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So God made a cormorant

Forgive me, Paul Harvey (originator of “So God Made a Farmer”….) It was the ninth day, and God looked down on the Paradise he had created and said, “I shouldn’t make everything so perfect.  Man needs some challenges to go along with thorns and sour berries and poison ivy”. So God made a Cormorant. “There … Continue reading

First step to safe hunting

Whether you are six or 60, before you take a loaded gun to the woods, there’s one thing you need above everything else: Hunter Safety training. Most of us got several doses of that from our father or other veteran hunters. But there’s something else than can add loads of information to that.  If you … Continue reading

Life on the Edge

If you love the woods and water in Louisiana, it would be worth your time to check this out: Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) will broadcast the complete “Alive! In America’s Delta” series beginning this Wednesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. with the premiere of the “Life on the Edge” episode. The six-part series presents a behind the … Continue reading

Good cause chukars!

And you thought the only thing going on was fishing… Our friends at Hunters for Heroes are less than two weeks out from their next event. On Friday, April 11, Hunters for Heroes will host eight disabled veterans from Fort Polk WTU at Wild Wings Lodge in Downsville. On Saturday, they will be treated to … Continue reading

Yes, it’s them again!

Lake D’Arbonne is under attack from above by my favorite waterway nuisance. Again. Extreme cold weather sent lake Orks further south weeks ago, but they are back. Don’t get me wrong, I like birds. But these aren’t birds. They are bad actors, apparently secretly gathering for a remake of an old Alfred Hitchcock movie. Hello, … Continue reading

Taking to the bow

I am amazed at the number of people the past decade that have taken up archery, both for hunting and just as a shooting sport.  I’m also amazed at the number of young people who have taken to the bow and arrow. It’s a great sport and when compared with playing with a X-Box, it’s … Continue reading

Heroes complete rabbit mission!

Saturday’s Hunters for Heroes rabbit hunt in Morehouse Parish was a successful mission. Not only did 135 people show up to help cook for, guide and just plain support the 10 wounded veterans that took part in the hunt, enough rabbits even took part to provide meat for a rabbit stew! I’ll let Louisiana Hunters … Continue reading

Got your goose?

Still itching to get up before the crack of dawn, wade through the mud in the cold or rain and take a few shots at high flying birds? Well, it’s time to get your goose. The extended goose season is upon us and there are plenty of geese. The only question is what to do … Continue reading

Sun setting on duck season

The clock is ticking on the 2013-14 duck season in the East Zone, which includes all of northeast Louisiana. The second split in the East ends Sunday, January 26. A special one-day youth hunt is scheduled for Feb. 1.  I miss the cut on that one by a few days…Check your regulations pamphlet for details … Continue reading

As first reported here….

Folks that know me would tell you in a heartbeat that I would never say “I TOLD YOU SO”…but I want to share this with you anyway as we look at three days this week with temps in the 20’s.  Okay, humor me. It’s a rerun (pardon me) of  our Oct. 2, 2013 entry into … Continue reading

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