rest of … Continue reading

Crappie Masters: Bait in the water!

The Crappie Masters National Championship is underway on Lake D’Arbonne. Good luck to all the fishermen and thanks to everyone who supports getting great events like this to our area. Special thanks to the Louisiana Office of Tourism and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser; the Town of Farmerville, Union Parish Tourist Commission, Union Parish Police Jury … Continue reading

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