I didnt really know what I was getting myself into when I accepted retired LSU biologist Jerald Horsts invitation to spend a couple days hunting the Atchafalaya Delta WMA with him. If there were ducks and there was hunting, I was there.
Bass once made up much of my familys diet from the 1960s until the mid-1980s. If you go back to the history of catch and release, youll see that Ray Scott, founder of B.A.S.S., originally initiated this program, since hed received so much criticism in the early days of B.A.S.S about his tournament anglers catching and killing large numbers of big bass.
During a poetry unit that my 8th grade English class at Boyet Jr. High in Slidell was dissecting, we came across a poem about legacies. My students easily identified the extended metaphor comparing a mothers courage to a granite hill.
The last time Louisiana saw so many outsiders moving in to the state to take advantage of an opportunity was after the Civil War when carpetbaggers headed south looking to take advantage of the economic and political situation. Those folks werent thought very highly of, and many Louisianaians wished they would return from whence they came.
Down here in the Deep South, we dont really get to enjoy four different seasons like folks do farther north. I always heard that each season spring, summer, fall and winter had its own unique characteristics, and up north, those folks actually get to experience them.
Each December, anglers from near and far trek to the famed Midnight Lump, or Sackett Bank, located south of Venice to do battle with triple-digit yellowfin tuna, giant mako sharks and other trophy fish.
A recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discussion paper has brought home to Gulf of Mexico fishermen the momentum of the movement to create marine protected areas (MPAs) in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Its Friday night sons are home from college for the weekend. At 1:30 a.m., the old man gets up to answer natures call. The light is on in two bedrooms down the hallway. The old man hears voices coming from both sons computers of other gamers.
Julio Basas had seen some big rubs, and knew there should be a big deer hanging around the area. The Morgan City hunter also had seen a faint trail the buck was using when the water was low enough to reveal damp soil.
Kaplan resident Drew Gaspard, 13, dropped this beastly 10-point during youth weekend in Tensas Parish. It green-scored 159 7/8. The 2007 season has already delivered some incredible deer kills.