Opinions & Responses

The transformation

Seeing the speckled light
July 01, 2017 at 7:00am
David Hunter Jones is an outdoor media veteran, lifelong hunter and fisherman and Bayou State newcomer who believes crawfish should be its own food group.

Boudreaux, Thibodeaux, I dunno

Loving the Bayou State’s many charms
May 01, 2017 at 7:00am

Life is all about change

Thanks for the memories
April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
If an edict issued in the last hours of President Barack Obama’s administration is not overturned, bass anglers on Delta National Wildlife Refuge could lose the right to use lead lures to probe the fish-rich environment.

National policies really do matter

Lead ban could hurt our sport
March 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Jack Montoucet, a former state representative from Crowley, was appointed to serve as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries by Gov. John Bel Edwards after Charlie Melancon resigned in December.

LDWF pick appears to be positive change

Secretary Montoucet is one of us
February 01, 2017 at 7:00am
Hopefully, Gov. John Bel Edwards will name a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries secretary who will be more conscious of issues important to Louisiana's sportsmen than Charlie Melancon.

Commentary: Melancon debacle should be lesson in LDWF appointment

Next agency head should have connection with constituency
December 19, 2016 at 4:50am
Hundreds of people were taken to safety by the Cajun Navy before authorities were able to get official rescue teams together.

Heroes live among us

‘Cajun Navy’ put it on the line for flood victims
August 31, 2016 at 4:55pm

LDWF’s red snapper stance a big step back

August 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Jackson Bienville WMA has provided quality public hunting for decades, but that era ended when a free-lease agreement couldn’t be hammered out with property owner Weyerhaeuser.

Jackson Bienville closure is disappointing

Free-lease agreements vital to WMA system
July 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Gov. John Bel Edwards signed an executive order protecting coastal restoration money from budgetary shell games.

John Bel Edwards’ order is on the mark

Coastal funds shouldn’t be diverted
May 01, 2016 at 7:00am
The fact that last month's record flooding hasn't slowed down the lunker action at Toledo Bend is a testament to its status as one of the premier bass fisheries in the country.

Record flooding can’t stop the Bend

Bass don’t mind record water levels
April 01, 2016 at 7:00am
State law allows landowners to close off most of the canals in which Louisiana anglers spend so much time, but a move is under way to push for changes.

Whose water is it, anyway?

Be ready to fight for public access to our waters
March 01, 2016 at 7:00am
The outdoor life comes with inherent risks, but too often potential dangers like mean storms are ignored.

Tragic reminders - Be safe and come home

February 01, 2016 at 7:00am
It should be no mystery that the Mississippi River carries massive sediment loads important to coastal restoration efforts, so an LSU study into the matter was a colossal waste of money that could have gone to on-the-ground work.

LSU sediment study was a waste

More action needed in coastal restoration
January 01, 2016 at 7:00am