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New duck numbers for North LA

This is information shared by the LDWF and posted on the Simmons’ Sporting Goods Daily Duck Report, which is available every day of the duck season on their website. You can follow it at: https://simmonshuntingreports.com/ ********************* LDWF aerial survey for waterfowl – updated for Northeast and Northwest Louisiana: The 802,000 ducks estimated during the November … Continue reading

New crappie Regs in effect on D’Arbonne

This took effect this past weekend and has been discussed on Facebook, but here is the official word from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries today in a news release. “New Regulations on Crappie in Effect on Bayou D’Arbonne LakeEarlier this year, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent tomodify … Continue reading

Deer season is underway

Deer season in north Louisiana is officially underway in Area 2 and the last “kickoff” date comes up in Area 1 shortly. Make sure, first of all, that you practice safety first in the woods hunting or just feeding deer, working on food plots and the like. Second, make sure you know all the rules … Continue reading

Cold weather keys crappie itch

Cold weather. It makes deer hunters think about big bucks. It makes duck hunters look to the northern skies to see if they can see — or hear — the first few honks of geese headed south, hopefully to be followed soon by migrating ducks. But around Lake D’Arbonne Country, it makes crappie anglers get … Continue reading

It’s 100 degrees. Let’s talk deer hunting!

Win the Union Parish Big Buck contest and claim your part of the millions of dollars of cash and prizes and get your picture on the cover of Outdoor Life. No? Okay, maybe I got a little bit carried away. But the annual contest does start up Oct. 1, right along with deer season, with … Continue reading

NHF Day is right around the corner

Saturday, Sept. 24 is National Hunting and Fishing Day, an event celebrated by all 50 states every year on the fourth Saturday in September. National Hunting and Fishing Day was created in 1972 when Congress passed two bills establishing a specific day to celebrate the conservation contributions of our nation’s hunters and anglers. More than … Continue reading

Legislative fishing day a huge success

There have been some big events on D’Arbonne recently, but the Legislative Fishing Day held last week could be one of the biggest ever. There are a lot of people lined up trying to make this lake better for area residents and visitors and the improvements will benefit everybody. They need everybody’s support. The legislative … Continue reading

Local MLF action hits TV this weekend

Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour Stage One Airs on Discovery Channel If you got excited when the Major League Fishing tour hit Lake D’Arbonne, Caney Lake and Bussey Brake this winter, you can relive those moments, starting this weekend. The MLF Bass Pro Tour will begin airing on the Discovery Channel featuring Northeast Louisiana … Continue reading

Mega news for Lake D’Arbonne!

There are some big goings-on up at Lake D’Arbonne. While a lot of them are still in the planning stage, the first steps have been taken and funding is on the way to get things started. There has been talk of a Mega Ramp for more than a decade, but it has never really gotten … Continue reading

Don’t be an idiot

Lake D’Arbonne is once again high. It happens when it rains a lot. The lake drains a humongous basin and it can’t be controlled. Managed somewhat, yes, but not controlled. It’s a lake. It has done this for 60 years. And before the water can get down the two big creeks and over the spillway, … Continue reading

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